Director of Software Engineering

at Vanguard Healthcare Staffing
Location Haverstraw
Date Posted April 14, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


The Director of Software Engineering position will report into VP of R&D Engineering and manage a team of direct and indirect reports. This position enables you to build scalable platforms for AI/ML and advanced analytics-based digital offerings to our fast-growing business. You are highly resourceful, detail-oriented, and self-directed with a passion for doing front and back-end development of web applications. You will play a key role in our IT team, as a subject-matter-expert, coaching, guiding, working alongside other developers, product and design teams to continually evolve and help scale our business. Developers do not just write code, we actively participate in a highly collaborative environment to find creative solutions that matter most to our customers. As a technologist, you curiously explore new technologies, courageously experiment to validate new business models, and build quality products and platforms in a cost-effective, secure, and compliant manner.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the Development Team, under the guidance of VP of R&D Engineering, you will lead and actively contribute in solution building i.e., in conceiving, collaborating and implementing a broader functional vision, strategy, plans and objectives.
  • Oversee and guide prototyping, development, testing and delivery of software code in an agile product development environment
  • Partner with Product Management and Design to define product roadmaps and prioritize feature backlogs
  • Partner with software engineers to ensure adequate architectural runway for new feature development
  • Liaise and communicate with peers, senior leadership, and direct reports on progress against goals
  • Establish relationships with our current IT Security and Infrastructure engineering services partners and evaluate new partners as needed
  • Ensure adherence to industry-standard Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs to continuously improve our software development lifecycle processes
  • Ensure team uses continuous delivery practices to deliver high-quality software as well as value to end customers as early as possible.
  • Learn Pathology Department's laboratory and diagnostic procedures as they pertain to the flow of data in Digital and Computational Pathology, ultimately leading to a streamlined and wizard-assisted report generation engine
  • Implement computer vision algorithms with soft real-time performance.
  • Collaborate with machine learning and IT teams for the deployment of new machine learning techniques
  • Be flexible and creative, learn fast (steep learning involved with different technologies), and able to self-manage in a fun but fast-paced environment
  • Consistently work to become a better developer, such as researching new technologies and approaches to solve problems and ability to differentiate between real trends vs overhyped fads
  • Communicates effectively with users, peers, and management and involve stakeholders in decision-making
  • Develop and deploy customizations, integration between applications, and new functionality based on evolving business needs
  • Produce functional, technical, and user documentation that describes the specifications, data flows, and user interfaces
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines.


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science/ information technology/related discipline with 10+ or more years' software development or related experience in a regulated environment.
  • Hands-on experience:
  1. Knowledge of containerization (and container management (Docker/Kubernetes) is a plus
  • Minimum 2+ years of solid experience React and ES6
  • Hooks; conditional rendering; type checking (Typescript or Prop-Types)
  • React-Router
  • State management architecture patterns (Redux, Redux-Thunk, Context API)
  • Material-UI or similar component libraries
  1. Proficiency with tooling and build process
  • Webpack
  • Eslint/Babel
  • NPM/Yarn
  • Bundle size optimization
  1. Comfort with testing: unit testing, integration testing, end-to-end testing (Jest, React Testing Library, Enzyme, Cypress, Selenium, or similar)
  2. Comfort in exploring and modifying open source JS libraries (we use OpenSeadragon extensively)
  3. Proficiency with HTML5 canvas, Node/Express and creating and maintaining RESTful APIs
  4. Experience with AWS, particularly with EC2, S3, Elastic Load Balancing, CloudWatch, RDS. Knowledge of how to implement the AWS SDK for JS in the browser and in Node
  5. Experience configuring NGINX or Caddy web server, mentoring junior Engineers
  6. Comfort with SQL databases and with constructing efficient queries
  7. Feel at home with Git and the command line
  8. Able to read/understand at least one of these: Python, Go, C#
  • Extensive experience in Python programming, or related language for rapid prototyping
  • Experience with image processing/computer vision techniques and tools such as OpenCV is a plus. Experience with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is a plus
  • A knack for benchmarking and optimization. A passion for software quality and security
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines as a member of a team.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate those into technical solutions
  • Extensive experience leading programming and development for software projects in a regulated environment
  • Thorough understanding of the SDLC process. Proven experience with owning, delivering process improvement initiatives.
  • In-depth knowledge of contemporary front-end development frameworks, source control tools, software development cycle, and streaming technologies.