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Director of Engineering

Information Technology and Network Services | Washington, DC | Full Time

Job Description

Director of Engineering

Arlington, Virginia, United States · Product & Engineering

Description

LiveSafe  is looking for an experienced Director to help lead our growing  Engineering department as we expand into multiple teams. We are  transitioning to small, focused, full-stack agile teams that regularly  delivery high-quality software and keep pace with our business as we  scale. The ideal candidate will serve as a bridge between Engineering  and Product to ensure we continue to deliver innovations to our platform  while constantly striving to improve our product platform and our team.


What you will do

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  • Lead day-to-day management of multiple scrum teams
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  • Mentor engineers in solid software development and agile process best practices
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  • Interface closely with our product managers to help groom and package successful sprint implementations
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  • Guide, motivate, and evolve a talented software development organization
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  • Foster a collegiate tech culture that balances creativity with client delivery, hard-work with fun
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  • Recruit, hire and retain the absolute best tech talent
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About you

You most likely identify as a(n):

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  • Talented software engineer who also has deep interest in building and evolving full-stack engineering teams
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  • A  great communicator who can help convey critical goals and priorities to  a fast-moving team while also coaching individual engineers
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  • Someone who thinks building and reinforcing a collaborative, got-your-back company culture is critical for success
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  • The go-to tech lead who gets it done while also making sure code quality and UX polish are top-notch
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Technologies we use and teach

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  • Back-end: Scala, Akka, node.js, Java and PHP
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  • Front-end: Javascript, jQuery, Angular, React
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  • Mobile: Swift, Java, Objective-C
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  • Docker, AWS EC2, S3, DynamoDB, RDS (MySQL), Cassandra, Kafka
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  • JUnit, Espresso, Mocha, Chai, ServerSpec, Circle CI, Jenkin
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Requirements

There are always  exceptions, and we hire exceptional individuals, so nothing on this  list is strictly required.  However, if many of these items sound like  you, then we are probably a good match.

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  • Bachelor of Science degree (think CS, CE, EE, math, physics, …) or 5+ years of relevant experience
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  • Led one or more agile development teams in a fast-paced, startup environment
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  • Have worked on teams to deliver enterprise-grade, scalable software solutions
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  • Experience with both mobile and web development and deployment complexities
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  • Like to occasionally get your hands dirty in the code but more often prefer to help other engineers deliver great products
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Benefits

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  • 401K + match
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  • Early stage equity
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  • Great office space overlooking the National Cathedral and next to District Taco!
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  • Fantastic health, dental, and vision
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  • Free drinks and healthy snacks
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  • Flexible hours and ability to work remotely when appropriate
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  • Coworkers are passionate about safety (and darts)
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