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Company: Galen College of Nursing
Location: Louisville, KY
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech



SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time


Galen College of Nursing is a vibrant and growing, single-purpose nursing college focused on expanding access to quality nursing education.  Our culture is at the forefront of everything we do.  Galen's fundamental goals are to be the best place for nursing education and the best place to work and one cannot be true without the other.


At Galen College of Nursing, we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:


  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Bonus Pay Opportunities
  • Mental Health coverage

Learn more about Employee Benefits


As you consider joining Galen, please carefully consider how you will model the culture we embrace and look to sustain.  A culture where good ideas can come from anywhere and transparency is vital.   Respect, accountability and integrity are non-negotiables, and commitment is created and sustained through the development of all employees.  We care about each other and our students.  We look for ways to exceed expectations and we are always looking for ways to improve and grow, while delivering the promise of extraordinary nursing education, matched only by a commitment to our students' success.  If you feel our culture aligns with your strength of experience, attitude and authentic desire to work with great people to help changes lives, we'd love to talk!

Position Overview


The Director of Software Engineering is responsible for leading, managing, mentoring, and building extremely talented software engineering teams to deliver business applications that help Galen College of Nursing transform the business units and enable them to grow with efficiency and scale. This position manages software support, incident management, and problem management for the IT organization. This position is responsible for vendor relations with numerous global vendors, ensuring our needs are on their roadmaps and being delivered for our customers. This position works with the Enterprise Architect and the IT Security team to ensure operational support, vulnerability management, and roles and responsibilities are continuously reviewed and enhanced.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Guide the work of a team of software engineers, SaaS application administrators, and database admins to build and maintain our Student Information System (SIS) platform and other business critical applications.
  2. You will direct expert software end to end engineering tasks including designing, developing, analyzing, configuring, testing, debugging, troubleshooting, documenting, health monitoring/alerting, and implementing, based on system specifications for impactful and high-visibility initiatives.
  3. Lead a team of Software Engineers across several agile teams as they design, develop, and support the business partners with a mission to drive long-term value.
  4. Provide technical thought leadership, foster a team environment, and provide mentorship and coaching feedback to technical resources while assisting development teams
  5. Manage the recruitment and hiring of staff and contractors. Manages goals and performance levels for direct reports and coach and develop team members, providing learning and career growth opportunities.
  6. Ability to influence priorities by identifying solutions that are aligned with current business objectives and closely follow industry trends.
  7. Define and, when needed, refine a vision, roadmap, and process framework to build, manage, monitor, and operate a complex multi-tenant cloud environment to support SaaS solution.
  8. Seek opportunities where technology can be utilized to improve the business and provide more efficient processes.
  9. Represent IT in discussions with the business before projects or initiatives are committed.
  10. Work independently with minimal supervision.
  11. Own certain initiatives where applicable and see them to completion by coordinating communication and efforts. Complete plans and follow-up on open topics timely.
  12. Use data to provide insight on issues or root cause or validate theories and assumptions.
  13. Perform all duties with quality and a caring attitude towards internal and external customers.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years of Software Development experience
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience.
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership ability aligning IT solutions to support business needs and strategy.
  • Strong project management background leading cross-functional teams and developing and executing plans on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Detailed understanding of application design practices, application support, technology standards, and vulnerability management.
  • Experience in incident, change, and problem management.
  • Ability to explain complex technical detail and tradeoffs to non-technical associates.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide team members in troubleshooting, issue resolution, and escalation.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure wile meeting strict deadlines.

Education:  Bachelor's Degree preferred.  Extensive experience and qualifications may be substituted for education, on a case-by-case basis.

Certifications:  Highly desirable, in any computer related area or concentration

Special Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 5 years of technical experience and/or certifications
  2. Minimum 3 years prior departmental/team leadership experience.
  3. Minimum 2 years Project Management experience.
  4. Ability to communicate orally and written in a professional manner.
  5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to work well both alone and in a distributed team setting, including vendors, resellers, and partners.

Physical Requirements: Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.

Degree of Supervision:  Minimal.

Galen College Values:

Inclusivity: I foster an environment that provides opportunity for every individual to reach their full potential.

Character: I act with integrity and compassion in all I do.

Accountability: I own my role and accept responsibility for my actions.

Respect: I value every person as an individual with unique contributions worthy of consideration.

Excellence: I commit myself to the highest level of quality in everything I do.


At Galen College of Nursing, we offer a unique educational experience we call Pure Nursing.  With a focus on nursing education, our knowledgeable and caring faculty and staff take personal interest in helping our students achieve their goals. Galen is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's Degrees.  Our baccalaureate degree in nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the associate and master's degree in nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  For complete information related to Galen's accreditation status, please visit our website.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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