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Waters Director, Software Development in Milford, Massachusetts

The Waters Empower Solutions Portfolio is seeking a Software Development Director.

The Waters software team is growing! We are growing both our SaaS and on-prem engineering teams and are seeking talent professionals to come and join the team!

  • Do you want to join a team that contributes to the development of new pharmaceuticals and contributed to the fight against Covid-19?

  • Would you like to help grow our engineering team through hiring and training?

  • How about being part of our global software group as we accelerate our cloud engineering?

If your answer is yes, read on!

About the role:

The Software Development Director will lead the development and DevOps for the Empower Solutions Portfolio. This position will have 6-8 direct and up to 100 indirect reports.

A primary responsibly will be positioning the organization for growth, particularly in the cloud domain – identifying the necessary skills, talent locations, and building additional development teams from the ground up.

Who are we seeking to attract?

We are seeking dynamic leaders and diverse, talented individuals to join our team.

What can we offer you?

Competive salary and pension, health and dental packages, hybrid remote and flexible working options, competitive holidays and much more!

  • Direct and oversee the software engineering function in developing, releasing, and maintaining on-prem and cloud applications according to business needs.

  • Translate the portfolio roadmap to capabilities and resource capacity, identify such gaps, develop and execute a plan to fill them.

  • Coordinate the development execution and assign teams to work based on capabilities and roadmap priorities.

  • Develop an outsource/insource strategy and build new cloud software development teams from the ground up.

  • Oversee the development process and track progress towards portfolio OKRs (Objectives and Key Results).

  • Hit delivery objectives with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Ensure the development teams adhere to engineering practices defined by the Chief Engineer.

  • Ensure the development teams adhere to the Quality process.

  • Identify opportunities for execution efficiency improvement.

  • Develop operational and capex budgets.

  • Mentor and help develop delivery-oriented skills in the staff.

  • Interview, hire, onboard, and regularly evaluate lower-level management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a relevant field


  • At least 10 years of experience in software engineering

  • At least 5 years of managerial experience

  • Proven experience with delivery of software products on time

  • Experience with budgeting, planning, and execution of all aspects of a software development organization

  • Experience with cloud software engineering

  • Experience working with remote outsource teams

  • Experience with building teams from the ground up

  • Experience with Agile Scrum software development

  • Experience leading teams through the resolution of issues critical to customers

  • Experience with planning large projects and obtaining reasonably accurate estimates from teams


  • Ability to influence and motivate others

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to convert strategy into deliverables

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

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Company Name: Waters Division

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Street: 34 Maple Street