Director, Software Engineering firstRain
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED FirstRain is growing fast and we?re now looking for a Director of Software Engineering in our San Mateo,
CA office to lead our software development and release teams and help us grow our technology and
product impact. Our Director of Software Engineering will report to our COO and is a key member of the
Your key mission in this role is to scale-up a world-class software development, QA and release
organization, building from a strong core team in place today. As a key leader working in a tight knit team,
you will influence our future product offerings, drive a broad range of development work from leading-edge
mobile & web apps to sophisticated analytics engines & processing pipelines. Your leadership style will
serve as a model for innovation and quality in our culture.
FirstRain, Inc. is a fast-paced Silicon Valley B2B analytics software company that helps companies find
growth by truly understanding the business of their top customers?their priorities, their urgent pain, and
their customers. Our customers absolutely love us and we're growing incredibly fast by developing and
selling the most valued and advanced enterprise solution of its kind in the market today. We're privately
held with strong financial backing, headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with additional offices in New York
City and Gurgaon, India. The secret-sauce behind our strategy is to hire amazing people and then to have
fun and work hard to build and sell amazing Big Data analytics solutions.
At FirstRain the responsibilities of this role and function will include but are not limited to the following:
? Build and scale an agile and high performance software development team. Drive rapid cycles of
product innovation. Help your team stay responsive to customers, data driven, and delivering on
commitments with quality. Foster an environment of experimentation and continual improvement.
? Actively stay in sync with customer experiences, market data and business drivers that push the
state of our offering, will lead to revenue growth, customer satisfaction and market differentiation.
? Be an engineering leader who rolls up your sleeves and helps your team follow through.
Hire and mentor a high performance team that thrives on explosive growth and has the agility
required to innovate in an emergent marketplace.
? Define and lead a best-in-class, high velocity software development process and toolset.
Maintain a culture of awareness of cutting-edge development practices and enterprise-class
software standards. Help an already high performing engineering team further improve
the results they deliver.
? Bottom line ? create an environment, culture and technical framework that allows a talented
technical team to kick ass.
Director, Software EngineeringThe experience and characteristics we?re looking for this leader to bring:
? Strong engineering principles, computer science fundamentals. A leader who digs in and works sideby-side with your team; highly accountable, hands-on and always pushing the bar higher for yourself
and the team.
? A flexible thinker who can deploy a range of methodologies and tools and is open to new
approaches and solutions; gets more done with less.
? Scale-up savvy! You?ve taken an idea from an early stage and scaled a team to build it in a rapidly
growing and competitive market. You?ve grown and led engineering organizations that cross multiple
? You?ve built applications and platforms that run at the scale of large enterprises or high volume
consumer offerings, delivered through high-reliability SAAS platforms with a strong data component.
? You have built and led great mobile, web app and UI development teams ? recruiting talent and
outside consultants as necessary, working with senior management, field colleagues and customers
to implement winning products & user experiences.
? Excellent recruiter and team builder. You bring together diverse and highly functioning teams that
are responsive and collaborative. Your management style develops leaders, holds teams
accountable, challenges them to achieve more and rewards them based on results. People want to
? You care deeply about how your work impacts customers. You utilize data metrics and feedback
from sales and services staff to create a rapid response and feedback cycle for product performance
? 10+ years of broad experience leading software engineering organizations to build highly successful
end to end user facing, analytical services systems and/or other SAAS services is required.
? Industry experience: SAAS, B2B cloud services, CRM, analytics platforms, revenue optimization and
mobile app product excellence.
? You are able to travel and will enjoy spending time in our India R&D center on a regular basis.
? University degree(s) in computer science or another rigorous technology discipline
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