Director of Software Development - Full Time - Houston, TX in Houston, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

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Job Description

A Vaco Technology client is looking to hire a Director of Software Development to lead their team of open source developers in West Houston. This Director of Software Development should be willing to jump in where needed as this team is very lean, so someone hands-on with AWS cloud technologies, who can create innovative solutions for new and existing services. This person will oversee the design, and implementation of software throughout the SDLC, as well as the budgeting for projects, collaboration with marketing, engineering, operations and upper management, and training the team on new technology.

Natural leadership abilities, an understanding of data science tools, strong technical skills, and a passion for developing artificial intelligence for big data will be essential.

This role will oversee a team of 16-18 including 3 team leaders.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar field
  • 8+ years of SaaS software development experience, especially for cloud-based applications
  • 3+ years of management experience; supervising other supervisors preferred
  • Must have led development teams that are working on commercial revenue generating software.
  • Experience with marketing software development REQUIRED.
  • Experience languages similar to Java, R, Python, or Scala
  • Ability to understand specific functional areas of the business
  • Working knowledge of newer technologies such as Hadoop, serverless, NoSQL, ElasticSearch and Ansible
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and solve problems
  • Superior leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills speaking with developers and non-technical executives
*** US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. Our client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas at this time.