VP, Software Engineering at OpenText (Atlanta, GA)

| Atlanta, GA
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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the EVP, Chief Product Officer, the VP, Software Engineering is responsible for leading a high performing Software Engineering organization of over 400+ professionals on a global scale while directing and managing multiple diverse teams of engineering professionals in several countries performing research, development, design and/or implementation of products, services, solutions. This is a transformational, highly visible, and impactful senior leadership role, that will lead a global Software Engineering function to design, build and deliver high quality, secure and scalable applications in a timely manner across the OpenText portfolio.

The role will focus on establishing and improving partner and customer facing and internal program & project methodologies driven by customer and program analytics. This role requires the ability to create and communicate the technical strategy within the organization and/or across the function while keeping security at the forefront. Experience with data-driven and/or machine learning systems will also be a significant asset.

What You're Great At:

  • As a critical member of the SMB/C Leadership team, this role supports the long-term strategic roadmap for the software engineering organization focusing on driving growth, transformation & innovation
  • Oversee program direction including governance & reporting, prioritization and ROI
  • Turn direction into detailed program plans, coordinate execution and report progress against the key milestones and KPIs
  • Hire, retain, manage, and coach the leaders and future leaders of Engineering team while managing headcount to the budget
  • Provide technical leadership to ensure sound architectural design and software development
  • Detailed resource planning of key engineering projects while being accountable for on-time and on-budget delivery of release goals
  • Ability to work well through ambiguity, confidence in making tough calls and leading through adversity
  • The role is responsible for overseeing large, diverse Engineering teams, partnering with product management, architecture, delivery, data & analytics, and live operations teams to design and build out the next generation industry solutions
  • Manages Headcount, deliverables and schedule for the organization ensuring that resources are appropriately allocated, and that Goals, Objectives, Timelines and Budget are met
  • Work with PR and marketing teams to drive thought leadership around cyber security and data protection with magazines, press, tv interviews
  • Own & drive the end-to-end development effort for on-time, high-quality, highly scalable technical solutions that meet the product vision. Responsibilities span all phases of product development including:
    • Collaborating and aligning with architects and platform teams on proper architecture and design
    • Innovate and champion the application of new technologies like AI and Machine learning into the portfolio
    • Partnering with product management to ensure completeness and common understanding of product vision, roadmap & requirements.
    • Leading agile engineering teams to deliver end to end technical solutions that meet and exceed product expectations.

What It Takes:

  • 15+ years of experience leading Global Engineering teams in collaborative and matrix organization
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex technical ideas to a business audience is as critical as the understanding of, and experience in, leading talented research and engineering teams
  • Strong project management skills with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  • Demonstrated leadership experience setting the vision and building, leading and motivating software engineering teams. Leads by example with creativity, strategic thinking, and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to coordinate resources outside of direct management to support strategies and initiatives to build alignment.
  • Possesses strong combination of strategic thinking, detailed tactical planning and project management expertise
  • Ability to communicate complete information (verbal and written) in a clear concise manner with strong executive presence
  • Results oriented with a proven track record of success leading an engineering team in a dynamic, frequently changing entrepreneurial environment where management of complex and often conflicting product requirements is a critical driver of success
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work across multiple silos within the organization and lead cross functional teams to successful outcomes, including an ability to address complex situations into actionable plans
  • Strong organization skills: ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Ability to see and communicate the big picture across multiple projects
  • Identify and comprehend business changes quickly and communicate to executive/business sponsors

OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact [email protected].

Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText's global vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an OpenText office. Accommodations may be available for specific roles.
More Information on OpenText
OpenText operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Trinton Falls, NJ, Gaithersburg, MD, Lexington, KY, Alpharetta, GA, Broomfield, CO and San Francisco, CA. OpenText was founded in 1991. It has 14088 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 11 open jobs at OpenText, click here.
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