Director, Applications Engineering

  • Job type

  • Location

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  • Industry

    Technology & Internet Services
  • Pay

    $180,000 - $200,000.

Director, Applications Engineering – Permanent – Raleigh, NC– $180,000 - $200,000.

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship not available.

Our client is seeking a Director, Applications Engineering in Raleigh, NC.

Role Description

Director of people, projects and process, driving results through inspired leadership and a focused and disciplined approach to product development that is consistent with best practices. He/she must be technically sound, provide clear vision and develop a team that is an outstanding resource to the organization. Possessing excellent interpersonal skills and leadership presence, the Director will proactively develop strong relationships across functions within the company.

• Responsible for all aspects of project development and product maintenance over the entire product life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, control, support) – includes product launch activities.
• Product Release Management for all departmental products and projects
• Responsible for departmental financial management and resource management, including staffing profile currency and interdepartmental reviews
• Provide mentoring and coaching to employees
• Ensure software development best practices are followed consistently across the teams, including estimation, design reviews, security considerations, code inspections, quality assurance, planning activities and set software engineering standards where gaps exist.
• Must be able to develop and understand the system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team.
• Responsible for assembling project teams, facilitating assignment of individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of releases that include enhancements, maintenance and support.
• Schedule and facilitate project reviews.
• Manage relationships within project teams; between project teams and functional groups; between project team and senior management; and between project and the customer, whether internal or external.
• Create project plans; issues list, action items, status reports as well as adhere to internal project methodologies
• Identify and resolve project issues and risks, including tracking, escalation and mitigation
• Manage, integrate and balance resource requirements across multiple projects without adversely impacting deliverables, timelines or quality
• Report project progress to senior management and stakeholders, identifying issues and resolutions
• Supervise performance and professional development for technical members of team
• Build good team atmosphere by developing positive working relationships with team members and other departments
• Coordinate recruiting, hiring and performance evaluation requirements
• Implement and support company objectives and decisions
• Oversee and perform Project Development Manager duties as needed
• Estimate tasks
• Work closely with Application Architects to ensure development teams follow architecture guidelines and best practices.
• Work with Application Architects in identifying services with a holistic view of projects
• Assist in creating pre-coding review
• Review use of technology by project teams
• Attend key design reviews
• Analyze requirements
• Foster a cultural environment of teamwork and innovation within and between teams
• Provide technical leadership across Railinc projects
• Present projects and at the enterprise level to business, executive and technical personnel
• Manage training opportunities for technical staff
• Timely delivery of projects/releases to commitments/ plans
• Common usage of technology and methodologies
• Adoption of recommendations
• Exposure and influence across technical and business community
• Measurable objective metrics

Skills & Requirements

•Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and planning skills
▪ Must possess initiative with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
▪ Capable of managing multiple projects in a fast-paced cross-functional development environment
▪ Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Project
▪ Works effectively with all co-workers; team player.
▪ Communicates effectively and in a professional manner
▪ Works under heavy deadlines and is subject to extreme workloads
▪ Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
▪ Minimum of five to seven years technical experience
▪ Demonstrated proficiency, understanding and currency with technological advancements and development practices
▪ Minimum experience of 3 years of managing Application Development team
▪ Agile Methodologies (or similar Development Methodologies)
▪ Java - Managing Java development teams
▪ Previous hands-on Object-Oriented Development experience is required – object inheritance, encapsulation and object reuse

Benefits/Other Compensation:

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, 401K.

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

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