Director of Software Engineering


MatchPoint Solutions

2021-01-13 17:10:14

Job location Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

Title: Director of Engineering

Location: Seattle, WA / Remote (can work remotely)

Position: Permanent

To qualify for this role, you have extensive experience developing scalable and performant web applications and services that power these websites with progressive experience as a leader. You have designed, built and maintained high volume, mobile first, consumer facing web applications and have a firm grasp of cloud services and APIs as well as Dev Ops. You have architecture experience and have been involved in re-architecture initiatives, ideally monolith to microservices.

What you will do:

  • Provide technical thought leadership in development tools and techniques; articulate ideas and ROI to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Based on agreed overall architecture, define coding standards for the development team and ensure adherence to these standards.
  • Provide detailed code reviews and assess overall code quality and flexibility.
  • Optimize the overall software development process making improvements where necessary to drive increased productivity and quality.
  • Establish strong working relationships with technical teams working alongside a variety of technical resources, including offshore and remote team members.
  • Build trusting and collaborative relationships within the cross-functional product teams that enhance strategic initiatives with internal and external partners.
  • Operate at both a strategic and tactical level, using hands-on technical skills when required.
  • Assist in analysis and resolution of complex production support issues.
  • Become familiar with product vision, business strategy and understand the rhythm of the business, organization and performance measures
  • Management of High Availability web sites, APIs, services and cloud platform
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management and non-technical leaders
  • Organize and prioritize technical projects on quarterly roadmaps
  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach for projects
  • Management of departmental budgets, resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a strong engineering team

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A minimum of 5+ years' experience working in a web application e-commerce environment, including development and support of high-availability transactional websites.
  • Deep technical competency in designing high-performance, high-scalability, n-tier and microservice architectures.
  • Proficient in web technologies such as HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, VUE JS, i18n, content management
  • Well versed in Ruby.
  • Good understanding and experience of information architecture and user-centric design.
  • Good commercial awareness and ability to evaluate ROI for technology driven projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff, including senior management team.
  • Solid experience with AWS, and ideally with Heroku in AWS.
  • Has worked in a DevOps environment.
  • Worked on mobile first programs, including IOS and Android native applications.
  • Experience working with agile development methodologies (Scrum and Lean).
  • Must be able to work effectively in a complex, diverse, changing environment where ambiguity and uncertainty can be common.
  • Adapts well to and is energized by change whilst maintaining focus on key business goals and personal objectives.
  • Ability to drive to a technical solution while always keeping a focus on meeting the overarching business objectives.
  • Familiar with standard design patterns applicable to enterprise software.
  • High awareness of both established and emerging technologies relevant to high-volume websites.
  • Broad knowledge of network technologies applicable to a secure, fault-tolerant production website.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Experience with Atlassian Product Set
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