Company: Wood
Skills: IT - Analysis & Management, Project Management
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Overview / Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity to lead a Wood's Digital Delivery Discipline, which focuses primarily on developing and delivering software solutions for our operational, 24/7 weather and climate resilience business. We are looking for someone with a thorough understanding of the demands and approaches of development in a fast-paced industry environment, with the ability to keep client and end-user experience front of mind.

The Digital Delivery Discipline is a central pillar in Wood's Digital Environment team. Our team is a national leader in operational and strategic resilience, supporting governments and industry around the world. We provide real-time weather risk insights, climate vulnerability and risk assessments, oceanographic and complex systems modeling, in situ and remote sensing expertise, as well as many other related and supporting services.

The preferred locations for this role are St. John's, NL or Ottawa, ON, but some location flexibility may be offered.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Leading Digital Environment's software development and operations teams to support the business needs
  • Defining and leading the implementation of the software development lifecycle.
  • Engaging with internal/external clients
  • Providing the mechanisms and direction that leads to high quality code that is readable, maintainable, scalable, and computationally efficient.
  • Implementing quality control methodologies including automated testing.
  • Accommodating competing priorities and client demands to plan and prioritize development needs for the software development team
  • Forward thinking of design and architecture of computing environment for the future, to ensure high reliability and stability of software services.
  • Ensuring that Digital Environment's software systems are compliant with relevant security and privacy regulations
  • Defining security strategies/controls and implement them on all products.
  • All aspects of developer and systems operations and operational excellence, including performance metrics, and reporting.
  • Proactively identify and implement process and quality improvements.
  • Writing, reviewing proposals for developing new products, services, and clients.
  • Conceptualize new services that will develop new capabilities and provide competitive opportunities.


Skills / Qualifications

  • Team and results focused - used to delivering results while building an inclusive, rewarding and collaborative engineering culture.
  • Focus on building quality directly into development process and constantly look for process improvements and automation to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Proven client engagement and management experience
  • Experience developing and implementing technology business strategies to effectively deliver differentiated, competitive, and timely digital services and products.
  • Experience implementing and leading Agile Scrum and development best practices.
  • Experience leading team-based design and delivery of software.
  • Experience with software deployment and management in AWS and Azure cloud environments
  • Automating build and deployment systems, with built in quality checks.
  • A demonstrable track record of proven success leading software teams.
  • Effective communication skills, able to present up to executive leadership, and equally comfortable talking to your engineering team and customers.
  • Comfortable planning and organizing complex technical projects, tracking key project metrics (e.g. velocity, burn down/up) to understand project progress and plan resources for future projects.
  • Adaptable and flexible as requirements and the needs of the business change and new direction is required.
  • Experience developing and managing portfolio and IT organizational budgets.
  • All aspects of developer and systems operations and operational excellence, including system monitoring, performance metrics, and reporting.
  • Experience managing 24/7 software as a service support.
  • Implementation and continued development of the corporate cyber security program for SOC2 compliance.
  • Experience with global privacy regulations and experience implementing privacy controls in software services.
  • Experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean Engineering principles.
  • IT project management experience with recognized certification (e.g. PMP).


The successful candidate may not have all the above skills and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with strong communication and leadership skills and the ability to manage competing priorities, while keeping client needs front of mind.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at  www.woodplc.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.