Engineering Director

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 09-11-2017
One of the top location intelligence companies - a leading force in changing how location information enriches our real-world and digital lives - is looking for a talented Engineering Director to join their renowned team, who will be:
  • Responsible for the technical roadmap and direction for multiple core engineering teams, working closely with Product Management and Business Development to achieve company goals
  • Own technology vision, R&D, architecture, and execution for the company’s core location technologies
  • Manage the development of scalable, robust, and bulletproof systems across multiple disciplines, including server, client, and machine learning
  • Identify and track critical diagnostic metrics for the health and growth of their core technologies
  • Inspire teams to pursue extraordinary challenges and push the boundaries of mobile location technology
  • Lead recruiting and organizational planning for multiple teams, establishing hiring goals, interviewing norms, and evolving the on-boarding process for new team members
  • Manage and coach a team of software engineers, tech leads and managers
  • Evaluate and introduce new technologies when necessary
  • Partner with other engineering teams, product team, and department stakeholders to align on and drive forward broader engineering and company initiatives
  • Work closely with key strategic external clients to grow partnerships, learn about the market, and advance their technical capabilities

  • 7-10 years of proven experience in a software engineering / development role
  • 4+ years experience managing an engineering team and communicating with multiple lines of business
  • Experience designing and building high performance, low latency distributed systems
  • Excellent CS fundamentals (operating systems, algorithm and data structures, etc.)
  • Excellent problem solving and large-scale systems debugging skills
  • Strong exposure to data science, machine learning, & search background
  • Additional experience with mobile (iOS/Android) ecosystems a strong plus
  • Track record of shipping and scaling high-quality software systems as an individual contributor and manager
  • Strong desire to tackle large-scale problems
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey intricate systems and logic, to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent motivational skills and ability to align teams toward the company's goals and vision
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
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