Director of Engineering (Remote - Salt Lake City, UT or United States)

South Salt Lake City, Utah /
Development & Engineering /
Full Time
/ Remote
PDQ, founded in Salt Lake City, UT, makes device management simple, secure, and Pretty Damn Quick. IT teams use our products to reduce complexity, improve efficiency, and enhance control in their unique environments. We are backed by TA Associates, a top-tier global PE fund. SimpleMDM and SmartDeploy are powered by PDQ.

We are seeking a Director of Engineering to lead our engineering organization and oversee efforts to grow our suite of products. Team culture, leadership, goal and timeline planning, budget management, external partner integration, software development planning and internal/externalcommunication are integral to the daily duties associated with the role. We are looking for candidates with deep experience using a variety of programming languages and frameworks, exceptional leadership skills and a strong understanding of engineering trends.

A look at the role:

    • Supporting and coaching Engineering Managers in their efforts to manage team member professional development, career goal setting, and performance tracking 
    • Championing engineering excellence and personal development, which are core to our culture 
    • Mentoring software engineers of all skill levels in design principles, SDLC concepts, coding standards, quality assurance practices, and time management 
    • Implementing and championing best practices and process improvement 
    • Managing software development projects through requirements, goals and timeline planning 
    • Monitoring reliability and performance of all internal systems and making recommendations for improvement 
    • Preparing and managing Engineering departmental budget 
    • Collaborating with Engineering Managers to identify hiring needs across the Engineering org 
    • Managing internal/external stakeholder communication 
    • Strategizing, collaborating and planning for future project and product development 
    • Participating in department leadership meetings as well as company-wide management meetings 
    • Reporting on KPIs, decisions, goals, and progress of individual teams to upper management and external stakeholders 
    • Defining and championing team goals and OKRs  
    • Offers schedule flexibility, when needed, in order to achieve essential goals and deadlines 

We're looking for someone with:

    • Prior experience as a Director of Engineering or in a similar senior-level management engineering position 
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field (or equivalent experience) 
    • Extensive hands-on experience in back-end and front-end development 
    • Good understanding of Agile methodologies 
    • Team leadership and performance management experience 
    • Displays strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills 

    • Familiar with:
    • Diverse database experience including MySql, NOSQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, Postgres, etc.
    • CI/CD technologies such as GitHub Actions or Azure DevOps 
    • Containerization tools such as Docker and Kubernetes  
    • Cloud computing technologies, such as Azure, GCP, AWS (Azure strongly preferred)
    • Application and web frameworks such as .NET Core & Framework, Phoenix, React/Next.js, and Ruby on Rails

    • Expertise with:
    • C# API
    • Desktop Development

    • Expertise with one or more of the following:
    • React (highly preferred)
    • JavaScript (highly preferred)
    • Elixir 
    • TypeScript 
    • Ruby 
    • C, C++, C#
    • .NET Core
    • WPF
Programming Languages used at PDQ:

Frameworks used at PDQ:
.NET Core & Framework 
Elixir Phoenix 
Ruby on Rails 

Additional technologies used at PDQ:
Git version control 
Docker and Kubernetes 
Database technologies, including SQL (Postgres, SQL Server, etc.), NoSQL (Mongo, Redis, Cosmos DB) 
Google Cloud 

Do you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet all the requirements? Apply anyway - you could be exactly who we are looking for! 

PDQ offers all of the great perks and benefits you'd expect from working at a very cool tech company, and even some you might not expect, including:
4-Day Work Week
Managers who champion professional development and are technically experienced (the best kind of experience)
100% Premium Coverage for medical, dental and vision for you and your dependents
100% Premium Coverage for Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life, and AD&D Insurance
Company match of the first 6% of your team member deferrals
Flexible Paid Time Off Policy that treats you like the adult that you are
Health Savings Account (HSA) and wellness incentives
Quarterly Company Values Award (team member nominated)

PDQ is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, state, or local law. If you would like to request reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or disability during any part of the application process, please contact

*Currently, PDQ team members who are candidates for fully remote positions can live in any of the following US states: AK, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI.