Senior Director, Technology

Mishimoto Automotive New York, NY 2019-07-11

The AccuWeather IT organization is seeking a highly motivated leader with exceptional strategic, operational, entrepreneurial, and interpersonal skills and deep expertise in web based platforms and API’s to join the Software Development leadership team as Senior Director, Technology.  Someone who likes to experiment, innovate, and engineer breakthrough customer experiences, bring simplicity to software engineering, and drive quality throughout the organization.

Who You Are


As the Senior Director, Technology, you'll lead and influence a high performing development organization to consistently deliver complex web, mobile web, advertising, SDK, and API platforms, and drive innovation, cutting-edge technologies, and world-class quality into AccuWeather's products.  We are looking for someone who is technically strong, energetic, highly collaborative, and passionate about software architecture, design and implementation, AccuWeather's products, and our customers.

What You Will Be Doing


  • Lead, manage, and grow multiple teams of product focused software engineers
  • Work with product and program management teams to develop and deliver on software roadmaps
  • Define, implement, and continuously improve software engineering, testing, and delivery practices
  • Work across Agile teams to develop, test, implement, and support full stack technical solutions
  • Drive performance, availability, resilience, and scalability into flagship product offerings
  • Experiment with and learn new technologies and stays on top of technology trends
  • Encourage diversity, innovation, outside-the-box thinking, collaboration, and self-organization
  • Collaborate with other leaders and peers to define, execute, and drive Corporate and IT strategies
  • Work with external vendors in defining and developing initiatives that support AccuWeather’s business and technology needs
  • Contributes to the development of an operating plan and budget
  • Mentors and guides the professional and technical development of engineers on your team
  • Coaches team members to progress career goals and personal development goals
  • Attracts and retains diverse, high performing, software engineering leaders and individuals
  • Participate in internal and external technology communities and mentor members of the engineering community


Experience We Are Looking For


  • BS/BA in related discipline with 12+ years’ experience and 7+ years’ management experience
  • Proven history of technical and organizational leadership
  • Proven ability to lead and work within geographically distributed engineering teams
  • Mastery of software engineering and testing processes and concepts
  • Mastery of Agile, DevOps, Automation, and CI/CD processes and concepts
  • Deep understanding of and experience with global, large scale, distributed platforms
  • Deep understanding of and experience with cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Deep understanding of and experience with CDN implementation and caching strategies (Akamai)
  • Experience integrating with pre-bid and ad platforms and SDK’s (DFP, A9, Carambola, Beemray, etc.)
  • Experience with performance engineering and monitoring, logging, and analytics tools
  • Proficient in C#, Java, Objective-C, or similar
  • Experience leading teams of 20 or more software engineers
  • Experience managing contracting vendors and consultants
  • Self-driven; strong problem-solving skills; adaptable, proactive, and willing to take ownership
  • Strong verbal / written communication skills; excellent collaboration, reporting, and analytical skills

Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Minimal travel (10%) is required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work is usually quiet.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, genetic information, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran orientation, or veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status or any other legally protected categories under local, state of federal laws.  We believe a culture of diversity and inclusion provides unique perspectives that help make the workplace more innovative, engaging and profitable.

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