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Director Software Engineering

Wi-Tronix, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Philadelphia, PA posted October 24, 2021.

Every day, our teams embrace exciting opportunities with their unique skills and talents to pioneer advancing innovation and radically change how the rail industry navigates the future.

At Wi-Tronix, we are inspiring and engineering the skills of tomorrow, today and we are looking for exceptional people who share our passion and are ready to break the rules and re-imagine rail.

Big ideas happen here, ideas that keep people safe and an industry we love safely on track.

Our culture is about agile collaboration and working here is not just a job-it’s a calling to make a difference.

What can you expect?

We have a highly collaborative culture which involves continuous exchange and vetting of ideas, in person, with Executive Staff and subject matter experts throughout the organization.

Our salary ranges, including performance based incentives, are commensurate with experience and we offer a comprehensive benefits package.

We believe in supporting total health for our employees to include physical, financial, occupational, mental and social.

At a high level, our benefits include:

  • A market leading solution provider with a customer base that includes all the major railroads in North America
  • A flexible office/remote work environment to help accommodate individual schedules
  • Casual dress and an array of health insurance and wellness programs to support total health
  • Company sponsored social and community service opportunities
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability (Short and Long Term)
  • Company funded 401k contribution on day 1
  • Wellness and Charitable giving programs
  • Company provided snacks and beverages


Who are we looking for?

Strategic Leadership

  • Accountable for proposing and delivering on the agreed to overall architecture
  • Own the quality, scalability, security, and performance of applications, systems, and integrations
  • Identify process efficiency opportunities
  • Define and lead the deployment of best practices including security health within the software organization
  • Identify, analyze, and remove development constraints and barriers to velocity
  • Provide technical consultation as well as expertise to Product Management
  • Contribute thought leadership through understanding the latest technology trends like emerging standards for fresh technology opportunities
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to enable business value creation, as well as the stability and scalability of our solutions
  • Utilize appropriate and aligned Agile methodology and principles to ensure changes identified from retrospectives are implemented
  • Provide leadership, management, and technical vision to entire engineering team
  • Measure team performance / productivity
  • Instill a mindset of curiosity and continuous improvement within team, with a goal to drive faster speed to market at a lower cost
  • Recommend optimal staffing approach to accomplish strategic and tactical goals (direct and/or contingent workforce strategies)
  • Hire, coach, and mentor software engineering/development managers and team members to optimize talent and development efficiencies and operate as a high-performing team
  • Evaluate software development team members through performance reviews and 360s, whereas ratings evaluate performance as it pertains to project outcomes and company core values
  • Assist software development team to attain optimal team performance through removing technical obstacles
  • Serve as a resource to leadership team; provide expert counsel and direction with regards to removing organizational constraints that impede development

Tactical Accountabilities

  • Facilitate agile teamwork by ensuring SDLC process execution
  • Accountability to ensure the software team takes ownership in leading the analysis, design, development and support all software application systems
  • Accountability to support the software development team in the deployment process
  • Ensures accountability for ISO, SOC-2, and quality control activities that operate under their direct supervision, as well as all other certification activities


What will you need?

  • Bachelor’s degree in, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Masters in Engineering and/or MBA Preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ software development experience
  • 5+ years developing and managing software development managers and developers
  • 5+ years leading with embedded components.
  • A proven record of scaling engineering teams and systems
  • Proven experience SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) specifically with embedded software/hardware and web application software
  • Ability to balance managing tactical delivery and strategy development
  • Experience in a fast paced, Agile, continuous integration environment

Wi-Tronix is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Wi-Tronix is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

All employment decisions at Wi-Tronix are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Mary Oster or for assistance.

Wi-Tronix does not accept and will not review unsolicited resumes from recruiters and/or search firms. 

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