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Director of Software Development/R&D Director

Company: DIS
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Job Description:

Looking for a challenge? Good. Love an innovative work environment? Even better. At DIS, we know that our customers expect the best from us. Whether that means building the best, most innovative dealership ERP software, or designing an app that will impact the lives of service technicians across the country, we're up for the challenge. From our office in Downtown Bellingham, we've created leading dealership experiences in the Agriculture, Lift Truck or Construction space. In this player/coach role you will assist the team in building, improving, and maintaining a world class ERP platform servicing multiple industries. You will roll up your sleeves to lead a team of engineers in designing, developing, integrating, and testing a complex enterprise application. You should have extensive experience building an API-driven Java micro-services application, excellent communication skills, and a drive to make our clients successful. You will work closely with the Director of Architecture and the Senior product manager as a key member of the technology leadership team. You'll lead and mentor a talented team of technical leads and developers, focusing on continuous improvement, software excellence, and maintaining a high performing development organization. In addition to our onshore team, you will also be accountable for managing our offshore development team as well as our outsourced partners. What You'll Do: Leading and mentoring a high performing team in a rapid development environment.Ensuring consistent, and timely delivery, of new digital experiences while driving good application design, scalability, development velocity, predictability and quality.Ability to apply the right development approach - agile or blended - based on project and business needs and effectively coordinating the implementations across teams.Scaling our dealership solutions to serve millions of users daily.Communicate project status and issues in a concise and accurate manner to executives.Collaborate with multiple business and technical teams to define and deliver complex features.Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraintsPlan and manage multiple parallel projectsWork with the product management team to continuously improve our product development methodologies.Recruit and retain top development talent. Who You Are: You have 2 years of experience in a senior management or director level role, preferably in a retail or tech business, and you're looking for a new challenge.You relish the challenge of modernizing a legacy application.You're always looking to support your team, to grow your next leaders both from a technical perspective, as well as communication skills.You're a developer at heart. You're passionate about writing good software, and you're experienced in making wise tradeoffs.You love to get a group of talented engineers together to solve difficult problems. You wish you had more time to code, but you recognize that you now can have higher-leverage contributions for your team.You are always learning and growing. Not one to rest on your laurels, you actively seek out things outside your comfort zone. What You'll Need: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Computer Science required, advanced degree preferred.Excellent understanding of the Java technology stack, especially as it relates to API services.Excellent understanding of the agile principles and methodologies (THIS IS A MUST).Strong understanding of the retail industry as it relates to dealership preferred.Strong inter-personal skills including ability to work in a cross-functional environment and communicate with all levels of the organization.Demonstrated ability to drive to clear action and ownership amongst large development teams.Eye for talent and a history of building high performance development teamsA true leader - someone who enables and inspires their team to do their best workHands on technologist who can dive deep and hold their own with senior developers building a scalable product.Demonstrated ability to harness the power of technology and people to accomplish big things.Decisive, confident, and experience with influencing others.Strong sense of urgency and personal commitment.Professional services and/or start-up experience preferred. How You'll Succeed: At DIS, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today. DIS is an equal opportunity employer and will not be providing sponsorship- must be authorized to work in the United States and be willing to relocate to Bellingham, WA for this position or be a local resident to apply.

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