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Engineering Director

Keysight Technologies SAles Spain SL.

This is a Full-time position in Boulder, CO posted April 5, 2021.

n n nn Enter job title or keyword, or click Advanced Search for more options ADVANCED SEARCH nn nn nThis is an opportunity to lead a number of teams in a fun and challenging environment working on the latest generation of our application offerings.

We are seeking an Engineering Director with strong full stack software development experience and team leadership experience who is passionate about creating world-class software.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and supporting the Engineering teams in the Boulder office.

You will work directly with the Product Management team to agree the scope of work undertaken, provide advice on the technical decisions and direction of the teams, and drive their delivery.

The role will encompass:nn nnSpecific Responsiilities include:nn nn n
• Ensuring that the team deliver amazing products that delight customers, efficiently, with high quality, and with an appropriate level of predictability and transparencyn
• Working with the Product Manager to ensure the Backlogs are appropriately refined in order tocreate Product Roadmaps that are achievable, will delight customers and will meet Eggplant’s strategic objectivesn
• Define release plans, in conjunction with Technical Leads and Product Manager, and drive the team to meet these plans (with the support of the Program Director).

Communicate any changes to the release plan quickly and effectivelyn
• Ensure project delivery issues are resolved as quickly as possiblen
• Ensure that members of the team are happy and working productivelyn
• Ensure the team has all the infrastructure, software and support it needsnn nnTo accomplish the Responsibilities laid out above the Engineering Director is expected to perform the following duties.nn nn n n
• Provide level of effort estimates for feature requests and technical debt improvements with support from the Technical Leadsn
• Work with the Product Manager to ensure the team backlogsarerefined appropriatelyn
• Meet bi-weekly with the Programme Director to communicate status and prioritiesn
• Ensure sprint plans are adjusted appropriately in response to urgent, customer affecting issues prioritised by the PMn
• Ensure teams’ velocity is tracked in order to aid planningn
• Work with Tech Lead and Programme Director to ensure quality metrics are tracked appropriatelyn
• Assess risk of release/deployment and discuss with PMn
• Host Technical Consultant focused release reviewn
• Conduct monthly one-on-one meetings with all Boulder Engineering team membersn
• Meet with Technical Leads from each team weeklyn
• Attend certain Agile ceremonies for each team including Sprint Reviews, Refinement and Planning (at least initially).

Daily Standups will not be attended, as a matter of course, instead instigating a Scrum of Scrums across the teams.Attendance of Retrospectives is optional dependent on team performance.n
• Conduct annual performance review of team members and manage personal development through objective setting and trackingn
• Complete annual pay awards with all Boulder Engineering teamn
• Process vacation requests and expense claimsn
• Recruitment of team members where appropriaten nn nAbout youn nn nYou should be self-motivated and have a proven track record of leading teams developing complex software with a strong background in software engineering principles.

A proactive and energetic person with a desire to contribute collaboratively to the development of the team and the company.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.nn nn nSpecific requirements include:nn nn n
• A deep understanding of Software Engineering gained through relevant experiencen
• Excellent knowledge of OOP, design patterns and coding best practices n
• Excellent design and problem-solving skills n
• Experience in software architecture n
• Solid knowledge of Agile, Lean and XP development practices n
• Experience of mentoring and coachingnn nnBonus Skills: nn nn n
• Experience using Jenkins or Gitlab for build pipelines n
• Docker container development n
• Experience with blue/green deployment, canarying and feature flagging n
• Relational database experience n
• Experience of continuous delivery n
• Experience with other cloud platforms (Azure or Google Cloud Platform) nn nnOther qualities include: nn nn n
• A passionate advocate of internet technology n
• Passion for good application architecture n
• Sociable, collaborative, proactive, pragmatic and enthusiasticnn nJob Functionn nn General nn nn___________________________________________________________________________________nn nn***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***nn nn nKeysight Technologies Inc.

is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.nn nnCandidates can be considered to work from the following locations:nn nnJob ID : 40048 nn nn n Job Segment: Manager, Engineer, Database, Cloud, Product Manager, Management, Engineering, Technology, Operations nn n n