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Director of Engineering - Remote

Company: Symetra
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Symetra has an exciting new opportunity to join our Emerging Solutions team as a Director of Engineering!About the roleAt Symetra, we 're focused on bringing to market solutions that unlock financial freedom. And we have an exciting opportunity to join our Emerging Solutions and Technology & Operations Solutions teams as a Director of Engineering.The Director of Engineering leads an engineering team that is responsible for the technology enabling a customer, partner or employee product/experience or a company capability. The Director of Engineering is responsible for setting priorities, managing the engineering team, and ultimately shipping the technology that creates value.
What you will do

  • Create a highly technical, supportive, and inclusive team environment aligning with Symetra's Core Values, Leadership Commitments, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to create a technical strategy for the customer, partner or employee product/experience or company capability you oversee.
  • Support an engineering culture that emphasizes quality, agility, experimentation, and continuous delivery. Foster a Dev/Sec/Ops mindset for delivery teams that own their systems and services end-to-end.
  • Coach, mentor and develop a full-stack team of software developers to help them reach their potential. Recruit, hire, grow, and retain engineering and architecture talent. Work with your team on impactful engineering work. Estimate the financial impact of architectural solutions.
  • Lead large, complex initiatives that deliver innovative/modern products and experiences. Ability to translate business problems to technology solutions. Responsible for shipping high quality products on time.
    • Architect and build highly reliable, secure, scalable, and performant solutions.
    • Experience in managing mission-critical cloud native production workloads in AWS using modern serverless technologies. Create effective partnerships with third party partners for service transformation, product delivery and support.
    • Provide leadership and collaboration regarding key technology decisions. Actively pursue the reduction of technology debt where possible and reduce operational risk.
    • Champion user-focused design dedicated to the delivery of exceptional user experience. Comprehensive understanding of software development life cycle.
    • Passionate about staying current on modern solutions and best practices. Perform ongoing assessments of teams and programs to support continuous improvement and innovation.
    • Support off-hours production support and release activities to ensure high availability of critical systems.Why Work at SymetraHere's what some of our employees have to say about why they work at Symetra:"At Symetra, you will find an environment where leaders, peers, and subordinates all work together. A place that values all your skills, whether academic, personal, or functional." Alex A. Corporate Records Manager"We're big enough to make an impact on the country, but small enough to care and know who you are and what you're contributing to the organization. All new ideas are welcome!" Stephanie F. - VP Customer Service & OperationsWhat we offer youBenefits and PerksWe don't take a "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to our employees. Our programs are designed to make your life better both at work and at home.
      • Flexible full-time or hybrid telecommuting arrangements
      • Plan for your future with our 401(k) plan and take advantage of immediate vesting and company matching up to 6%
      • Paid time away including vacation and sick time, flex days and ten paid holidays
      • Give back to your community and double your impact through our company matchingWant more details? Want more details? Check out our Symetra Benefits OverviewSalary Range: $154,800 - $257,900 plus eligibility for annual bonus program.
        Your skills and experience
        • Brings contemporary knowledge in software engineering and solutions architecture
        • Experience engineering within the AWS services ecosystem is a plus
        • Recent experience with microservices, serverless, event driven and distributed systems architecture
        • A champion for continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD)
        • Experience with data management, data structures and systems design
        • Able to balance long-term technology investments against short-term business needs
        • Strong communication, listening, and empathy skills as judged by your teammates
        • Demonstratable past technical accomplishments and continues to be hands-on
        • Organization skills, including the ability to track, build and manage work backlogs in accordance with agile delivery methodologies
        • Problem solving mindset and solution-enabler; ability to identify problems, make decisions and drive innovative solutions
        • Broad understanding and empathy for software engineer needs, such as testing, release, and operational needs
        • 2+ engineering management experience in high-growth engineering organizations or equivalent experience
        • 5-7+ years of engineering experience as an individual contributor working as a backend / full stack developer
        • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science preferred
        • Startup experience, or fintech/insurtech experience a plus
          We empower inclusionAt Symetra, we're building a place where every employee feels valued, respected, and has opportunities to contribute. Inclusion is about recognizing our assumptions, considering multiple perspectives, and removing barriers.We accept and celebrate diverse experiences, identities, and perspectives, because lifting each other up fuels thought and builds a stronger, more innovative company. We invite you to learn more about our efforts here.
          In a complex industry, we strive for clarity.Symetra is a dynamic and growing financial services company with 60 years of experience and customers nationwide. In our daily work delivering retirement, employee benefits, and life insurance products, we're guided by the principles of VALUE, TRANSPARENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY. That means we provide products and services people need at a competitive price, we communicate clearly and honestly so people understand what they're getting, and we build products that stand the test of time. We work hard and do what's right for our customers, communities, and employees. Join our team and share in our success as we work toward becoming the next national player in our industry.For more information about our careers visit AuthorizationEmployer work visa sponsorship and support are not provided for this role. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at hire and must maintain authorization to work in the United States throughout their employment with our company.#li-km1#LI-REMOTE

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