Director of Software Engineering - Raven Applied Technology

COMPANY:  Raven Applied Technology Div

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-5931

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  33687


At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 65 years, we’ve collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven and help us solve the world’s next great challenge.


In Raven Applied Technology, our team members help farmers grow more food and operate sustainably. From field computers, sprayer controls, and software services, to fully autonomous driverless ag technology, we develop solutions that solve challenges for ag professionals around the globe. Join our team to work on disruptive, life-changing, and autonomous technologies that are shaping the future of agriculture. 


The Director of Software Engineering is responsible to plan, manage, and direct all product development activities, to meet customer needs and fit within the capabilities of the division. This role will also be responsible for achieving financial and investment return goals, growth forecast, and operational metrics.


  • Develop and execute budgets, short-term plans, and long-term plans, policies, procedures, and initiatives. Work with leadership team to maintain accountability to budgets, plans, and initiatives.

  • Maintain close surveillance over product development and support activities to assure proper allocation of resources.

  • Assist with the evaluation and selection of new raw materials and vendors.

  • Serve as a liaison and mentor to assist with and expedite product related issues.

  • Monitor and initiate improvement projects to current processes or policies.

  • May be involved in the specification and selection of new manufacturing equipment.

  • Coordinate and/or direct major projects.

  • Work with leadership staff to develop and monitor metrics relevant to division business model.

  • Delegate appropriate responsibilities and assignments to team members.

  • Keep informed of new developments in the economy or marketplace that are relative to the success of the division.

  • Either directly or through team, assure staffing requirements are met.

  • Encourage team member growth and development.

  • Administer annual team member performance reviews, goal setting, and salary planning.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field.

  • Minimum 8 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of product development and procedures, including knowledge of general accounting. Ability to manage a diverse range of technical operations. Experience managing budgets and increasing efficiencies.

  • Knowledge of TQM, Six Sigma, or Kaizen principles is preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership, analytical, and decision-making skills.

  • High level of patience and service. Ability to motivate team members.

  • Ability to be flexible and multitask. Creativity and problem solving skills.

  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.

  • Annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check required.



Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.  We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.



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