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Director of Engineering

Santa Clara, CA 95054 | Direct Placement

Post Date: 02/26/2018 Job ID: 75135 Category: Software Engineers

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The Director will be responsible for the leadership of the architecture, development and testing of the products developed.  The person in this role will be responsible for short term tactical deliverables as well as longer term strategic direction. They will help set the direction for moving the team through Agile to a full DevOps team. The Director will also be helping to take our existing standalone applications and to move them to a microservices architecture leveraging cloud technologies. They will be leading the direction on our CI/CD pipeline and changing from manual testing to automated testing.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Manage and mentor a team of software and test engineers.
  • Aid in architectural direction of the product including moving to cloud technologies.
  • Guide the team in moving through Agile to DevOps methodologies.
  • 5% Travel.

Supervisory Responsibility:  
  • Will lead a team including multiple managers, an architect, test engineers (manual and automated) and software engineers (including low level firmware and application developers).
  • Responsible for mentoring direct reports and instilling a culture of continuous learning within the organization.

Technical Knowledge:
  • Background with cloud technologies, including containers, high availability, geographic distribution of compute.
  • Specific technologies that would be nice to have: Docker, RabbitMQ, ELK, Cassandra and/or MongoDB, familiarity with Protobuf, Json, Swagger.
  • An ideal candidate would have a background in RF communications, specifically as they apply to satellite communications.

Required Experience and Skills:
  • BS in Engineering: SW Preferred or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of hands on development.
  • 10+ years in a management role, leading managers and technical positions.
  • Experience developing products or services for the cloud, leveraging cloud technologies and methodologies (DevOps).

Desired Experience:
  • Experience with Docker, ELK, RabbitMQ.

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