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Director of Engineering at in SF

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Director of Engineering


* a leadership role with minimal (if any) implementation responsibilities
* to work in an agile environment, deploying new code to production multiple times per week
* to remove obstacles that impede forward progress


* managed a team of at least 6 engineers
* a preference for an agile environment (XP, Scrum, etc.)
* experience with high-traffic consumer-web sites
* a strong track record for execution and delivery
* a passion for people


* motivate A-players and turn B-players into A-players
* resolve interpersonal conflicts with grace and ease
* manage your team (down), your colleagues (across), and up (your supervisor)


* continually optimize the agile engineering process for increased efficiency
* make difficult scoping decisions
* balance the requirements of the product team with repayment of "technical debt"
* coach and develop your team members toward their career-goals
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