Director, Software Engineering (HID1928)

Salt Lake City, UT North AmericaUSSalt Lake City, UT
HID Global
Job Type: 
Functional Area: 
R&D Engineering
Job Level: 
Mid-Senior Level

Become a Director, Software Engineering in an Innovative High-Tech Security Company

Job ID: HID1928

#Securing your Future!

The successful candidate should be both an effective leader and a hands-on contributor. This role will plan organize, direct, coordinate and control all aspects of Software Engineering within IdenTrust. Responsibilities include leading the architecture, design, and development of new applications, maintaining and enhancing existing applications, and leading the troubleshooting of defects within the code base.  This role will lead and demonstrate technical excellence in his/her personal work as well as support the development of the team and be responsible for their continued success. Support the broader organization in maintaining established service levels agreements (SLAs) and supporting all audit and compliance activities, as applicable.

What you will be doing

  • Lead the development of enhancements to IdenTrust systems. This includes requirements analysis, design, and development.
  • Provide maintenance on existing code. This includes product changes and defect remediation.
  • Provide accurate, timely, and detailed work notes and status.
  • Participate in change controls outside of standard business hours.
  • In conjunction with the Engineering team, provide a third-tier of support for the IdenTrust platform, when needed.
  • Play a primary role in product architecture design. This includes working with and integrating commercially off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions.
  • Operate as a mentor to other Engineers, providing an open learning environment for cross-team knowledge sharing.
  • Play a vocal role in design and code reviews.
  • Participate in creating and maintaining department standards for software development best practices.
  • Provide reporting to management indicating the status of assigned project work.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently as well as part of a team, and have a proven track record.

What we are looking for    

  • A sound working knowledge of Java, JSP, Java Servlets, SQL, web development concepts. C/C++ helpful but not required.
  • JBoss, Apache Tomcat, or other servlet engine experience.
  • Experience Designing and developing web applications including HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Experience with Software Revision Control Systems, especially git.
  • Experience with HTTP, JSON, XML and Web Services.
  • Solid written and oral communication.
  • Ability to keep up with emerging technologies and to utilize new technologies where appropriate.
  • Ability to provide strategic and tactical direction.
  • Effective leadership.
  • Willingness to be available for off-hours Change Controls and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with PKI and Internet Security concepts/protocols is helpful, but not required.

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years Software Development experience.
  • Management and/or Project Management experience.

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Compliance to all relevant HID Global policies and procedures related to Quality, Security, Safety, Business Continuity, and Environmental systems.
  • Candidate must agree to, and successfully pass a comprehensive background check to include:
    • Financial review (credit worthiness);
    • Civil review (public records, judgments, liens, etc.)
    • Criminal background check; and
    • Drug screening, where applicable

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Flexibility
  • On-the-job training and development
  • Work as part of a global team


HID Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit