Director, Software Engineering

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Date: Jun 11, 2024

Location: Watertown, MA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

CDS Visual provides a cloud solution that is trusted by many of the world’s biggest industrial suppliers. The roots of the company include a core competency around industrial product data, sourcing, normalization, and modeling. When combined with an extensive offering of 3D visualization solutions, CDS is uniquely able to re-purpose existing CAD assets to deliver impactful solutions. From catalog products to configured-to-order products, CDS solutions complement our clients’ websites, CPQ, and eCommerce solutions by enhancing, enriching, and unifying their product content to achieve increased conversions. For clients that sell engineered-to-order products, we offer solutions that include configuration, BOM, 3D CAD, manufacturing drawings, and augmented reality.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Software Engineering, the Director of Software Engineering will spearhead R&D initiatives for innovative digital products including 3D visualization technologies like Three.js and WebGL. This position involves collaborating with cross-functional and cross-company teams to incubate solutions that drive revenue and customer engagement. The role demands strategic leadership coupled with tactical execution to develop and maintain a robust digital product portfolio on a connected platform.



  • Lead SaaS Digital Solutions: Direct end-to-end development of cloud and edge-centric digital solutions such as visual configurators, SaaS solutions that enhance real-time 3D data & visualization, interactive digital content creation across platforms.
  • Innovate with Cutting-Edge Technologies: Utilize Three.js, WebGL, and other 3D technologies to push the boundaries of what is possible in digital product visualization, ensuring solutions are at the forefront of industry trends.
  • Matrix Management: Effectively manage teams through a matrix structure; responsible for hiring, mentoring, career development, and performance management of team members.
  • Vendor and Budget Management: Oversee vendor relationships and budget allocations to ensure projects are delivered efficiently without compromising on quality.
  • Collaborate Across Functions: Work closely with Digital Program and Project Managers and operational teams to ensure successful, on-time delivery of solutions.
  • Technical Leadership and Mentorship: Provide ongoing technical guidance and mentorship, establish development and deployment best practices, and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Strategic Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with senior-level corporate and operational leadership to build relationships and provide executive presence through impactful presentations.
  • Team Morale and Success: Foster an environment that supports high team morale and tenacity in achieving success goals. Be a player-coach, hands-on with team activities, and drive team efficiency and productivity



  • Educational Background: Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical, or Electronics Engineering.
  • Industry Experience: At least 10 years in the software industry, including 4+ years in leadership roles managing cloud-based SaaS products.
  • Technical Expertise:
  • Proficient in Three.js, WebGL, cloud services (AWS/Azure), API design, and modern software development practices. Experience with Agile methodologies and DevOps practices.
  • Hands-on technical leader who can be player/coach for architecture and designs.
  • Strong in scalable cloud and data architecture. Experience with SQL and NoSQL technologies are mandatory
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to manage large teams and complex projects within a matrix organizational structure. Strong capability in mentorship and team development.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication abilities; adept at handling presentations and engaging with stakeholders across all levels of the organization.
  • Strategic Vision: Ability to translate business needs into actionable technological strategies and detailed execution plans.

Additional Desired Competencies:

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Combines analytical decision-making with the ability to leverage intuition in ambiguous situations.
  • Innovative Thinking: Utilizes creativity in problem identification and resolution, embracing and synthesizing disparate views.
  • Persuasiveness: Skilled in articulating and championing the division’s strategy to gain buy-in within the organization and among external stakeholders.
  • Leadership in Technology Innovation: Proven track record of leading technology innovation initiatives that have transformed business processes and delivered measurable improvements in efficiency, scalability, and customer satisfaction.
  • Strategic Planning and Execution: Capability to contribute to strategic planning and translate business objectives into actionable technology roadmaps. Skilled in project prioritization and resource allocation to maximize impact.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Exceptional communication skills, adept at building cross-functional partnerships and leading collaborative teams to achieve technology goals. Ability to translate complex technical details into clear, actionable insights for non-technical stakeholders.


Work Arrangement : Hybrid  


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


This position may be located in: 

Sub Division : CDS Visual

Job Requisition ID : 55321

Job Function :

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Cloud, Software Engineer, Computer Science, Drafting, CAD, Technology, Engineering

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