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Senior Director, Engineering

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Wolters Kluwer Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 months ago

Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Effectiveness (CE) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) provider working on the front lines of clinical care. Our talented team of physician and pharmacist editors, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced clinical decision support solutions that measurably improve clinical effectiveness by helping healthcare professionals provide optimal care for their patients.

Are you driven to develop products that impact people's health and lives? Do you want to use your skills and talent to make a meaningful impression on healthcare and improve patient outcomes? If your answer is yes, come and join our dynamic team of awesome designers, clinicians, technologists, and product managers who all share the same passion as you!

As part of the Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Effectiveness team and based in the heart of Chicago, this role is critical to building and developing a leading patient engagement product portfolio, as well as a reporting solution across our healthcare portfolio, for a top global healthcare technology company.

Wolters Kluwer Health is an established, fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology company working on the front lines of clinical care.

In this newly created leadership role, the Senior Director Engineering will lead teams, across multiple sites, responsible for the development of a cloud based BI and Reporting solution as well as for the development and delivery of our suite of Patient Engagement products.

Reporting into to the VP Engineering for Clinical Effectiveness, this role will expand our capability in the healthcare ecosystem. We are seeking a talented, high-energy Senior Director, with experience defining and building out highly scalable SaaS healthcare products. Working together with a team of architects and engineers, this leader will drive the development of our products and reporting solutions. And, this leader will work closely with other technology leaders throughout Wolters Kluwer, to support the integrated delivery of solutions to our customers. You should be motivated to take on challenges of unknown dimensions and work hand in hand with designers, software developers, clinicians and customers to develop products all with the mission of improving patient outcomes.

This is a highly-visible leadership role within the $1B+ Wolters Kluwer Health division.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with our Product Management team, continuously assess and develop strategies to drive the long term technology roadmap to support our business strategy, go-to-market plans, and product roadmap.

  • Build a world class engineering team by recruiting and developing high performing Architects, Engineers, and Test Engineers across multiple sites.

  • Drive talent recruiting and development, ensuring employees are challenged and successful. Set, evaluate, and manage performance goals for the team members.

  • Effectively lead to instill trust, empower team members, focus on business outcomes, and foster a learning culture. Help the team manage and resolve conflicts.

  • Increase engineering throughput and performance without compromising quality.

  • Maintain a customer-focused orientation and drive same within the Engineering organization.

  • Enable development of deep and thorough testing by positioning quality as an overall team responsibility.

  • Provide technical guidance ensuring team is fostering re-use, design for scale, stability, and operational efficiency of solutions.

  • Define and drive teams to follow architectural patterns, test practices, security standards, and standards for documentation.

  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Scrum Masters to ensure that work is dynamically prioritized, well executed, and highly transparent. Coach team members in agile engineering practices and continuous improvement.

  • Foster a DevOps culture, ensuring solutions can be built, tested, deployed and monitored in an efficient and automated manner.

  • Build strong relationships with key industry technology organizations, HIT partners, forums and thought leaders to remain current on leading healthcare technology trends, overall software development trends and developments as they may apply to the strategy and direction of our business.

  • Collaborate with technology leaders across business units throughout Wolters Kluwer to support the integrated delivery of multiple products to mutual customers.

  • Drive the decisions on and transitions to go-forward BI tools and technology across CE.

  • Research, evaluate, select, and integrate partner technology.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related field.

Interpersonal & Technical Skills:

  • Strong engineering leadership skills, both to drive strategy and execution.

  • Strong technology business planning and execution capabilities.

  • Excellent research, analysis, and decision-making skills. Informed on engineering trends. Strong ability to utilize external resources to accelerate the team's adoption of new methodologies.

  • Excellent prioritization, risk identification, and issue problem solving skills to keep projects on track.

  • Ability to dynamically adjust the plan, to resolve resource contention as well as to meet changing business needs.

  • Accountable -- must embody a strong sense of responsibility for the timely completion of tasks, as well as the responsibility to ensure a shared understanding of shared tasks.

  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization (including executive management throughout Wolters Kluwer) on issues of strategy, risk, process, and ongoing operations.

  • Communicative and social -- excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills including the ability to work with diverse stakeholders and personality types. Ability to bridge the gap between technical and business stakeholders.

  • Assertive -- not afraid to be a voice of reason and authority. Willing to hold teams accountable to vision and values.

  • Enthusiastic -- must be high-energy and situationally aware. Passionate advocate for delivering value.

  • Transparent -- must desire to bring complete transparency to the business and grow business trust.

  • Creativity, initiative, and flexibility -- tempered by pragmatism, patience, and attention to detail.

  • Creative problem-solver -- with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the "big picture" view.


  • Strong leader with minimum 10 years of experience in managing, coaching, and leading senior level and mid-level staff including multi-functional teams across multiple sites.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience of successful and progressively responsible senior Engineering leadership for a commercial SaaS product company.

  • Demonstrated visionary leader. Ability to develop and cultivate a dynamic, progressive, and technologically advanced organization.

  • Demonstrated success attracting, developing, and retaining talented technology professionals.

  • Proven track record to drive complex initiatives to completion on time and on budget. Proven capability of managing multiple priorities effectively and performing under tight deadlines.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Agile methodologies and a scaled Agile methodology. Experience leading an agile implementation preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications: (First list requirements, followed by preferences.)


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of 4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information about our solutions and organization, visit, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.

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