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Senior Director, Software Development

Brand:  Industrial Automation
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MAS Warehouse Automation

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45227


The Senior Director, Software Development oversees and manages all aspects of software products and projects in the Warehouse Automation group.  Product offerings include Warehouse Execution Systems for e-commerce and retail customers. Our Senior Director, Software Development will be responsible for directing and coordinating all activities of the software engineering department.


  • Directing and managing multiple concurrent engineering projects, delegating authority and responsibility to subordinates as appropriate
  • Providing day-to-day interaction and management of engineering team and managing recruiting, hiring, training of new hires
  • Establishing and approving documentation and processes
  • Providing insight on strategic technical focus to the executive team
  • Providing ownership of the technical content generated by the engineering department and critical input to effectively solve engineering problems
  • Directing and managing multiple concurrent engineering projects, delegating authority and responsibility to direct reports as appropriate
  • Plannng, directing, and coordinating the activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team



  • Allocating software resources to successfully accomplish company objectives and priorities and identify needs for successful completion of projects
  • Performing administrative and oversight functions in approving proposals, expenditures, and policy enforcement
  • Managing the engineering team effectively to project timelines and budgets and ensuring product/project industry best practices are followed
  • Establishing documentation and processes to improve efficiency and reliability of engineering workflow
  • Approving the design documentation including project design basis, specifications, drawings, and calculations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Development, IT, Engineering or related field
  • Advanced degree (Master’s) preferred 
  • 10+ years progressive engineering experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 8+ years in a leadership role 
  • Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications 
  • Exceptional analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management, & planning skills with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning) 
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts 
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships internally and externally 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment



  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Our Warehouse Automation group, Matthews Automation Solutions, delivers advanced software and control solutions that improve efficiency in the physical processing of orders for retail and ecommerce distribution centers. Matthew Automation Solutions’ portfolio - including brands Lightning Pick, Pyramid, and Compass Engineering – deliver solutions for high-performance order picking, assembly and sortation, as well as warehouse control and execution systems to maximize material flow and order fulfillment throughput.  


We are in search of Senior Director, Software Development  for Matthews Automations Solutions… 

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

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Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati