Director, Software Engineer (MRI-Simmons)


United States of America

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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Who We Are:

MRI-Simmons Research is a leading consumer insights company. We are an established organization, with a great brand, that is aggressively reinventing itself through investments in technology and people!

What We Do:

MRI-Simmons measures consumer preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. We do this by collecting data through surveys and passively measured data in a way that is representative of the general population, applying data science and making sense of consumer data through enterprise-grade software.  Marketers and media companies then use MRI-Simmons data and technology to develop marketing strategies, consumer segmentation schemes and media activation approaches. The MRI-Simmons Insights Product is a consumer intelligence and discovery platform that provides marketers with faster access to actionable consumer insights.

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Director, Software Engineer to oversee all Infrastructure and vendor functions in our company. You will oversee a team of IT managers and manage the company’s technology operations and the implementation of new IT systems and policies. An excellent Director, Software Engineer is very knowledgeable in cloud systems. They have a solid technical background while able to manage and motivate people. The ideal candidate will be experienced in creating and implementing IT policies and systems that will meet objectives. The goal is to ensure our infrastructure, vendors, and people are effective and functioning within the limits of budget, time, and specifications of the company.        

As the Director, Software Engineer, you will have following key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated ability and success building and leading an operations-focused engineering team

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience developing production-grade systems

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing developers

  • Prior experience building, releasing, and maintaining complex scalable systems

  • Ability to distill down complex problems to make them tractable for the organization

  • Experience driving change through an organization

  • Proven ability to scale systems and processes

  • Strong cross-functional communication and collaboration

  • Experience in Azure infrastructure

  • Experience managing remote engineers

  • Nice to have’s:

    • Experience with Microsoft Power Platform or Dynamics 365

Now that we have introduced you to the position of Director, Software Engineer, what skills, qualifications, and experience should you, have?  

  • Oversee and manage third-party vendors tasked with managing day-to-day support of interviewers regarding in-field mobile devices and Tech Desk support, including creating and maintaining documentation of all policies and procedures

  • You'll lead/manage a team of software engineers to develop applications, working closely with the VP of Architecture to scale our technology and the Engineering organization

  • You will be responsible for growing and mentoring your team to meet the increasing demands of the business

  • Provide technical and organizational leadership across the engineering team

  • Work closely with the VP of Architecture and other key internal stakeholders to develop and manage the engineering roadmap

  • Drive technical projects and planning

  • Coach team members to encourage professional and career growth

  • Ensure consistent quality for design and code reviews by developing team standards

  • Disseminate information across the organization, and have strategic influence

What we offer:

  • 401K Match

  • Medical/ Vision/ Dental Insurance

  • Work life balance- Hybrid or Remote schedule

  • Tuition Assistance – up to $5,250.00 yearly

  • 11 paid corporate Holidays

  • Life / Pet Insurance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Supplier Discounts/ Plum Benefits partnership

At GfK we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and GfK (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of GfK, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 36 days ago

City: New York, New York - Home Office

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00013973