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Head of Software Engineering

Job in Johnston - Providence County - RI Rhode Island - USA
Company: FM Global
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-03-26
Job specializations:
  • IT/Tech
  • Software Development
    Software Engineer
Job Description & How to Apply Below


FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


The Head of Software Engineering will play a pivotal role in establishing a vision for software engineering and positioning our engineering and development teams for long-term scaling and growth. The person in the role will enable outstanding performance of the team and build structures/systems to ensure our success is repeatable, consistent, and scalable. They will have a passion for working with technical teams to deliver complex enterprise products, and fostering a collaborative, results-orientated, and sustainable team culture.

The individual in the role will have a demonstrated track record of successfully building and delivering technology solutions using agile principles and practices. They will be an inspirational leader capable of hiring, developing and motivating talent with strong technical and teamwork skills.

In this role will:

  • Establish a culture of rapid innovation and craftsmanship based on modern engineering constructs and practices.
  • Implement team-wide standards and practices for engineering and development excellence, with a focus on quality, predictability, repeatability, and scalability.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders eg. Product / Enterprise Technical Capabilities / Infrastructure to deliver an ambitious roadmap on time and with high quality.
  • Recruit, onboard, develop, mentor, and retain high-performing and diverse talent.
  • Qualifications


  • 10+ years of managing large engineering teams across several modern initiatives and programs.
  • 15+ years of experience as a software engineer (experience in Financial Services or Insurance a plus).
  • Experience in delivering large scale transformation programs a definite plus! Experience in evaluating technologies and vendors and managing technology vendor engagements. Experience in hiring, coaching, mentoring, and developing highly motivated and hardworking technical workforce.
  • Experience working in fast-paced technical environments to promote agile principles and mind-set across the organization.
  • Skills:

  • Proficiency across several disparate platforms and technologies.
  • Solid understanding of modern software engineering practices and iterative development approaches with an emphasis on Agile and DevOps.
  • Inclusive leadership style that empowers and enables individuals and teams.
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration and stakeholder management skills and ability to lead with influence instead of authority.
  • Excellent coaching skills and comfortable with ‘doing and showing’ recommended practices instead of ‘telling’, when needed.
  • Education

    Master’s Degree in applied sciences or equivalent professional experience

    We offer our employees a wide range of benefits including career long learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, 401 (k), pension, flexible schedules, rich health and well-being programs, generous time off allowances, volunteer days and so much more!

    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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