Director Technology, Techstreet

Clarivate Ann Arbor , MI 48103

Posted 2 months ago

Clarivate Analytics clients are the trailblazers and risk takers who come up with life-changing ideas. We're looking for our own trailblazers to help us keep providing clients some of the world's most trusted brands, spanning scientific and academic research, patent analytics, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.

We're an independent owned company with a rich heritage and a bold entrepreneurial mission. If you're excited by the thought of helping people and organizations go from new ideas to life-changing innovations faster, we're excited to consider you for a position at Clarivate.

Clarivate Analytics clients are the trailblazers and risk takers who come up with life-changing ideas. We're looking for our own trailblazers to help us keep providing clients some of the world's most trusted brands, spanning scientific and academic research, patent analytics, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.We're an independent owned company with a rich heritage and a bold entrepreneurial mission. If you're excited by the thought of helping people and organizations go from new ideas to life-changing innovations faster, we're excited to consider you for a position at Clarivate.

We are looking currently for a Director of Technology for our Techstreet Products at our Ann Arbor location.

Techstreet is a flagship brand of Clarivate Analytics. Techstreet is a leader in the standards industry; we are the fastest growing and first in innovation.

We aggregate content from 150 Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs). Some of our SDOs include well-known entities like IEEE, API, and ASHRAE. SDO content is provided to our customers via separate retail and subscription platforms.You are a dynamic, versatile leader with excellent analytical and communication skills and a willingness to grow in a fast-paced development environment. You are a team player with strong reasoning and collaboration skills, who thrives on change and is able to effectively influence others to get things done.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Leads technical teams and focal point for development issues across a development-wide program.

  • Line manager of Development Team Leaders, Developers and other technical roles.

  • Main point of contact for head of business. Work closely with business and product managers

Delivery Responsibilities:

Reviews requirements, architecture and design along with the team. Identify risks and mitigation.Accountable for the successful execution of technology projects including support and maintenance releases, minor functional releases and major products.Executes on technology strategies.

Optimizes project deliverables to ensure that technology design fits with existing product architecture and technology strategy.Participates in problem resolution recommendation for escalated issues.Runs daily stand ups, iteration planning meetings, reviews and prioritizes backlogs, provides updates to stakeholders.Evaluates and makes decisions on engagement of strategic suppliers. Ensures fidelity and feasibility of all projects plans and estimates.Allocates and schedules resources in line with overall team, resolves conflicts, and prioritize projects to meet the needs of the business.Provides timely status updates for areas of team responsibilities within projects potentially including senior leaders, initiating escalation when necessary.Make recommendations for budget spend and assist with justification for purchases.Improves the quality of development in the organizations and promotes best development practices.Identifies and contributes to ongoing development and adoption of project processes, tools, and techniques so they develop in line with organizational, technical, and commercial requirements.

Line Management:

Leads and manages the day-to-day activities of their team including hiring, mentoring and supporting career development of team (objective setting, performance management, etc.)Serves as departmental focal point for staff issues, HR initiatives and requirements.Implements and models a work culture that promotes development and retention of high quality staff.Liaises with other technical development areas for cross assignments and exchange of staff and encourages staff movement in line with business and/or career development needs. Develop and cultivate culture of customer and business awareness, collaboration.Encourages two-way communication with staff, peers, and business partners.Grows organization talent through recruiting, coaching, and mentoring.

Partnering with Business:

Work closely with head of business and the business team to understand business perspective and priorities.Understand customer perspectives, priorities and pain points.Represent development team when working with business and customers. Implements a customer-aware culture for their team, ensuring close working relationships with.

Creates trust and credibility with stakeholders/user community and works with them to identify issues and risks that may impact them.


Education, Experience, and Skill

Requirements:

Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent education. Masters a plus.

Experience
10+ years applications development management
5+ years technical background including web development

Technical skills preferred:

Experience with Ruby on Rails

Knowledge with application design patterns

Fluent with version control using Git

Experience with ElasticSearch, AWS, SOAP, REST

Experience with current JavaScript frameworks, particularly Angular, and how to communicate with such a framework via APIs

Experience with full stack (Linux, Apache, Passenger, RoR, RDBMS)

Relational database programming experience (Oracle, Postgres, MySQL)

It is the policy of Clarivate to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Clarivate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.



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Director Technology, Techstreet

Clarivate