Director of Engineering


(San Francisco, California)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Gliffy
Gliffy was founded in 2005 as the world’s first web-based diagramming tool. Gliffy is a cloud based software tool set used to create flow and organization charts, mind maps, venn diagrams, database schemas, and any number of visual presentations. Over four million people use our SaaS application, along with notable customers like Oracle, Twitter, Pandora and Adobe.
We’re looking for an accomplished leader who is able to blend deep technical engineering expertise with an energizing leadership style. The goal is to have you lead 10 highly capable software engineers (2 teams of 5 engineers), you must be able to motivate and inspire the team to overcome obstacles and deliver highly scalable, state-of-the-art technology solutions.
* Leading 2 agile teams that deliver innovative features * Grow and develop an incredible team of talented and motivated engineers * Communicate cross functionally to hone product strategy and deliver exceptional products * Ensure the team is extraordinarily productive and has a huge impact
Ideal Candidate
* 8+ years hands-on technical management coupled with software engineering experience * At least 5 years experience at a rapidly growing startup, or leading cutting edge teams at a larger tech company, ideally you have hands-on experience building systems and technology for a marketplace. * Up to 20% "Hands-on" development in addition to management. * Experience in complex cloud based software systems written in a modern language and JS framework; understanding of data structures, algorithms, software architectures, and API’s. * Lead the growth and development of teams (5-10+) of talented and motivated engineers with high expectations around individual ownership and impact * Established metrics and process for employee assessment and improvement * Establish a solid project framework and excellent development processes. * Provide technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and your project peers. * Experience setting clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams * Experience setting direction for the team, anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges via thoughtful long-term planning * Experience leading a team working with a large legacy front-end application, successfully adding new features, and having experienced one or more of the following: * Experience with DOM performance, building jank-free UIs with a large number of DOM nodes. * Expert in SVG, canvas, and WebGL, at least 1 drawing app or project * Experience in at least 2 front-end frameworks * Experience tracking down memory leaks in a large application * Experience working on an offline-enabled app * WebAssembly/Emscripten/asm.js
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

Flexibility to work remotely 2 days a week. Competitive salaries and commissions. Shared ownership of the company. Full medical and dental coverage along with additional perks. A budget for professional development and conferences.


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