Director of Engineering

Industry: Technology
Company size: 11-50

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Job description

A US-based company leveraging the power of AI technology to develop recommendation tools for researchers and publishers is looking for a Director of Engineering. The selected candidate will collaborate with product teams and engineering professionals to build an industry-leading product. Using patented AI algorithms, the company is developing an effective English grammar checker and language improvement writing tool. This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy working in a diverse, fast-paced environment while building next-gen products and services. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work along with the project, engineering, and DevOps teams to ensure product flexibility  
  • Be involved in reviewing solution architecture and making sure engineering best practices are in place
  • Evaluate the performance of Solution Architect, Principal Engineers, DevOps, and SDE-3 Leads 
  • Lead a team of talented web developers, understand the products thoroughly, and work towards a high-quality end-to-end delivery using a practical agile approach
  • Encourage extensive test coverage and automate testing whenever possible
  • Regularly design and conduct code reviews to maintain robust, scalable software design patterns
  • Actively review approaches created by tech leads and help them find optimal solutions
  • Work with various teams to optimize, update, and maintain the cloud infrastructure and associated costs (AWS)
  • Collaborate with Research and Engineering leads to ensure cross-end scalability
  • Evaluate the tech leadership performance (KPI)
  • Regulate and monitor the hiring process 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 4+ years of relevant experience as an engineering manager
  • Demonstrable experience with unit and integration testing, particularly in a robust DevOps environment
  • Prior experience in designing optimized, scalable solutions
  • Passionate about breaking down complex problems into small tasks and PRs to deliver value incrementally
  • Prior experience in estimating project efforts with reasonable accuracy 
  • Solid understanding of best practices around project deployment 
  • Ability to understand the business goals, assess the ground situation, and come up with a concrete and detailed plan
  • Demonstrable experience leading senior tech leadership, including Solution Architects, Principal Engineers, and Engineering Managers
  • Must have at least 6+ years of experience in developing cost-efficient, robust, and highly scalable solution
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in either full-stack (including Vue.js, NodeJS/AngularJS, Java/Python) or back-end experience (Node.js/Java Server technologies and Python Server technologies with advanced Python)
  • Extensive experience working with back-end technologies, including relational (Postgres/MySQL) and document (MongoDB) databases
  • Prolific experience working with Redis/Memcache, Kafka/RabbitMQ/Celery/AWS SQS, container orchestration (Docker Compose/Kubernetes), and CI/CD
  • Solid experience working with AWS technologies like Lambda functions, SQS, SNS, RDS, DynamoDB, etc.
  • Comprehensive understanding of HTML5, CSS3, CSS processors, and CSS frameworks
  • Hands-on experience in best practices around developer tooling and workflows
  • Prior experience working on high-impact projects 
  • Passionate about working in a highly collaborative environment at a user experience-obsessed startup
  • Strong experience in profiling and impact analysis of codes 
  • Enthusiastic about performing a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) 
  • Nice to have experience working with Elasticsearch server cluster optimization and Apache Spark/Ray

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