Director, SAFe Software Engineering
The Director, Software Engineering is responsible for delivering large scale software initiatives for Assurant’s Global Automotive services. They must have an extensive technical and agile SAFe background, as well as excellent communication, influencing, and mentoring skills, which enable them to act as a “servant leader”. They will be supporting an Agile Release Train (ART) as RTE by steering it to success and navigating the complexity of delivering large solutions effectively via multiple teams.
What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?
Lead application development teams for SaaS based cloud applications which involve technologies like Salesforce, MuleSoft, Oracle, Informatica, Azure, etc.
Ensure IT is adequately resourced in support of the business priorities.
Set direction for and assign responsibilities to technical and non-technical individuals on the ART and cross-functional teams.
Remain abreast of developments in the cloud application development field.
Resolve disagreements regarding technical requirements for interdependencies across teams.
End-responsibility for service quality and security for capability/solution.
Manage technical vendors, where appropriate.
Ensure program/ART objectives are met in a timely manner.
Proactively partner with system architects, solution architects and consultants during preparation and execution of the program increment (PI) plan.
Optimize the flow of value for business and steer the ART to meet PI commitments for on-time, on-budget and quality.
Ensure PI planning readiness by fostering a continuous exploration process which drives the vision, roadmap, backlogs, and feature refinement prior to PI planning.
Facilitate PI Planning, ART Sync, Inspect and Adapt and other SAFe events, as well as Risk Management and ART Work Intake processes.
Manage multiple teams / ART with a total of 30+ developers, testers, scrum masters, technical product owners and architects.
Travel up to 10%.
What are the requirements needed for this position?
10 years of technology experience including 6+ years’ experience managing Information Technology teams.
2+ years of RTE experience.
Experience with managing complex IT organizations, environments and initiatives.
Must have experience with cloud-based solutions: 5+ years of custom software development experience with at least some of the following in a team leadership capacity: SalesForce.com, Informatica, MuleSoft, Azure, etc. with Java/J2EE, .Net background.
Experience working with business users to understand their needs and translate those needs to capabilities and features that are ready for development and delivery.
5+ years of experience multi-tasking and managing multiple initiatives and customer demands simultaneously.
4+ years working in an Agile development environment.
SAFe designation of RTE, SPC or APM.
Knowledge of continuous delivery practices, DevOps, CE/CI/ CD, etc.
5+ years of experience monitoring staff performance results and addressing problem behaviors to achieve improvement.
Excellent communication skills: ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms.
Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related degree
Pay Range:$114,400.00 - $191,000.00
Any posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.
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