Lead the software development team to build, maintain, and support technical software solutions and effectively manage and utilize the environments that support them.
Supervise the work of individuals within the Technology department including but not limited to development plans, performance reviews, progressive discipline, recruitment, and ensure adherence to company and departmental policies, procedures, and technical standards.
Drive overall team effectiveness by monitoring morale, ensuring cross training and succession planning, validating work quality, managing staffing model including resource allocation, and participating in prioritization of team assignments to meet technical and business project deadlines according to the budget.
Resolve escalated issues and fill in when necessary by performing team tasks including but not limited to, validating and optimizing business logic, conducting technical trade off analyses, leading code reviews, writing code, and architecting data structures, application structures, and UI/UX presentation layers.
Oversee test coverage of all software development work in order to ensure unacceptable risks presented in the event of the software failing are mitigated.
Partner with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Product Managers, and business stakeholders to understand the business in order to develop solutions that support the project roadmap.
Collaborate with the Software Architects and Infrastructure Teams regarding emerging technologies to strategically advance business and technical solutions to support the Cambridge business model.
Interface within the company in a professional and courteous manner to achieve the Company’s common goals and ensure communication of those goals and statuses to all necessary parties.
Education & Experience
Master's degree from college or university; and 12 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Cambridge Investment Research Incorporation is a United States-based broker-dealer and asset management firm headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa. The company was founded in 1981 and mainly works as a broker-dealer but also manages investment assets through its subsidiary Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. It is one of the largest independent broker-dealers in the United States. Cambridge Investment Research was founded in 1985 by Eric Schwartz. As of 2010 it was still controlled by its founder, and was one of the biggest broker/dealers in the US. In January 2017, Schwartz stepped out the CEO role and was made Executive Chairman, and Amy Webber was made CEO in addition to her role as president. As of 2017, the company was structured as a holding company, Cambridge Investment Group, Inc., that comprised multiple broker-dealers and registered investment adviser subsidiaries, including: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. In April 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Cambridge Investment Research Advisors with failing to adequately supervise an employee who defrauded at least 47 advisory clients and engaged in unsuitable trading in some clients’ accounts. The company settled the case by paying a $225,000 penalty. Webber joined the FINRA Board of Governors in August 2017. The company's top 5 holdings as of March 2017 were: