Director- Software Engineer, Director at Blucora in Dallas, TX

Blucora

๐Ÿ“Œ Dallas, TX
๐Ÿ•‘ January 14, 2021
๐Ÿท๏ธ Other
๐Ÿท๏ธ ERP software
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Director- Software Engineering

We now turn to the next leg, developing the technological tools that make our vision of financial health for all a reality. Atypical for the financial services industry, we take a contemporary approach to strategy and product development that is founded in user insights, rapid testing and a singular focus on driving end-user value. Since charting new territory on a daily basis is part of everyones job at Blucora, weve attracted team members who thrive on the challenge, encourage each other, and are passionately committed to the goal. If you agree that problem- solving is a team sport, and feel energized by a good debate, deep dive research, or a fun night out with colleagues, we might be the right firm for you Essential Duties and

Responsibilities

Technology leaders at TaxAct think strategically, innovate, and drive for results. They build high performing teams, have a customer focus, and are innovative. With technical and leadership expertise, you will manage engineers across multiple teams and locations, a large product budget, and oversee the development of Products and Platforms across multiple geographies. As a successful Director of Software Engineering, you will.... Be responsible for empowering and enabling a large team to build innovative product and platform assets. Create an engineering culture of collaboration, fun, and innovation where teams feel empowered to learn, test, and iterate. Hire and develop a diverse, high-performance team. Mentor, grow and develop engineering talent, be a talent magnet to attract, nurture, and retain senior talent including Engineering Managers, Architects and act as a coach for engineers across the site. Drive for Operational and Engineering Excellence with a focus on continually improving in technical areas (e.g. establish best practices, automation, performance engineering, CI/CD, Information Security, etc.). Foster an engineering culture within the team and across the organization and enable the team to deliver and use operating mechanisms to continually assess progress and improve. Have a strong bias for action including the ability to juggle multiple priorities and effectively deliver in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Extremely results-oriented and will help bring out the best ideas from the engineers by empowering them and leading by example. Your team will create and bring customer-driven software products to market that simplify and solve for current customer needs while building for the future with a platform mindset. As a thought leader, be able to operate in a highly collaborative environment with multiple stakeholders globally. Establish alignment of vision, strategy & delivery working with cross-functional teams (Product Management, PD, QA, PMO, Marketing, Finance, Support, etc.) and stakeholders including senior leaders across geographies. Define a durable and scalable technology strategy for scaling the platforms for TaxAct. Foster a strong and inclusive engineering culture that develops the technical capabilities of the team. Organize and manage the technology-related functions in support of Product releases and deadlines. Participate in continual process improvement planning, architectural processes, and software engineering. Embrace new ideas that produce outstanding results for our customers. Have a Customer Obsession and be a strong advocate and champion to build delightful experiences. Stay close to customer problems and solve it with urgency. Participate in the budgetary process and co-manage the team and capital budgets for the projects Skillful at crafting the SOW's and partnering/managing the Vendors to the SOW terms Manage the support of production application operations and managing to the SLA's for the incidents. Education and

Experience

10 years' experience as an established technical leader of software engineering teams that have successfully delivered customer-driven software products with a platform mindset. Passion for being at the leading edge of technology with a minimum of 10 years of hands-on software development experience. Passion for creating great products, delivering results, and developing engineers. Demonstrated experience leading positive change, empowering people, cultivating product technology visions and innovative solutions, and fostering effective engineering teams. Strong collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders and driving for alignment on technology direction. Demonstrated experience in working with multiple functions as well as business stakeholders, leading a team with cross-functional collaboration and globally distributed delivery teams. Skilled at articulating the product vision and driving the future roadmap with strong business acumen. Ability to think and act strategically for all stakeholders Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong technical skills with the ability to contribute and review architectures, design, and code. Expertise in full-stack web development - .Net Core, Vue.js, Angular.js, Ionic Web Components, Microservices Architecture, Elastic Kubernetes Services, Docker, etc Experience with Agile development and methodologies and SaaS and/or mobile technologies. Experience working with AWS or other cloud computing solutions
- AWS Fargate, Dynamo DB, Aurora, Mongo DB, etc BS in Computer Science / or equivalent work-related experience

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Job Expires: February 13, 2021

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