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Business:  Navis
Job Function:  Software

Oakland, US

Apply by:  09-04-2019

Director, Software Development

Making Your Next Move Count

At Navis you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our teammates through offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) wellbeing. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to developing you. Navis’ culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Navis and thrive in your every work day!


Navis LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Position Summary

The Director, Software Development establishes New Engineering overall objectives, initiatives and processes to deliver high quality product as promised. Works with Product Management to develop new products ideas and oversees the creation and improvement of products that involve the engineering team. Motivates and improves the organization to increase quality management capabilities and new product time-to-market delivery.


·        Responsible for leadership, support and mentoring with the continued growth of a highly skilled SW engineering team that delivers architecture, designs, code and unit, sub-system and systems testing capabilities.

·        Establish best-in-class software engineering processes.

·        Works with Product Management to understand and develop comprehensive new feature requirements and converts them into product deliverables.

·        Plans and allocates project resources providing scheduling, asset allocation, budgets and estimates to deliver new features as promised (Quantity, Quality and Time).

·        Drives results through inspired leadership utilizing industry best practices.

·        Collaborates with other departments to assure a successful transfer of knowledge to develop other product components and successful organizational readiness.

·        Recruit, select, develop, and motivate the team.

·        Operates engineering accurately, transparently and within budget.

·        Sets a quality improvement path and promotes change.

·        Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the manager.


  • Minimum of BS in a technical discipline; prefer MS
  • Manager of complex SW engineering groups; 8+ years
  • Background in mission critical work flow solutions software engineering using diverse technologies including Java, C++, open source, etc.
  • Hands-on leader able to be effective in a dynamic environment
  • Solid leader with passion, innovation and motivation
  • Project Management/Time Management
  • Technical and business acumen
  • Deploy efficient software engineering processes
  • Proficient at technology development and transfer
  • Values customer care

About Navis


Navis is the global market leader in a multi-billion dollar industry building and implementing maritime terminal operating systems, optimization and automation solutions at ports around the world. From Long Beach to Hong Kong, Dubai to Brazil, and Rotterdam to Busan, Navis delivers mission critical enterprise software that is at the heart of running a terminal and services to optimize operations. We are an innovative and profitable maritime platform stiving to make global trade smarter, safer, and more sustainable for everyone by connecting multiple systems to support a more efficient global container flow. Most of the material goods in the world are transported in containers using our software.

Culturally, Navis is organized around our Guiding Principles for Success (GPS). Commitment to our core principles is an essential ingredient for success for our team members. Our GPS are Smart Operators, Customer Obsessed, Forging the Future and Better Together.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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