Director of Software Development - Chicago - Manufacturing

Chicago Permanent USD200,000 - USD275,000 per year Hybrid working
  • Scaling team with 2 year timeline
  • Technology migration, new to agile methodology

About Our Client

Our client has been at the cutting edge of reinventing the manufacturing industry, looking to improve efficiencies across one of the largest global industries. They have a proven track record for preserving stability in volatile markets, developing robust technology that has accelerated their customer's businesses, and have directly contributed to making the industry safer for it's in the field contributors. They are looking to expand their reach and reputation in the technology space within manufacturing, and need the right Director of Software Development to lead the charge.

Job Description

The Selected Director of Software Development will:

  • Champion team growth initiaves - with the goal of growing from 15 developers to 50 total in the next 2 years.
  • Identify potential leaders within the group, and provide ample training and mentorship to promote from within.
  • Navigate the use and implementation of new technologies in an agile working environment.
  • Drive the multi-year roadmap for HR & People Technology, while leading the development and configuration of new people technologies.
  • Lead & Administer of core system, driving configurations & data connections for all core talent processes.
  • Lead transition from waterfall workflow to agile working environment
  • Enhance and improve data governance for all people & downstream systems - benefiting the team.
  • Partner with the Offshore Team to drive seamless core talent processes.
  • Deliver business systems analysis and collaborate with internal stakeholders to detect root causes of data integrity and drive effective future HR workflows.
  • Provide support on applicable HRIS system updates, testing, and maintenance.
  • Maintain records and preparing documentation of training programs, scheduling, employee attendance and training program effectiveness.
  • Lead functional projects and configuration activities for enhancements, new functionality and bi-annual releases including analysis of impacts.
  • Execute system related projects relating to new technologies, key events (e.g. M&A, Reorganizations, etc.) and new policies.
  • Ensure Developers adopt and follow the incident, problem, and change management processes as we evolve and mature technology processes across the organization.
  • Work with practice leadership to integrate project staffing requirements into late-stage sales opportunities and relevant impending matters.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to business leaders focused on accelerating the development of our people.
  • Represent company's technology division on national travel up to 10%

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

The Successful Director of Software Developer has:

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience managing technology development teams in a medium to large size business
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in a relevant field required
  • Ability to build rapport and gain trust with all levels of personnel, and high emotional intelligence
  • Strong proficiency using Windows and related software such as Microsoft business products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience working with SaaS, and any relevant Agreements, Master Services Agreements, and execution of Statements of Work and Order Forms required
  • Strong metrics-focused with ability to use analytics to solve problems and develop solutions
  • Strong leadership, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently in fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Ability to think clearly under pressure
  • Strong logical reasoning skills
  • Aptitude to learn and leverage new technology
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality while balancing needs of business

What's on Offer

What's on Offer for the Selected Director of Software Development?

  • Base salary starting at 220k, highly negotiable dependent on what you bring to the business
  • Remote work welcome, travel up to 10% a year
  • Highly competitive equity options
  • Merit and performance driven annual bonuses
  • 5 weeks PTO
  • Competitive company match 401(k) program, up to 7% of annual salary
  • Comprehensive Healthcare
  • Short-term/Long-term Disability
  • Paternity/Maternity leave - up to 12 weeks paid
  • Annual leadership convention
  • Monthly social events with team
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Job summary

Information Technology
Sub Sector
IT Project & Program Management
Technology & Telecoms
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Hybrid working