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Director Software, SaaS
Acquia
53 State St Exchange Place
Boston, MA 02109

Acquia is transforming the digital strategies of companies all over the world with our open cloud platform. We are passionate and relentlessly committed to helping our clients create digital experiences that are more relevant, personalized, and built for a fast-changing, always-connected, mobile-first world. Headquartered in the US, we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

Acquia's SaaS services enhance Drupal and other content management systems so that our customers can provide contextually relevant experiences to their users. We are looking for a people-focused technology leader to work alongside the VP of SaaS Products to ensure that engineering is delivering the value needed to delight our customers and meet our aggressive business goals. Acquia is a fast-growth company, so this position isn't for the faint of heart. However, if you enjoy the thrill of riding the rapids and love the sense of accomplishment after having navigated tricky obstacles, then Acquia will be a continually rewarding experience for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing a small, distributed team of managers who the engineering teams report to
  • Making sure the needs of the Product Owners are met
  • Process, outcomes, and accountability
  • Removing impediments that block or slow down the development teams
  • Ensuring that the right roles are filled by the right people
  • Motivating employees to achieve the business goals of the product
  • Career development of all employees that report to you
  • Participating in on-call rotations

Skills:

  • Passionate about people more than technology
  • Uncompromising in their focus on excellence
  • Empathetic towards customers and all the roles required to build a successful product
  • Biased towards action and practical solutions
  • Inquisitive and has a knack for seeking out truth
  • More likely to set expectations in writing as opposed to verbally
  • Equally comfortable managing up as they are managing down
  • Technically proficient enough to earn the respect of a senior development team

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years managing software engineering teams
  • Experience managing managers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has navigated teams through adverse situations, either successfully or unsuccessfully
  • Experience building or managing teams that built SaaS products
  • Well versed in modern development techniques and automated testing strategies

Extra Credit:

  • Trained in Agile methodologies, preferably Scrum
  • Working knowledge of Amazon Web Services
  • Has worked for a VC-backed company
  • Well versed in JIRA and Confluence

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Category: Software Engineering/QA

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