Compassion International

  • Senior Director of Solutions Engineering

    Job ID
    2019-18027
    Location Name
    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

     

    This senior director leads the global solutions engineering function to manage the lifecycle of critical corporate-wide and customer-specific technology based products primarily using Lean and Agile SDLC practices. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direction through subordinate directors to a function or geographic region of the ministry. This responsibility includes hiring, discipline, and termination, as well as, coaching, performance management, and work directing the ministries global strategies. The incumbent collaborates with other senior leaders and sets functional strategy. Decisions are guided by major operational strategy and executive priorities.

    Essential Job Functions

    Responsibilities

    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • Provides leadership, planning and consultation to subordinates, executives, and peer management in the successful alignment of assigned department resources to ensure achievement of operational priorities and initiatives, integrating priorities within organizational strategies to ensure that department's purpose is fulfilled. Creates work environment promoting continual improvement and learning, free from fear of failure, supporting mistakes that encourage continual learning. Employs Lean leadership style focusing on developing team members’ skills. Studies and understands new developments in Lean, Agile, and contemporary software development and management practices and encourages same for teams.
    • Compiles or prepares and administers the annual budget and departmental expenses, ensuring accountability for on-time completion of deliverables based on department objectives, SLAs, and other Compassion standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory and board policies.
    • Selects, manages and develops assigned staff, establishing goals and objectives, coaching and managing performance, including discipline, motivation, and annual reviews; supports continuous learning and development that enhances individual performance and organizational capability. Coaches teams to identify a given problem, understand the root causes, and build solutions that will be embraced by the organization. Creates teams that are jointly responsible for success, solving problems together in ways that develop people’s capabilities and increases their engagement and commitment, focusing on respect for people.
    • Develops and implements global strategy for application software design and development. Ensures staffing and development in function to provide technical and strategic expertise in the creation of global inter-related system design for existing architecture or new deployments.
    • Directs the development of specifications for requirements to integrate global applications. Serves as catalyst and expert leader, driving the development and implementation of new standards in software development.
    • Working through subordinate leaders, directs developers and solutions engineering professionals who develop and update complex program logic for multi-faceted applications or analyze and modify logic in existing applications.

    Qualifications

    Faith

    • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


    Culture

    • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.


    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Disaster & Emergency Management or related discipline


    Work Experience

    • Minimum of 10 years' experience in a software leadership role of Senior Manager level or above

    Licenses and Certifications

    • Certified Applications Developer or similar credential.


    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***


    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 25% of normal schedule


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