Engineering Director - Digital

Dallas, TX, US

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ENGINEERING DIRECTOR - DIGITAL

POSITION SUMMARY

Directors of Engineering are responsible for mentoring and managing engineering managers as well as software and testing engineers. They are expected to lead the Scrum teams in designing and implementing cutting edge software projects in the automotive space. The Directors also work closely with the Software Architects to set the architectural direction for their products. In addition, the Director is responsible for adopting, maintaining and implementing best practices with the scrum masters, software engineers, test engineers and QA through example, guidance and training. This leadership should be a beacon reflecting our cultural values.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead, mentor and support a highly effective team of passionate engineers fostering a high-performance culture.
• Enable a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation and excellence while continuously elevating the quality and caliber of our engineering organization
• Recruit world‐class engineering talent and participate in the process including attracting, screening, and closing high caliber candidates.
• Participate in strategic planning meetings with product management, architecture and design
• Contribute to technical engineering designs, resource management and implementations
• Manage the delivery of software using Agile best practices
• Build cross-department relationships centered on executing company strategy
• Exemplify DealerSocket cultural values
• Solve complex software engineering tasks, while maintaining coding standards and practices
• Communicate effectively with team members, internal and external customers
• Measure KPI’s such as velocity, estimation accuracy and defect percentages
• Assist in training new engineers by leading technical courses

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
• BS, MS, MBA or Ph.D in Computer Science or related technical discipline

Experience
• 15+ Years Software Engineering
• Experience with architectural design recommendation and guidance
• Proven experience leading engineering teams in an Agile/Scrum environment
• Software development experience building enterprise SaaS cloud-based solutions
• Demonstrated experience leading the design, development, delivery and maintenance of large-scale and high-performance platforms
• Knowledge of release management and deployment workflow processes, from development release through production deployment
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build productive cross-¬departmental relationships and motivate team members. Positive, can-do attitude and value collaboration a must
• Experience with object-oriented code, PHP, Python, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Front End Web, Web Services
• Experience with website platform, SEO, digital marketing is a plus
• Experience leading SaaS-based engineering organizations
• Technical expertise that enables meaningful conversations with product architects & engineers

Other Abilities
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Professional demeanor
• Works effectively in a team setting
• Works efficiently across distributed teams
• Aptitude for learning new technologies and concepts
• Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize
• Manage several activities in parallel
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Able to translate customer and business needs to technical solutions
• The natural ability to be a champion for change

Physical Demands (Travel, etc.)
• Available to solve critical issues as necessary
• Occasional travel required (20%)

PERKS & BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
  • Company-paid Life & Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days & Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Collaborative & Open Office Environment

ABOUT DEALERSOCKET

DealerSocket is a leading provider of software for the automotive industry. Our mission is to drive the future of automotive, by simplifying the experience for its customers and partners with a suite of seamlessly integrated products. DealerSocket’s suite of products includes advanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM), innovative Digital Marketing and Websites, robust Vehicle Inventory Management, insightful Analytics Reporting, and solutions to streamline dealer operations such as Desking, Credit Reporting, Compliance, and a Dealer Management System (DMS) for dealers of all sizes. To put it simply: we help dealers sell and service vehicles more profitably, while improving their customers’ experience. The DealerSocket Team is more than 1,000 employees strong, serving nearly 9,000 dealerships. Visit https://www.dealersocket.com/careers/ to learn more about how you can join our winning team!

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