Director of Engineering
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD US / Abingdon, MD US / Baltimore, MD US
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description
SafeNet Assured Technologies, LLC protects the U.S. Federal Government’s most sensitive information systems. As a U.S. based company, SafeNet Assured Technologies’ sole mission is to provide high assurance data security products and technology to Federal Governments.Manages a team of software, systems, hardware, and test engineers. Assists in the development of policies and procedures to maintain the company’s competitive position and profitability. Provides technical assistance and coordinates research activities with other functions. Directs the work efforts of supervisors and staff. Is responsible for hiring, firing, performance appraisals, and pay reviews of product development engineers. U.S. citizenship is required and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Secret/Top Secret security clearance. 
Qualification Requirements:
Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent, advanced degree desirable.
Minimum of ten years applicable software and hardware development experience, including supervision/management experience.

  • Strong technical skills, coupled with being a talented leader
  • Deep understanding of Agile/SCRUM software development - methods, tools and process. Ability to motivate and lead highly productive teams in agile development
  • Familiar with cloud technologies and best practices
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, decision making, human relations and communication skills
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of all product engineering teams.  Ensure teams fully understand the commitments and execute to plan.  Oversees day-to-day activities (personally or through delegation).  Provides complete follow through on all commitments and reports to executive management accordingly.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to engineering staff in the form of objectives and goals.   Responsible for employment, training, motivation, coaching, mentoring, solving employee relations problems, and evaluation of performance.
  • Works with Product Management to support the SafeNetAT product roadmaps helping to offer technical solutions for product requirements, systems concepts and product designs.
  • Maintains/recruits engineering skill sets needed to support both the product and technology roadmaps. Solves company-wide technical problems and significantly influences the technical growth of the company
  • Fosters clear and open communication between engineering disciplines and across engineering organizations. Ensures Lessons Learned are captured and transmitted to the appropriate organization. Maintains open and timely communication with company management
  • Develops and administrates engineering budgets, schedules and performance objectives
  • Ensures use of cost effective, state-of-the-art equipment and methods in engineering and development of products. Leads continuous improvement efforts in all disciplines and ensures that the engineering teams are functioning at peak performance levels
  • Responsible for compliance to company and customer quality standards and works across functional areas to ensure manufacturability and high quality product designs
  • Ability to interact with customers, suppliers and with all levels within the organization
Essential Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Responsible for day-to-day tactical management of development and test issues
  • Guides teams with clarifications on requirements from product management as needed, including liaising and negotiating with product management and quality assurance
  • Establishing development schedules and driving to successful and on-time delivery of product to QA
  • Manages the daily personnel/operating activities of the department, providing technical and career guidance, performance appraisals, individual nurturing, etc. (i.e., hires, trains, rewards, motivates, disciplines, recommends termination as necessary)
  • Fosters innovation in software and technology product development; provides support to Innovation team
  • Projects process under Plan-of Record control with weekly status to be made available for all projects
  • Ultimate ownership for the technical quality, functional completeness, and on-time delivery of the product
  • Time management and prioritize tasks to achieve results within cost and schedule constraints
  • Assists in establishment of the company's long-range product development goals and objectives
  • Remains abreast of current technological progress to ensure company's products remain marketable and competitive
  • Represents company interests to ensure that each employee, irrespective of their manager, is presented with a consistent company image.
Supervisory Responsibility:  Manage a staff of 15-20 reports and execute on committed deliveries.
Chief Product Officer
Product Managers – to understand product strategies and key attributes
Technical Director / CTO – collaborate on systems designs and technical direction
Operations Team – collaborate on objectives
IT Department – for system support
Physical Demands:  Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines; some travel may be required—domestic and international.
Working Conditions: General Office



Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
Required Security Clearance
Top Secret
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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