Director Engineering - Freight Match at DAT (Greater Denver Area, CO)
DAT is an award-winning employer of choice and a next-generation SaaS technology company that has been at the leading edge of innovation in transportation supply chain logistics for 44 years. We continue to transform the industry year over year, by deploying a suite of software solutions to millions of customers every day - customers who depend on DAT for the most relevant data and most accurate insights to help them make smarter business decisions and run their companies more profitably. We operate the largest marketplace of its kind in North America, with 227 million freight posts in 2021, and a database of $126 billion of annual global shipment market transaction data. DAT is headquartered in Denver, CO. We have a second campus in the Portland, OR area, where we got our start four decades ago, and we have additional offices in Springfield, MO and Bangalore, India. For additional information, see www.DAT.com/company.
DAT is looking for a Director of Engineering to join our team in Denver, Colorado.
Note: This position will require your ability to come into the office 2x/week (Tue/Thu). Location: 5050 S. Syracuse Street, Denver
About the team
DAT’s customer base has grown rapidly and our engineering team has spent the last few years delivering new products and features to our customers. This year we also tackled work to improve our resiliency and reliability in the face of this growth. We currently run both on-prem and in the cloud and are migrating more of our workloads to the cloud. Our stack is Angular, TypeScript, Node.js, Java, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, and AWS. Our engineering and product teams are based in Beaverton, OR and Denver, CO and we have a several offshore contracted scrum teams.
Looking ahead we will invest more in modernizing our engineering practices and tooling, and in improving an already good partnership between engineering and product so that we can build and release in smaller, more frequent increments. We will be investing in both our current products, and building new solutions for customers' problems.
NOTE: This position will require the ability to come into the office 2-3x/week in our Denver, Colorado (DTC) office.
We are seeking a Director of Engineering to help us scale and transform our engineering team. You will play a central role in defining and leading best practices, in order to transform the culture and maturity of our engineering organization. You’ll build relationships, model best practices, coach, and evangelize to continuously improve how we build great products.
This role will report to the CTO. You will be responsible for mission critical areas and have explicit authority to drive to agreed objectives. We expect this role to take on direct management responsibility for two to five engineering managers, as well as some individual contributors, such as principal engineers.
The Skills and Experience You’ll Bring
- A minimum of 5+ years as a people manager, including leading multiple teams. This position will manage a team of Managers.
- Knowledge/experience leading full-stack development, setting direction, road-mapping, and carefully prioritizing technical debt and new ideas is a plus
- Well developed technical expertise gained by building highly reliable, cloud-based systems powering delightful consumer web and mobile products
- You want to know how things work and aren't afraid to dig in to find out. You can talk about how it all works and why, with any audience
- Experience with agile/agile transformation and product delivery processes.
- You pause, listen, and collaborate well cross-functionally, and with geographically distributed teams
- You have a gift for providing clarity from complexity
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other related field
For Colorado-based candidates, in compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the minimum salary for this role is $195,000.00 + benefits. The maximum compensation for this role can vary significantly depending on your job-related skills and experience. DAT considers factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education and training, core skills, internal equity, and market and business elements when extending an offer.
DAT embraces the value of a diverse workforce, and believes it is a core strength of our company that we encourage those values in every DAT employee, at every level of our organization, regardless of tenure or rank. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
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