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Director of Software Engineering

Company: Foundry
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Location: Connecticut, Colorado, New Jersey or New York - hybrid
Director of Software Engineering
We are looking for a senior engineering leader to head up the application development teams. In this role you will lead a team of passionate and talented engineers to build innovative solutions that serve global teams.. You will build and scale a team along with the necessary technical platforms and processes. You will provide leadership and execute technical projects involving software architecture, design, feature development, and integration while setting the bar for quality, performance, and security for the team.
About the role:

  • Build, manage and mentor a high performing, globally dispersed engineering team.
  • Coach and mentor team to ensure skills and deliverables are in alignment with organization's business needs, values, and standards.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to shape the software strategy and architecture
  • Collaborate with key business stakeholders to ensure the technical strategy is aligned with business needs and objectives.
  • Direct and execute short and long-term departmental goals and objectives in line with product vision while maintaining appropriate standards of performance for the team.
  • Plan, organize, and manage appropriate resources and headcount to meet sprints and feature schedule commitments within budget and agreed upon time frame.
  • Bring your technical expertise and decision making to translate the company strategy into concrete engineering deliverables.
  • Be actively involved and contribute to complex technical and architectural decisions to ensure high performance, reliability and security.
  • Execute on the customer facing software roadmap in partnership with the software product team.
  • Enable the enterprise data strategy in partnership with the data platform team.
  • Identify, recommend and establish a set of engineering principles and methodologies that match the complexity of our environment.
  • Mature the engineering discipline throughout the entire lifecycle of solution design, development, testing, deployment and production support.
  • Establish and manage architecture and technical standards.
  • Develop scalable architecture and platforms to support growth and scale.
  • Continuously improve team velocity, throughput, and quality leveraging agile methodologies and metrics . Monitor and report on the engineering lifecycle, KPIs, and other relevant metrics and continually incorporate improvements.
  • Establish and maintain a high bar for operational excellence including SLA reporting, monitoring and alerting, on call rotations, incident management etc.

    About you:

    • A growth mindset and ability to lead and shape change.
    • Proven success developing systems and products for new environments and experience with Greenfield Software Development
    • Demonstrated experience attracting, managing, developing, coaching, evaluating, and retaining staff. Ability to lead, influence, and motivate individuals and teams. Skilled in holding people accountable, being held accountable, leading by example.
    • Experience with the cross-functional workflows and processes within a mid to large size organization.
    • Process orientated with a demonstrated ability to track, evaluate, automate, and implement change at all levels.
    • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities with the ability to assess risks and make informed decisions.
    • Ability to manage multiple cross-functional projects and priorities with competing deadlines and re-prioritize as necessary to align with current business needs.
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills to influence, lead, and collaborate with global cross-functional teams and build productive working relationships within and across teams.

      Your Qualifications:

      • BS or higher in Computer Science or equivalent.
      • 7+ years of experience in a wide range of programming languages and cloud technologies. Experience with Javascript, AWS, and typical architectures for SPAs, APIs, and data integrations and synchronization is a must.
      • 5+ years of experience in the leadership role.
      • Hands-on technical leader with previous experience as a Director of Engineering. Proven ability to lead teams of 25+.
      • Experience with Experience with Agile methodology and Continuous Integration.
      • Good understanding of JavaScript, React, HTML5, CSS3 and other front-end related languages.

        Compensation: $175,000 - $200,000 with 10% Bonus
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