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.
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
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
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
Partners with internal customers to develop training and deployment plans
aimed at maximizing both user adoption and realization of business
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
Provides professional support services and/or the integration of their
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
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
Minimum of 5+ years of Middleware and API integration experience with
Experience with a variety of middleware technologies, including OIC,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or
asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)
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.
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. avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com 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.