Director of Technology

Farmington Hills or Remote (US only) /
Mission Control /
Full-time
/ Remote
Are you a Tech Director looking for the challenge of taking a small nimble company with an important and noble purpose (to enrich lives with language and culture) to its next level of success? Are you always looking for ways to create effective, efficient, and innovative software, built on a strong foundation? Do you enjoy working with developers and stakeholders to learn about the vision and current status of a product and then taking that information to figure out how to improve the way software gets built? Do you enjoy building and driving effective processes into a technology organization? Do you love thinking about challenging software architecture problems that can make a technology organization more efficient?  Then this just may be the opportunity for you. 

At Mango Languages we are a team of talented individuals passionate about transforming the language-learning space by building tools that will help people in classrooms, organizations, and households around the world learn a new language.

Mission

    • Create a tech culture of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit; agility and continuous delivery.

Responsibilities

    • Create, maintain, adapt, and enforce software development processes - Which are congruent with agile values and principles, meet the needs of our Product Managers, and meet other requirements of the business such as data privacy and security, ADA compliance, and translation management. 

    • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment

    • Maintain an efficient/effective software architecture -  Decide on development architectural strategy, development stack, manage/enforce system architectural decisions, and manage the handling of technical debt.

    • Maintain technology ISO processes/evidence for certification

    • Own software compliance with business requirements -Such requirements as data privacy and security, ADA compliance, translation management, responsive design, maintaining UX consistency across platforms, overall product strategy laid out by the CEO, quality, and maintenance of pedagogy.

    • Excellent communication with key stakeholders and developers

    • Ensure software QA and technical infrastructure is being managed well - Work with QA and Dev Ops to ensure our software QA and technical infrastructure is being managed well and is supporting the needs of the business.

    • Maximize developer output - Ensure we are getting good output from our developers, systems, and processes.

    • Optimize developer outcomes - Ensure that developer output is directly connected with business value.

    • Promote Innovation - Facilitate innovation through the discovery of new tools and technologies that can further the effectiveness and efficiency in which we can work toward our vision and purpose.

    • Work day-to-day with developers - Manage stand-ups, facilitate the development of requirements, solve day-to-day team issues, facilitate requests from stakeholders, document requirements, ensure quality of releases, work with marketing to prepare for launches, write communications for customers and internal stakeholders, ensure data security is properly built into our architecture, work with project manager to ensure projects are staying on track.

Job Requirements

    • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
    • At least 10 years of experience as a technical director in an agile development environment
    • At least 10 years of experience working for a SaaS company
    • At least 7 years of software development experience
    • (Bonus) Speaks a second language

Key Characteristics

    • Demonstrated track record of creating, maintaining, and enforcing software development processes
    • Demonstrated track record of making good software architecture decisions
    • Experience contributing to a technology teams setup and/or maintenance of it’s portion of a security framework such as ISO
    • Demonstrated track record of facilitating innovation
    • Great oral and written communication skills
    • Good business acumen
Mango was founded to empower deeper human connections through language. We believe that language is an adventure; a journey to be embarked on by those of a bold and curious spirit, and a passion to connect more deeply with their global friends. Our award-winning language-learning system is powered by proven methodologies and world-class learning content. Available on mobile, tablet, and web-based platforms, our software is designed to establish retention and rapidly build conversation skills through smart, adaptive technology.

Mango Languages is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected category. All employment decisions are made solely on the merit and capability of an individual applicant.