Director of Software Development - Hosting - Sunnyvale



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We’re looking for an exceptional Director of Engineering that will drive engineering execution for part of our hosting portfolio. The leader should have a proven ability to lead multisite and multi-product engineering teams. Hosting has a diverse portfolio of products, legacy and new, running on a wide variety of platforms. The team is focused on building a new micro-services based platform architecture, all based on open source technology. The leader, working with the product owners, would drive an engineering organization that is focused on scalability, reliability, and performance for all products. The engineering leader would work with a wide set of organizations including senior leadership in the company, product management, marketing, data center operations, central engineering, and finance. 

The role reports into the VP of Engineering.  

• Lead and grow multiple engineering teams including Engineers, Architects, and Managers.
• Drive the engineering execution of product roadmaps. Partner with Product and Support teams to own the end to end customer experience.
• Drive architectural discussions within the organization and across the company.
• Drive the best agile practices including CI/CD.
• Work closely with SRE teams to drive customer issues to resolution.
• Continue to drive improvements in engineering practices within the team and company-wide.
• Manage and grow a multisite, multi-product engineering organization driving toward org efficiencies by planning (with the Product Management and Product Marketing Leaders)
• Lead projects in a dynamic environment that need to adapt quickly to changing requirements and react fast to our customer's feedback.

• Proven experience leading large organizations across multiple locations.
• Strong track record of product delivery in an agile environment.
• Experienced in driving design discussions and getting alignment from engineers and product owners.
• Proven experience in building Distributed systems, APIs, Micro-services, Containers, etc.
• Excellent communication and leadership skills.
• 15+ years professional software engineering experience.
• 5+ years of people management experience. • Bachelor in CS ( MS preferred ), or relevant Engineering degree or equivalent experience.

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