Director, Software Applications Engineering

| Greater NYC Area
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POSITION OVERVIEW

As the Director of Software Applications Engineering you will provide technical and managerial leadership of our applications development team focused on delivering best in class mobile and web applications.

In this role, you will provide 80% technical implementation and 20% managerial leadership of a team of software engineers overseeing a range of areas. These areas include Android mobile development, frontend web, backend APIs, and database technologies in cloud server environments. The Software Applications Engineering team works in conjunction with Data Engineering and Platform Engineering teams to deliver applications used by Industrial Athletes, front-line managers in the field, corporate clients, insurance carriers, as well as internal teams. The Software Applications Engineering team works with StrongArm’s Embedded Engineering team to create applications that work in support of IoT devices used by Industrial Athletes, UI and UX team to implement great applications that solve customer facing problems. The team relies on Product Management to deliver product vision. The Director of Software Applications Engineering will report to the Executive Director of Engineering.

The ideal candidate for this position will exemplify the following:

  • You are a driven and open-minded engineer with exceptional analytical abilities who can wear a number of hats from software design, software development, architecture, analytics, infrastructure automation, and testing automation.
  • You must be able to thrive in a fast-paced design culture and enjoy holding responsibilities solving challenging problems.
  • You continually strive to improve your team’s and your own technical abilities, code quality, best practices, processes, and communication.
  • You lead by example.
  • You have extensive experience as an individual contributor and experience as a team lead
  • You have strong organizational, communication, and presentation skills. It’s critical you explain ideas coherently.
  • You are constantly honing your skills developing applications that employ scalable and reliable best practices.
  • You love exploring and experimenting with the latest technologies

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Technical Leadership

  • Lead a team of engineers in development of StrongArm’s applications.
  • Provide mentorship and technical guidance to grow a team of strong software engineers.
  • Work with key stakeholders to guide engineering, technology adoption in service to architecture and product vision.
  • Project management and agile development experience.

 Technical Execution

  • Provide architectural guidance on web, mobile, APIs and backend systems.
  • Direct the engineering vision for application development tools, frameworks and techniques and how they fit into the broader engineering vision of the company.
  • 80% of your focus should be as a lead senior software engineer
    • Delivering high quality projects on time
    • Providing technical mentorship and setting an example for the rest of the team.

 TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10 years relevant industry experience
  • Completed BS or MS in a Computer Science or related degree
  • Frontend and Backend web development experience
  • Mobile application development experience
  • Cloud services experience : Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Using Databases : SQL
  • Experience with automated testing : Unit testing, End-to-End testing, QA, CI/CD
  • Microservices experience
  • Serverless deployment experience

 Preferred Skills

  • noSQL or other database technologies
  • React Native, Android, Java
  • React, Python APIs, Typescript, Sass
  • Similar cloud providers : Google Cloud (GCP) or Azure
  • DevOps / Platform Engineering

StrongArm Technologies is an equal opportunity employer

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Location

The Navy Yard is an exciting and growing tech hub, we have access to New Lab, a food hall, Wegmans, and a diverse selection of eateries on Myrtle ave.

An Insider's view of StrongArm Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

StrongArm feels like a family. The office is open, relaxed and comfortable. Our people are warm, and invested in each other both personally and professionally. Everyone laughs daily. Noone eats lunch alone. We move fast and demand hard work, but we always achieve our goal by helping teammates go to another level.

Lindsay

Manager, Clients

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being trust-worthy and having an enthusiastic attitude is essential. Our team is made up of incredible leaders who continuously forge their paths. To be successful at StrongArm you must have respect for your teammates, desire to lead, an openness to being challenged and always learning.

Siva

Data Scientist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We run a relatively flat organization which is our key to driving true innovation. We chase the fastest path to insight not the fastest path to a solution. In order for that to work, everyone needs to check their egos at the door, everyone needs to be on the same page and everyone owns their work. Our cultural values reflect those principles.

Sean

CEO & Founder

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are building a data pipeline with Spark that solves problems like dynamic scaling, schema evolution, cluster monitoring, data quality analysis, and ML empowerment. These problems require a wide range of skills. It keeps me excited to come to work every day, knowing there’s a problem waiting for me which will teach me something new.

Matt

Data Engineer

What are StrongArm Technologies Perks + Benefits

StrongArm Technologies Benefits Overview

At StrongArm, we have flexible work hours and unlimited vacation time because we trust our teammate's judgement and dedication to our mission. Solid relationships and trust in our teammates are the glue that holds the team together. Our team truly enjoys our time together. In addition to monthly sponsored events, teammates regularly head to a bar or restaurant outside of work, have each other over for holiday parties, meet our significant others, or celebrate special days together.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $4000 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily, Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annually for continuing education.
Customized development tracks
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