Director of Software Engineering position

New York, New York

Post Date: 12/30/2015 Job ID: 788 Industry: Other Pay Rate: 175000
As a Director of Software Engineering, you will be blazing trails at a fast growing company, helping to build one of America’ s strongest online brands dedicated to helping partners help small businesses (SMBs) acquire and retain customers. You will be making an impact on our economy by making a big difference for the “ small guy” at scale. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of smart, successful innovators who are passionate about solving problems.
More specifically, as a Director of engineering you will provide strong leadership and a consultative role to the function as relates to driving product development and strategy. The Software Development function is responsible for enhancements to existing products as well as new product development.

  • Oversee several software engineering feature teams
  • Collaborate with feature teams and other leaders to ensure success of strategic business projects
  • Constantly iterate on and improve the development process
  • Deliver clear vision, direction, and standards for the engineering organization and ensure their compliance.
  • Fosters and maintains close working relationships with the Product, QA, and UX departments.
  • Provide career development, coaching and performance management for engineers, team leads and engineering managers
  • Participate in phone screening and interview process to bring new talent in to the engineering organization
  • Help reinforce a great engineering culture.
  • Ensure process and standards compliance, design and implementation quality and participate in the development and evolution of same.
  • Work on issues that impact development success or address future concepts, products or technologies
  • Establish transparency by broadly communicating architecture and strategy goals and ensuring compliance.
  • Conduct regular 1: 1s.  Provide useful feedback to your direct reports, peers, managers, and others in the company.
  • Clearly communicate the business goals to the engineers and keep them front and center.  Ensure engineering is always adding business value.  Communicate engineering tactics to the business side.
  • Adroitly prioritize tech-debt pay-down projects as well as larger strategic initiatives (versioned deployments, deployment frequency).


  • Demonstrated success managing 10+ engineers using agile, collaborative practices
  • Strong team-oriented communicator with a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally
  • Knowledge of the theory and experience with the practices of DevOps and Continuous Integration.
  • Track record of hiring great people
  • Strong software engineering skills, and expert-level coding skills in Java
  • Knowledge of DVCS tools (git, Mercurial), Linux, Apache, Thrift, Tomcat, Java, Spring, and PostgreSQL
  • Ability to think from a business perspective and balance technical and business goals
  • Knowledge of the theory and experience with the practices of DevOps and Continuous Integration.

Michelle Abel

Michelle Abel, CPC, is the founder of Corporate & Technical Recruiters, Inc. She began her career after completing her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Emory University. Before founding CTR, she was a partner and CFO in a national recruiting firm. Michelle went on to establish her own firm as CEO of Corporate & Technical Recruiters. CTR's clients have a global presence and offer positions in marketing, sales, management, technology, engineering and accounting. With over 20 years of experience in the personnel field, Michelle's dedication to service makes her a leader in the industry.

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