The VP of Software Engineering will play a pivotal role in our strategic transformation from product to platform-centric software engineering practices while modernizing our technology stack and transitioning to agile development. These efforts are occurring within the broader context of major strategic initiatives to extend our market leadership and build next-generation cloud-based software platforms. In short, the VP of Software Engineering will lead fundamental software product, engineering, organizational and operational changes.
As VP of Software Engineering, you will be responsible to develop the portfolio’s technology strategy, develop and maintain web and desktop applications, develop future state platforms, migrate legacy applications onto new platforms and have a forward looking view on innovative ways to improve developer efficiency. You will be responsible for the SDLC, technical design, development, QA, build systems, software deployment, datacenters and cloud operations. In addition to the software engineering responsibilities, the VP will be responsible for location strategy leveraging our global office footprint.
The ideal candidate must be technical enough to be hands on and has the managerial expertise to direct multiple software development teams as they maintain existing software and build for the future. Must have the ability to function as an architect and have an excellent customer focused attitude to lead our development teams. This position will require leading an agile transformation while maintaining the daily operations. Requires expert insight into the technical complexity of key components and must provide technical guidance to software engineering managers, architects, programmers, infrastructure, product management and other non-technical team members.
Partnering, collaborating and aligning with Product Management and customer-facing peers will be key in identifying what needs development so we are always delivering value to our customers. As a strategic partner with the business and CTO this position will lead the creation of a multi-year roadmap of how technology enables the business and drives value and efficiency at the same time.
In addition to agile transformation, platform development, application maintenance and alignment with the business this position will require managing and building off-shore teams.
Partner with product management and co-lead an agile transformation
Partner with customer-facing peers to create and deliver on multi-year roadmaps
Manage and build teams off-shore
Lead the transformation from multiple applications/tools into a few platforms
Migrate legacy applications onto the platform
Set & vet the architecture direction of multiple applications in the portfolio
Identify and consolidate duplicate product functionality, infrastructure environments and teams
Automate manual tasks
Ensure development teams estimate development effort by breaking down components into work items
Ensure managers assign resources to work items and ensure deadlines are met
Provide software development progress reports to executive management
Occasionally get into the user stories and code to validate engineering direction and design
Work closely with application support to ensure escalated items are addressed accordingly
Ensure production operations of 99.99% uptime
Partner with infrastructure to efficiently manage the AWS environments
Migrate on-prem datacenter applications to the cloud
Implement and enforce AWS cost controls
Lead technology audit compliance based on SPGI guidelines
Provide mentoring and guidance to team members
Continually work on process improvement
Stay current with modern software development technology
Lead from the front and be a cultural change agent. Build a proactive, Get Stuff Done culture
Experience partnering with Product Management in an agile SDLC
Prior experience building platforms
Prior development and management of cloud base software with 1,000’s of users is a must
Must come from a software development background. Prior experience as a software engineer
Experience in a regulated industry or extensive SSAE16/SOC2 experience
Intimate knowledge of Internet development, .NET or Java
Experience with cloud software development, AWS is a plus
Prior experience developing desktop applications
Management of high-performing agile teams
Management of on-shore and off-shore teams
Management of a development team of 75+ FTEs (Dev, QA, BA, System Engineers)
Previous architecture experience with large scale cloud based software
Relational databases and Marklogic is a plus
GPU graphic processing
Web application development
Microsoft desktop development
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science
Preferably at least 12+ years of software development experience
Experience managing application integration projects
Experience managing an agile SDLC, preferable SCRUM
Advanced knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts and relational data modeling
Strong Object-Oriented Design, Relational Database Design, and Cloud
Ability to collaborate and brainstorm in a team environment
Culture Carrier: Get Stuff Done
Grade/Level (relevant for internal applicants only): 15
Compensation/Benefits Information (This section is only applicable to US candidates):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $185,000 to $423,600. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual’s geographical location as well as experience and qualifications for the role.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, please click here.
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