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Head of Software Engineering, Digital Solutions

Company: Watts Water Technologies
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications. Based in North Andover, MA Watts Water Technologies, Inc. is traded on the NY Stock Exchange under the symbol "WTS". Watts, with revenues of approximately $1.8 billion, has operations in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa with over 4600 employees. Watts objective is to increase sales and earnings by expanding into new markets, making key acquisitions and reducing manufacturing costs through the One Watts Performance System.

Today, Watts through its various brands and subsidiaries, is a global provider of plumbing, heating and water quality solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors and OEM customers.Watts is leading the digitalization of the water management space, developing smart & connected products and commercializing digital solutions that deliver lasting value to customers. The newly formed Digital Solutions team spearheads the development of cutting-edge customer-facing solutions within Watts in coordination with business units, focusing on delivering actionable and trusted insights to customers through intuitive solutions that continuously evolve to meet ever-changing user needs.ROLE PURPOSE AND SCOPE:We are looking for an exceptional Head of Software Engineering who will work with leadership teams across Watts to define the cross-organization technology architecture vision and roadmap, deliver the suite of customer-facing applications, build a high-performing engineering culture and team, and manage alignment across Watts' enterprise stakeholders and external partners.Technical Strategy, Vision and Architecture

  • Defining and evolving the Northstar architecture for customer-facing solutions across Watts
  • Leading strategic technological roadmaps and initiatives that align Digital Solutions, BUs, and other organizational units
  • Evangelizing technical vision and strategy both internally and externally
  • Communicating technology decisions and outcomes to key stakeholders (e.g., sponsors, ecosystem partners, product teams)
  • Advising the team on selection of modern technologies including languages, open-source and third-party tools to increase efficiency and improve technology and product offerings
  • Planning and allocating resources appropriately between innovation and mature solutions
  • Building and managing external partnerships with software development vendors, integration partners, etc.Execution, Product Delivery and Results
    • Collaborating with the Digital Product teams and enterprise BUs to define product and technology roadmaps and to deliver new products and features
    • Continuously rebalance product, service, technical features, which maximize value and minimize effort to focus on the highest returning initiatives for business and customer
    • Improving development process, with a focus on automating regular high-quality releases
    • Defining, tracking, and delivering key productivity metrics and continually work towards improving team efficiency and engineering output
    • Championing a culture of learning, measurement, accountability, and qualityBUs, Operations, IT, Information Security and Infrastructure
      • Partnering with hardware BUs to deliver software-based solutions in support of BU objectives and roadmaps
      • Partnering with IT and operations in support of enterprise IT strategy
      • Supporting the organization with the internal productivity and collaboration tools across physical offices and remote environments
      • Continuing to evolve security practices and controls to meet the needs of protecting customer data and systems
      • Maintaining and optimizing the budget of infrastructure and software toolsRecruiting and Building a High Performing Engineering Organization
        • Working with the recruiting team to build a pipeline of diverse engineers to support the growth of the engineering organization
        • Evolving how the Digital Solutions organizes engineering and defining career paths
        • Creating rotational opportunities to distribute skills across Watts and develop the next set of leaders from within
        • Elevating the engineering brand through published work and speaking at eventsQUALIFICATIONS:
          • Bachelor's degree required.
          • Startup and enterprise SaaS engineering senior leadership experience driving business results
          • 10+ years architecting software solutions and leading product development teams
          • Managed a portfolio of mature and at scale digital products and platforms
          • Defined and launched at least 2 products from inception, preferably in the B2B segment
          • Experience designing, building and scaling IOT and/or data analytics platforms
          • Designing and developing microservice-based architectures and data engineering pipelines
          • Designing data analytics use cases and familiarity with time-series databases, PowerBI, SQL, python, and open-source data and analytics tools
          • Experience with CI/CD, DevSecOps, and Azure Cloud Infrastructure
          • Software engineering practices (e.g. Agile software development, test driven development, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, etc.)
          • Deep understanding with Data Engineering & Advanced Analytics
          • Familiarity with Hardware and Network engineering
          • Ability to stand up a remote organization, hire & coach engineering talent
            • Experience dealing with challenging priorities in a fast-paced environment
            • Shown experience engaging and influencing senior executives and managing cross-organizational stakeholders
              • Experience establishing and managing external vendor relationships
              • An entrepreneurial spirit that is flexible, experimental, and resourcefulPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: as required by Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)While performing the tasks of this job, you are frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. You are occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. You must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.#LI RemoteWatts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Keywords: Watts Water Technologies, Austin , Head of Software Engineering, Digital Solutions, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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