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Director of Software Engineering

With award-winning machine learning technology, a multinational footprint, and expert teams focused on defense, IIoT, and finance, SparkCognition builds artificial intelligence systems to advance the most important interests of society. Our customers are trusted with protecting and advancing lives, infrastructure, and financial systems across the globe. They turn to SparkCognition to help them analyze complex data, empower decision making, and transform human and industrial productivity. With our leading-edge artificial intelligence platforms, our clients can adapt to a rapidly changing digital landscape and accelerate their business strategies.

SparkCognition is looking for a dynamic and motivated engineering leader to manage product development teams. The teams’ mission is solving a broad range of real-world, customer problems using state-of-the-art Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies. The challenges span across automated model building, cyber security, image recognition, industrial IoT, and natural language processing. This individual will be responsible for leading teams of software developers including architecture, front-end UI, back-end data, dev ops, and software quality assurance driving the planning and execution of these products in cooperation with Product Management. This person must be self-motivated, driven and willing to help the team in whatever ways are required.

Responsibilities 

  • Lead multiple teams of talented Engineering Managers, Architects, Software Engineers, Data Science, Quality and DevOps Engineers and work closely with Product Managers, Designers, and other stakeholders to continuously deliver value to our customers
  • Lead and mentor managers and members of the departments in software engineering best practices and agile processes for enterprise applications
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, with a mindset for raising the bar with continuous improvement
  • Manage complex technical projects and drive them to outcomes
  • Keep senior management informed of progress and any obstacles impeding the successful implementation of product roadmaps and other departmental activities thru online tracking systems, status reports, presentations, etc. 
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Recruit, develop, and motivate multiple high performing teams of engineers.

Qualifications 

  • 7+ years in an engineering leadership role, preferably working on a Big Data and/or SaaS product
  • 5+ years of hands on experience as a Software Engineer
  • Deep knowledge of agile processes and workflows
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to summarize technically complex information for a non-technical audience
  • Strong can-do attitude, thrives in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work with all stakeholders to improve data and business processes and to negotiate priorities
  • Experience managing offshore development resources
  • Experience with distributed computing, such as Hadoop, Spark, or an MPP environment a plus
  • Experience with developing application on full stack of HTTP, JSON, REST, Angular JS, Java/C#, Python, SQL and no-SQL databases a plus
  • Expertise in R, Python or similar Machine Learning languages/packages a plus
  • Experience with Machine Learning, NLP, Big Data Analytics, and Graphing techniques a plus
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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