Director, Software Development - Intelligent Suite

Oracle - Kitchener, ON (30+ days ago)

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Director, Software Development - Intelligent Suite-19000ZRT

Preferred Qualifications

We are currently seeking a Director, Software Development to lead the software development side of our Intelligent Suite team.

About Oracle NetSuite

At NetSuite our goal is to transform how businesses operate. We help businesses achieve their vision, no matter the size or industry. We’re the #1 cloud business software, supporting more than 40,000 organizations, in more than 100 countries. Find out more about Oracle NetSuite at

About the Role:
NetSuite’s Intelligent Suite team builds Intelligent Insights, Interactions, and Experiences for our customers, using multiple machine learning systems. The team is growing, and we need a leader to be responsible for building, leading, and managing multiple software development/engineering teams who: 1) consult with feature teams looking to bring Intelligent Features to our customers, 2) provide acceleration to strategic Intelligent features; and 3) work on building tools/frameworks/other components to make building those features easier. The core of the team is in our Kitchener-Waterloo office but will expand globally in the coming years.

The role will involve driving NetSuite’s strategy with respect to Intelligence from an Engineering perspective in conjunction with other senior leaders. The role will involve working across departments throughout NetSuite to build common objectives and align and execute to achieve them.

We’re looking for someone who loves to work across a large, geographically and culturally diverse product organization; who considers a strong, effective team their primary work output; has the drive to want results now and the persistence to get them in a large organization; and is always looking for opportunities to improve aspects of our intelligent assistance features.

Managing, directly or through managers, all developers and test developers in the Intelligent Suite team
Developing short, medium, and long-term plans to achieve strategic objectives
Identifying opportunities to improve and enhance our customers experience with our software
Developing rules of engagement for how feature teams can best work with Intelligent Suite
Guiding teams towards agile, clean software development
Managing the engineering side of NetSuite’s Intelligent Suite strategy in conjunction with Senior and Executive Leadership and leaders from other areas of NetSuite
Defining, revising, and implementing standards for Development and QA for Intelligent Suite
Monitoring teams’ adherence to NetSuite-wide Development, QA, and Deployment processes and best practices

You will fit perfectly if you have the following:
A clear understanding of what makes successful software developers and software development teams
Previous success building a team by leveraging individuals’ strengths and abilities, and hiring exceptional talent
Demonstrated ability to drive change, manage ambiguity, and manage and take measured risks
Excellent communication skills, able to communicate complex concepts and nuanced strategy
Ability to build support, visibility, and influence inside and outside your organization
Passion for developing, coaching, and motivating others
Desire to delight the customer by taking initiative, responsibility, and ownership of projects
Strong focus on quality software engineering
Knowledge of software architecture

The person we hire will enjoy:
Healthy breakfast options every morning.
Opportunities for subsidized career and skills growth.
Oracle equity in the form of stock options and RSUs.
RRSP contribution matching up to 6% of annual salary.
Working in an Agile environment. We can proudly say that Scrum works here – code reviews, continuous integration, knowledge sharing, and retrospectives.
Board games, card games, video games, and donuts.

Preferred Qualifications:
1+ years managing managers
4+ years managing software development teams
7+ years software development experience
1+ years ML or data/analytics experience
B.S. in a computing field or equivalent experience
Experience with Java, Python, Web technologies
Experience building SaaS business applications
Excellent communicator in both technical and non-technical contexts
Skills to develop, debug, and understand large Java and SQL code base
Strength and comfort in Unix systems

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Manage a team that designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

As a director of the software engineering division, you will apply your extensive knowledge of software architecture to manage software development tasks associated with developing, debugging or designing software applications, operating systems and databases according to provided design specifications. Build enhancements within an existing software architecture and envision future improvements to the architecture.

Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. Ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.