Director of Engineering

Job title: Director of Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: IT
Expertise: IT & Telecoms Software Development
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Ireland
Job published: 08/05/2023
Job ID: 48139970

Job Description

GemPool's is an IT recruitment agency who's client is a leading global provider of mission-critical, cloud-based software and solutions for the financial and healthcare industries. They serve more than 18,000 financial services and healthcare companies and have operations in 104 cities across 40 countries. Their foundation of expertise, innovation, and excellent customer service powers some of the largest financial and healthcare firms in the world.

Our client is looking for an Engineering Director to join their team and support the intense pipeline of new project work in the Life & Pension sector. As a leader in a team of passionate and talented developers, you will work in a creative and innovative environment alongside a diverse and multidisciplinary team that is spread across multiple geographies, building best-in-class products, culture, and business. The company is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of technology and creating cutting-edge solutions that make a real impact. The collaborative organizational structure encourages idea-sharing and transparent communication.

Apply now to lead this team of passionate and talented developers and make a real impact in the financial and healthcare industries.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Building and motivating high-performing development teams in a globally and culturally diverse environment
  • Maintaining high standards of integrity and expectations for yourself and others
  • Constantly seeking to improve knowledge and experience continually and staying up-to-date with new methods or best practices
  • Mentoring and collaborating with new and emerging talented software engineers and being comfortable delegating to other team members
  • Directing teams on the end-to-end project lifecycle, covering the initial conception, business requirements, software architecture, technical lead, coaching, and flawless delivery
  • Delivering high quality maintainable and scalable SaaS solutions on the .NET and Azure technology stack
  • Delivering an exceptional user experience to our customers, through the delivery of products and services with strong and extendable design patterns and coding best practices
  • Guiding engineering teams in the implementation of coding best practices, designs and patterns
  • Ensuring the efficient delivery of multiple, parallel client implementation projects while also enabling the refactoring of core components to a more modern design pattern

  • Senior Leadership proven capability capable of working across technical and business disciplines and quickly building credibility
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Strong knowledge of best practices and tooling for CI/CD pipelines, DevOps, agile methods (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban), automated testing, code quality
  • Background in high-growth Agile SaaS- -based engineering organizations
  • Deep understanding of multi-tier architectures and microservices (load balancers, caching, web servers, application servers, networking, databases)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • 10+ years of experience in leading large globally dispersed development teams, preferably .Net
  • 12+ years of experience with object-oriented programming principles and patterns
  • 10+ years of experience developing and delivering large-scale distributed systems
  • 2+ years of experience with Azure and Amazon Web Services using microservices architecture

  • Pension and Insurance industry related experience
  • Experience refactoring large and complex legacy systems

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Hybrid working environment
  • Competitive holiday policy
  • Employer pension scheme contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthcare
  • Flex benefits scheme
  • Discount scheme
  • Sports and Social groups

Don't miss this opportunity to lead a high-performing development team and drive the design of cutting-edge solutions. Apply today and take the first step in your new career with this exciting company

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