Senior Director Software Engineering (m/f/d)

  • MAXON Computer
  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 13/02/2020
Full time Data Science Big Data Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

Who We are:
We are a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Our products are used by professionals every day in the fields of film, broadcasting, advertising and games to create fantastic new worlds. Our award-winning software solutions Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D are used by notable companies such as ABC, Amazon, Blizzard, BMW, Burberry, Columbia Pictures, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Fox, Google, Honda, Lego, NBC, Ogilvy, Sony, Sky, Turner, Walt Disney Company, and many more.

Meeting and exceeding our customer’s needs is a challenge that we meet on a daily basis. To help us meet future challenges we are looking for a Senior Director Software Engineering (m/f/d) to join our growing team.

What you will do:

  • Support, invest in and develop incredible teams of talented and motivated engineering managers with clear expectations via practices such as 1:1s, goal setting, and constant feedback
  • Recruit, manage and retain talent
  • Report to top management in a clear and focused way
  • Communicate key project data to team members and building cohesion among teams
  • Create growth opportunities for team members and address gaps via mentoring and performance management
  • Coach, resolve conflict and correct action as necessary to solve performance related issues
  • Create a high performing and positive work environment based on transparency, accountability and trust
  • Connect and collaborate with Program Management, Product Management and Design to unblock dependencies and provide visibility and transparency to team progress

What we are looking for:

  • At least 8 years of software engineering or software development experience, preferably in a related field as well as experience managing the software development life cycle
  • 5+ years experience of managing multiple software engineering teams (manager of managers), including geographically dispersed teams
  • A clearly pro-active mindset
  • Experience in growing, coaching, mentoring and providing feedback to team members
  • Passion about managing people and improving their work environment and strong team building skills
  • Collaborative style and experience working with product, UX and Product Managers on complex roadmaps
  • Track record of delivering on strategic & technical goals, including driving technical strategy via a strong technical leadership team
  • Building a high performance engineering culture including hiring top technical talent
  • Fluent in business English, knowledge of German is a plus
  • The ability to prioritize activities and deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Experience working with clients and business partners
  • A comprehensive understanding of computer science concepts and extensive knowledge of agile methodologies

What we offer:
You will be given a permanent full-time contract with perspective at our headquarters in Friedrichsdorf (just north of Frankfurt/Main), Germany. You will be part of a highly motivated international team of specialists and will work in an environment that offers a wide range of individual development possibilities. Interested in joining our team? Then send us your electronic CV (.pdf) with your expected salary, and your earliest starting date. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Maxon Computer GmbH · Attn. Mrs. Gesa Häfner · careers@maxon(dot)net