VP Software & Systems Solutions

Europe, Middle East and Africa Europe, Middle East and Africa
HID Global
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This is an essential position to the HID Global CID Business Unit and will report to the Managing Director of CID.
As a strong leader, he/she will be responsible for all aspects of CID’s overall customized projects and software products development, R&D and delivery efforts.
In addition, this role coordinates the activities of the globally dispersed engineering groups. He/she ensures successful system integration and delivery to customers, internal projects and products development success, both in terms of performance, costs and planning.
This V.P of Software & Systems Solutions will work closely with the other company-wide support functions ensuring deliverables and priorities identified in corresponding strategies and roadmaps are met in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibility

• Establish a customer oriented and solutions delivery mindset, process, and methodology that drives immediate results and establishes a baseline for growth.
• Ensure alignment between the Market, Customers, Business Managers, Products Strategy and Product Managers, and internal team members – thereby assuring business alignment and profitability through delivery of customized solutions and market-driven software.
• Determine the appropriate structure and the global organization for efficient & effective customized projects/solutions delivery and software products research & development.
• Ensure all work is performedin accordance with accepted industry practices and guidelines, while also continually educating and challenging the organization to adopt the latest and most effective software development and delivery practices.
• Ensure solution sets are tested, qualified, anddocumented in accordance with design control andquality standards, as well as applicable international standards.
• Ability to effectively change within an organization without losing focus or redirecting accountability for technical deliveries
• Grow, challenge, manage, and improve the project delivery and software development teams.
• Develop a 5-year technical vision to be discussed with peers and ultimately form a supporting building block of CID’s 5 year strategy
• Ability and experience to make innovation blossom within teams in an organized manner targeting to land material inputs in development roadmaps

· To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
· Degree holder in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related disciplines
· 20 years’ experience with minimum of 10 years’ experience developing and managing project delivery, software design and test organizations. Solid understanding of multiple development and testing methodologies, with a focus towards Agile and customer required SDLC deliverables.
· Experience in managing and deploying large scale projects and software solutions via system integration incorporating internal and multiple 3rd party hardware and software components
· Experience in softwaredevelopment onmobile identities platforms (IOS, Android)
· Experience in provision of digital identities solutions
· Solid knowledge of encryption and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) deployment
· Experience in design and implementation of multimodal biometric capturing and verification solutions
· Experience in embedded software design, development and certification such as Chip Operating Systems and on-chip applications (both in Native and Java)
· Experience in development and life cycle management of SaaS solutions
· Experience in design and translation of product roadmap into software deliverables
· Experience in effectively managing outsourced development

Language Skills
· Proficiency in English language (verbally and in writing) is a must
· Proficient in communication and presentation to senior management

Computer Skills
· Proficient in Application/Systems Architecture design and implementation in various systems hosting environments (on-premises / clouds)
· Knowledge in
· Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
· Messaging Middleware Application Integration (e.g. SMTP/POP3, FTP(s), HTTP(s) Protocols)
· Infrastructure (servers, network, storage) security & sizing
· XML Integration Methodologies and appropriate usage specifications
· C#, C++, and Java development environments
· Design and implementation of Chip Operating Systems with on-chip applications (both in Native and Java)
· Security Integration for various OS, Communication, and Data Storage based on environmental specifications
· Strong technical knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, public key infrastructure and their applications in entreprise IT and in the web and mobile space

Other Skills
· Strong analysis, synthesis and organizational skills
· Proactive & problem-solving oriented
· Proficient people & project management skills
· Team player, ability to work with other business units, and build relationships with them, strong communication skills
· Ability to read and interpret technical journals, specifications, international technical standards, etc.

Work Environment
· Employee works primarily in an office environment, within a well-ventilated area, and is exposed to moderate noise levels.

Work Requirements
· Travel and fieldwork (customer sites) including extensive international travel will be required, therefore employee must possess or can acquire valid travel authorization throughout the region
· Compliance to all relevant HID Global policies and procedures related to Quality, Security, Safety, Business Continuity, and Environmental systems.
· Must be willing to spend a percentage of time travelling internationally.