Head of Software Engineering

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member of the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercializing the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Responsibilities:
- Lead the software development team to develop and deliver a strategic direction for software development
- Lead and manage the Software Development process and teams to deliver software, infrastructure, and architecture
- Develop and manage software engineering applications utilizing standard development tools.
- Ensure delivery consistent with Agile processes across the teams
- Manage and provide progress on all software development activities
- Accountable for the on-time and quality delivery of software development projects
- Create, implement and maintain a continuous improvement plan for software development;
- Define and maintain the IT technology strategy and infrastructure plan Identifying and implementing technology trends that will be able to support the future success of the business
- Ensuring that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization
- Responsible for work planning against objectives
- Ensure effective internal communications both within the software development teams and across the organization
- Provide employee coaching, mentoring, development, and team building.
- Provide leadership, management, and technical vision to the entire engineering team.
- Develop and implement software engineering plans appropriately
- Manage all software engineering schedules, budget, and resource allocation

Requirements:
- Degree in Computer Science or equivalent level of technical knowledge
- Experience in a senior leadership position responsible for building, motivating, and leading high performing development teams
- Experience leading and contributing to software architecture
- Experience managing senior stakeholders internal and external to the organization.
- Passionate about software engineering, best practice includes agile, TDD, continuous delivery, microservices, measurement, and software.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment both as an individual contributor and a technical lead
- Strong analytical skills to be able to manage complex problems using several techniques.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to quickly understand complex systems and data
- Evaluate situations, take accountability for decisions and issues
- Passion for data-driven decision making and continuous process improvement

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Description

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member of the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercializing the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Responsibilities:
- Lead the software development team to develop and deliver a strategic direction for software development
- Lead and manage the Software Development process and teams to deliver software, infrastructure, and architecture
- Develop and manage software engineering applications utilizing standard development tools.
- Ensure delivery consistent with Agile processes across the teams
- Manage and provide progress on all software development activities
- Accountable for the on-time and quality delivery of software development projects
- Create, implement and maintain a continuous improvement plan for software development;
- Define and maintain the IT technology strategy and infrastructure plan Identifying and implementing technology trends that will be able to support the future success of the business
- Ensuring that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization
- Responsible for work planning against objectives
- Ensure effective internal communications both within the software development teams and across the organization
- Provide employee coaching, mentoring, development, and team building.
- Provide leadership, management, and technical vision to the entire engineering team.
- Develop and implement software engineering plans appropriately
- Manage all software engineering schedules, budget, and resource allocation

Requirements:
- Degree in Computer Science or equivalent level of technical knowledge
- Experience in a senior leadership position responsible for building, motivating, and leading high performing development teams
- Experience leading and contributing to software architecture
- Experience managing senior stakeholders internal and external to the organization.
- Passionate about software engineering, best practice includes agile, TDD, continuous delivery, microservices, measurement, and software.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment both as an individual contributor and a technical lead
- Strong analytical skills to be able to manage complex problems using several techniques.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to quickly understand complex systems and data
- Evaluate situations, take accountability for decisions and issues
- Passion for data-driven decision making and continuous process improvement

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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