Director of Engineering
We are looking for an experienced Director of Engineering to drive the technical vision of our organization and lead our talented engineering teams.
What you'll be doing as a Director of Engineering:
- Drive the technical vision and strategy for product engineering in legal and generative AI solutions for enterprises. Collaborate with the CTO, Director of Product and other department heads to align the company's engineering efforts with broader business goals
- Design and implement a comprehensive product engineering roadmap that clearly defines milestones, objectives, and timelines
- Coordinate with Product Management and other stakeholders to ensure that the roadmap aligns with market needs, customer feedback, and business objectives
- Establish a robust reporting system to regularly update the management team on engineering progress, challenges, and successes
- Present technical reviews and updates at executive meetings, ensuring clarity, relevance, and actionable insights.
- Create and maintain an efficient feedback loop between management and engineering teams
- Foster a culture of open communication where feedback is welcomed, addressed, and incorporated effectively into ongoing work
- Oversee and grow engineering teams working on our legal and AI-based enterprise solutions
- Mentor and coach technical leads and senior engineers, ensuring continuous professional growth
- Ensure effective delegation, monitor team performance, and conduct regular reviews to maintain high-quality software development
- Direct the design and development of scalable and reliable systems
- Prioritize, oversee, and guide the research and development (R&D) initiatives to stay ahead in the AI tech space
- Ensure robustness, security, and compliance in software solutions
- Work closely with the Product Management team to transform requirements into scalable solutions
- Collaborate with the Sales and Marketing teams to understand market needs, customer feedback, and drive product enhancements
- Establish and monitor KPIs for the engineering department
- Implement agile methodologies and other best practices to increase efficiency
- Oversee the management of technical debt and ensure timely software releases
- Stay updated with the latest advancements in AI and legal tech
- Foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning within the engineering team
- Represent the company at industry forums, conferences, and workshops to promote our technical prowess.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Master's or higher degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
- A minimum of 12 years of experience in software engineering with at least 5 years in a leadership role
- Excellent leadership and people management skills, with a track record of building and managing high-performing teams
- Demonstrated ability to drive and execute complex engineering projects from inception to deployment
- Solid understanding of enterprise software requirements, challenges, and nuances
- Solid understanding of software engineering principles and practices, including version control, testing, and deployment
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Nice to haves:
- Experience in startups and agile environments
- Knowledge and experience in AI and ML.
Zero Cognitive Systems is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Our goal is to create workplaces that reflect the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.