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director of engineering - Digital Workplace, Company Technology - Seattle, WA
Company is looking for an engineering leader who understands and is passionate about the disciplines, practices and processes of engineering, who has a bias for action, who can communicate and influence across all organizational levels and above all can inspire a team of technologists to go beyond what they thought was possible. Is this you? If yes – please continue reading…
This director of engineering will lead, grow and motivate 4-5 engineering teams, all with diverse backgrounds, skills and functional directions. This engineering director will set the engineering strategy within the partner (employee) space across cloud computing and mobile/device engineering. This director will partner closely with product, device and security directors to help solve some of the most complex digital problems that our partners face today, both in our enormous retail footprint and in our corporate environment.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:
Establishes and maintains influential working relationships at all levels necessary to successfully promote technology strategies and innovation opportunities.
Leads teams to support strategic technology innovation, planning, and partnerships for the Company.
Works with the Senior Leadership Team to identify significant opportunities, map them to the Company’s strategic goals, achieve leadership alignment, and create plans against which to execute.
Defines and communicates the vision and roadmaps for Company Technology and overall enterprise architecture to internal and external stakeholders.
Collaborates with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure tight alignment with Company strategies and programs.
Planning and Execution - Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:
Leads and develops long-term technology strategy and business innovation opportunities consistent with the technology needs of the Company and the anticipated growth and expansion of all lines of business worldwide.
Ensures a strategic understanding of technology evolution to anticipate technology needs for future enterprise architecture initiatives.
Leads business area systems planning and opportunity assessments across Technology and business stakeholder groups.
Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and team(s) on changes in policies and practices within the organization.
Creates the decision process and oversees the governance of technology deployed globally to ensure it works within the enterprise architecture in manner consistent with enterprise principles and designs.
Business Requirements - Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:
Develops broad-based business plans to anticipate technology needs and solutions for multiple functions and cross-functional products, platforms, and/or services.
Facilitates governance and compliance of standards to ensure optimization of investment.
Identifies and assesses technology best practices for replication in all units and lines of business.
Investigates functional redundancy or gaps in systems in order to identify opportunities to improve efficiency or execution.
Leads research, analysis and reporting to support business development and merger and acquisition opportunities.
Leads the identification and negotiation of strategic technology partnerships and contributes to enterprise sourcing contracts to achieve broad business benefit and competitive advantage.
Leads the senior management team in identifying options and return on investment of technology investments.
Partner Development & Team Building - Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
Challenges and inspires partners to achieve business results.
Conducts and ensures the completion of quarterly performance and development conversations.
Develops and manages effective teams to develop and deliver on technology opportunities.
Builds a leadership pipeline within the team, oversees of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
Provides coaching, direction, and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partner, business, and customer results.
5+ years experience building and leading teams of engineers.
Demonstrated experience directing the software development function, including the process, design, development, delivery and maintenance of software products and services.
Demonstrated experience developing and delivering solutions for retail, internet or similar companies.
Exceptional communication and presentation skills: you can communicate conceptual ideas, engineering rationale and technical challenges both verbally and visually, to a wide range of audiences.
Experience working with distributed teams.
Company and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.
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