Director, Software Engineering

Job Locations US-IN-Evansville
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Information Technology


About the job


Atlas Van Lines is comprised of a family of companies that deliver transportation and related services globally through a network of quality agents and select service partners. Atlas is distinguished by agent ownership and a shared commitment to help people go new places more easily and more securely. Through a continuing emphasis on service excellence, the company has achieved extraordinary growth. Every day we help you go new places®, with expertise in moving and logistics, bringing the world within reach.


The Information Technology team at Atlas Van Lines is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to join us as a Director of Software Engineering. As the Director of Software Engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing teams of software engineers and technical product owners, and providing leadership, vision, and direction to the team. This position is responsible for hiring, developing, and retaining talent, and ensuring the software engineering staff has the skills and capabilities to meet business needs. This role also oversees the implementation of software engineering initiatives and is responsible for championing best practices and ensuring initiatives achieve business outcomes.


What You’ll Do


· Lead the software engineering team to successful delivery of business outcomes.

· Manage the software engineering budget, with ongoing focus on personnel, vendor, and capital expenditures.

· Build strong working relationships with business leaders to ensure software engineering teams meet expectations and contribute to achievement of business goals.

· Collaborate with IT and business leaders to develop short- and long-term strategic plans.

· Support and facilitate innovative and experimental software development work to test new ideas and assist with establishing standards, within bounded cost and time frames.

· Provide leadership, vision, and direction for the software engineering team.

· Work with product management leadership to design, manage, and/or execute product roadmaps.

· Develop workforce strategy to meet the organization’s current and future software engineering needs through sourcing, recruiting, developing, and hiring talent.

· Manage resource allocation across teams to maximize business impact of resources and ensure each team has the skills and capabilities needed to achieve its objectives.

· Lead software engineering talent, playing a key role in performance management and compensation processes, role and competency definition, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

· Partner with Human Resources to create learning and development opportunities aligned to the team’s skill and capability needs, and to provide rewarding career paths for software engineering staff.

· Facilitate a culture that supports learning, collaboration, transparency, and inclusiveness across software engineering teams and stakeholders.

· Manage employee engagement and promote a compelling employee value proposition to retain software engineering staff.

· Champion best practices and modern software development methods and tools.

· Lead software engineering teams and other stakeholders to set goals for improving code quality, maintainability, security, and scalability. Monitor progress against these goals.

· Implement and manage software development status reporting, metrics, and benchmarks.

· Manage collaboration with Infrastructure and Operations to ensure software performs well in production and meets SLAs.

· Work with the Chief Security Officer to ensure software is effectively secured and that risks are mitigated.

· Oversee management of relationships with consultants, vendors, and contractors and support negotiation of contracts and statements of work and business terms with suppliers.

· Responsible for ensuring that unit testing and integration testing standards are established and followed.

· Works with other IT leaders and business unit leaders to establish a contingency plan for managing system downtime and recovery.

· May assume the duties and responsibilities of the VP / CIO in his / her absence.

· Performs other duties as assigned.


Your Wellness is our Focus:


· Medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents

· Employee assistance programs focused on mental health

· Access to a licensed therapist 24/7

· Wellness programs with employee perks

· Onsite Fitness Center and Medical Clinic


Financial Wellbeing:


· Generous 401(k) matching retirement plans

· Pre-tax savings plans, HSA & FSA

· Tuition assistance

· Employee assistance programs focused on financial wellbeing


Flexibility and Time Off:


· Paid time off includes vacation, sick leave, parental leave, holidays, and disability leave.

· Flexible hybrid working environment.


What You’ll Need


· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field is preferred

· 10+ years of job-related experience

· Proven track record of technology team leadership experience

· Strong understanding of software development lifecycles and methodologies

· Experience in both on-premises and cloud-based solution design and implementation

· Strong interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation skills

· Ability to oversee and coordinate the efforts of multiple software engineering teams

· Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels

· Highly organized and have the ability and desire to learn new technologies

· Experience with Agile methodologies and lean development practices


*Atlas is an EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

*Benefits may vary by position and/or office location


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