Director Software Development

Location: Venice / Veneto

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Employment type: Full-Time

Pay: Competitive/hour

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Req#: 14107

Job Description

Danfoss Cooling is looking for a Director Software Development for its Danfoss Electronic Controller & Service business unit based in our offices in Venice area, Italy. Reporting to the Vice President of Product Development and Supply Chain, she/he will be responsible for new Product Development of Software with focus on platform development for electronic products, cloud connectivity and Internet of Things for Danfoss applications and systems.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for the development of strategies and architectures for the software platform for connected products and services across Danfoss Cooling, the development of competences, methods as well as system and product knowledge according to technology and product road maps and leading the implementation of agile processes and tools in the RD&E software function.

    Job Responsibilities

    More in details your responsibilities will be:


    • Lead and manage DevOps teams and System Architects in Denmark, Italy and India
    • Establish and maintain software technology road maps for electronic products, cloud connectivity and Internet of Things and align these with the overall segment strategy
    • Execute platform and product development projects in accordance with portfolio road maps
    • Ensure balance between available resources and decided activities
    • Drive organizational development with focus on global culture, structured work methods, frequent interaction with customer/key stakeholders and continues quality improvements
    • Building, motivating and leading a global software development team
    Background & Skills
    • Master’s in computer science, engineering or similar education complimented with relevant leadership education
    • At least 10 years’ experience in leading Software development organizations and Product Engineering including managerial responsibility from hire to fire
    • Minimal 5 years with global responsibility covering sites in different countries.
    • Experience with leading teams in multiple locations and cross functional product development
    • Strong network to external technology, development and electronic manufacturing service partners
    • Able to define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards
    • Proven experience as software architect and knowledge of application design and software platform architectures (preferably Edge frameworks)
    • Practical experience with development, verification and validation of software and electronic product solutions and systems
    • Proven experience in implementing and using Application life cycle management, software development maturity models and Agile development methods
    • Fluent and comprehensive English
    • Available to travel more than 25% of your time.
    Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

    At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

    Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

    Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

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    About company

    The world faces growing populations, booming urbanization and rapid climate change. At Danfoss, we engineer ready-to-use solutions to these challenges. We build energy-efficient solutions that reduce food loss and make cities cleaner – using digital technology to make systems smarter and more connected – and we engineer innovative new ways to save energy and transition to clean energy for the good of our climate.
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