Director of Software Engineering - Chicago,IL

Job Description

Director of Software Engineering - Position Overview

Are you ready to lead a team of highly motivated and talented building technology engineers, developing software products that will help to efficiently operate buildings, reduce energy consumption and create smart buildings?

  • You will lead a highly motivated team of software development managers that lead software development teams in the area of firmware, desktop applications, cloud development, DevOps as well as technical documentation
  • You are responsible to lead a growing team responsible for software architecture, software development and test as well as project leadership.
  • You will part of a team of like-minded leaders responsible for a variety of software products in Siemens Building Technologies’ new Software Hub in downtown Chicago.
  • Collaborate with other Global locations in building the future platform of Building Automation


  • Act as a role model and evangelist for modern software development practices
  • Responsible for team performance, development and management of internal resources as well as contingency labor
  • Develop and mentor team members to grow stronger and more efficient teams and identify future leaders
  • Collaborate with local and global partners and peers to create transparency, establish direction and generate customer value
  • Identify improvement needs, develop improvement plans and deliver within committed schedules
  • Responsible for executing functional department strategy in collaboration with leads from other teams to support realization of business strategy

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Preferably advanced degree in Computer Science or related field of study
  • At least 10 years of  experience in software development with strong understanding of all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • 3-5 years of experience in leading teams in a managerial capacity
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience working with teams from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Travel required for 5% of time for alignment with global partners

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Hands-on experience with SAFe Framework is a plus
  • Industrial automating / IoT/Cloud  experience will be a plus


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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