Director of Engineering

 

Location:  Boston (area), MA

Hours: Full-Time

 Company Background:

ActivePrime is a dynamic entrepreneurial SaaS company providing CRM Data Governance solutions to Enterprise level organizations.  We are seeking a Director of Engineering & Full-Stack Engineer to help us continue building out our solution set.  The Director of Engineering will be a hands-on technical architect & developer with our full stack of technologies while providing direction and leadership to the technical team.  A major responsibility for this role is internal and external communication about timelines.  

This is a partial-telecommuting (maybe a couple days/week from home depending on team progress) position.  In-person, as well as remote management will be part of the job. This person will lead the Boston-based engineering office for ActivePrime.  The Director of Engineering will support our goals to stay on-time and within budget.   It’s a creative role involving some product management to define builds that are predictably achievable within a timeframe.   This role is ideal for a person who enjoys operating as both an individual contributor, as well as a team manager.  Our employees enjoy independence in a quickly changing environment; no two days are the same.  At our company, there’s an abundance of opportunity to make a difference in a fast-paced competitive marketplace.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead full life-cycle software development

  • Drive the development process through design, implementation, and deployment

  • Work closely with the executive team to develop a software roadmap for future features and improvements

  • Mentor team members, encouraging career and personal growth

  • Ensure your team meets deadlines and launch dates through an effective sprint planning process and daily standups

  • Collaborate effectively across teams, including outside of engineering

  • Front-end Javascript, HTML, CSS development.

  • Back-end Python3 development to support existing and future ActivePrime products.

  • Modify Nginx configurations as needed.

  • Assess and recommend new technologies, libraries, and modules to build and enhance ActivePrime products.

  • Recommend infrastructure to increase the automation used to manage ActivePrime services.

  • Provide assistance with development operations

  • Changing server configurations

  • Installing code and 3rd party libraries on production and test instances.

  • Debugging running services

 

Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.

  • 5+ years of development experience and 2+ years of experience leading a team of 5-10 engineers

  • Customer focused.

  • Comfortable making quick decisions, when possible

  • Familiar with Python, Flask, Zurb, JQuery, JSON, REST, OAuth, Postgres, Salesforce.com, Act-On, Zendesk, Jira, Linux and git

  • Strong foundation in software architecture and design

  • Leadership in progressive software development practice evaluation and analysis with the ability and desire to improve processes

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other engineers and senior professionals across functions; have strong influencing and leadership skills.

  • Solid experience leading & motivating engineers.

 

Desired Characteristics:

  • You are an excellent listener and naturally engage in reflective listening

  • You have excellent written communication skills, both inward and outward facing

  • You express empathy, and that helps your ability to influence others.

  • You are clear, concise, and comfortable developing and presenting information to executive-level audiences

  • You are current in the state of the art technologies and talent

  • You are a long-term planner and creative short-term executor

  • You are able to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • You are innovative, curious, adaptable and can get things done in a timely fashion

 

Please email hr AT activeprime to apply.

Note - applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

 

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