Director of Engineering


Bangalore, IN / Karnataka, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/03/2021
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  • Company Address: 22 Battery Street Suite 320, San Francisco, CA, 94111

About Springboard

The new economy needs a new approach to education. Education is no longer a one-time investment at the beginning of one's career, it's a lifelong pursuit. At Springboard, we offer an educational experience that empower our students to thrive in this new world order.

Job Description

The Company
Springboard is on a mission to bridge the skills gap by delivering high-quality, affordable education in new-economy skills like data science, design, analytics, and digital marketing. We’ve already helped thousands of students worldwide, offering personalised mentoring and coaching support to maximise learning and help achieve real professional outcomes.
The Opportunity
Springboard’s product has evolved significantly over the last 5 years, with the steady addition of features that give our students all they need to succeed in our courses — and beyond, in the workplace. We’re now looking for an experienced, visionary director of engineering to define and drive our product strategy; execute consistently, rapidly, and effectively to take ideas from concept to production; and mentor and grow our talented engineering organisation.


    • Manage a software engineering team that builds, designs, implements and maintains our product and related services
    • Influence and establish best engineering practices through solid design decisions, processes and tools
    • Contribute to the architecture of the system, take responsibility for quality and stability of the product by getting hands on with code and design reviews, debugging complex issues, among other things
    • Collaborate with Business teams to develop a long term product roadmap, streamline and own the release planning cycles
    • Mentor and continually assess, hire, and scale the team as necessary
    • Work with current team for ideation, skills management, conflict management as necessary, and detailed planning of projects
    • Undertake responsibility for multiple teams in engineering and ensure their success
    • Operate with scale and speed, being able to deliver fast with high quality


    • bring 5+ years of experience in people management and 8 years of hands on experience in coding
    • experience working in high performance software company esp. in startups or startup like environment, preferable
    • experience developing, mentoring engineering team and working closely with product and other business teams
    • outstanding organisational, communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
    • ability to instill a culture of open communication, Agile delivery, ownership, decisive & execution- oriented and mentorship while showing empathy towards co-workers
    • understand building consumer internet platforms
    • handled multiple large projects and have worked on operations intensive products
    • have exceptional communication and collaboration skills, to drive consensus, work with varied stakeholders, and articulate trade-offs
    • excellent knowledge and experience with various programming paradigms
    • extensive architectural experience; understanding of scalable systems and distributed computing
    • are passionate about improving education and seriously committed to helping build an organisation from the ground up, even if things aren’t always easy
The Springboard team of 150 works out of offices in the heart of San Francisco and Bengaluru. We’re backed by top investors, including Costanoa Ventures, Learn Capital, 500 Startups,, and the founders of LinkedIn, Princeton Review, InMobi, and AppDynamics. Working with us, you’ll enjoy competitive compensation, full health insurance coverage, off-site travel, a generous learning budget, office lunches and snacks, and an opportunity to impact students’ lives alongside a fun, dedicated and mission-driven team. To learn more about our team and culture, follow us on Instagram @springboardlife

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.