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Katerra // procurement & logistics for construction industry
Engineering, Full Time    San Francisco, CA    Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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KATERRA exists to help transform construction through technology - every process & every product.

We provide end-to-end building services, creating new efficiencies between design, engineering, construction, project management, & more. Our integrated teams apply the principles of technology & manufacturing to the building industry, bringing fresh minds & innovative approaches to remove unnecessary time & costs from construction projects.

At KATERRA, we lead from every seat. Our ideal team members are self-starters that embrace ambiguity, think big, & bring their own uncompromising standards of excellence.

Head of Software Engineering

Directs & oversees the software engineering function in developing, releasing, & maintaining software applications/operating systems according to business needs. Establishes policies & procedures that produce high-quality software product & service

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead software development team to develop, document & maintain entire cutting edge web-based applications
  • Develop & manage software engineering applications utilizing standard development tools
  • Provide technical consultation as well as expertise to Product Managers
  • Stimulate hiring, career plans, training as well as performance reviews for software engineering team
  • Review all documents related to Product requirement & participate in product brainstorming sessions
  • Provide employee coaching, mentoring, development & team building
  • Head responsibility to analyze, design, develop & support all software application systems
  • Participate actively in Scrum software development process as Scrum Master
  • Provide leadership, management & technical vision to entire engineering team
  • Develop & implement software engineering plans appropriately
  • Manage all software engineering schedules, budget & resource allocation
  • Manage joint development with 3rd party vendors as well as outsourced development
  • Assist software development team to attain optimal team performance through removing technical obstacles
  • Help improve team processes & handle resource tribulations if any
  • Interact with different members to ensure successful delivery of each sprint iteration & product release

Required Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer in a construction company
  • High proficiency in English - both written & spoken
  • Strong interpersonal skills such as leadership, communication, persuasion, motivation, & loyalty
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, & prioritizing skills
  • Comfort with fast paced, quickly changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate work efforts in an independent manner
  • Displays initiative, exhibits flexibility & adaptability
  • Ability to lead & coach people
  • Masters Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
  • Knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools & processes
  • Experience with high availability online business application development
  • Proven success with product releases
  • Work in a agile development environment & familiarity with tools
  • Understanding of the geo-political, legal & industry contexts
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications suite

Please note that KATERRA does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, KATERRA will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, KATERRA explicitly reserves the right to pursue & hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of KATERRA.

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