Sr. Director of Engineering (HID813)

HID Global
Fremont, CA North AmericaUSFremont, CA

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. Everyday millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit


We are an exceptional team in pioneering new, people-centric approaches to power the trusted identities required to navigate the physical and cyber worlds with confidence. And we are actively looking for engineers, designers, product managers, supply chain experts, customer service and business professionals to join our rapidly growing team!


If you want to be part of pioneer players at a company that is changing the world, please read on!



This role is a key technology leader in a dynamic and rapidly growing business segment as part of ­­­­­the IAM Solutions Business Unit. As the Senior Director of Engineering you will play an integral role in setting the business unit’s strategic direction, development and future growth, and positioning the company’s SaaS & On-Premise solutions to lead in the industry. You will provide leadership to develop the solution and technology platforms, and assure consistent and high quality SaaS & Solution delivery operations. In this role, you will report into Vice President, Engineering, IAM Solutions.


What You Will Be Doing


The Sr. Director of Engineering, IAM solutions, will lead the engineering team delivery aligned with the IAM Engineering roadmap, and will manage the interoperability aspects of the IAM solutions group point products and services such that they can be integrated to provide market-oriented solutions. You will act as Thought Leader in the IAM solution space, in terms of Credential Management, Cloud services, predictive analytics, core developments, database concepts and trust models.


  • Platform Development: State of the art, robust, scalable, and flexible platforms are our long-term competitive advantage.
  • Work closely with product management, develop the cutting-edge platforms road-map to retain the company’s competitive position.
  • Manage and enhance the company’s agile processes for rapid development and delivery to market.
  • Manage flawless & timely execution of development projects, including solution architecture recommendations, prioritization, establishing scopes & timelines, resource allocation, and measuring the quality of deliverables.
  • Delivery of systems and solutions that demonstrate or are accredited to the highest security levels.
  • Develop and maintain partnership with vendors in the ecosystem to create more strategic opportunities.
  • Creation of monthly reporting on status and projections on spend and project deliveries.
  • Act as the escalation point for development, release and support of our platforms.
  • Team management and development: A cohesive team with skilled & dedicated team members is the foundation of success.
  • Foster a culture of flawless execution and timely execution throughout the solutions, platforms and SaaS operations.
  • Attract top talent through rigorous and selective hiring practices.
  • Cultivate and retain talent through training, development and growth opportunities.
  • Motivate and mentor team members.
  • Lead by example through participation and involvement in, and oversight of development.
  • Assure that the company’s technology solutions, support and services align with the company’s short- and long-term goals and create unsurpassed value for clients.


What You Need for This Position


  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record of delivering superior technology solutions at optimized costs, as well as effective and scalable operations that have been successful in meeting and exceeding performance and SLA objectives. To be successful in this position, the candidate will need to demonstrate pro-active risk mitigation capabilities, as well as excellent communication skills, managing expectation and timely driving to successful market deliverables.
  • The ideal candidate needs to be results oriented, data driven, highly analytical, strategic thinker, with a good balancer on process and planning, and needs to have well rounded communication skills to engage with executive management and with broad audiences.
  • Experience of managing technical projects that combine hardware and software, development essential, always with a focus on the security of the solution.
  • Experience of leading a geographically separated, multinational, R&D team is essential. Significant market knowledge degree of the IAM Solutions space, with a demonstrable history of success in this area.


Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelors from college or university (Master’s degree or additional training preferred); or at least ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including supervisory experience. 
  • Significant demonstrable knowledge of the fields of security, integration with partner technologies, and building end-to-end Solutions.
  • Strong budget acumen and capacity to manage spend.


Language Skills


  • Ability to effectively communicate in the English language verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications, etc. and to respond directly and succinctly in customer centric language and concepts.


Work Requirements


  • International travel will be required; therefore, employee must possess or can acquire a valid passport. 
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.



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