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Company: Keysight Technologies
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Location: Boulder, CO

This 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:

Specific Responsiilities include:

Ensuring that the team deliver amazing products that delight customers, efficiently, with high quality, and with an appropriate level of predictability and transparency
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 Eggplants strategic objectives
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 effectively
Ensure project delivery issues are resolved as quickly as possible
Ensure that members of the team are happy and working productively
Ensure the team has all the infrastructure, software and support it needs

To accomplish the Responsibilities laid out above the Engineering Director is expected to perform the following duties.

Provide level of effort estimates for feature requests and technical debt improvements with support from the Technical Leads
Work with the Product Manager to ensure the team backlogsarerefined appropriately
Meet bi-weekly with the Programme Director to communicate status and priorities
Ensure sprint plans are adjusted appropriately in response to urgent, customer affecting issues prioritised by the PM
Ensure teams' velocity is tracked in order to aid planning
Work with Tech Lead and Programme Director to ensure quality metrics are tracked appropriately
Assess risk of release/deployment and discuss with PM
Host Technical Consultant focused release review
Conduct monthly one-on-one meetings with all Boulder Engineering team members
Meet with Technical Leads from each team weekly
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.
Conduct annual performance review of team members and manage personal development through objective setting and tracking
Complete annual pay awards with all Boulder Engineering team
Process vacation requests and expense claims
Recruitment of team members where appropriate

About you

You 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.

Specific requirements include:

A deep understanding of Software Engineering gained through relevant experience
Excellent knowledge of OOP, design patterns and coding best practices
Excellent design and problem-solving skills
Experience in software architecture
Solid knowledge of Agile, Lean and XP development practices
Experience of mentoring and coaching

Bonus Skills:

Experience using Jenkins or Gitlab for build pipelines
Docker container development
Experience with blue/green deployment, canarying and feature flagging
Relational database experience
Experience of continuous delivery
Experience with other cloud platforms (Azure or Google Cloud Platform)

Other qualities include:

A passionate advocate of internet technology
Passion for good application architecture
Sociable, collaborative, proactive, pragmatic and enthusiastic

Job Function



***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight 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.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : Colorado : Boulder

Job ID :40048

Keywords: Keysight Technologies, Boulder , Engineer, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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