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Director of Software Engineering

We Are Hiring

Have you heard? Ascension, one of the largest healthcare organization in the country, is making a shift in their IT space!
Join the IT revolution with us as we turn our attention from technology that supports our national health system to developing, deploying, and driving technology that will change the face of healthcare.
If you enjoy creating something new, dreaming big, and have a passion for your expertise we encourage you to apply!

Why Join Ascension?

With more than 4,000 associates, Ascension Technologies enables access to data across applications, transforming how clinicians and patients interact with technology, which enhances our ability to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness. Our associates leverage technology to create collaborative solutions that improve health decisions every day. We believe you should be a tech founder not a fixer – that’s how we do tech at Ascension technologies.

What You Will Do

As Director of Software Engineering, you will build & lead high performance software engineering teams that consistently deliver on commitments with continuous quality and efficiency improvements. Key initiatives for you as the Director Software Engineering would be to hire extraordinary talent, manage individual and team performance, consistently deliver on project commitments & drive continuous quality, efficiency improvements within your Sprint team(s).
Through exploration and collaboration, you will engage in a rewarding career that’s driven by you and powered by Ascension.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Hire the right talent into the team to build and sustain a high perf team
  • Manage the team’s and individual performance through coaching and effective dialogues
  • Drive continuous improvements in Velocity, Quality and automation of the teams
  • Accountable for overall team performance measured by execution on release commitments
  • Build and maintain healthy relationships between engineering teams to manage dependencies & remove roadblocks
  • Ensure common process and tools established are followed by their team(s)
  • Drive a culture of innovation, team work, quality & ownership in their teams
Where You Will Work
River North is Chicago’s most renown area. It's home to the Magnificent Mile, one of the best-known shopping districts in the country, as well as one of the most iconic attractions in the city: Navy Pier. Ascension’s workspace is right in the heart of this area inside a historic landmark building with amenities to help feed your creativity. Enjoy lounges, private offices, and conference rooms with stunning views of the Chicago River—plus an onsite fitness center and a coffee bar with full-time barista. Commuting is a breeze with more than 10 bus lines all within a two-block radius. After work, walk out and enjoy some of the city’s best restaurants and entertainment options.

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related disciplines
Work Experience:
  • 10+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems and applications with a proven track record of building and leading successful engineering teams
  • 3+ years of experience in leading software development and Scrum teams with a track record of successful project delivery
  • Experience with use of open source software and frameworks, CI/CV processes and tools, driving test and upgrade automation
  • Expertise in managing Agile development & successful software delivery
  • Excellent Knowledge of the new technology trends and its applications for driving engineering excellence.
  • Strong technical knowledge & acumen in design and development of highly scalable, available & reliable commercial grade software using public cloud platforms like GPC
  • Strong knowledge of CI/CV methodologies, REST based API design & Service Oriented Architecture implementations

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Job ID: 363268
Category: Information Systems
Facility: MOSTL Ascension Technologies
Ministry: Ascension Technologies
Location: Chicago, IL

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