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Director of Development (Cloud, SaaS, and GeoSpatial a plus) FT in Walnut Creek or Longmont, CO

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Post #: 45
Director, Software Engineering

Resumes to heather at zaga-sourcing.com

a profitable, fast growing technology company. We operate a highly sophisticated commercial earth-imaging satellite constellation enabling us to amass the largest database of high resolution imagery in the world. Our systems manage massive scale storage and processing of this data in order to provide imagery solutions to companies like Google, Microsoft, Garmin, Tele Atlas & Bushnell. In addition, our information quality meets the rigorous Defense & Intelligence standards for the US government and governments around the world.

We are in the process of building our next generation Cloud Computing Environment which will provide the capabilities for our customers to access and utilize our content on a real-time on demand basis. We are looking for a leader with the capability of continuing to refine that vision and deliver our next generation content serving platform.

Summary
Direct and manage a team of highly skilled developers to enable an on demand, Geospatial Cloud Computing environment, focused on geospatial imagery. This is a unique opportunity to join the Leadership Team and take a key role in setting and delivering on that vision. You will lead the team through multiple agile development sprints, working with our senior executives in Product, Marketing and Technology to achieve the vision.

Responsibilities
Direction of software development of cloud computing for a geospatial imagery platform. Including the development of an enterprise service oriented architecture deployed on a grid computing infrastructure.
Responsible for schedule and technical performance for assigned software applications.
Provide leadership to the software development staff addressing resource, personnel and technical issues and giving guidance.
Collaborate with other directors and architects to ensure architectural integrity, effective integration & test and ongoing system stability.
Understand DigitalGlobe markets and customers including collaboration with executives and team members for Marketing, Product, and Technology
Coordinate vendor contracts, deliveries and schedule with effected company parties.
Participate in staff recruitment, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, training, career development and recognition/disciplinary actions. Provide mentoring where needed.
Participate in the preparation of project justification and statement of work and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract for both external and internal customers.
Manage and lead a partner-based development model, responsible for project planning, scheduling, tracking, and execution.
Familiarity and experience working with a Systems Engineering organization, including requirements analysis, concept definition, architecture and concept of operations
Qualifications
Minimum of 10 years overall experience in a professional software engineering capacity.
Minimum of 10 years of software engineering management experience using full life-cycle development methodology as well as Agile based development methods.
Excellent track record of delivering against commitments, with premier, market-leading companies. Experience in a technology or scientific company desired.
Strong client focus, business acumen and results orientation; both a strategic thinker and able to execute tactics.
Ability to work in an unstructured environment to strategically set and achieve organizational goals
Requirements
Strong management, analytical, and communications skills
Leadership credential
Program and project management
Cloud Computing Infrastructure
Software engineering, integration, test and verification
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Understanding of the concept of image/raster technology applied to GIS
Information systems and related computing, storage and communications technology
Extensive experience programming in Java
Extensive experience with
Unix/Linux
Java frameworks (Spring, Hibernate)
Web Services (SOAP, REST)
Apache / Tomcat / Axis Toolkit
Databases (Postgres, Oracle)
Back-end Java
Experience with (nice to have)
Building online mapping services and applications
Familiarity with grid computing infrastructure and resource management applications
Practical Agile development lifecycle experience
Enthusiasm for solving interesting problems
Excellent written and oral communication
BS or MS in related field
US Citizenship or Permanent Resident
Compensation
Our compensation package includes: competitive base salary; annual incentive plan with payouts based on results; choice of medical plan; dental, life and disability insurance; employee assistance program; flexible spending accounts; a 401K plan with a competitive company match; tuition reimbursement; 12 paid holidays, and 4 weeks paid time off. DigitalGlobe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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