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The Director Software Engineering (DSE) is a leadership role reporting to the Chief Information & Technology Officer (CITO). This role requires a highly experienced, hands-on professional responsible for the successful design, development, deployment, and support of XPRIZE’s core software infrastructure including web front-end, backend, and data related services. The DSE works closely with key stakeholders including marketing, prize operations, advancement, legal, and human resources to ensure their varied needs are met. The DSE works closely with the Sr. Director of IT Ops & Infrastructure to produce highly reliable, globally deployed, software & systems for our growing baseline of users. Please note that we cannot consider applicants who require immediate or future sponsorship to work in the United States.
The DSE works closely with the CI&TO to set the vision for the XPRIZE software, and owns the software architecture, development, development methodologies, strategic roadmaps, deliveries, testing, and support of all core XPRIZE software, ensuring that the overall capabilities meet the growing needs of the organization.
Specific duties include:
The XPRIZE Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization.
Please note: Though submitting a resume to the XPRIZE Foundation implies that you are interested in a position(s), it does not imply that you are an applicant. You are not considered an applicant until you have been contacted directly by a Talent Acquisitions representative requesting that you begin the designated application process, which may involve phone and/or in-person interview(s), job-related testing, and background checks.