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Chris

Chris

Director of Engineering

Experience30 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Chris has 30+ years of experience in the software industry. He has worked as a CTO at 4 different startups. He is an innovative thinker trying to empower as many people as he can.

Expert in
  • Swift
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • Android
  • Redis
Also worked with
  • Spring
  • J2EE
  • Perl
  • Subversion
  • Hibernate
Jorge

Jorge

Director of Engineering

Experience20 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Jorge is a software architect with 20 years of experience in building web application systems. He has worked on designing distributed systems, building backend APIs and front-end single-page applications.

Expert in
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS
  • Node.js
Also worked with
  • Spring
  • Scrum
  • React
  • SaaS
Fernando

Fernando

Director of Engineering

Experience20 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Fernando is a passionate software developer with more than 7 years of experience working as a director of development, and overall 20 years of software engineering experience.

Expert in
  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • Laravel
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
Also worked with
  • T-SQL
  • MySQL
  • Vue.js
  • Java
Aman

Aman

Director of Engineering

Experience14 years
AvailabilityFull-time

Aman is an enterprise technology architect with 14+ years of experience. He has developed and architected solutions for Fortune 500 companies in Fintech, B2B, retail and manufacturing space.

Expert in
  • DevOps
  • Java
  • DynamoDB
  • Microservices
  • Python
Also worked with
  • AWS Lambda
  • Redis
  • Flask
  • Terraform
John

John

Director of Engineering

Experience20 years
AvailabilityFull-time

John is an experienced full-stack software engineer as well as a website operator with 20+ years of experience. He has founded two technology startups and worked as a CEO & CTO.

Expert in
  • SQL
  • React
  • PHP
  • React Native
  • JavaScript
Also worked with
  • MS SQL Server
  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • jQuery
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Ultimate guide to hire director of engineering

Finding it hard to hire a perfect director of engineering that fits your project requirements? This hiring guide can help you recruit the best software talent.

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How to hire a director of engineering? Skills to look for, interview questions, and more

Hiring a director of engineering is easy, but hiring the right candidate with adequate experience and knowledge is difficult. Companies that wish to coordinate the design deployment, development, and implementation of a software organization's applications must hire the best director of software development or a software engineering director. There are several factors that need to be considered while hiring a highly experienced director of engineering. This includes experience with reviewing project timelines, administering expenses, writing reports, meeting with stakeholders, and more.

On the other hand, hiring an experienced software engineering director with all the required skills is both hard and time-consuming. To ease the effort, Turing offers the best pre-vetted remote software engineering directors after testing their expertise in many areas like knowledge of various programming languages, troubleshooting, leadership, and communication, among others.

If you are a non-technical manager and interested in learning more about the hiring process for a director of software engineering, we've put up an excellent resource for you.

Skills to look for in a director of engineering?

At a high level, director of engineering should have the following skills in his/her arsenal:

1. High-level proficiency in Agile methodology

Agile is a project management methodology that helps developers to improve the quality of their products by providing continual feedback and updates. An experienced director of software engineering must have proficient knowledge of how this methodology works and how to utilize the method.

2. Familiarity with various programming languages

While hiring a director of software engineering, it is important to keep in mind that the professional must have knowledge and proficiency in various popular programming languages. They must have in-depth knowledge of popular programming languages, such as Python, Java, Scala, Julia, R, Go, among others.

3. Proficiency in cloud computing services

Cloud infrastructures play an important role in organizations and help engineers in many ways. It helps to build large-scale data analytics systems, automate the setup, handling of complex tasks, and more. While hiring a director of software engineering, you must check their proficiency in working with various cloud computing systems, like AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.

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4. Knowledge of databases

Knowledge of database systems can be considered a crucial need in organizations. Database is where all the data will be stored and you don’t want to hire a director of software engineering who is just familiar or has very little knowledge of database storage systems. Rather, hire a director of software engineering who has knowledge of various DBMS systems such as PostgreSQL, Cassandra, MongoDB, MySQL, SQLServer, etc.

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5. Familiarity with version control systems

Version control systems like Git, SVN, etc. help developers to build as well as develop applications in an efficient and secured manner. It also helps developers to keep track of each and every step they are taking while building any application or software. To be a successful director of software engineering, one must have knowledge as well as hands-on experience in various version control systems.

6. Knowledge about MVC design pattern

MVC patterns divide an application's input, processing, and output. The controller accepts all application requests and advises the model to prepare any information requested by the view in MVC application development. The view brings the final output using the data produced by the controller. A proficient director of software engineering must have a good understanding of MVC design patterns.

7. Familiarity with the latest frameworks

Frameworks help in constructing efficient web applications. There are several frameworks, such as ReactJS, AngularJS, jQuery, Vue, and more. You don’t want to hire a director of software engineering who is just familiar with the tools. Rather, you want to hire someone who knows exactly what framework to choose and what features should get prioritized in the first place.

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Top interview questions to hire a director of software engineering.

Whether you're an IT recruiter or a project manager, you know that finding top developers is critical to the success of your project. Here are some sample interview questions to use when looking to hire a director of software engineering to work on your next project.

Modularization is the process of dividing software into different modules that are further worked upon by various software development teams. A proficient director of software engineering must explain the meaning of modularization as well as mention its crucial points.

Continuous Integration (CI) is a software development practice that eases and automates the software development process. The answer to this question reflects the level of expertise the developer has. Answering how the practice helps a developer demonstrates that the developer is familiar with software development’s core design and architecture.

Quality assurance makes sure that the delivered software has minimal or no defects. While quality control ensures that product quality is maintained in the long run. This question will help in understanding the skills that the director of engineering has mastered and how the developer has used them over the years.

Due to the high demand for technologies, software trends keep changing with the needs of the industry. While hiring the director of engineering, it is important to know whether the engineer is familiar with all the key trends in software development that require the attention of all businesses.

Software configuration management is the process of tracking and controlling changes that happen during software development processes. You must hire a director of software engineering who has an in-depth understanding of software configuration management and related tools and technologies.

These are software testing methods. In the case of Black Box Testing, testers don’t have any information about the internal working of the software system. While, in the case of White Box Testing, the internal implementation of an item being tested is already known to the tester. You want to hire a director of software engineering who not only knows the differences between them but also explains how each of them works.

There are several skills and qualities that can help developers to become a proficient director of engineering. These include soft skills, interpersonal skills, collaboration skills, knowledge of large systems, complex code bases, and more. This question will help in understanding the skills that the director of software engineering has mastered and how the director has used them over the years.

An excellent director of software engineering must know a bunch of tools that are usually used in the software development process. This is one of the most asked foundational knowledge questions that help in understanding the competence and practical understanding the director has.

Cloud computing has become a crucial part of organizations. Some of the advantages include improved collaboration, low maintenance cost, etc. On the other hand, some of the disadvantages include data leakage, denial of service attacks, etc. You want to hire a director of software engineering who can explain how cloud computing works and what are its pros and cons. The answer to this question will help you understand the level of knowledge and best practices of a director of software engineering.

A director of software engineering must be hired based on various industrial experiences and skills. The candidate should pay attention to team situations and motivate the team to drive innovations. You want to hire the director of engineering who not only has excellent knowledge but also has hands-on experience.

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Here are some more SKILL developer interview questions that you can ask to assess a developer’s caliber.

  • In what ways have you upgraded the skills of your team?
  • What roles do software engineering directors perform?
  • How would you use a load balancer for Memcache servers?
  • In what ways do you support your team as they work on projects?
  • How would you design a distributed ID generation system?
  • How do you usually ensure a project runs on schedule?
  • What methods do you use to complete test runs and make sure production equipment works properly?
  • How do you handle calls between clients and REST API services with increased volumes?

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