Director of Software Product Development

Bentley Systems in Exton, PA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and digital cities. Bentley’s MicroStation-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate design integration; its ProjectWise and SYNCHRO offerings accelerate project delivery; and its AssetWise offerings accelerate asset and network performance. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s iTwin Services are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins.


Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers.






Bentley is leveraging its expertise in 3D design, 4D modeling and Document management to deliver the next generation SaaS portfolio for design collaboration and construction management.  We are seeking a Director of Software  Product Development who will drive the vision and development execution for a growing Project Delivery software development organization.  The Director of Software Product Development will lead a large global engineering team and provide technical leadership to build strategic products and to lead innovation initiatives. This role will be responsible for end-to-end production delivery and product operations. The Director of Software Product Development will collaborate with development leadership across the company, product management and support, and various other stakeholders to bring leading-edge solutions and innovations to construction market.



  • Collaborate closely with Product Management and Architecture Leadership to ensure technology strategy and execution is aligned with business objectives, product vision, corporate technology directions, and operational standards.
  • Be a business partner with the rest of the Project Delivery management team.
  • In concert with Business Unit leadership and HR, plan the growth and engagement of a team of 50+ colleagues.
  • Create dynamic, responsive development teams that iteratively deliver value to users and respond to feedback. 
  • Drive a culture of continuous process improvement and introduce best practices to foster better product delivery outcomes.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with stake holders, providing clear and timely visibility into product execution.
  • Ensured continued user satisfaction of all products and services from Early Adoption, through General Availability, and through transformation and deprecation.
  • Lead team(s) to solve complex problems with cutting edge technology and innovative approaches to deliver construction products and leverage/contribute to the Bentley technology stack.
  • Understand customer problem and provide technical leadership to build the best possible solution to customer problems.
  • Ensure development team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction and strategy.


Required Skills:

  • MS/BS in computer science or related discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience managing and aligning efforts for multiple, globally distributed software development teams.
  • Practical application of Agile development practices including iterative and continuous delivery, focused on user value.
  • Familiarity with Azure services & technology, Microsoft DevOps, React, Git, Github, .Net, and other related cloud and agile technologies.
  • Demonstrable effective communication skills to all levels of the organization.
  • Strong business acumen as it relates to software products, timelines, and tradeoffs.
  • Experience in designing & developing SaaS solutions using micro-services architecture and focusing on high scalability, availability and extensibility


Desired Skills

  • Experience building enterprise mobile solutions
  • Experience with AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) domain and experience leading engineering teams for AEC or related industries, or previous experience building AEC tech solutions
  • Experience with one or more of the areas:
    • Experience building large scale solution for Project management or Document collaboration platform
    • Experience building partner ecosystem & developer APIs
    • Experience with development and deployment of BIM, 3D Modeling, Mixed Reality solutions



Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Bentley is an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, disability, protected veteran status, religion, national origin, age or any other protected characteristic.  Additional information about your rights as an applicant under the law may be found by clicking here and here.


Bentley participates in e-Verify / Bentley participa en e-Verify

Right to Work / Derecho a Trabajar


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Please be aware Bentley is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. This includes any phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Bentley via-email, the Internet (including social media) or in any form and/or method for this specific position in the absence of a written recruiting agreement executed by both you and/or your firm and Bentley will be deemed the sole property of Bentley and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Bentley.

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