Engineering Lead

Published date Posted on Indeed on Oct 13, 2021 (6 d ago)

Black Knight is the premier provider of integrated technology, services, data and analytics that lenders and servicers look to first to help successfully manage the entire loan life cycle. Our deep understanding of regulatory and compliance issues complements the knowledge, technology and solutions we offer to help our clients achieve their business goals. Black Knight offers leading software systems; data and analytics offerings; and information solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage life cycle.

Drives Engineering and Operational Excellence. Leads, builds and grows outstanding teams of Engineers through mentoring and coaching. Pushes evolution and maturation of technical operations. Is subject matter expert in agile development tools and practices. Propels technology solutions forward through modernizing and innovating, while complying with architectural runway, policies, standards, and guidelines. Supports the train leadership as a conduit between the business domain and technology operations through institutional expertise. Serves as system technical authority in partnership with System Architect.

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates systems analysis and applications development activities through direct and indirect staff.
  • Partner with business and technology leadership to define, prioritize and achieve strategic objectives related to approval application development projects and platforms.
  • Identify opportunities to deliver business value through business process improvement, organizational change and/or technology integration.
  • Analyze project risks, costs, and benefits and make relevant recommendations to business and technology leadership team.
  • Manage end-to-end application scoping, sizing, estimating, analyzing cross-impacts, planning, development, implementation and post implementation maintenance and support.
  • Directs development teams in the areas of scheduling, technical direction, future planning and standard development practices.
  • Participates in budgeting and capital equipment processes and quality improvement activities for the development organization.
  • Implement best practices to ensure that all core IT functions are fully documented, supportable, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Ensure systems are kept at current software levels and evaluate the costs/benefits of upgrades for applications.
  • Coordinate the formal functional and performance testing processes.
  • Develop processes and tools that encourage continuous performance improvements.
  • Regularly communicate the status of application development to all impacted stakeholders, set expectations and manage team members.
  • Encourage self-managed teams by driving behavioral change
  • Communication of career path opportunities and coaching the engineers on how to attain their goals
  • Ensuring completion of compliance training and supporting execution of audit processes
  • Partner with HR, the teams and ART leadership to identify and correct issues that cannot be solved via the Scrum level and ART Level ceremonies and processes
  • Ensuring CI/CD pipeline is getting built out and implemented to improve our deployment processes
  • Ensuring overall quality improvements by driving out automation and unit test coverage thru training and adoption of TDD/BDD, performance testing and other automated tests
  • Ensuring business continuity plans are in place for product resiliency
  • Ensures execution of Non-Functional Requirements as they relate to technical and infrastructure
  • Coordination of production & environment support coverage
  • Coordination of Prod Issue RCA analysis and ensuring review of escaped defects with the ART and Teams
  • Partner with Teams, and ART leadership to identify improvement opportunities and ensure that the engineers continue to grow
  • Collaborate with India counterparts to ensure SAFe mindsets and improvement plans are aligned
  • Assisting the Teams and the ART leadership as necessary to ensure that commitments are met
  • Servant leadership attitude
  • Supports agile principles and process rules
  • Effective communicator
  • Equal Partner with Product Manager, System Architect, and RTE
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATIONAL GUIDELINES

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of Black Knight business environment a plus
  • Knowledge of designing, coding, testing, and debugging skills
  • Experience in Scaled Agile practices, adequately trained and knowledgeable of agile work management standards, agile coding tools and practices
  • Development experience, has led testing teams across large scaled development solutions
  • Experience in leadership and management roles
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering multiple complex projects on time and within budget
  • Extensive knowledge of version and revision control practices and procedures
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop partnership-oriented relationships with business executives and functional leaders, especially as it relates to operations and technology
  • Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment with focus on timeliness, documentation, and communications with peers and business users alike.
  • Experience with project management
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels within Black Knight or outside the organization (executives, regulators, clients, etc.)
  • Results oriented, business focused, and successful at interfacing across multiple organizational units

Applications Development Manager

First level management role. Works under general direction of senior level management. Has advanced leadership skills and significant proficiency in development with a preferred focus on applications development. Typically manages and mentors supervisors, project leads and/or technical staff in one or more application development functions. Typically requires seven (7) or more years of application development experience and five (5) or more years of experience in a lead role and/or directly supervising others.

Although target pay range may vary by work location, a representative pay range is: $100,000 to pay grade $140,000 annually.

Eligible to participate in medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance and disability insurance, 401(k) plan and employee stock purchase plan.

Black Knight is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, and protected veteran or military family status. Our employees’ diversity is our strength, and when we embrace our differences, it makes us better and brighter. Black Knight’s commitment to inclusion is at the core of who we are, and motivates us in how we do business each and every day.

Location:

Remote

Time Type:

Full time

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