Software Development Director

Parametric Technology Corporation Boston , MA 02298

Posted 7 days ago

ThingWorx, a PTC Business, produces a software product sold to a variety of markets, all related to the world of smart/connected assets. The software can be cloud based (platform as a service) or deployed on premise. ThingWorx is looking to expand their engineering organization with the addition of a Director of Engineering in the Boston, MA headquarters. This individual should be a passionate software leader with experience in Java architectures and complex data flows. The Director of Engineering will be a line manager for the Boston Software engineering teams, as well as a key enabler for the product delivery process.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Continuous Improvement programs for the software engineering team (processes, tools, etc.)

  • Career Management for software engineering team (performance planning, performance reviews, etc.)

  • Scrum Master role for one or more agile teams

  • Budget management and liaison for cost center issues to corporate finance

  • Work with ThingWorx/PTC release management team on software delivery and training

  • Coordinate the Dev Ops program, including Performance and Security Test efforts

  • Hiring/Staffing Coordinator

  • Ensure consistent processes, operating procedures and metrics are developed and implemented to facilitate consistent service delivery. Continually refine and enhance processes, procedures and metrics.

  • Remove Obstacles for efficient execution by the related teams

  • Participates in strategy and operational planning for the software engineering team, by prioritizing and allocating projects, products and resources with assistance of architects and team members

  • Works with upper level management to assess and respond to company needs

  • Holds regular departmental meetings to review goals and initiatives

  • Promotes team building and work to provide growth paths for staff

  • Reports to the Vice President and other executives the progress and results of software and system development efforts

  • Manage contractor and outsourcing relationships

  • Remain current on broad technology trends and make recommendations to the organization.

  • Continue to upgrade technical and personal skills through internal and external training.

Expertise and Knowledge:

  • Minimum fifteen years of software product development experience, at least seven of which have been working with Internet technologies, which includes demonstrated success in product software development

  • Experience leading agile software development efforts and delivering enterprise solutions to internal and/or external customers

  • Analyze information and effectively propose solutions

  • Highly developed consultative, facilitation, and project management skills

  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality

  • Ability to effectively negotiate

  • Handle multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment with shifting priorities and timelines

  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports

  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork

  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience managing technical development teams and managing complex software engineering projects
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Technical Project Management or similar
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