Director, Technology

May 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:$151,449 - $227,173
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Job Description


The Director of Technology will manage Integrations, Technical Development, DevOps operations and have a deep understanding of BI technologies, including data warehousing, ETL processes, and reporting tools. The director will also be responsible for driving continuous improvement and innovation by leading proficient technical experts in managing enterprise cloud, on-prem applications that incorporate Microsoft and open-source technologies. The director will lead a team of software engineers, integrations specialists, and DevOps professionals while working closely with other departments and stakeholders to design, develop, and maintain software systems and applications. Additionally, they will need to understand stakeholders' data needs, help to data models, and create insightful visualizations and reports.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a team of software engineers, integration engineers, and DevOps engineers, providing guidance and direction as necessary to ensure successful project delivery and team performance.
  • Develop and implement software development, integration, and DevOps strategies that align with business goals and objectives.
  • Provide guidance and define the future of the DevOps culture.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive data warehousing and BI strategy that aligns with business goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the implementation of robust data models and ETL processes to ensure timely and accurate data availability for the data warehouse and BI solutions.
  • Lead the development and implementation of BI tools and processes, including dashboards, reports, and analytics, to support data-driven decision-making across the organization.
  • Collaborates with BRM (Business Relationship Management), DevOps and PMO teams to effectively manage resource allocation and delivery with emphasis to test driven development to reduce rework and improve efficiency.
  • Define and measure key performance indicators (KPIs) for and use data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Manage relationships with external vendors and service providers, including cloud hosting providers and software tool vendors.
  • Manages AV's most ambitious and transformative implementations.
  • Ensure the security and compliance of all DevOps-related activities, including access control and monitoring of systems and infrastructure.
  • Provide regular status updates and progress reports to senior management, as well as recommendations for improvements to the DevOps function.
  • Mentor and lead the Application Development Team in all aspects of application development and delivery across all business departments.
  • Coordinate's activities of the team with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing.
  • Maintain and improve DevOps methodology and pipeline that support CI/CD for on-prem and cloud hosted solutions.
  • Engages with the business and identifies new functionality, develops compelling business cases, prioritizes projects, and develop plans that maximize return on investment.
  • Fosters a strong customer service mind-set throughout the application development team, while championing thought leadership and partnership with the business.
  • Partners with business leaders to create robust solution roadmaps that are integrated with architecture and operations.
  • Conducts workflow analyses, business process reviews and creates functional specifications.
  • Ensures that all application development initiatives are well managed and delivered to meet expectations on functionality, timeliness, and cost.
  • Establish best practices and standards for software engineering, integration, and DevOps processes and procedures. This includes agile methodologies, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and automated testing.
  • Partners with internal customers to develop training and deployment plans aimed at maximizing both user adoption and realization of business benefits.
  • Manages application vendor relationships to ensure we have optimal and best practice rollout of various tools and technologies.
  • Evaluates team members performance, provides candid feedback and high impact coaching that enables (and motivates) them to achieve departmental as well as enterprise goals.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and associated training plans for tools management, administration, and project management, as well as design, build and support a secure DevOps pipeline platform, based on industry standards and best practices.
  • Participates in the development of IT strategies in collaboration with Senior Management.
  • Provides professional support services and/or the integration of their respective products.
  • Manages the deployment and maintenance of web application technologies and middleware solutions on Windows/Linux platforms.
  • Establishes service level agreements (SLAs) with business units & establishes requirements, technical deliverables and service level agreements with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors when securing tools- specific products and services.
  • Works with AV management and contracts where applicable when new services are being negotiated.
  • Manages and sets priorities for the design, maintenance, development, and evaluation of all internal IT tool systems, services, and DevOps systems and processes.
  • Manages vendor performance against established SLAs and metrics; assures deliverables are met or exceeded.
  • Frequently interacts with customers and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
  • Assesses and performs Continuous Process improvements across various tech stacks and enables governance and training of team members and peers to adopt agile processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of Information Technology Management or related field degree is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum 10+ years related hands-on development experience using either c++, Java or .net, etc.
  • Minimum 8+ years of demonstrated successful leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple teams across multiple time zones and/or geographical locations including US and International locations.
  • Certification on either Middleware or Microsoft Development technologies is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of Middleware and API integration experience with various systems.
  • Experience with a variety of middleware technologies, including OIC, Mulesoft, etc.
  • Experience implementing Cyber Security frameworks (NIST, SOX, Audit).
  • Strong experience with ETL processes, data modeling, and database design.
  • Strong experience with BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of service and application delivery, as well as successful service level agreement accomplishments.
  • Strong understanding of software engineering and DevOps principles, practices, and tools, including agile methodologies, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and automated testing.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and guide teams to success.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms.
  • Demonstrates adept leadership skill and ability to establish vision with a clear picture of where to go with a firm grasp of what success looks like and how to achieve it.
  • Experience with cloud-based data warehousing solutions such as Snowflake, AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Communicates and acts on that vision. Work with integrity, dedication, creativity, fairness, assertiveness while motivating teams to perform at a high level.
  • Demonstrates competency in contributing to strategic planning of infrastructure requirements in support of business growth objectives.
  • Demonstrates understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures as well as project management principles.
  • Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, leadership and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances.
  • Inspires, motivates, and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees.
  • Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness, and the creation of a shared vision.
  • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change.
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships.
  • Assesses the degree of risk and opportunity in plans or actions and takes appropriate action to mitigate them or makes plans to build on the opportunity.
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office environment.
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent).
  • This position is Hybrid - must be available to work onsite (Simi Valley, CA) a minimum of 1-2 days per week.
  • Special Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $151,449 - $227,173

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.

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