Dir, Software Engineering (2140)

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Dir, Software Engineering(2140)


As a seasoned software engineering leader, reporting to the VP of Technology and Innovation, he/she will be responsible for all aspects of Common Criteria certified smart card chip operating systems development, certification, and maintenance, as well as the design and development of specialized paired middleware products.

The role also interfaces with several CID Business Area departments such as Product Management, Program Delivery, ID Document credentials engineering, Sales & Bid.


Duties and Responsibility

  • Manage, develop a team of experienced ChipOS developers and certification specialists
  • Design, certify and maintain chip OS and middleware products as defined together with Product Management, in full alignment with the committed roadmaps, timelines and budgets
  • Maintain a global vision of the chipOS & middleware market evolution, technology changes and competition portfolio
  • Represent HID at industry specific standardization workgroups such as ISO, ICAO etc.
  • Embrace, implement and improve HID’s PIP stage-gate process, Agile/Scrum and SAFe methodologies, in alignment with other CID software engineering teams
  • Implement relevant engineering tools and support systems such as Jira in alignment with other CID Engineering teams (ID Documents, Solutions) to ensure frictionless collaboration and reporting
  • Be accountable for the team and engineering budgets, and their periodic reviews/reporting
  • Support customers for existing projects, and internal/external teams for presales requests related to chipOS and middleware
  • Develop & evolve a 5-year technology roadmap vision to be regularly discussed with peers and other CID stakeholders
  • Create and grow innovation in the team, from the culture to the development of more concrete plans and ideas, PoCs, innovation days practice etc.
  • Adhere to and implement the HID’s Secure Software Security policy



  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience             

  • Degree holder in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related disciplines
  • Over 10 years of hands-on experience in the development of ICAO and ISO chip OS products on secure micro-controllers such as the ones from NXP, Infineon or ST Microelectronics
  • Over 10 years of hands-on experience in the Common Criteria certification of ChipOS and/or JavaCard applets for travel and identity documents
  • Solid experience related to the architecture, design and development of middleware products for MS Windows, MacOS and Linux systems
  • Excellent command of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), cryptography, smart card reference ISO standards such as ISO7816, 14443
  • In-depth understanding of the entire chipOS product lifecycles
  • Has practiced Agile/Scrum development methodologies
  • Over 5 years of team management


Language Skills                   

  • Proficiency in English language (verbally and in writing) is a must
  • Italian language proficiency is a strong plus
  • Proficient in communication and presentation to senior management


Other Skills

  • Strong analysis, synthesis and organizational skills
  • Proactive & problem-solving oriented
  • Excellent team leader and motivator
  • Team player, ability to work with other departments and Business Areas
  • Ability to read and interpret technical journals, specifications, international technical standards, etc.


Final Application Date: 31st May 2021

*No 3rd party agency engagement required for this role*

HID Global is an equal opportunities employer