Director of Strategic Operations, Engineering

Engineering - San Jose San Jose, California

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Director of Strategic Operations, Engineering 

In this role, you are in a strategic, leadership position within the Engineering organization - working closely with Engineering leadership to define and deliver continuous KPIs and analytics for the organization, as well as driving strategic operational programs. Bringing a level of expertise with software development, product, business analytics and reporting is a requirement. You must have a background in either Engineering Management or Technical Program Management in a SaaS and agile environment.

In this role, you will be reporting directly to the SVP of Engineering.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Director of Strategic Operations, Engineering is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities of the engineering department staff. 
  • Plan and lead key Engineering-wide strategic programs such as wide-ranging, cross-functional software launches.
  • Provides leadership to the engineering staff to develop operational culture, and improve overall performance. 
  • Is a data junkie with strong analytic skills who is constantly looking for new insights at scale.
  • Develops a deep understanding of the company’s strategic objectives and leverages the knowledge to increase the effectiveness of the engineering team and the company.
  • Formulates a roadmap of project activity that leads to measurable improvement in key performance metrics over time.
  • Utilizes engineering and technical resources to continuously measure and analyze operational effectiveness, and achieve overall operational plans.
  • Develops tools and metrics to automate and enforce processes. 
  • Provides recommendations for improvements that will yield higher engineering velocity, productivity, quality and cost savings.
  • Prepares detailed analysis of exceptions and recommend corrective action.

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Engineering management or technical program management experience; minimum 12 years total.
  • Experience developing and introducing new software development, product, business, operations, and people-related metrics.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry best practices for Agile, continuous delivery, “lean start-ups”, and product iteration.
  • Hands-on experience planning and running large organizational or operational initiatives from start to finish.
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills; ability to influence without authority.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with a high rate of change.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in CS or related field; MBA a “big” plus
  • Training in Agile or Scrum is a plus


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