BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Associate Director, Software Engineering in Reston, Virginia

Job Description SummaryWe are recruiting for a highly driven R&D software development leader with proven product development and technical leadership to drive new initiatives strategic to the businesses. The Assoc. Director is responsible for managing the planning, designing, development, quality, delivery, and support of the software ecosystem. They work cross functionally with the business to understand the customer needs and deliver products to market with high quality in a reasonable timeframe. The role is responsible for overseeing all development practice and processes and providing leadership to the engineering resources.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the teams responsible for architecting, designing, developing, testing, managing projects, and performing continuous improvement to practice.

  • Develop cohesive interpersonal working relationships with all peers and team members.

  • Provide leadership to the management team. Develop strategies for hiring, training, development, and succession planning.

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of best practices surrounding software development, inclusive of development technologies and best practices.

  • Provides leadership and strategic direction on software development practice to improve customer satisfaction, speed of development, cost of development, implementation, quality, and ease of maintenance.

  • Ensure that proposed and existing systems architectures are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in software development teams on technically complex product development teams.

  • 3+ years in a leadership role required.

  • Development and management of software development metrics, with plans implemented to improve results and processes.

  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams in an Agile environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mobile/cross platform application development and delivery

  • Healthcare industry experience is a plus.


  • Ability to set direction, align goals, lead, and influence others in a matrix organization

  • Ability to build strong partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders at different levels

  • Strong probing and listening skills to facilitate collaboration with key stakeholders and employees

  • Strategic thinking

  • Focused “results” orientation

  • Analytical skills to investigate, assess, and triage

  • Highly organized with consistent follow through

  • Demonstrates self-awareness by soliciting and addressing constructive feedback

  • Change management and process improvement

  • Leadership development, coaching, and mentoring

  • Demonstrates domain expertise in the use of healthcare product


Primary Work LocationUSA VA - Reston

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status