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Proofpoint is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, and technically experienced Director of Software Engineering with the ability to drive change and make things happen.
You are passionate about building quality products, a strong team and meaningful software products. The successful candidate will be part of our senior management team in Toronto.
We are looking for a leader to help steward our software development team on our continued path of growth and scalability.
Lead an experienced team of software developers by providing leadership, guidance and enabling the team to deliver to their full potential.
Work closely with the Product, PMO and Architecture teams to create, innovative and deliver on roadmap within our regular release cycles.
Drive the execution and delivery of features by collaborating with other teams.
Lead change in seeking out continuous improvements and champion the adoption of best practices in our SDLC.
Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, ownership, innovation, trust, and the continuous drive toward excellence to promote teams to be empowered to produce high quality results on schedule.
Accountable for maintaining a high standard of product quality and code health.
Manage, coach and mentor the team to help all with their professional development.
Develop, maintain and publish project KPI’s that track project quality, delivery and predictability.
Establish regular communication with the team and key stakeholders to provide project status updates.
Identify risks, gaps or blind spots in your teams’ resources, skills, tooling, supporting information systems and action to close those gaps.
What you bring to the team
7-10 years’ experience in software development with a minimum of 3 years’ in a senior leadership role.
Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering degree or equivalent.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deliver on time, on quality and on budget.
Solid understanding of SDLC as well as expert knowledge of both agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them as needed.
Prior experience with Scrum or Kanban
Experience with Project Management tools such as Jira, VersionOne or equivalent
Experience working on large scale technical projects.
Sufficient technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to technical teams, and to objectively evaluate complex project issues and risks.
Excellent communication & organizational skills.
Proven ability to facilitate project meetings and follow-ups.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!