Principal Engineer (Estimation and Metrics Specialist)

Job Title: Principal Engineer (Estimation and Metrics Specialist)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Pune Division
Reference: WD30108157029
Contact Name: Trupti Nimkar
Contact Email: trupti.nimkar@jci.com
Job Published: April 13, 2021 14:17

Job Description

What you will do

You will be an SME in the area of software product estimation and engineering throughput measurement. You will work closely with global teams from across US, Europe, India, to name a few, and help them improve their execution predictability, productivity and efficiency, with a focus on continuous improvement. You will also report teams’ performances to global engineering leadership.

Following are some of the key work areas for your role:


  • You will work as an expert along-side our global engineering teams to help them produce estimates for our software line of products, improve their productivity and efficiency
  • Act as a coach and mentor to engineering teams to derive estimations for application size, efforts, cost and schedule
  • Own the product estimation framework and methodology and lead its adoption and implementation across global teams
  • Improve and evolve the estimation framework and methodology by applying empirical techniques and learnings from engineering teams
  • Define and manage a common application sizing unit for various software streams like web, big data, mobile, cloud, etc. This sizing unit should be able to measure a team’s performance over time as well as perform comparative performance measurement across multiple teams
  • Collect metrics and analyze team performance for productivity, efficiency and quality
  • Own the global metrics platform for the organization, and report out metrics to the global engineering dashboard on a regular basis
  • Act as an SME for the estimation tool and metrics reporting platform and build new features to further enhance the tool
  • Perform post-mortem analysis and retrospectives to identify best practices and improvement areas for all program metrics (efforts, size, schedule, defects, cost, team size, team experience)

What we look for

  • A passion for high maturity estimation and measurement frameworks, which will help teams perform better
  • 10-15 years of software development experience working with global IT/ITES or product development organizations
  • At least 5 years of experience in performing budgetary and planning estimates for large software programs using traditional as well as agile software development methodologies (Product Development Process, CMMI, SCRUM, SAFE)
  • At least 5 years of experience leading global engineering teams across the entire software development life cycle
  • Should have worked on matured empirical estimation techniques like Function Points, Use Case Points, COCOMO
  • Experience working in a global matrix organization in collaboration with engineering managers, program managers, tech architects/leads and engineering directors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Engineering Graduate / Post-Graduate, preferably in Computer Science or Information Technology


  • SAFE/CSM certification
  • Six Sigma black belt
  • PMP certification

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