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Head of Foundation & Technology department (F/M/D) - SAP Gigya

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We are looking for a Senior Development Manager for our Foundation & Technology department.
You will be reporting to the Head of Customer Data Cloud and help form the future directions of the R&D department both technological and process wise while ensuring business goals and milestones are met or exceeded by the R&D and your group. 
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader, experienced and passionate about developing people and designing innovative multi-tenant large scale SaaS solutions. 
As the leader of the Foundation & Tech group you will be a key person in the future technology choices of the organization and be responsible for the existing core technologies and services including a large-scale NoSQL proprietary DB that powers one of the biggest identity stores in the world (Java, Spark), a set of infrastructure services written in C#,  a highly scalable API gateway, a service mesh framework (see https://github.com/gigya/microdot) and more. 

The group you will manage is composed of 4 scrum teams with a total of around 30 people located in Israel. 

  • Work with the head of customer data cloud & product leaders to define and set group targets and goals
  • Ensure successful execution (on time , in quality) of the group targets and goals.
  • Build and maintain talent, lead by example, mentor and coach.
  • Ensure organization processes are followed & drive agile and scrum practices  
  • Ensure deliverables of the group meet or exceed company quality and security standards.
  • Manage or take active part in customer escalations ,  platform outages or major incidents
  • Technical
  • Help define the technology roadmap for Customer Data Cloud
  • Ensure services offered by the group are highly available, stable, and easy to consume
  • Drive innovation and improve productivity of the development organization
  • Drive innovation that will improve the architecture, performance , cost and availability of the solutions



  • At least 10 years of experience in software management positions , advantage: experience as a highly technical VP R&D .  
  • At least 5 years of experience in SaaS companies
  • Great soft-skills and build a culture that evolves around people and openness.   
  • Understand the solution is HA 24/7 and be willing to be there when needed 24/7.
  • Ability to attract and maintain talent. 
  • Hands-on experience and deep understanding of different programming languages including C#, Java, Spark  
  • Hands-on experience and deep understanding in cloud deployment and operations (devOps)   – including all aspects of Ci/CD , building deployment pipelines , docker, K8s , security , open source software and more
  • Hands-on experience with big data technology including Hbase, Elasticsearch , Kafka and more
  • Deep understanding in database technology , streaming technology , microservices , devOps



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 Requisition ID:296265 | Work Area: Software-Design and Development | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Management | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Head of Foundation & Technology department (F/M/D) - SAP Gigya

Facility:  296265
Posted Date:  Oct 16, 2021
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Management
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Tel Aviv, IL, 67021

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