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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


As a critical engineering leader, you will be responsible for managing a set of cross-functional Agile development teams working on our global enterprise software solutions. It's a fun and fast paced environment working across multiple geographies and software areas. You will be responsible for successful product releases in collaboration with architects, product managers, quality assurance and technical writers leading to overall customer satisfaction.

You will provide technical leadership for your teams and work relentlessly to discern, recruit, develop and retain top tier software engineers to ensure effective software delivery.

You must possess excellent leadership and software engineering skills, and be a proactive solution-oriented individual with strong communication skills. 



  • Promote and foster technical excellence and thought leadership.

  • Lead a team of dynamic software developers to build and maintain Navis products that support global container trade.

  • Strategize and plan engineering activities in an Agile software development environment.

  • Be a mentor and coach for your team and enable them to organizational and personal success

  • Motivate, engage and deliver by example.

  • Plan and closely manage software development schedule against key milestones. Ensure on-time and high quality delivery.

  • Keep stakeholders updated throughout the development cycle.

  • Be a liaison with relevant parties, including product management, and other cross functional teams (professional services, product support, etc.), to facilitate on time and high quality releases.

  • Manage customer expectations and address their concerns with priority.

  • Contribute to process improvement within the Products organization. Institute and adopt best engineering practices.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field

  • Strong, effective and experienced people manager.

  • A minimum of 10 years managing enterprise grade complex applications.

  • Demonstrated strength at leading all phases of software development life cycle including experience with cloud technologies and applications.

  • Proven excellence at recruiting, team building and mentoring engineers to create an innovative and high performing engineering organization

  • Relentless high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo) and the ability to motivate and inspire others to those standards

  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary; general manager / owner mentality 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.

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