• Director of Software Engineering

    Job Locations US-UT-South Jordan
    FLSA Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission

    Director of Software Engineering


    Who We Are

    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.


    The Solera Way

    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.


    Are You Uncommon?

    We’re on the hunt for an experienced Director of Software Engineering who ranks in the top quartile among their peers. Someone who has a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed. You will be reporting to the VP of Software Development for the Global Data & Content Organization (GDC), the DSD will analyze the current Development Methodologies to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvement. The incumbent will leverage his/her direct reports in their set organization to ensure emerging technologies and digital trends are being monitored on a continuous basis.

    Position 80s

    What You’ll Be Doing

    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission. The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80’s for this role, are:

    1. Direct, own and execute on recommendations agreed upon by the business unit on items around product roadmap, standards and system configurations;
    2. Guide team to ensure timely delivery of new products and features utilizing best-in-class technologies and agile development methodologies;
    3. Lead and drive analysis, design, roadmap and implementation plans based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint

    Additional responsibilities of the role include:

    • Responsible for delivering highly complex Web and Mobile Applications in SaaS model;
    • Partner with other architects and engineering teams to define, design and implement customer interfaces;
    • Participate in technical presentations and info-sharing sessions to create a clear and uniform understanding of the new systems to various constituents;
    • Provide guidance and lead resolution of technical issues as they arise;
    • Direct, execute and support the needs of strategic roadmap and Blueprint activity;
    • Oversee and create roadmap documents, coding standards, process documents, Agile Development methodology and governance documents;
    • Attract and retain high performance development team;
    • Provides a work environment that recognizes employee achievements and addresses any concerns;
    • Takes part in the Performance Management efforts for their respective teams to achieve performance targets;
    • Responsible for the discipline of employees up to and including termination of employment;


    Are You Qualified?

    • Undergraduate Degree in Business or Engineering required; Master's Degree in Engineering or MBA preferred;
    • Minimum 10 years of experience in a leadership/management role in software development within matrixed, complex organizations;
    • Minimum 5 years of experience of professional management level experience in a large, enterprise environment; 
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with modern software engineering practices - Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps; 
    • Ability to do a mix of people management, technical leadership, and hands-on development, and to effectively balance how much time to spend on each to maximize overall team effectiveness and productivity
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively to all levels of the organization, including executives;
    • Maintains a visible presence that encourages and supports employee communications;
    • Strong reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Excellent communication skills; can communicate clearly and effectively, verbally, in writing, and by electronic communications with both internal and external clients;
    • Proven ability to motivate teams and manage conflict;
    • Experience in the Automotive industry a plus;
    • Demonstrated ability to apply process, architecture and software engineering principles, methods and tools to business challenges;
    • Demonstrated successful delivery of software products in a managerial/leadership capacity;
    • Strategic thinking abilities and an enterprise wide perspective;
    • Experience delivering highly scalable cloud native applications;
    • Preferred experience with current mobile, web, and Big Data technologies;
    • Preferred experience with product development;
    • Startup experience and passion for the fast-paced environment of a rapidly growing organization;


    Our Space

    We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.


    We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.


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