Sirius XM Radio Inc. Senior Director, Software Engineering in Irving, Texas

Requisition ID

18-1158

Job Title

Senior Director, Software Engineering

Location

Texas

Schedule

Full-time

Type of Position

Regular

Job Description

Location: Irving, TX

Position Summary:

The Connected Vehicle Services division of SiriusXM builds and delivers software-based services on our connected car platform. The software we develop not only adds convenience to the daily life of our subscribers, but safety and security as well; when the worst happens, our software helps to save lives.

We are transforming our existing CV platform from an on premise, monolithic, closed architecture system to a modern, open, micro-services, cloud based system. Working on our team will give you the opportunity to craft software in an agile, team-focused environment while learning and exercising a multitude of skills. We focus on keeping developers happy and productive; fostering a positive atmosphere to help you make the right decisions and to learn and grow both professionally and personally.

We are seeking a motivated and passionate software professional to help us create, extend, and maintain our connected car software platform. This position will lead multiple software development initiative and teams to deliver the next generation of functionality for our customers. This position will play a pivotal role in defining the processes for our teams and the architecture for our systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead multiple software development teams utilizing agile software development best practices.

  • Directly interface with key external OEM customers to understand the market and business requirements.

  • Ensure high-quality shippable software deliverables are produced on a regular schedule.

  • Work with product and program management teams to develop and deliver on software roadmaps.

  • Support operational software systems in a multi-tenant, highly available system deployment.

  • Recruit and grow software development teams.

Supervisory Requirements:

  • Manage a team of 10-15 software engineers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or related field, or equivalent, relevant experience. Master's degree preferred.

  • 10+ years of cumulative software development leadership at a director, senior director or VP level.

  • 10+ years of experience as a software developer with experience in mobile, web and/or server side development.

  • Experience in delivering multiple commercially deployed products to market.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • A proven history of technical and organizational leadership.

  • Proven ability to lead and work within geographically distributed engineering teams.

  • Mentoring skills and competencies, with an ability to transfer knowledge to junior and senior members of engineering teams.

  • Works well with others and is a skilled communicator both verbally and in writing.

  • Acts with professionalism both in person and when working on the phone with partners.

  • Experience interacting with external customers, technology partners and executive teams to establish strong working relationships.

  • Able to build strong interpersonal relationships with business analysts, UI/UX team, leadership, senior management, and internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and work under shifting deadlines with potentially ambiguous or nebulous requirements in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to quickly assess multifaceted problems and complex situations and recognize patterns to identify and resolve the root cause.

  • Ability to analyze new technologies, emerging standards and market trends, and understand how they affect products today and, in the future.

  • Occasional international and regional travel.

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Experienced with shipping commercial products using agile software development methodologies; Scrum and/or Kanban.

  • A deep agile toolbox including awareness of various agile techniques, alternate project management approaches and the wisdom to understand when to apply which process to the problem at hand.

  • Expert technical knowledge of Java, Javascript, Node.js, Angular, Bootstrap, python and related technologies.

  • Experience with Cloud development and deployment best practices on AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • Experience with Linux and mobile technologies.

  • Experience with DevOps best practices and ability to establish a continuous deployment pipeline.

  • Expert technical understanding of working within a Git/Gitflow-based multi-branched software environment.

  • Ability to review architectures, designs and code, and work with engineers to resolve issues at all levels.

  • Expert technical understanding of algorithms, software patterns and anti-patterns.

  • Proficient computer skills, experience with the Atlassian Development Suite (Confluence, Jira, BitBucket), Microsoft Office Suite (Visio, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Company EEO Statement

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.