Positions Available - Director of Software Engineering - Louisville, KY

Position Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Position Summary

MiTek Corporation is a family owned and operated parent company to brands including MTX Audio, Xtant, Coustic and AtlasIED. MiTek's experience in designing, manufacturing, and selling high performance commercial, mobile, residential, marine, and motorsports audio has created some of the best equipment on the market.

MiTek offers a comprehensive benefits package along with long term growth opportunities across its many brands.  Come join the family!

The Position:

We are seeking an experienced and energetic Director of Software Engineering with a passion for audio to support our commercial division.  Ideal candidates will have excellent communication and organizational skills, be self-motivated, able to multi-task and work efficiently leading the department. 

The Director of Software Engineering is responsible for overseeing the Software and Firmware engineering functions in developing, releasing, and maintain software and firmware applications/operating systems according to MiTek business needs. Establishes policies and procedures that produce high-quality software, firmware, and service.

Looking for qualified candidates in the Louisville, KY market.


Essential Functions

  • Lead software & firmware development teams to develop, document, and maintain applications.
  • Participate actively in the software & firmware development process to drive on-time release date commitments.
  • Responsible for overall system architecture and ensuring scalable designs for future expansion and updates.
  • Assist software & firmware development teams in attaining optimal team performance by removing technical obstacles.
  • Develop and manage software & firmware engineering applications utilizing standard development tools.
  • Work effectively with Product Managers and Project Managers to ensure delivery against agreed priorities.
  • Stimulate hiring, career plans, training as well as performance reviews for the software & firmware engineering team.
  • Review all documents related to product requirements and participate in product brainstorming sessions.
  • Responsibile to analyze, design, develop and support all software & firmware application systems.
  • Provide employee coaching, mentoring, development, and team building.

Essential Tasks

  • Ensure the team’s adherence to the development gate system.
  • Build lean, technically strong, accountable, fearless, high-performing teams that can collaborate and challenge each other to produce the best outcome.
  • Create, implement and maintain a continuous improvement plan for software & firmware development.
  • Ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization.
  • Drive consistent standards and approaches throughout the development teams.
  • Establish clear organizational structures and succession plans aligned with appropriate responsibilities, accountabilities, and personal development for all development staff in line with anticipated growth.
  • Manage all software & firmware engineering budget and resource allocation.
  • Manage joint development with 3rd party vendors as well as outsourced development.
  • Hire engineers and coordinate their training.
  • Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary to achieve the objectives of the software & firmware teams and MiTek goals.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or Master in Computer Science

EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years of experience in leading engineering teams, solving complex problems in enterprise offerings, analyzing challenges, and establishing strategies and processes for resolutions.
  • 5+ years of experience in leading global teams spanning over 30 members.
  • Experience leading senior professionals, including managers and architects.
  • Experience with deploying Test Driven Development.
  • Experience with audio and video network transports preferred.
  • Experience with large network devices preferred.
  • Experience with DSP (Digital Signal Processing) preferred.

Skills

  • Comfortable with software & firmware code development and leadership.
  • Ability to merge agile with waterfall project management philosophies to deliver software and firmware on time alongside hardware.
  • Leadership abilities with a strategic mind.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proficient with all MS Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to learn MiTek’s internal systems and other programs as needed.
  • Willing to travel on a periodic basis.
  • Comfortable with multiple, simultaneous responsibilities.

MiTek/AtlasIED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Work Environment

Normal office setting