Senior Director of Engineering at SparkCognition (Austin, TX)

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SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), a fully wholly owned subsidiary of SparkCognition, Inc., is a U.S. company based in Austin, TX. At SGS, we are helping customers across various services and agencies deploy AI in support of their mission to fuse together a wide set of data, adapt models in real-time, define and predict normal patterns of life, spot anomalies to anticipate decisions, and increase the speed and quality of decisions.
SGS is looking for an innovative and outcome driven Senior Director of Engineering to join us to help evolve the next generation artificial intelligence solutions provided to the US Government. You will help drive the strategy of the engineering organization at SGS, while directly managing the core development engineers that help shape the solutions we deliver to our customers.
• Provide hands on assistance as needed across cross-functional teams including DevOps, Data Science, Software Engineering, Quality Assurance and Technical Writing
• Provide leadership, growth and guidance to direct reports across functional areas
• Promote cross-functional collaboration and development throughout the team
• Instill "doing the right thing" over "just getting it done" within the team - leading by example
• Communicating to leadership and team members status updates early and often
• Owning the completion of committed sprints and deliverables for solutions without sacrificing quality
• Work with leadership, product owner and other stakeholders at SparkCognition to ensure alignment, provide suggestions on product roadmap and provide technology feedback
Minimum Qualifications:
• Masters' in Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Data Science, Engineering or related field
• 10+ years of leading cross-functional software engineering teams as a Senior Manager or similar
• Experience with leading and delivering multiple generations of AI powered solutions
• Proven success working cross-functionally and contributing to a product or technology strategy
• Project or Product Management experience
• Hands on experience in software development
• Passionate about technology within the DoD and US Government Entities
• Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills with the ability to explain approach to all levels in the organization including key stakeholders
• Ability to obtain a US security clearance and be a U.S. Citizen
Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong understanding of the Government customer base and architecture infrastructure
• Experience programming with C# and Python
• Experience with Machine Learning or Deep Learning
• Experience with GCP and Azure cloud environments
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Large 2022 renovated office space located near the Arboretum in Austin, TX- including fully stocked beverage and snack areas, along with community spaces that include games and activities.

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