• Director of Software Engineering

    Job Locations IE-Dublin
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • The Company

    Location:  Globoforce, 19 Beckett Way, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12.  

    Our modern offices are easily accessible by Car, Rail (Park West & Cherry Orchard station – on the Dublin Connolly-Portlaoise line), Bus, LUAS and close to shops, restaurant, gym etc.   


    Reporting to: Vice President of Engineering 


    The Opportunity: 


    Globoforce is helping workplaces become more human, recognizing and rewarding achievements and meaningful moments, both big and small, thereby increasing employee engagement and shaping a healthier company culture. We’ve enjoyed great success and continue to grow apace. 


    As we build on our global success, and introduce new capabilities and products to our portfolio, we’re looking for a strong leader to help us realise our vision. Are you a leader, mentor, decision maker, engineer at heart?  


    This is a fantastic opportunity to lead high performing teams delivering a world class product to global customer base. You will be responsible for the implementation and release of roadmap features and new product lines, contribute to the overall technical strategy, coach people to support their growth and oversee continuous improvement efforts. 


    The Job

    Our Team 

    We operate in a highly collaborative environment, where multi-disciplined individuals come together to make things happen. 

    We use agile software development techniques and tools to focus our efforts on solving business goals. Our scrum teams consist of Software Development, Test and Automation Engineers, Product Owner, UX Designer and Software Architect. Product Management provides the strategic direction, supported by respective members of the executive team. 

    We release often & are passionate about what we do. 


    Here’s just some of what you will be doing: 


    • Overseeing product development for several feature areas, ensuring teams are delivering value to the businessin line with needs and expectations  
    • Fostering a culture of empowerment, collaboration and continuous improvement to ensure teams are able maximise their potential for delivery
    • Collaborating with Product and Engineering Managementto understand strategic direction, and ensuring that it is well aligned with development efforts 
    • Helping individuals develop, through effective coaching, 1-1’s, mentoring, and career planning
    • Being an Agile advocateand support continuous improvement in development practice, including coding, quality assurance, continuous integration, test automation and deploy-on-demand 
    • Overcoming challengesas they arise, ensuring internal and external customers remain delighted with product delivery 
    • Future planning, including active involvement in hiring and growing our engineering team, both on and off-shore to ensure foundations are laid for teams to execute successfully

    Responsibilities, Skills & Qualifications

    Key Skills and Experience  


    • Experience overseeing successful delivery of best-in-class product offering including; risk assessment, guiding, organising and motivating teams
    • Ability to assess the complexity of a product initiative and collaborate with business and technical stakeholders for design and planning 
    • Indepth knowledge of effective agile development practices maximizing value delivery to the business
    • Familiarity with SaaS business operating models
    • Leadership experience operating within a coaching culture
    • Experience working with senior stakeholders 


    Technical stack:

    • Java 8, Spring MVC, Web Services, Apache Tomcat, Elastic Search, Oracle 12c, ActiveMQ, Hadoop, Javascript/jQuery, CanJS, AWS, Selenium, Unirest & TestNG.  



    We regret we cannot offer work permits or sponsorship for this role.  



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