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Baker Hughes Director-Software Engineering in MINDEN, Nevada

Role Summary:

The Director - Software Engineering will be responsible for managing the work deliverables of a product line / major project, large portfolio of products, or multiple components within a platform product. Direct reports are technical leads and/or individual contributors, and an eligible candidate must have the demonstrated ability to lead through others. This leader will leverage his/her technical depth and broader business understanding to coach and develop the technical leaders and developers that report to them. May also assume budget management responsibilities and strategic inputs into budget planning and other business activities. Provides coaching, feedback, developmental opportunities, etc. to directs and indirect reports within broader team.

Essential Responsibilities:

In the role of Director – Software Engineering, you will:

  • Own execution of on time, high quality assigned work deliverables

  • Maintain authority and responsibility for personnel assignments to specific deliverables

  • Facilitate negotiation and planning with Technical Product Management and Product Line to drive the delivery of our products and services

  • Ensure that platform(s) Architecture roadmap is represented in the execution of the development plan

  • Create and improve necessary governance processes into the SDLC (code reviews, security, standards and coverage)

  • Build and maintain delivery metrics and control processes to ensure visibility and transparency across the organization

  • Drive process improvements when appropriate including Software Testing and Software Tools

  • Build and lead multiple high-performance teams, managing both direct and indirect reports

  • Recruit and retain technical talent

  • Provide mentorship and a structured career development program to the engineering team

  • Provide developmental opportunities for direct reports to develop skills, knowledge and experiences and use existing developmental tools to discuss and track developmental progress

  • Provide in-the-moment feedback and coaching to individuals and mitigate employee relations issues

  • Set clear effective goals and expectations as a key part of managing performance to drive business outcomes; provide meaningful and timely performance feedback and use existing performance management tools to track and discuss performance

  • Create and maintain a modern engineering culture ensuring that the team’s attitudes and values support the greater organization’s vision of growth

  • Maintain knowledge and seek to understand current trends in technology

  • Ensure efficient system and software delivery through automation and tooling to maximize team productivity

  • Contribute to high level estimates and project plans that consider the dependencies and current velocities of the teams

  • Assist in technology evaluations to support acquisitions

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) from accredited college or university

  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on software engineering experience building highly scalable software in an Agile edge and cloud-based environment

  • Minimum 4 years of direct people management experience

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Travel 10% of the time, as require

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Minden, NV – located next to the Sierra Nevada mountains and a 30-minute drive to Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America and world-renowned for its clarity

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience working with remote team members and geo distributed teams

  • Keen interest in developing industry-leading software products for monitoring machinery health

  • Experience in Agile software development

  • Excellent communicator, works well in a team environment, appreciates challenges

  • Flexible, continuous learner, willing to share knowledge and experience, communicates concepts effectively to developers

  • Exceptional organizational skills, able to manage multiple work streams effectively and provide timely updates to leaders

  • Comfortable and effective working in new areas that require experimentation and rapid problem solving

  • Experience working with global teams

  • Experience in using Microsoft Team Foundation Server tools


  • Minden, NV

This is your opportunity to learn more, do more, live the career you have imagined and be part of a truly diverse organization.

Baker Hughes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more at https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/posterscreenreader_optimized.pdf

Job: Digital Technology

Title: Director-Software Engineering

Location: Nevada-MINDEN

Requisition ID: 1931166