Senior Director of Engineering at Snapdocs
About the role
Snapdocs is a rapidly growing company backed by investors like Sequoia, Y Combinator, F-Prime and Tiger Global. We're an innovative team taking on the extensive mortgage market, bringing scalable and sophisticated software to a pillar of the US economy that still relies on fax machines and manila envelopes.
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 high growth phase and now 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 Developer Efficiency, QA, Release Management, Shared Services, and DevOps/Infrastructure. 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 Head 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 will partner with multiple Product Managers. Your responsibilities span but are not limited to plan, coordinate, and direct the day-to-day work of a team of Engineering Managers and Software Engineers, new software development projects, and 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 3 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 also continue to make technology recommendations to the Head 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 embrace people-centric leadership, have 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 outstanding benefits (listed below) and while we have hubs in both San Francisco and Denver, we're an extremely remote-friendly company with over a third of our staff outside of those two hubs!
Our benefits include (but are not limited to):
- 4 weeks + 1 day of vacation
- Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits
- 401(k) with up to 4% company match
- 16 weeks paid parental leave (regardless of gender)
- Flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care
- Galileo, Modern Health, Urban Sitter, and Northstar Financial memberships
- Life and disability insurance
- Commuter benefits
- 10 year exercise window on your equity (!!)
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.
Why you should join Snapdocs
Snapdocs powers homeownership. Using technology, we’re building the connective tissue for an entire pillar of the U.S. economy: residential real estate.
Today, we’re working to perfect mortgage closings, but that’s only the beginning. If we succeed, more than five million families per year will gain clarity and transparency as they make the biggest financial decision of their lives: buying a home. Before Snapdocs, no one felt responsible or empowered to solve the problems we face every day we come to the office.
It's complex and difficult work, and the result is not an app we brag about at tech industry parties. Instead, we're making a difference and carefully building a team that shares our priorities—pragmatism, respect and empathy for our clients, and building honest products that improve all our users’ lives.