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Director Software Engineering

Company: Horizontal Talent
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • In this position the candidate will have an opportunity to drive technical standards and engineering culture to software products and application features for the healthcare industry.
  • The candidate will work as a lead driving our overall early career Dojo pipeline focused on experiential learning for early career engineers.
  • This role will be accountable for leading Dojo teams as well as owning the overall Dojo strategy, priorities, and Lead Dojo Software Engineers.
  • They will own driving teams and leads to solve complex business problems using industry best practices and modern technology with a focus on upskilling and training new engineering graduates.
  • Candidate must be a quick learner and have excellent communication skills.
  • A passion for growing and defining a true engineering culture while mentoring and guiding early career engineers is a must.

    Ideal Background:

    • Java full stack modern engineer

      Team and Team size:

      • Role will be to lead a few teams of typical scrum size and work along with a global team focused on platform engineering and enablement.
      • Java microservice full stack engineers

        Top Responsibilities:

        • Candidate should be confident to work independently, handle and guide the team and should be self-motivated
        • Candidate should be able to drive technical architecture, design and best practices in the capacity of individual contributor as well as in a consulting mode
        • The candidate should have good analytical and self-learning skills and desire to learn new technologies
        • Candidate should have worked in microservices environment and should be fully aware of reference architectures and design patterns required for a complex implementation
        • Lead and develop teams focused on modernization, enablement, and engineering culture
        • Create quick working proof of concepts to validate and formalize solutions and design
        • Own the overall technical design and direction of products
        • Frequently contribute to the overall set of deliverables while driving reuse and standardization
        • Bring innovative ideas to help continuously improve the application portfolio including the design, build, deploy, test and runtime within cloud ecosystems
        • Participate in debugging and performance tuning in a high-performance cloud platform
        • A great attitude and the passion and persistence to solve complex problems
        • Participate in troubleshooting and debugging critical problems and resolving complex technical issues that may arise.
        • Drive automation in project teams using best in class CI/CD and DevOps principles
        • Execute development processes for the project such as build automation, unit testing, software configuration management and packaging.
        • Able to solve simple to complex issues independently or with minimal support from SMEs'
        • Work closely with development teams on data solutions with RDBMS and NoSQL systems and ensure appropriate data modelling to meet business requirements.
        • Provide inputs to development teams. Setup and maintain documentation and standards. Develop innovation, strategies, processes, and best practices across full GPT segment.
        • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
        • Mentoring junior team members as well as team leads in design decisions and own the code reviews.
        • Define and operate overall Dojo practice
        • Good in oral & written communication skills.
        • Exposure to healthcare domain is plus

          Skills/attributes Required

          • 10+ years of experience with at least 3 years of experience working as a lead with expertise in building and shipping production ready software in a scaled distributed environment
          • Expertise implementing microservices
          • Knowledge of a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Node, Python)
          • Excellent programming skills with Java and related frameworks like Spring Boot, Hibernate, Rest Assured, etc
          • Knowledge of UI based technologies preferably with Angular
          • Knowledge of a variety of modern open-source technologies (Kafka, AVRO, Prometheus, ELK, Kubernetes,)
          • Knowledge of a variety of modern database technologies with experience in both RDBMS and NoSQL Implementations
          • Expertise in incremental Agile delivery practices
          • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Deployment Strategies
          • Expertise with RESTful Web Services
          • Expertise with Github and Git version control
          • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical colleagues.
          • Expertise in container virtualization utilizing Docker and CICD using Jenkins, Gitlab or CircleCI
          • Ability to lead and develop people
          • A passion for modern engineering and culture

            Skills/attributes Preferred

            • Modern engineering culture with excellent communication and mentoring skills

              Working Time:

              • Typical US day

                Interview Process:

                • How many rounds? 2-3
                • How technical will the interviews be? Pretty technical

Keywords: Horizontal Talent, Eden Prairie , Director Software Engineering, IT / Software / Systems , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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