Software Engineering Director

11 - 15 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/08/17
San Diego, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/08/17

As the Software Development Director you will be responsible for leading a team of software engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing commercial grade customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced startup environment.  The ideal candidate has a passion for technology and an open mind for new approaches.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Successful candidates will be strong leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, mentor team members and have a consistent track record of delivery. 
  • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the software engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment. 
  • Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team. 
  • Work closely with the engineers and technical leads to architect and develop the best design and approach. 
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, system performance and KPIs to management.

Minimum Qualifications (Must have)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • A solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals.
  • 10+ years' experience building successful production software systems.
  • 5+ years of leadership and people management experience.
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time, on budget and of superb quality.
  • The ability to take raw product requirements and develop software architectures and designs to bring them to life.
  • Solid Cloud architecture and implementation experience (AWS is preferred)
  • Deep hands-on full stack technical expertise from database design and software lifecycle management to UI design and services.
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages and frameworks such as C#, .Net, AngularJS, Node.js, Python, as well as the ecosystems around them (TFS, Visual Studio, Eclipse, JIRA, Windows, Linux, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Masters/Ph.D. Degree.
  • Biological Background or relevant experience in BioTech highly desired
  • Big Data and AWS cloud expertise. PostgreSQL and RedShift DB expertise.
  • Previous experience producing compliant software for regulated environments following best programming practices
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects.
  • Strong technical vision.

Working Conditions

  • Open office environment
  • Global environment with multiple sites, which may require work beyond standard business hours
  • Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending and kneeling
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds


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