Director of Software Engineering, Something Different Along Route 128

Waltham, MA · Job # 8482LK

Our client company is different from the typical SaaS companies that line route 128.  The company is building something unique and the market has taken notice.  With close to $100M in brand new funding, an experienced leadership team, great press, and a marquis customer list, this company is ready to hit lofty new heights. The company now needs a key professional to manage a growing Engineering team.

Position Overview:

Working closely the CTO and Vice President of Product, the Director of Engineeringwill continue to build the Engineering team as well as enhance process and technology related to the company’s web-based technology. The Director will build a highly skilled US-based team.  The Director will need to navigate the balance and trade-offs between delivery and investment, process and innovation, and speed and scalability in a fast growing and innovative company.  The right candidate must possess a blend of technology, operations and business savvy, and be passionate about managing an agile development process. The right candidate will not be afraid of being in “the weeds” and will lead by example. In this high collaborative role, the Director of Engineering will be driven by the product mission and be focused on high-quality deliverables.  Some responsibilities include:

  • As a modern leader - build, manage and mentor a high-performing and highly motivated software development team
  • Work alongside the team of Engineers as a mentor/coach
  • Work closely with engineering, product management, UX design, customer support, and account management
  • Plan, prioritize and execute projects under dynamic market conditions and business needs.  Manage the agile development process, assign work and keep teams focused on deliverables
  • Evolve and optimize engineering operations, expanding agile scrum practices with a focus on scalability
  • Provide DevOps leadership and guidance.  Evolve process, culture and team supporting multi-tenant cloud delivery
  • Lead the engineering team and act more broadly as a leader within the company.  Help us mature our operation and contribute to the strategic priorities and decisions that guide the business


  • BSCS or EE
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, primarily building scalable enterprise web applications in a variety of cloud implementations
  • Track record of success; experience at growth stages companies that later went public and/or bought would be ideal
  • Enjoys being in the technical “trenches” close to the technology
  • Up on the most modern technologies and enjoys coding even though it is not required for the job
  • Small company leadership experience/entrepreneurial leadership experience
  • Proven ability to build and manage a successful engineering team
  • Expert in the foundation and execution of agile scrum methodology
  • Experience building and operating a multi-tenant cloud solution deployed on cloud infrastructure.  Experience with Microsoft development technology and Azure environment is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical/architectural guidance
  • Track record of delivering projects on schedule and within budget
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
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