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VP, Software Engineering


Kount, an Equifax company, is looking for a creative, high-energy, diverse, and driven VP, Software Engineering leader with hands-on technical skills to manage software engineering teams and related project initiatives. This resource will be based in our Boise, ID office.

Who is Kount? 

​Kount, an Equifax Company, delivers digital fraud prevention and account protection for more than 9,000 leading brands and payment providers. Linked by Kount’s award-winning AI, the Identity Trust Global Network analyzes signals from 32 billion annual interactions to personalize experiences across the spectrum of trust — from ensuring frictionless experiences to blocking fraud. Quick and accurate identity trust decisions deliver safe payment, account creation, and login events while reducing digital fraud, chargebacks, false positives, and manual reviews.

What you’ll do  

  • Provide technology leadership across Kount’s software engineering teams. 

  • Will be responsible for leading a team of technical managers that oversee the  design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance, and improvement of great software

  • Manage critical technology project priorities and deadlines 

  • Partner with other technology teams to translate functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture and design

  • Partner with security partners to ensure applications are developed with the strongest security patterns.

  • Understand BDD/TDD practices, code review and analysis techniques, automated testing frameworks(Cucumber, Selenium, Fitnesse etc.) and open source agile testing frameworks.

  • Participate in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standards

  • Work with product owners, UX and other business partners to define work for the team

  • Provide direct oversight, leadership, guidance and direction to assigned technical/operations support staff aimed at providing a great client experience in accordance with established service level agreements

  • Create, manage budget and create and present business cases to request capital/funding

  • Frequently interact with and present to BU senior leadership team as well as senior level leaders across functional COE areas.

  • Identify, recruit, develop and retain a high performance team of professional leaders.

  • Mentor other engineers, having a voice in defining our challenging technical culture, and helping to build a fast-paced team

What experience you need  

  • BS or MS degree in a STEM major or equivalent job experience required

  • Minimum of 15 years of professional technology experience to include strong skills across developing, testing and releasing complex software into production

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a leadership capacity (must include experience leading software development teams & leading integrations successfully) 

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in highly regulated environments

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience of digital transformation experience utilizing modern application development principles on public cloud environments - GCP or AWS

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with low latency high volume systems & applications.

What could set you apart

  • Experience working in Identity and Fraud environments.

  • Experience with developing or leading teams that developed high performing systems on modern architecture (Microservices, API First, Cloud Native Designs)

  • Experience managing Operations & Product Support teams

  • Strong experience in understanding security protocols and frameworks

  • Experience in developing applications with strong security requirements

  • Experience in debugging, diagnosing, and trouble-shooting complex, production software

  • ECommerce Platforms experience

  • Experience working in FinTech environments preferred

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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