Director of Enigneering

The Social Institute - Durham, North Carolina or Remote - Full time

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the CTO and COO, set the operational and organizational strategy for the engineering team based on KPIs, and drive the tracking, course-correction, and achievement of these KPIs.
  • Serve as lead technical architect, technical decision-maker, and engineering lead for the platforms, tools, and services developed by the engineering team.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders across The Social Institute to understand needs and provide solutions.
  • Develop and implement engineering improvement processes and elevate engineering best practices.
  • Integration of frontend technologies with server-side logic.
  • Build scalable code and focus on user experience.
  • Work closely with Co-founder/CTO to design and launch new features.

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of engineering or engineer management experience.
  • Track record of implementing and managing successful engineering projects and processes.
  • Experience building, coaching, or managing high-performing engineering teams.
  • Excellent understanding of Quality Assurance, Automation, and Dev processes.
  • Excellent communication (Written and Oral), coordination and collaboration skills.
  • Planning, Scheduling, Tracking and status reporting of deliverables and milestones.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and excellent problem solving/troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of software and application design and architecture.
  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, cloud vendors (AWS & Google).
  • Demonstrated experience with agile methodologies and practices such as Scrum.
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools (e.g., gitLab, sourcetree, command line)
  • Writing scalable and efficient code in a fast paced agile environment.
  • Portfolios are appreciated but not required.
  • Undergraduate degree required.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K plan
  • Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Potential to work remotely
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

When we’re back in the office…

  • Regular company events with our growing team
  • Free parking in downtown Durham, NC
  • Weekly free lunches and snacks
  • Office space at one of the top co-working spaces in Raleigh-Durham

To Apply

Please send a completed application (http://bit.ly/TSIemploymentapplication), your CV, and a brief Cover Letter explaining what makes you a good fit for The Social Institute team to careers@thesocialinst.com with the subject line “Director of Engineering Candidate – The Social Institute”.

The Social Institute is an equal opportunity employer and participant of the E-Verify Program.

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Role

Engineering

Experience Level

Mid Level

The Social Institute

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