Director, Engineering in Seattle, WA at Sears Home Services

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1415 Northeast 45th Street
    Seattle, WA
  • Date Posted:
    4/30/2018
  • Job ID:
    928261BR

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 928261BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Engineering/Quality
Store ID: 58488: SMC Seattle- Technology

About Wally Labs
Wally Labs is a product-centric, hardware and software startup within Sears. The growing team is made up of startup veterans, experienced execs, and passionate individuals who are driven to build solutions that truly deliver on the Connected Home dream. Our WallyHome platform is already best in class for mitigating and preventing water damage, but that is just the start of our mission. We are tackling hard problems that will make a material impact on your friends' and family's lives! If you are excited about making people's homes smarter and safer, and you will not settle for anything less than elegance and ease of use, we would love to get to know you.

Role: Director of Engineering
Our team at Wally Labs is looking for a Director of Engineering in either our Seattle, WA or Chicago, IL development offices. Your responsibilities will include leading our team of 15+ developers in an agile scrum environment and fostering an efficient, productive development team, partnering with Wally business, product and UX leads to achieve business objectives, representing the Wally development team in discussions with our 3rd-party partners.

Job Requirements

As our Director of Engineering you will:
  • Reinforce with team members Wally's commitment to develop simple, reliable and customer-focused smart home solutions
  • Serve as the primary engineering representative with the product management team
  • Motivate and enable the development team to perform at its best by creating enthusiasm, clearing roadblocks and ensuring development processes, engineering policies and guidelines are understood and observed
  • Assist in cultivating and maintaining 3rd-party partnerships by directly engaging our partners' technical and business leads as the engineering team representative
  • Competently evaluate and resolve technical disputes amongst the development team
  • Clearly communicate benefits and risks or product and business decisions on development and the Wally platform ecosystem
Desired Experience and Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience of engineering management or supervisory roles
  • Experience with and general understanding of several engineering areas including Firmware, Cloud, Apps, Web & QA.
  • Experience working with 3rd-party electronics ODM's/OEM's; experience with Chinese/Taiwanese manufacturing desirable
  • Experience in fostering an engineering culture through mentorship
  • Experience with scrum- or agile-like practices and methodologies
  • Knowledgeable in IoT technologies and industry
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field


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