CBRE is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm serving owners, investors and occupiers. The Commercial Real Estate Industry is being impacted by digital transformation and is experiencing significant venture investment. This creates incredible opportunities to drive digital enablement, explore and scale-up innovation and develop digitally enabled products to respond to threats and capture the opportunities emerging from digital disruption. CBRE seeks to advance digital and technology enterprise solutions and overall innovation capabilities.
The Company is seeking a talented leader of the Innovation team, with experience leading a focused team of software engineers that will work on ideation, creating prototypes and developing quick solutions based on an innovation pipeline. Providing guidance through their career progressions, this people and software engineering delivery leadership role, is also responsible for engaging with our stakeholders, including product management and business leaders.
You will be responsible for driving innovation initiatives in CBRE's Digital and Technology organization.
A successful candidate will be expected to be able to work directly with clients, provide strategic thinking, business and technology leadership of key innovation initiatives, be hands-on and will need to have broad-based expertise spanning: customer experience design, develop hackathon-type custom solutions and prototyping, modern product delivery approaches such as design thinking, agile methodologies and have a passion for innovation.
Roles and Responsibilities:
This individual will report into the Vice President of Digital and Technology Enterprise Services and will:
Recruit, manage, retain, coach and develop a team of outstanding software engineering professionals providing software development leveraging multiple technology stacks based on an innovation pipeline.
Supporting our sales team by working directly with clients to explore new ideas, discuss key issues and identify potential new products and solutions
Lead development of cloud-native web and mobile products which are key innovation priorities for the business and clients
Stand-up a high-impact engineering team – deeply technical and able to deliver working proof of concepts rapidly to iterate on them with our clients
Work with the business to identify areas where technology innovation can generate substantial upside; test and scale-up innovation.
Provide oversight and hands-on technical leadership for the delivery of software products and platforms involving a variety of technologies and ensure that the implemented solutions deliver on client expectations.
Champion a culture of innovation and nimble pipeline management
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: Experience:
Seasoned technology leader with 6 - 10+ years of Engineering experience
Led development/ launch of modern cloud native and mobile products
Experience interfaces with external clients and creating solutions to solve their problems in a nimble and innovative manner
Experience in testing and scaling-up innovation with the business
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.