Senior Director, Engineering


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/31/2021
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  • Company Address: 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, US

About Harness

Harness is the industry’s first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform designed to provide a simple, safe and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production. Harness uses machine learning to detect the quality of deployments and automatically roll back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight.

Job Description

Harness is a rapidly growing startup that is disrupting the software delivery market. We are building an intelligent software delivery platform that enables engineers to deliver software faster, with higher quality, and less effort. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Efficiency, Continuous Verification, and Continuous Features. The platform is designed to help companies accelerate their cloud initiatives as well as their adoption of containers and orchestration tools like Kubernetes and Amazon ECS.  Harness has raised $115 million in financing, reaching a valuation of $1.7 billion in just three years after launching from stealth. With a total of $195 million in financing to date, Alkeon Capital led a $85 million Series C round, along with new investors Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Sorenson Capital, and Thomvest Ventures.
Position Summary
We are seeking a Senior Director of Software Engineering to lead key areas of our Continuous Verification product group.  The ideal candidate will have great technical depth, superior process skills, awesome people skills, a high level of integrity, and a strong desire to build successful engineering teams in the machine learning space.

Key Responsibilities

    • Deliver software products that delight our customers and accelerate our business growth
    • Manage and mentor a team of engineers and be the guardian of our architecture
    • Be a combination of technical hands-on software engineer and a leader who has the ability to influence, guide, and inspire those around you 
    • Empower the team to achieve a high level of productivity, reliability and simplicity 
    • Hire and retain a team of high-performing engineers and managers
    • Understand the market and our end customers
    • Foster and maintain a work environment that supports being kind, useful, and awesome
    • Stays current on leading industry trends
    • Conduct performance reviews, calibration sessions and feedback discussions for direct reports
    • Oversee and mentor and/or assist in coaching and training team members
    • Work collaboratively with other department heads and/or engineering leaders

About you

    • A desire to build products that solve complex technical problems for end users
    • 10+ years experience developing highly scalable, distributed applications, products and services  in Java or similar languages
    • Hands on experience building and maintaining machine learning based products or features
    • 5+ years of experience in team management, including hiring, building key projects and career management
    • Proven ability to motivate teams and operate effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
    • Deep understanding of how distributed resilient software is built and deployed
    • Entrepreneurial spirit, priding yourself on getting things done with a high level of quality
    • Strong desire to work in an unstructured, fast moving startup environment
    • B.S. degree in CS or equivalent

What you will have at Harness

    • Competitive salary and early-stage stock options
    • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team building events
    • TGIF-Off program
    • Remote office stipend
    • Monthly internet reimbursement
    • Monthly Food & Beverage Reimbursement Program 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.