Director, Engineering

UBM Americas
Oct 18, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

UBM is seeking a talented individual to join the Life Sciences Group in the role of Director, Engineering. JOB SUMMARY: Director, Engineering is accountable for the successful technical execution of the overall LSG digital strategy. This includes development, deployment and integration with backend systems, across all digital properties - web, mobile web, as well as apps (all mobile applications). PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Inform the Engineering discipline, balancing the importance of scalable, standardized, integrated platforms with the complexity surrounding legacy systemsPartner with LSG Project/Product/Design/UX teams to deliver best in class websites and toolsPerform capacity and roadmap planning alongside Product teamsParticipate in product and engineering planning meetings, provide guidance to engineering teamsReduce exposures on engineering team - Identify backups, holes in skillset, etcInform SDLC - including maintenance of code repositories, documentation, dev, staging and production environments, code reviews, and deployment best practices Identify opportunities to sunset legacy systems, plan their shutdownIdentify and reduce operational redundancies and systems across groups and work to reduce or remove themReview and inform SOWs with third parties JOB REQUIREMENTS:Demonstrated ability to envision web-based services that meet consumer needs or solve business problems4+ years experience managing web application developmentHands-on experience coding in more than one currently popular web application frameworkExperience working in an Agile Scrum environmentAbility to interpret user requirements and develop specificationsKnowledge of web standardsKnowledge of data aggregation and warehousing concepts Experience with single sign on systemsExperience with Linux system administration and web server configurationKnowledge of Internet protocols and RFC standards, database management systems, and version controlFamiliarity with technical requirements of internet marketing and search engine optimizationFamiliarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk managementFamiliarity with consumer privacy and compliance requirementsKnowledge of working with continuous integration toolsExperience with implementing and working with load testing tools OTHER KEY SUCCESS ATTRIBUTES:Leadership skillsAbility to set and manage prioritiesExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiencesHighly self-motivated and directedSuperior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilitiesAbility to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environmentAbility to work as a unit with project, product, design/UX to create products and services that appeal to users and marketers

Company Description:

Through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections