DST Systems Senior Director - Software Engineering in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

While working at DST Financial Services, you will help our clients discover opportunities in the complexities associated with mounting inflows of data, rapid technological advancements, shifting regulatory change, rising security risks and increasing demands from their customers. Your job is to help our clients discover opportunity through technology, strategic advisory and business improvement solutions. You will work with some of the world’s leading Alternative Asset Managers, Asset Management Service Companies, Banking Companies, Broker-Dealers, Distribution Companies, Insurance Companies and Retirement Companies. Everyday our global offices in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States work together to master the complexity of the financial industry to transform the most challenging tasks into opportunity and competitive advantage.

Role Overview

DST is searching for a technology leader with a strong understanding of the business process management segment, emerging technologies and knowledge of where the industry future is headed. This position will also lead the solution which is deployed as an on premise or hosted solution with a long term vision toward public cloud deployment. In addition, the position will work within the Global BPS teams and business to implement a technical roadmap to tactically reengineer the existing platforms as well as surrounding applications.


  • Develop and implement the technology strategy for BPS along with full authority and accountability for delivering expected software releases including all functionality as organizationally determined

  • Interact regularly with technology staff across Architecture, Development, Infrastructure, Support, Product Management and Portfolio Management

  • Collaborate with clients and across a large matrix organization, participate in industry forums to gather insight, build and influence best practices, and enable DST to be recognized as an industry leader

  • Provide and receive feedback on a regular basis from a large group of people (both internal and external)

  • Reduce allocated expenses, improve delivery, quality and performance, modernize of our infrastructure, and enhance user experience

  • Leverage past experiences and current knowledge to influence the direction of our BPS technology organization during the IT Transformation

  • Directly lead certain modernization initiatives and produce high quality, modern solutions that allow for clients to quickly adopt; the role will also include the implementation of the agile lifecycle to implement the delivery from concept to long term support

  • Work across the organization to stay up to date with audit and information security policies to ensure all groups across BPS IT organization are aligned, trained and held accountable for the technology, security and audit requirement


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related relevant engineering fields and 10 years of work-related experience, or Master’s degree and 8 year of work-related experience

  • Eight plus years demonstrated experience leading a Business Process Services team along with 5 plus years of management and organizational budgeting experience

  • Strong knowledge of software architecture, agile development practices, infrastructure, security practices, and capacity planning is required

  • Proven track record of leading geographically dispersed organization as well as application modernization or transformation within the process management space

  • Strong understanding of the retirement industry, in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies, as well as insights into where our competitors and the retirement industry are headed

  • Demonstrated proven track record of leading a transformation within the retirement space is a must.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems and identify best practices

  • Future oriented, anticipates outcomes, decisive and results oriented

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing through presentations and individual discussions with all levels of the organization

  • Strong business acumen and agility within a large, matrixed organization

  • Ability to listen, adopt and influence are essential

  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to coach and mentor a team


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.