Job Description

DriveTime needs a Director, Pega Solutions

DriveTime Family of Brands is the largest privately owned used car sales and finance company in the nation. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and Dallas, Texas, we have proudly welcomed customers, helping them find the right car at the right terms since 2002. With dealerships, operations centers and reconditioning centers across the US, our team of over 4,500 professionals is dedicated to reinventing the car buying process.

The DriveTime Family of Brands spans across DriveTime, Bridgecrest and SilverRock where we create opportunities and improve the lives of our customers, our employees, and our communities by carpooling to a shared destination

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

In short, you’ll be leading teams in our migration of loan servicing systems onto the Pega platform. This role is well suited for an individual who thrives in a rapidly changing environment and recognizes that change provides opportunity and with opportunity, growth!

On any given day, you'll have the opportunity to mentor and positively impact an IT Solutions leader and their team (Product Owners, Solutions Analysts, and Quality Analysts), influence the business on strategic direction, collaborate with Software Engineering leads to research viable solutions for upcoming initiatives, communicate critical updates to business and IT leaders and assist in clearing obstacles for your teams as they surface!

In long, our Director, Pega Solutions responsibilities are:

  • Acting as strategic & technical solutions liaison within a given line of business (track) of The DriveTime Family of Brands
  • Leader of leaders within The DriveTime Family of Brands organizations -- mentorship and growth of your teams is top priority
  • Able to recommend options and best approach for implementing solutions on Pega platform.
  • Working directly with business and Product leaders, able to explain complex technical concepts in a way that is easy to understand and satisfies their goals.
  • Aptitude to pick up new concepts and technology quickly and explain it to both business & IT stakeholders.
  • Navigating innovative and adaptive personalities across the organization -- when to support the change and when to compromise
  • Identify execution opportunities within the teams of your given track in coordination with your Software and Data Engineering counterparts, following that up with the guidance and support needed within your teams to capitalize on those opportunities
  • Ensure solution decisions taking place within the track are aligned with the larger company roadmap and vision
  • Foster an environment of collaboration, transparency, accountability, & teamwork amongst your track
  • Company advocate for your teams and track -- what does your track need to be successful?
  • Supporting your IT Solutions Lead (Product Owner’s) as they and their teams navigate system design decisions, tradeoffs, plan releases, and automate quality controls in collaboration with Product Managers, technical experts, peers, and others
  • Working with our recruiting department to build high performing teams through candidate screenings and interviews
  • Staying connected to your teams; ensuring they feel valued at The DriveTime Family of Brands each and every day!
  • Serving as a point of contact for projects involving multiple units to ensure efficient cross-team coordination
  • Guiding Agile teams through all phases of the software development life cycle

The Specifics

This role is specific to solutions developed using Pega, as such:

  • Pega Lead Business Architect Certification is required.
  • Experience managing multiple agile software development teams that are working on a Pega implementation
  • 6+ years’ experience building IT solutions
  • 3+ years leadership experience
  • Understanding of Software Quality Assurance processes and ability to ensure quality is met
  • Aptitude to pick up new concepts and technology quickly and explain it to both business & IT stakeholders
  • Experience in capturing and articulating business needs to Agile development teams
  • Experience with tools such as Microsoft product suite, Miro, Target Process, Azure DevOps, SharePoint, OneNote

Anything Else? Absolutely.

DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by AZCentral.com for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ. Essentially we offer a creative, transparent, and fun environment since, well, we work here too. DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

So What About the Perks? Perks matter.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company-paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break - no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, and a pool table if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings, and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within. We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!

#Dice

And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Buckle up for plenty of opportunities to grow in a professional, fun, and high-energy environment!

Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background check and drug screen process. DriveTime is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions

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