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Director of Software Engineering

San Carlos Permanent / Full Time

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Recruiter :
Darren Nelson

Darren Nelson
  • Lead and coordinate team efforts
  • Provide technical leadership and guide the growth of the team
  • Hands-on experience with Java, J2EE/Spring, and cloud-based environments

This Director of Software Engineering role will be responsible for the Cloud Platform and Services. This team of 5-8 developers is part of the Engineering department, working closely together with the Application, DevOps, and QA teams. This role would take full ownership of the backend systems, plan and coordinate all development efforts, and manage the team and processes. The position is expected to be fairly hands-on, utilize professional experience and decision-making skills to identify and prioritize problems to solve, and work cross-functionally with other teams. Another important responsibility will be to hire top talent and mentor the team. The role also has opportunities to grow in responsibilities over time.


Duties And Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate the team efforts, including sprint planning, project management, scrums, and resource planning
  • Take a lead role in our engineering development efforts and promote new initiatives to improve the system
  • Communicate and collaborate with stakeholders to define vision, metrics, and actions that need to be taken to achieve that vision
  • Provide managerial and technical leadership that will guide the growth of our team
  • Help build out the team by hiring top talent in collaboration with HR and Recruiters
  • Contribute and help guide the team to building a solid System Architecture
  • Do regular code reviews and provide technical mentorship to the team
  • Support the development work of both System and Product Features, and implement new (or enhance existing) Cloud Backend Services and APIs
  • Promote high-quality code, by utilizing proven design patterns, exercising code reviews, and defining best practices
  • Identify risks, and proactively resolve issues across the relevant system components
  • Stay on top of new technologies and participate in efforts to innovate and further develop our product offering


  • The highly Organized mindset with solid Planning and Coordination skills
  • 10+ years of experience in a mix of engineering management, technical leadership, and hands-on development
  • Strong, demonstrable Technical Management skills
  • Able to work on-site at our HQ in San Carlos 3-5 days per week
  • Hands-on experience with Java and J2EE/Spring framework in a Cloud-based environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field

Ideal Experience

  • Experience building enterprise SaaS platforms, ideally focused on analytics
  • In-depth experience working with Backend Services, Databases, API and related technologies
  • System Architecture experience
  • Domain-Driven Design, SOA, and/or Event-Driven Development
  • Microservices or Container-based Services (k8s)
  • Cloud Systems and Scalability (GCP, AWS, and/or Azure)
  • Security and/or Regulatory frameworks, such as HIPAA, SOC2, 510k, OWASP
  • Genomics/Bioinformatics
  • Master's degree


  • Stock Option Plan
  • Onsite organic snacks
  • Lunch onsite 5 days a week
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Training & Development

Referral reward: $250

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