Director, Software Engineering

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 25, 2022 (35 d ago)
Job Locations: US-Remote Seniority Level: Director Overview:
The Director, Software Engineering is a key member of Fortna’s management team and is responsible for leading the full scope of software delivery for the business. This role also leads the Software Engineering team, and is responsible for all technical mentoring, and day to day delegation of tasks to the team. This role also will be responsible for managing the budget P&L.
Leadership Responsibilities
  • Provides strategic direction, goals, process improvements, department procedures and team resourcing.
  • Creates and implements individual and department initiatives in alignment with the CTO leadership.
  • Directs the SW engineering daily operations.
  • Creates goals and objectives for the SW engineering team in line with Fortna G&Os, ensures dissemination to the SW Engineering team and provides feedback and guidance as to progress towards G&Os.
  • Oversight of the daily operations to provide both technical and supervisory support to team members.
  • Provides industry best practices to the team members.
  • Implements continuous improvement and process improvements and documentation to ensure consistency and quality of products and services delivered to our Clients.
  • Responsible for the development and education of other Software Development and Quality Assurance teams on relevant topics and tools to help improve their skills.
  • Ensures an atmosphere of collaboration with all members of the Software team.
  • Represents the Software department with integrity, timely communications and maintaining good relations outside of the department.
  • Guides other Directors and fosters their effectiveness as mentors to the team.
  • Organizing training sessions for the team.
  • Supporting R&D initiatives with both resource selection and technical discussions.

Technical Responsibilities and Scope of Task Delegation
  • Working with Software Project Management on project planning activities throughout the lifetime of the project.
  • Assisting Software QA and Infrastructure Engineers in qualifying, deploying and packaging software applications and libraries.
  • Assisting Software QA in the development of test plans and test automation.
  • Maintaining high quality project and software design documentation.
  • Traveling to Client sites to lead Implementation Engineers in qualifying the WES installation onsite both domestically and internationally.
  • Providing remote support and troubleshooting for new and legacy WCS/WES systems.
  • Supporting the patching and security policy and working through technical issues that arise from regression testing of customer projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • Software development life-cycle (SDLC) experience with a sizeable product/project
  • Time sensitive, high transaction-based processing experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate to project members and stakeholders
  • Must be a team player who works well with technical and non-technical resources
  • Proficient in object orientated analysis and design (OOAD) such as general design patterns and core object oriented patterns.
  • Experience with some mix of C/C++/Java , Socket Programming, RPM Package Manager, auto-build tools, SQL and Oracle, DLL plug-in libraries in C++, pthreads, XML, XSLT and ActiveMQ .
  • Experience with other open source operating systems and development tools.
  • Prior supervisory experience desired.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time
  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job
About Us:
Headquartered in Atlanta with locations globally, Fortna is an award-winning, end-to-end design-build firm whose expertise spans over seven decades of service. Founded in 1946, we provide strategy, automation design & systems integration, and warehouse execution software to the world’s most recognized brands.

At Fortna, our three mission-critical pillars connect our people across the globe and help distinguish us as a leader in the marketplace.
  • Our PEOPLE are at the heart of everything we do. We are guided by a set of business principles and ethics that are baked into the excellence we bring to each project from start to finish.
  • Our PASSION unites our Associates through our shared passion and commitment to integrity, hard work, and a collaborative approach. We love what we do, and it shows.
  • We PROMISE to be accountable, act with integrity, and deliver results for our clients. Our diverse team of global Associates work as “One Team” to deliver on our promises to Clients.
Perks and benefits: At Fortna, our people are everything – so the perks and benefits you’ll receive from being part of the Fortna team are generous. From competitive compensation packages and health insurance offerings to Associate-led committees created to drive positive change, the employee experience at Fortna is truly unmatched.
Talent Development: We believe every Associate deserves the resources and support to grow and thrive. That’s why a career at Fortna comes with powerful professional development opportunities. Learn directly from the industry’s best and brightest. Our training, mentoring and on-the-job experiences are designed to enhance your skillset – preparing you for increasingly challenging roles and accelerating your career.

Statement to Third Party Agencies -
To ALL recruitment agencies: Fortna only accepts resumes from agencies on the Fortna preferred supplier list. Do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Fortna employees, or any Fortna office location. Fortna is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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