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Director, Engineering

Halfaker and Associates, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Arlington, TN posted May 1, 2021.

Halfaker and Associates, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Digital Services, Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Cloud Services to improve the health, security and well-being of all Americans.

Our commitment to excellence and our vision to “Continue to Serve” has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies in the health, defense, security and intelligence sectors.

Our strong focus on internal culture has helped Halfaker achieve several workplace awards including Great Place to Work Certification™ and Tampa Bay Top Workplaces.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we have employees nationwide.

Please take a moment to browse through our website  and learn more about what it means to serve with Halfaker.

Halfaker has an opening for a Director, Engineering to join our talented, dynamic team.

The key responsibilities for this position include:​
​Own Halfaker engineering standards, conducting at least quarterly engineering standards steering committee meetings to collaborate with engineering thought leaders across the Company to identify ways to improve these standards Monitor trends in engineering best practices and technology advances, and apply those to Halfaker engineering standards to illuminate engineering best practices to relevant teams Lead, with facilitation support from the Director, Operations, Engineering Maturity Executive Review meetings, assessing and communicating engineering strengths and risks to senior leaders Conduct at least monthly engineering site visits with critical programs, meeting with program teams, learning about their practices, tools, approaches, meeting cadence, etc.

and collaborating on ways they could share their expertise with the enterprise and where they could focus on improving Act as the product owner of the Engineering Maturity Dashboard, identifying and prioritizing improvements for IT to make to the engineering maturity dashboard Attend Operations Transition meetings, proactively collaborating on how to ensure engineering risk is minimized for new programs Attend ISR meetings, monitoring, and contributing to when appropriate, discussions related to technical debt, engineering maturity, and connecting SMEs with areas of risk Attend Solution Review meetings, contributing current service delivery engineering practices and strengths into future solution activities Support project launch activities, including new program launch, kickoff, and other meetings, and supporting new programs as they stand up their engineering infrastructure and approach Schedule and conduct Welcome Meetings with PMs and Architects when a new engineering project is awarded, ensuring new projects submit their first E-ISR within new award SLA As needed, support customer-facing projects which require engineering maturity support, such as strategic recommendations As needed, support solution engineering and BD-related activities
Required Skills
Ability to make assessments regarding engineering maturity, and associated recommendations on how to priority engineering maturity improvements Proven ability to act as a senior leader, identifying needs, planning activities, and ensuring on-time, high-quality execution of multiple, concurrent initiatives Strong knowledge of technology environments, including information security, Cybersecurity and defense in-depth solutions Must have strong project management, team management, interpersonal, organizational, communication, and writing skills
Required Experience
8+ years of senior engineering leadership experience Experience creating and maintaining engineering standards Experience creating visual architecture packages to communicate technology approaches to business leaders, in addition to technical teams Significant experience working in software engineering and other engineering domains related to strategic solutions Experience effectively working in fast-paced environments with the ability to manage many concurrent initiatives
​Halfaker and Associates, LLC, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Citizenship is required for most positions.​​

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