Director, Software Development

| Greater Denver Area

Director, Software Development

About Us

IHS Markit is building an enterprise grade engineering platform to support engineers across a wide variety of segments in their daily work. We deploy a world class semantic search engine utilizing ML and advanced feedback loops to deliver a world class search experience to our users. The product includes tooling to support engineers, and includes high-performance image extraction and display tools using Cassandra and Elasticsearch as our back-end repositories.

Our development teams architect and design for high-availability, scalable, and fault tolerant systems that is decoupled and easy-to-maintain. A core part of our development philosophy revolves around Microservice and the DevOps model. All our new products are developed as microservices, are containerized, and then deployed on container management systems such as Kubernetes. The developers on our teams subscribe to a DevOps model where time to market is a vital measure that we are constantly striving to improve. SQA is considered a part of the development process. As such, automated unit testing, regression, and integration tests are considered a key part of reaching our TTM goals.

We believe in a method of working dynamically and collaboratively that supports freedom and responsibility, wherein the “you build it, you run it” philosophy is one that we value, promote, and enact on a daily basis. Our teams work in close collaboration with each other and we emphasize idea-sharing as a way to foster productivity.

Position Summary

IHS Markit is seeking an experienced, driven and hands on, Director based in Denver, CO who will report to the Executive Director of Software Development. This role will be responsible for leading the development effort for several scrum teams in one of our key product offerings. The candidate has experience with leading multiple development teams both offshore and on-site. The candidate has experience in developing and deploying native cloud-based solutions, possesses a passion for container-based technologies, immutable infrastructure, and continuous delivery practices in deploying global commercial software. They also ensure that the software meets the required standards and follows industry best practices. As Director, you are also skilled in fostering collaboration, innovation and integrity not only within your team but across team boundaries.

Job Responsibilities

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  • Provide thought leadership in technology direction, technical services, vendor partnership, and industry standards adoption.
  • Assume a leadership role in ensuring on-time, high-quality delivery of products through the entire application life cycle.
  • Serve as mentor and coach to technical delivery staff.
  • Promote knowledge sharing across product-development teams. 
  • Maintain an excellent understanding of the business long term goals and strategy and ensures that designs are aligned with these.
  • Track and communicate team progress and team status to the stakeholders.
  • Collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical partners

 

Education / Experience

  • Eight (10) or more years of increasing responsibility in technical roles, with 4 or more years of experience managing multiple development teams.
  • Existing experience with container runtimes and container management systems such as Kubernetes.
  • Ability to work with wide variety of programing languages
  • Real-world experience providing technical leadership on Agile software development projects.
  • Experience in Microservice architecture and development including REST based APIs.
  • Experience with software for high volume data ingestion using technologies such as Storm, Kafka and Redis.
  • Cloud experience with deploying and integrating cloud native applications with several providers.
  • Ability to function well when working in somewhat ambiguous situations.
  • Strong, effective communication skills as to bring multiple personalities and cultures together to work towards a common goal.

 

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IHS Markit is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the laws and regulations in any of our locations.

 

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

 

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

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Location

We may consider Upslope Brewing and OZO Coffee our external conference rooms. If food trucks are your jam we have plenty right outside our doors!

An Insider's view of IHS Markit Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Uniqueness and creativity can be seen in all areas here! We have a digital community bulletin board where you can buy, sell, or post just about anything (seriously, anything!), a company sponsored picnic that includes spirited cornhole competitions, and regular group outings like running or cycling, before, during, or after work.

Marj

Executive Director, Sales

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My teammates and I come from a diverse set of backgrounds and combine our unique perspectives to provide innovative solutions to problems. As a result, our products push new boundaries and delight our clients.

Jason

Product Management Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned to appreciate and be intentional. My teammates are always ready to help each other find a better workflow, learn new tools, and support each other emotionally. This culture of support and collaboration inspires me to contribute by creating amazing work for our clients and being creative in connecting with colleagues intentionally.

Juwon

UI Designer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our culture promotes hard work while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. We all love spending time working together on challenging projects, and when the time comes to get away, the support is felt throughout the company. Whether it's an extended vacation or volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!

Corwin

Associate Creative Director, UI Design

What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We each get 3 days a year to volunteer and will help match you with existing opportinities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have ample opportunities to join committees! We've got guilds, a Pride committee, a crafting club, a book club, a green team, a parenting community and several more.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Restricted share unites (RSU's) may be grated recognizing performance.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life happens and we trust our colleagues to get the work they committed to done.
Remote Work Program
COVID-19 has provided us the opportunity to quickly acclimate to working remotely and we are establishing new guidelines as we continue to learn.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 3 months are eligible for 26 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
We all want the opportunity to learn and grow. You and your manager can talk about what makes sense for you and your team.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

To name a few...pet insurance, ECO pass, loaner bikes and secure bike storage, showers + locker room onsite, food trucks every day and regular visits from Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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