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Director, Software Engineering at Ascensus in Honolulu, Hawaii

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

At Ascensus, technology is more than just a solution. It powers the business that helps millions of people save for what matters-retirement, education, and healthcare. Our technology experts tackle exciting challenges in collaborative teams, but work in an environment where individual and career development is always valued. Technology associates leverage their talents and passion, building new and innovative platforms, creating programs founded in automation in agile frameworks, and driving existing and new markets-all of which supports the rapid growth of a dynamic industry leader.

Here's your chance to REALLY make a difference. We have the technology; we need a seasoned-leader who can harness it and incorporate industry best practices, and, partner with peers and senior leaders to deliver scalable technology solutions to meet our client's needs of today and tomorrow. However, the right candidate knows, technology is only as good as their team behind it. At Ascensus, People Matter is one of our key core values. A rewarding difference you can make is not only by achieving business results, but also by inspiring your team to reach successful milestones. The fruits of your talent management strategy can be recognized by all because your team will be inclusive, driving innovation, achieving business results and thriving professionally in their careers.

Position location is preferably to be onsite out of our Newton, MA office. However, will consider candidates being remote from any of the New England and Mid-Atlantic state regions with frequent travel to Newton office.

Specific responsibilities include: leading and managing a team of delivery professionals, consisting of software engineers, quality assurance, DevOps and/or Architect skillsets aligned to several scrum teams; partnering with product owners and business partners to ensure business objectives are met.; providing people, administrative, and process leadership; ; coaching, mentoring, managing and leading the talent within an agile environment. Given your prior Engineering experience, you will partner with a peer to lead an Engineering community of "practice" for all engineers across the division.

Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Leadership of software developers, quality assurance, DevOps and Architecture associates

  • Coach and mentor software associates, develop skills, provide continuous feedback

  • Identifying people and process improvement strategies for the scrum teams.

  • Excellent knowledge of software development design and experience with agile development methodologies.

  • Strong organizational, leadership, decision making and communication skills.

  • Participating in software architectural discussions, influencing decisions, and collaborating with peers to maintain consistency across the organization.

  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.

  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements


  • Passion for people management, and experience (minimum of 5+ years') managing software development teams

  • At least 3-5 years of experience as a software developer, or architect at some point in career

  • At least 2 years' experience with Agile processes (Scrum, XP, Lean, etc.)

  • Experience and good understanding of designing scalable, distributed systems for running scalable solutions

  • Possesses a level of breadth and depth of software development experience that allows for influence and competence in technical discussions with internal and external stakeholders

  • Experience making good decisions around technical, infrastructure debt and working with legacy code

  • Ability to engage and motivate staff

  • Passion for Continuous integration and deployment pipeline and automation



At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity-housed within our Core Values: People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.


As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.



Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws ("Protected Status").

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