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Director of Software Engineering

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Role: Director of Software Engineering
Location: 100% Remote
Compensation: $175K Depending on Experience

Job Type: Full Time/Perm
Job#:  7193

General Position Description:

The Director of Software Engineering will supervise the engineering team and technical strategy for our SaaS platform and the related applications covering multiple domains and architectures.

This is a full-time role, the ideal candidate will report to our CTO. We are actively searching for somebody  with a strong software engineering background and a successful history of managing developers and projects.

Who We Want

  • Independent thinkers and self starters.
  • Someone who enjoys solving complex problems and is able to think on their feet.
  • A dedicated team member who thrives in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure projects are completed on time and meet expectations.
  • A highly collaborative individual. Someone who builds and leverages cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information and use cases, and to develop the best solutions.
  • Be willing and able to roll up your sleeves and lead by example.

Responsibilities

  • Define and enforce coding standards and development and deployment methodologies and processes including team agreements.
  • In conjunction with the DevOps team, monitor and ensure platform stability across multiple production and non-production development environments.
  • Develop, monitor and report on engineering KPIs as related to team and individual performance.
  • Rapidly gain a deep understanding of the current  ecosystem, including system integrations, business rules, and operational management flows.
  • Lead, guide, support and manage a team of software engineers of various experience levels to build state-of-the-art components and features while ensuring adherence to development best practices, CI/CD, and automation.
  • Establish strong partnerships with product owners, and gain a deep understanding of the different types of end-users and their needs.
  • Maintain top delivery standards by building robust, secure, and quality software that meets the needs of the business.
  • Manage release schedules for both production patches and regular releases.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and support to the engineering team.
  • Work with our Customer Service team to troubleshoot and resolve production issues.
  • Recruit, interview, hire and train top talent and build a high performing team of engineers focused on continuous improvement. Perform evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate.
  • Develop a collaborative and dynamic team operating agreement to reflect objectives and responsibilities of team members based on roles.

Qualifications

  • BS in engineering, Computer Science or related field.
  • 10+ years of previous software engineering management experience, with a minimum of 5 direct reports.
  • Hands on experience designing, developing and architecting complex backend systems.
  • Strong technical credentials, preferably with previous hands-on architectural or distributed systems development in a LAMP environment
  • Experience in delivering testable, high-quality software with many dependencies.
  • Familiarity with reservation systems and / or travel industry booking systems is desired.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Agile software development, including SCRUM, Kanban, Scrumban, etc.
  • Experience with complex digital transformations.
  • A blend of experience including  at least some of the following technical experience:
    • Experience in LAMP stack development and related frameworks. Experience with the Symfony framework and / or Laravel is a plus.
    • Experience with Angular (preferred) and / or React including experience with SPAs and associated frameworks.
    • 3+ years of experience with AWS.
    • Experience with TDD and / or BDD is a must.

Our Current Stack and Tools

  • LAMP
  • Angular
  • Python
  • Node
  • AWS and its various services
  • MongoDB
  • JIRA / Bitbucket (git)
  • Serverless

Compensation and Benefits

  • Base salary is commensurate with work experience.
  • 10 paid vacation days
  • 5 paid sick days
  • 1 day off for your birthday (actual birthday)
  • 6  paid holidays
  • 401K
  • We offer medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc. as well as a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
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