Senior Director of Engineering

San Francisco /
Engineering /
Snapdocs is a rapidly growing start-up backed by investors like Sequoia, SV Angel, and YCombinator (WC14). We are a SaaS platform offering for businesses in the mortgage industry, working to perfect mortgage closings for signing services, title companies, and financial institutions. Our success will mean more than five million families per year will gain simplicity and transparency as they make the biggest financial decision of their lives: buying a home.

Snapdocs’ engineering team is in a fast-growing phase, and we are looking for a Senior Director of Engineering to lead our Platform Engineering team. This team is charted with core infrastructure and services that all product teams build upon. The current team composition includes Data Science, Data Engineering, Developer Efficiency, QA, Release Management, Shared Services, and Infrastructure. This role can be located either from our San Francisco/ Denver locations or anywhere in the US. If you are a seasoned and strategic leader who enjoys scaling the product and teams, we should talk! 

This is a highly visible and impactful role reporting to the VP of Engineering. In this role, you will manage multiple engineering teams across multiple disciplines, provide technical leadership, set vision and strategy for the Platform roadmap for Snapdocs. This includes shared services, how we test, build and release code, AWS, and Google cloud-based product infrastructure. You partner with multiple Product Managers. Your responsibilities span but are not limited to plan, coordinate, and direct the day-to-day work of the team of Engineering Managers and Software Engineers, new software development projects, create architectural designs for new software systems. You will support the team in designing and developing high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems while working with product and engineering teams to release new software at a high velocity. Today, this role will have about 5 direct reports and up to 30 indirect reports. Fully responsible for delivering world-class software, you’ll grow the capabilities of the team through hiring, coaching, nurturing, mentoring, and building a happy healthy culture. You will continue to make technology recommendations to the VP of Engineering. 

Ideally, during your IC engineering days (12+ years), you have gained experience building service-oriented architectures that powered internal and external customer solutions. These days (the past 6+ years) you can be found leading, mentoring, shaping software engineers and their Managers organized into multiple teams, leading scrum meetings and standups, conducting software architecture reviews and code reviews, hiring software engineers, managing the release of new software features and products. You are principled on technology but applied pragmatically to a fast-paced, growing startup. You love people-centric leadership, a bias for growth, and nurturing. You enjoy a collaborative approach to changes in processes and systems that impact all of engineering - avoiding top-down mandates and unilateral changes. You are passionate about operational excellence and being the platform that accelerates all of the product development. The company is fully remote today so experience leading remote / distributed teams is a major plus along with knowledge of AWS and B2B experience. 

Snapdocs strongly values diversity and drive. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team to make smart decisions. This means we value independent work as well as collaboration. We provide excellent benefits (listed below) and are located in both San Francisco and Denver! 

-  21 days of vacation
-  Company subsidized health, dental, vision insurance
-  Flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care
- 401(k) with up to 4% company match - Life and disability insurance 
-  Commuter benefits

Snapdocs is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.