Full-Time Director of Software Engineering
Experience level: Director
Experience required: 12 Years
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Job function: Information Technology
Industry: Financial Services
Total position: 1
Relocation assistance: No
Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders
Being a member of the Information Technology Business Unit the Director of Software Engineering is responsible for the overall management of the team and specific business applications across multiple global DTCC locations.
Provides leadership and handles all aspects of team management, including the development of team members.
Reviews, approves and maintains overall responsibility for the technical design of large business systems; integration of business services & information security; implements technology-specific best practices & standards; controls success criteria from design through deployment, including, reliability, cost-effectiveness, performance, data integrity, maintainability, reuse, extensibility, usability and scalability; engages the services of the Domain Architect as a technology liaison across teams and areas within the department.
Responsible for the overall governance and process adherence for the team.
Provides leadership for all projects and initiatives involving the team. Reviews and approves all estimates and project plans.
Supports adherence to existing process best practices & standards; engages the services of the Domain Process Lead as a liaison across teams and areas within the department.
The Director has a solid understanding of technology as well as process management, including managing budgets, metrics, personnel, and team morale, as a leader.
Monitoring Team progress towards metric targets
Monitoring Team service performance based on service level agreements (SLA)
Actively participating in Continuous Improvement-related initiatives to minimize unfavorable variances
Overseeing Team system management (i.e., production support, production coverage schedules)
Identifying actions to improve services as necessary
Managing the expectations of customers
Supporting existing programs and initiatives to continually develop new skills and capabilities
Enabling an environment of continuous learning, knowledge sharing, and teamwork
Develop and execute a target state talent strategy for staff development
Construct and nurture high performing Agile squads leveraging strengths and enriching the “Way of Working”
Minimum of 12 years’ experience in IT (6+ years of management experience)
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline preferred
Experience managing staff with capabilities in Java, Angular, API, back-end, real-time processing, framework development.
Talents needed for success:
Reinforcing adherence to processes
Performing root cause analyses for technical problems
Engaging in work product quality review
Identifying potential scope variances by monitoring work requirements definition, issue resolution, development progress and user sign-off
Reviewing change requests and developing an impact analysis for the Change Request
Refining work estimates and resource allocations to address approved change requests
Providing scope management/change control trigger
Working with customers (e.g., Product Management) to agree upon requirements and the design of the solution being implemented
Working with customers (e.g., Product Management) to clearly develop the solution definition, and the ensure that the developed solution meets business requirements
Driving functional and technical analysis and design activities
Managing development of the solution
Driving planning and execution of the testing activities
Manages the deployment of the solution
Manages teamwork to the budget
Mitigates risk by following established procedures, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior.
Leadership Competencies for this level include:
HM is looking for someone who is strong to progress to a next level (an executive director caliber)
Technical and strategic thinking and people management
Distribution Technologies, Cloud, Mainframe, Java, Oracle, Angular
Strong technical and soft skills.