Director, Software Engineering
Proofpoint, Inc
Toronto, Canada
1d ago

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

The Role

Proofpoint is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, and technically experienced Director of Software Engineering with the ability to drive change and make things happen.

You are passionate about building quality products, a strong team and meaningful software products. The successful candidate will be part of our senior management team in Toronto.

We are looking for a leader to help steward our software development team on our continued path of growth and scalability.

Your day-to-day

  • Lead an experienced team of software developers by providing leadership, guidance and enabling the team to deliver to their full potential.
  • Work closely with the Product, PMO and Architecture teams to create, innovative and deliver on roadmap within our regular release cycles.
  • Drive the execution and delivery of features by collaborating with other teams.
  • Lead change in seeking out continuous improvements and champion the adoption of best practices in our SDLC.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, ownership, innovation, trust, and the continuous drive toward excellence to promote teams to be empowered to produce high quality results on schedule.
  • Accountable for maintaining a high standard of product quality and code health.
  • Manage, coach and mentor the team to help all with their professional development.
  • Develop, maintain and publish project KPI’s that track project quality, delivery and predictability.
  • Establish regular communication with the team and key stakeholders to provide project status updates.
  • Identify risks, gaps or blind spots in your teams’ resources, skills, tooling, supporting information systems and action to close those gaps.
  • What you bring to the team

  • 7-10 years’ experience in software development with a minimum of 3 years’ in a senior leadership role.
  • Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deliver on time, on quality and on budget.
  • Solid understanding of SDLC as well as expert knowledge of both agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them as needed.
  • Prior experience with Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience with Project Management tools such as Jira, VersionOne or equivalent
  • Experience working on large scale technical projects.
  • Sufficient technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to technical teams, and to objectively evaluate complex project issues and risks.
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to facilitate project meetings and follow-ups.
  • LI-PH1

    If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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