Sr. Director, Data Platforms

Rockville, MD
Jul 06, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
Lead and manage a portfolio of large-scale and complex software products while maintaining a holistic view of the platformDefine and advance the platform technology vision while meeting customer demandsWork with business and technical leads, architects, and product owners to ensure the team's work is aligned with organizational business goals and enterprise-level architectural standards, and that the solution delivered is of the highest qualityPartner effectively with leaders across the organization, and communicate with people up and down the org chart in both business and technologyBuild high performance teams that are self-sufficient and self-organizedDevelop and manage budgets to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiencyDevelop and drive collaboration across teams and organizational boundariesAssess current software development practices to identify and implement process and software improvementsLead, participate in, and influence cross-team and cross-product initiativesProvide leadership to the team to include hiring, coaching and mentoring of varied levels of software engineersConsistently deliver solutions on a regular schedule, provide clear and timely communication regarding upcoming changes, and coordinate with integrated teams to ensure application reliabilityUse cutting-edge technologies (eg machine learning) to promote new ways of solving problemsHire, coach, and mentor software engineers at different levelsServe as an expert technical resource for enterprise architecture, solution architecture, and software developmentShip great products!Experience managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teamsStrong technical background - experience as technical lead or architect on a software teamProven track record developing platform solutions and running shared servicesStrong communication skills to be able to communicate effectively with staff, other products teams, senior management, and customersAbility to develop strategies and solutions of high business value while becoming a trusted partner of business users and executivesStrong and creative analytical and problem-solving skillsAbility to evaluate complex project risks and issues accurately and objectivelyExperience in implementing design patterns and ability to adapt to changing patterns quickly'Big picture' thinker who can look ahead to long term impacts of decisionsMotivational leader with passionate and enthusiastic personalityStrong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team buildingPromote team empowerment, ensure that team members are fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace

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