Director, Offshore Engineering

Department:

Engineering

Location:

Boston, MA

Does running thousands of machines in the cloud without ever logging into a single box sound like the future to you? Do you like building resilient systems where even a second of downtime is unacceptable? Do you like architecting applications that can scale horizontally to perform billions or trillions of monthly operations? Do you want to power websites for clients that matter? Do you want to make a difference and have the power to design features and quickly see them pushed live to production?

Our cloud engineering team utilizes a variety of programming languages and technologies to tackle many interesting architecture and scalability challenges. Although we run PHP & MySQL at a massive scale for our Drupal customers, on the backend we’re building scalable systems, automation and stack enhancements in everything from Ruby to PHP to Go, and storing data in everything from MySQL to DynamoDB.

We are looking for a people-focused technology leader to work alongside the Director of Product to ensure that engineering is delivering the value needed to delight our customers and meet our aggressive business goals. Acquia is a fast-growth company, so this position isn't for the faint of heart. However, if you enjoy the thrill of riding the rapids and love the sense of accomplishment after having navigated tricky obstacles, then Acquia will be a continually rewarding experience for you.

Summary:

The Director of Offshore Engineering will be responsible for management of all Acquia Engineering resources in Hungary, Romania, and India.  The Director will be based in Boston and will be responsible for recruiting, retention, management and measurement of all offshore staff, comprising both contractors and remote employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively to help build a top-performing engineering team based in our India office
  • Build and support management of an offshore team in our Bucharest, Romania office
  • Manage performance and execution of resources in current and expanding offshore locations
  • Establishing, monitoring and reporting on productivity and success metrics for each team
  • Managing relationships with third party staffing providers, including deal structure
  • Removing impediments that block or slow down the offshore development teams
  • Keeping team focused on the highest priorities and objectives, managing distractions
  • Career development of all employees that report to you

Skills:

  • Passionate about people more than technology
  • Uncompromising focus on excellence
  • Empathetic towards customers and all the roles required to build a successful product
  • Biased towards action and practical solutions
  • Inquisitive and has a knack for seeking out truth
  • Equally comfortable managing up as they are managing down
  • Technically proficient enough to earn the respect of a senior development team
  • Manages and plans strategically; builds structure to scale

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years managing remote software engineering teams
  • Experience managing managers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has navigated teams through adverse situations, either successfully or unsuccessfully
  • Well versed in modern development techniques and automated testing strategies
  • Able to travel approximately 30-40% of the time

Extra Credit:

  • Trained in Agile methodologies, preferably Scrum
  • Working knowledge of Amazon Web Services
  • Has worked for a VC-backed company
  • Well versed in JIRA and Confluence

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.