Director of Engineering

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As the leader of the Engineering team, you will play a critical role in the development of open source and commercial applications, as well as consulting engagements with clients that rely on our distinct mix of expertise and experience. You will report directly to the CEO, and you will be leading 3 key teams: 1. Software Development, 2. Software Quality Assurance, and 3. DevOps

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Maximize productivity and efficiency of the team, and be able to prove it
  • Minimize roadblocks
  • Deliver software and insights (i.e. research) to meet the needs of our clients as well as our product roadmap
  • Deliver high-quality and unit-tested code, resolve defects quickly and thoroughly, and continuously improve testing effectiveness and efficiency
  • Champion tools and processes to support continuous development and release management
  • Create a culture where people don’t just point out problems, but look for and work towards a solution
  • Foster an environment of collaboration and trust between your team and the rest of the organization

Top 5 Things Every Candidate Should Have:

  1. Managed team of 10+ engineers (retain, hire, fire, develop, offshore, culture) and concurrent project load of 5+ projects (ability to see interdependencies, cross-training, planning, risk mitigation, juggling)
  2. Worked as hands-on developer for 5+ years on complex engineering problems
  3. Demonstrated mastery of modern engineering process: Agile Scrum + Kanban
  4. Bring positive energy and enthusiasm to every challenge, with excellent communication skills
  5. Experience across the full software lifecycle: Architecture, Programming, QA, DevOps

The HDF Story:
The Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) was originally developed in 1987 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with the goal of addressing the growing need to effectively manage very large and complex scientific and engineering data. Organizations in commercial industry, government and academia adopted HDF for many applications demanding high performance data management software. HDF supports all types of digital data, regardless of origin, size or complexity, from remote sensing data collected by satellites and computational results from nuclear testing models, to high-resolution MRI brain scans and financial time series data. To ensure full consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, salary history and references to The HDF Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging applications from veterans, minorities, females, and individuals with disabilities.