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Lead Engineering Director

Company: USAA
Location: Goodyear
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of JobWe are currently seeking a talented Lead Engineering Director for our San Antonio, TX, Plano, TX, or Phoenix, AZ facilities. Lead Engineering Director advises executive management and multiple teams, and provides high level consulting and influence on business initiatives. This position acts as an operational delegate of EMG (Executive Management Group). Directs, plans, and organizes activities of professional and administrative staff engaged in providing information technology services. Provides for technical leadership in the plan, design, development, testing, implementation, or maintenance of business solutions. Leads and directs change management, process improvement, or technical support initiatives cross-departmentally and within assigned unit. Provides long- and short-term strategic direction and analytical support and directs business plan development to execute initiatives.Job RequirementsABOUT USAAUSAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For--, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly-- Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses--to apply.ABOUT USAA ITOur most important qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 12 million members who rely on us every day.We are over 4,000 employees--strong, a passionately supportive and collaborative team built on Agile principles. We've been in Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT and named a Top 50 Employer for Minority Engineers & IT by Workforce Diversity Magazine.--------------See what it's like to work for a company where your passion meets our purpose:--USAA Information Technology: A Realistic Preview--HUMAN RESOURCES: Second level people management responsibilities including hiring, termination, performance management and pay management.Provides formal and informal training and coaching to units/teams in expected behavior and activities.Monitors and tracks progression of unit goals and objectives.DOMAIN: Operational Management (Day-to-Day): Accountable for the day-to-day operation of technical domains.Relies heavily on seniors and leads within their respective teams for functional execution.Regularly identifies, monitors and evaluates key metrics to ensure health and progress within respective domains.Anticipates and responds appropriately to new demands, priorities, challenges, or obstacles.Advises executives and/or senior directors in defining organizational goals and strategic plans.FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Each Director is expected to manage and forecast unit level expenses which may include department allocations, Product/Component, 3rd Party, project/program, software and vendor expenses.CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Effectively manages relationships with IT and Business teams (cross-functionally) on operational and strategic efforts.Builds relationships and influences leadership outside of respective departments.Identifies and leads cross-departmental improvement efforts.Makes significant impacts external to their primary department.Self identifies improvements and leads initiatives in partnership with other I/T departments.VENDOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Manages and leverages the relationship with 3rd Party vendors to ensure achievement of domain objectives.May be responsible for vendor management activities including service agreements, staff augmentation and technology contracts.For this role, the person will lead and manage a team of highly-skilled Staff and Principal engineers to help drive the long-term strategy, vision and execution for our Modernization journey.High visibility role with line of sight to senior leadership.Guide decisions in partnership with the Chief Technology Office (CTO) on architecture, system design, and technical strategyLead Complex architectural discussions that involve multiple systemsExpertise in working in partnership with colleagues throughout the firm, and in leading collaborative teams to achieve common goalsEmpower the team to deliver their best by removing impediments; coach and mentor them to help them grow to the next level in their careersBuild and groom a backlog of infrastructure components to be built for our larger modernization journeyDevelop a process for evaluating internal & external technical talent for advancement into our new engineering roles, Staff Engineer and Principal Engineer.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree or 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree8 or more years of enterprise software development experience to include 5 years of leadership experience in a technology environment.*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions.-- This will take approximately 5 minutes.-- Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not able to change your responses.PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS8+ years of software engineer experience and/or site reliability engineering in one of the following languages: C, C++, Java J2EE, Python technology stack and web technologies.2+ years building/managing AWS Cloud Applications.Experience with engineering and continuous integration principles and best practices relating to development, automation, and release (DevSecOps).Experience managing and leading Agile software development teams leveraging continuous integration and deployment practices with a keen focus on quality and efficiency.Experience working on low latency, highly scalable and mission critical environments.Experience with one or more of: Kafka, Docker, Spring, REST, React/Redux, Node.Js, AWS.DESIRED CHARACTERISTICSUSAA IT Managers create innovative solutions that impact our members. Collectively, we are:Curious and excited by new ideasEnergized by a fast-paced environment--------Able to understand and translate business needs into leading-edge technology--------Comfortable working as part of a connected team, but self-motivated------Community-focused, dependable and committee--Exceptionally detail-orientedThe above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits package in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs.-- Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.Relocation assistance is available for this position.For Internal Candidates:Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager's approval prior to posting.Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 3/05/20 by 11:59 pm CST time.

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