Director of Engineering

globaliD – Director of Engineering

About globaliD:

The way we manage identity is broken—evidenced by massive security breaches and widespread fraud, not to mention the billions of people excluded from the global economy due to lack of adequate documentation.

The convergence of three 21st century digital technologies—blockchain, biometrics, and ubiquitous mobile phones—offers a solution, empowering a new model for digital identity. At globaliD, we’ve developed a highly secure and encrypted digital ID platform—one that allows individuals full control over their unique digital identity. globaliD leverages an Identity Namespace System (INS), which operates much like the Domain Name System (DNS) that powers the World Wide Web.

globaliD is a series A, venture-backed startup based in the heart of San Francisco.

Position Overview:

The Director of Engineering will be a proven software development leader with a passion for technology and innovation. S/he will lead a software development team that defines, owns, and drives the scaling and evolution of the globaliD infrastructure technology and the associated mobile and web apps, which support the next generation of identity management. The ideal DoE will be responsible for the design and delivery of a high availability transactional platform, which incorporates reliability, scalability, and security.

Role and Responsibilities:

Team Leadership:

Provide inspired leadership, vision and cohesive organizational direction for globaliD’s software development organization. Champion and build a culture of performance. Grow SF-based software development team through hiring and retaining top talent. Manage, engage and align a global technology team through instilling strong team values, mentoring, communications and hands-on leadership.

Development Process:

Define, implement, and oversee a highly effective and flexible development process that delivers on company goals and offers a collaborative environment for team members. Build, maintain, support, and enhance software quality by leveraging lean startup principles, agile and scrum methodologies.

Technology Vision/Strategy:

Work closely with the CTO to help define and deliver the technology vision, architectural requirements and technology strategy.

Product Delivery:

Deliver best-in-class products on time, within scope and within budget. Collaborate with other teams to define and build new features and products.

Organizational Leadership:

Interact and contribute meaningfully to executive team. Foster cross-functional leadership. Provide feedback to core product teams to influence roadmaps and strategy. Work collaboratively across team boundaries to advance innovation and promote rapid development of products.

Communications:

Maintain strong communications with technology team and all key stakeholders including the executive leadership team, product management and board of directors.

Requirements:

Accomplished engineering leader with 10+ years of software experience within a high availability and secure setting in one or more of the following areas: identity management, payments, digital wallets, security, BlockChain, mobile, IoT, banking, financial technology, eCommerce, AI-machine learning, and/or social networks.

Leadership:

Demonstrated success, leading technically challenging software development organizations. Should possess a mix of leading large-scale teams and operating in hands-on settings. Proven ability to motivate and inspire talented and creative technical teams to perform at the highest level. Must bring 5+ years of experience managing software development teams (leading development teams through multiple complete product development cycles).

Team Management:

a proven track record of building, scaling and leading software development in high growth settings. Success and proven expertise in managing high performance, geographically distributed, software development teams, including hiring, developing, and retaining top talent within the industry.

Technology vision/strategy:

Successful track record of defining and executing strategic and innovative initiatives that have had major impact on company and market performance. Proven ability to set clear and defensible technology strategies.

Technology wins:

Demonstrated ability to deliver notable products to market on time. Successes in building and scaling web applications. An intense focus on building secure and reliable systems. Desire and track record of building highly usable customer centric products. Experience building mobile products. Proven ability to efficiently manage all aspects of the software development life cycle in agile environments. Experience leading cloud deployments or migrations: AWS, Azure or GCP.

Stakeholder Management: Demonstrated ability to engage with business leaders, C-level executives, clients, partners and cross-functional teams. Shows a high level of comfort with a feedback-oriented culture.

Corporate DNA: Proven track record of successfully working in start-up and/or highly entrepreneurial environments. Proven success in leading teams within cutting-edge, high-growth companies

Technologies: Node.js, JavaScript, React Native, Kubernetes or similar container technologies.

Education: BS/ MS from a leading university in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience. MS strongly preferred.

 

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