Director, Engineering

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Job Description

As the Director of Engineering you will play a pivotal role in ensuring efficiency, quality and continuous improvement of our Engineering function. Reporting to the Vice President - Engineering and Technology, the Director of Engineering will lead a high-performance team of Engineering Managers to deliver innovative and reliable software products that provide geospatial visualization and situational awareness capabilities in mission critical applications worldwide.

The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of all engineering activities, including team development, project execution and development processes.  The Director of Engineering will work closely with Engineering and Project Managers to deliver software projects on time, within budget and of the highest quality.

This is a hybrid position working out of our Ottawa, Ontario office.

Our Teams:

Small to medium project teams take full responsibility to design, develop and deliver software applications typically in a 6-18 month timeframe. The team size and contract duration allow team members to become familiar with large portions of the system and often provide the opportunity to become subject matter experts for the technology we are integrating, often in customer facing roles.

Duties include:

  • Lead, mentor, and manage a team of Engineering and Project Managers, Software Developers and DevOps Engineers
  • Cultivate a highly performant and highly accountable culture by leading, mentoring, and empowering Engineering Managers and their teams
  • Develop a robust leadership pipeline through a focus on talent development and succession planning
  • Ensure all software projects are delivered on time, in scope and on budget, enhancing our reputation for reliability and customer satisfaction
  • Build and maintain best of class engineering processes and ways of working that ensure traceable, reproducible and high-quality software developed as efficiently as possible
  • Track and report on key engineering metrics regarding project execution, quality and efficiency
  • Understand, manage, and mitigate technical risks to ensure project success
  • Occasional travel to customer/partner sites, including international travel

You Have:

    • A Canadian security clearance or eligibility to obtain one
    • A post-secondary degree in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent relevant experience
    • Minimum of 7 years of previous experience in a software leadership role
    • Minimum of 15 years of previous experience in a software development role
    • Project management experience with a history of on-time and on-budget delivery and direct management of customer relations and expectations; experience with defence programs preferred
    • Expert knowledge of software development practices, methodologies, tools and technologies
    • Ability to provide direction and oversight to a wide range of software projects
    • Excellent internal and external communications skills
    • Knowledge and experience in the design, analysis, integration and test of mission critical software

It will be great if you have:

Experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Managing change in a growing Engineering organization
  • Delivery of software for defence/aerospace applications and knowledge of related standards
  • Development of geospatial display software
  • Unmanned vehicles for civilian and/or defence applications

How to Apply:

Visit our website to learn more about us. If you fulfill the requirements and skills listed above, we look forward to hearing from you.
Please apply by e-mail to, quoting job title “Director, Engineer” and attaching your resume in Word or PDF format.
Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation, please notify
Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in Kongsberg Geospatial.