Director of Engineering

Location: Detroit, MI

Department: Technology

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Join the Revolution. Work with a company that’s changing the world. Hello Innovation owns and operates a strong set of businesses powered by innovation and change. We are disruptive by design. We love solving the world’s toughest business challenges. It’s in our DNA to change the world and improve lives through our portfolio of companies.

There’s no shame in being ambitious at Hello Innovation; career growth is a priority for us – we help one another climb, we don’t climb over one another. A team-driven environment and high levels of integrity serve as incubators for brilliant minds.

Intrigued? Perfect. We’re hiring like crazy right now, and looking for driven, forward-thinking problem solvers to join our team.

Job Title:

Director of Engineering

Job Summary:

Becoming Director of Engineering at Hello Innovation is your opportunity to own the development of our game-changing solutions that are used by millions every month!  The Director of Engineering is responsible for all our software development initiatives, and for maintaining a healthy, motivated team of talented Engineers that code to the highest quality standards and are driven to continuously improve.

The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader who has strong experience managing a wide variety of software development projects.  The day-to-day work for this position includes brainstorming new ideas, ensuring exceptional standards of software development and maintaining an efficient, consistent architectural approach across all software development projects.  You will also be a mentor to junior developers and enjoy getting your hands dirty!

A Hello Innovation Director of Engineering should possess a blend of big picture software architecture with detail orientation and obsession for efficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain self organizing teams of motivated, talented software engineers.
  • Craft, implement and maintain consistent software development policies and standards throughout the department.
  • Ensure a consistent, efficient architectural approach across all projects.
  • Implement and maintain consistent build and deployment plans for all projects.
  • Drive continuous improvement and new Engineering initiatives throughout the department.
  • Work with senior management to effectively prioritize development efforts.
  • Work with Human Resources to predict and fulfill future Engineering staffing requirements.
  • Be a leader and mentor for all Engineers.
  • Enjoy getting your hands dirty!

Experience Guidelines:

  • Must have at least 2+ years Director or higher level experience managing software teams.
  • Must have at least 8+ years of diverse software development experience, including experience with high traffic Web-based applications.
  • Strong background with Object-oriented design and implementation.
  •  Must be technology agnostic but also have detailed technical understanding of .NET, Ruby on Rails, Front-End Development, and other platforms for applications and services.
  • Must have experience running Agile development efforts and be able to demonstrate your ability to manage them along side traditional development efforts.
  • Have successful experience working in fast moving, technically diverse environments while bringing a deep appreciation for the structure and processes necessary to manage effectively across multiple projects.
  • Entrepreneurial drive, demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong project-management skills. Proven track record for product delivery. Able to fit in well within an informal "start-up like" environment and to provide hands-on management.
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or other related field, or equivalent experience, required.
  • Experience working with outsourced and offshore development teams is a plus.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Great Benefits
  • Our full coverage benefits package is available to all employees and includes health, dental and 401(k).
  • Generous Paid Time Off
    • 15 paid days off to start PLUS additional breaks including 9 paid holidays, a Parental Leave Program, and more!
  • Lunch and Snacks
    • Our kitchen is loaded with snacks, pop, wine & beer, and if you need a caffeine boost we’ve got you covered with our coffee bar!
  • Conferences
    • Knowledge is power, which is why we encourage all employees to check out the latest industry happenings. We’ll cover the cost!
  • Plus much more
    • Flexible working hours, monthly tech talks and weekly fitness classes, to name a few.

Office Location:

Detroit, Michigan - in the heart of Greektown!

About Hello Innovation:

Our companies and their breakthrough innovations are in the areas of telemedicine, health and beauty, the funeral profession, movie studios, real estate, and genealogy.

Top talent across the world join Hello Innovation for our “change the world" mentality; the opportunity to excel in a performance-driven, fast-paced, and competitive atmosphere; the chance to be surrounded by peers and leaders that inspire, motivate, and innovate; and a philosophy that weaves community involvement into its fabric.

If you are interested in joining a profitable, growing, and dynamic company - we want to hear from you!

Hello Innovation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, State or local law.

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