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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/10/2012
Job Category:
Information Services
Leader of Engineering
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Coinstar | Bellevue, WA
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Requisition Number 12-0191Post Date 3/1/2012Title Leader of EngineeringCity BellevueState WADescription Coinstar, Inc.(NASDAQ: CSTR), voted one ofFORTUNE's '100 Fastest-Growing Companies', is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the well-knownredbox-self-service DVD rental andCoinstar-self-service coin-counting brands. The company has approximately 35,400 DVD kiosks and 20,200 coin-counting kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience stores, and restaurants.- Formore information, visitwww.coinstarinc.com.Leader of Engineering-Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be a part of a start-up business within a Fortune 500 company? We are looking for a creative leader who will be responsible for providing the overall technical leadership and strategy for the business, playing a key role in achieving our overall growth plans.-This leader of Engineering is responsible for building and leading the team that designs, develops, delivers and supports the automated retail kiosk solution.-He/she will pull from their strong and thorough technology leadership experience to oversee the development of the software/hardware systems and the overall technology platform.-Coinstar's culture is supported by company values that are an essential part our company's success.-It is a function of this role to ensure our values are an intricate part of the team; guiding what we do and how we do it. The Leader of Engineering will report directly to the general manager of the new venture.-Summary of Key Responsibilities:----------Create a clear technology roadmap connecting vision to technology including setting aggressive but realistic project schedules----------Identify, evaluate and select new and emerging technologies that can be assimilated within the company and significantly improve competitiveness----------Able to think like a customer, using in-depth knowledge of Automated Retail (self-service) products and their market to better link technology strategy to the business strategy and create a better customer experience.----------Direct the prioritization, analysis, design, development, testing and release of all products.----------Design and lead recruiting to expand the technology organization as well as mentor and develop the current technology team----------Develop an environment of innovation.----------Responsible for the development and management of the Patent and Intellectual Property portfolio.----------Work with GM to understand business drivers, market requirements and competitive issues that may impact departmental strategies.----------Understand the technology strategies of the other Coinstar Inc. companies and look for opportunities to work together and leverage-their technology to improve our platform-Qualifications & Experience:----------The equivalent education and training to a BS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.-Advanced technical degree; MBA preferred----------This position requires a minimum of 10 to 12 years of technology leadership experience overseeing the development of software/hardware systems----------Proven ability to bring meaningful innovation in both hardware and software engineering environments.----------Must have experience creating differentiation and competitive advantage through architecture, system, solution and software/hardware strategies.-----------Preferred experience with consumer-oriented self-service user interface design and implementation (making complex self-service consumer transactions easy to understand and execute).----------Able to balance the role of strategist with urgency while simultaneously managing the delivery of results in a growing and very fast paced environment.----------The successful candidate will be a superb and persuasive coordinator, with both technical and business communities throughout the organization and externally with partners.----------The ability to respond aggressively to changing trends and new technologies to leverage new market opportunities and implement new products.----------Most importantly, the ideal candidate will be a team builder, team player and a leader.-The ideal candidate will have the personal drive, passion and enthusiasm to both understand and successfully navigate a fast-growing company striving toward market domination in an evolving marketplace.----------Startup experience is very desirable----------Demonstrated resourcefulness in getting things done-In addition to a rewarding career, Coinstar offers excellent employee benefits and competitive compensation. For more information about this position and to apply, please visit our website atwww.coinstar.com/jobs

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