Director of Engineering

Location: Burlington, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 5 - 10 Years

Union Street Media is looking for an experienced and motivated Director of Engineering to join our team. We’re working to grow our brand as real estate’s most trusted digital marketing company by building a suite of cloud-native products and tools to support our growing website and marketing intelligence platforms.

About the role
You’ll lead a talented team of engineers responsible for several real estate technology (PropTech) products. Our proprietary content management system powers hundreds of real estate websites, and our marketing analytics products help Union Street Media run effective digital marketing campaigns for our clients. As Director of Engineering, you’ll be responsible for the individuals, teams, products, tooling, and engineering practices that deliver value for internal and external customers. You’ll be responsible for creating an environment and culture that helps teams focus on delivering amazing products without sacrificing quality.

The Director of Engineering represents the product development team within leadership and throughout the company, working with product management to align engineering efforts with business needs and manage the department’s brand within the firm. You’ll be responsible for creating a culture that promotes engineering excellence as well as psychological safety for team members. Your job is to put engineers in a position to be successful and to become the best version of themselves.

About You
To be successful in this role, you should have experience leading multiple engineering teams working on an integrated product portfolio. You should understand business agility and have a value-oriented approach to building software.

You should have years of experience running an engineering department and should be able to help teams gather and report on product development progress, engineering metrics, and to help them use data to promote continuous improvement. In addition, you should be able to provide technical guidance and coach team members to develop the best solutions to customer and internal problems and opportunities.

You should be an enthusiastic listener and have experience coaching and mentoring individuals and teams. You should be humble and value continuous improvement, setting an example to others by striving to improve and grow as a professional and as a leader.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
* Manage a distributed workforce with engineering teams located in both the US and Ukraine
* Coach and mentor engineers
* Gather and present product development progress and metrics to leadership and stakeholders
* Analyze team capacity and work with product management to develop product release roadmaps
* Provide technical guidance and direction to ensure products solve customer and internal needs
* Build and align teams with product development needs while working within a budget
* Forecast staffing needs and build annual projections
* Conduct performance reviews for team members
* Run point on key third party relationships with vendors, partners, and key clients

* Minimum 5 years experience managing engineering teams
* Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
* Bachelor’s degree within the engineering field
* Proven ability to develop strategies, translate them into initiatives, and track successful delivery
* Excellent organizational skills and ability to hit deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
* Comfort with ambiguity; ability to chart a path forward in a changing environment
* Comfort interacting with and presenting to anyone, communicating complex concepts so they’re easy to understand, and persuading others to follow our recommendations

About Union Street Media
We’re a tenacious team of talented strategists with extensive experience taking real estate businesses to the next level. We’re growing and want you to grow with us!

Our vision is to be real estate’s most trusted digital marketing company. We provide custom digital marketing solutions and award-winning websites for real estate professionals that are unique in the industry.

Our mission is to connect real estate professionals to their clients through remarkable online experiences that ensure they stand out. Through personalized guidance and innovation, we create relationships that open new doors.

At Union Street Media, we believe in independence, in real and genuine relationships, and that real estate agents are the future. Most importantly, at Union Street Media, you’ll have a voice. We value everyone’s opinion and from company-wide goal-setting to crowdsourcing product ideas, collaboration is in our DNA.

Engineering At Union Street Media
We take our engineering culture seriously and believe that while never perfect, if we work to describe our culture we can improve our culture. As a company, we value ambition, passion, authenticity, quality, collaboration, accountability, and curiosity. To us those aren’t just buzzwords – we actually evaluate employees based on those values during the performance cycle.

Union Street Media fosters professional growth. Full-time remote/telecommute workers will be considered, although we welcome our colleagues to join us in our office in beautiful Burlington, VT.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Position is open immediately. This is a full-time position.

To Apply: Email resumes to [email protected]

Union Street Media is an equal opportunity employer. Leveraging the diversity of our people and sustaining a culture of inclusion is one of the key pillars of our success as a company. Bringing together people with different disciplines, different backgrounds and experiences, different cultures and from different generations makes us a stronger, better organization. Quite simply, creating a culture of inclusion and diversity of thought drives our success.

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