Director - Software Engineering - San Francisco - 16470BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools supporting our clients’ growth, efficiency and risk management objectives. The combination of our unparalleled expertise in risk, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology, helps today’s business leaders confidently navigate an evolving marketplace.


Enterprise Risk Solutions/Data Intelligence

Job Description

Director - Software Engineering Manager focuses on the direct line management of a large team of Engineers that includes other line managers:
  • Ensure that your team members work collaboratively with all functional areas.
  • Collaborate with other Directors to continuously improve engineering practices for the broader team
  • Design professional development/training programs that can be leveraged across the broader team
  • Work closely with HR on talent acquisition and talent management for your team and the broader engineering team; provide job descriptions, perform interviews, develop on-boarding plans, develop succession plans, etc.
  • Provide input and track expense budgets covering training, travel and team building
  • Guide your subordinates to plan their careers, set both long and short term goals.
  • Communicate the vision from senior management and set and communicate business objectives for your team that align with this vision.
  • Accurately assess the performances of your direct reports, perform timely PE's, coach and provide guidance based on performances and potential.
  • Nominate candidates for promotion with reasonable justifications.
  • Understand what motivates each of your team members; manage morale and turnover
  • Think strategically and align your team with the overall vision of the business.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 15+ years of professional software design and development experiences.
  • Demonstrated expertise in serverless computing with emphasis on backend services.
  • Proven ability to attach, develop and retain manage team
  • Is motivated to learn latest technologies and transfer knowledge to others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Can motivate team members to succeed in a fast-paced team environment; is a calming influence to the team in the face of strong pressures to meet deadlines
  • Has significant experience setting objectives; Is able to communicate the vision of the business and translate the vision into objectives for the team.
  • Has significant experience evaluating the performance of individuals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Is able to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization
  • Consistently displays excellent presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other functional areas at all levels of the organization
  • Expert in Programming Languages: C#, Java, C++, JavaScript, HTML/HTML5, CSS2/3, XML, XSLT, Scala, etc.
  • Expert in Development tools: Visual Studio, Eclipse (CDT), IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, etc.
  • Expert in Development Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux.
  • Expert in Application Servers: IIS, Tomcat, WebSphere, Resin, Jetty, Apache, ExpressJS, etc.
  • Expert in Application Frameworks & Engines: ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET WEB API, Microsoft WPF/WCF/WWF, Linq, Unity, Entity Framework, SharePoint, Microsoft Enterprise Library, etc. J2SE, J2EE, JDBC, RMI/IIOP, Spring framework, JPA(Java Persistence API) or other ORM framework such as Hibernate or iBatics, JTA(Java Transaction API), Java WebService, JavaMail and JMS, etc.
  • STL, Boost, GTest, etc. JQuery, Node.js, Angular.js, Bootstrap, etc.
  • Familiar with Databases: SQL, Oracle, Sybase, MySql, MongoDB, etc.
  • Competent in Others: Jira, Rally, CVS, SVN, Perforce, Git, Jenkins, etc.
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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