Director of Engineering
oDesk Corporation - Redwood City, CA

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oDesk is looking for an outstanding software engineering leader to elevate our core engineering teams to the next level. We are the world’s largest online workplace, connecting savvy businesses with independent professionals across the globe and we serve hundreds of thousands of people working together online in almost every country in the world. As Director of Engineering, you will manage a team of distributed engineers responsible for key oDesk products: our back end time tracking, work diary, contracts, financial, trust and safety, worker classification and identity projects. Your proven background in managing distributed teams, strong architectural design, and excellent communication skills will make you a winning candidate for this important role at oDesk.

Responsibilities:
Hire and grow a software organization in a rapidly growing company

Manage a team of distributed software architects in a fast paced workplace

Oversee a team of distributed independent software contract engineers

Collaborate with product managers to set objectives

Drive project management and planning for a complex web application

Define and drive evolving software architecture in our core group for time tracking, contracts, identity

Requirements:
7+ years of experience in application development for a high-traffic web product (e-commerce, B2B or financial app experience highly desired)

Clear verbal communicator and advocate for strong design

Perl, Java, Apache, database/Postgres, SOA, AWS, and server-side technologies

Strong grasp of front-end web technologies; expert HTML/CSS skills and sufficient javascript skills for rapid prototyping are strong plus

Software project management, Agile methodologies, JIRA expertise

Demonstrated leadership experience managing a team of software architects and contract engineers

BA/BS in Computer Science required, MS or equivalent experience preferred

Experience working with local, remote globally distributed teams

Demonstrated leadership experience managing a team of software architects and contract engineers

Experience with payment platforms, risk and fraud management systems, contract management, trust and safety systems, HR(time tracking, worker classification) systems, and financial systems

About oDesk
oDesk is where the world goes to work! We are the world’s largest online workplace, connecting savvy businesses with independent professionals via the Internet. Businesses empowered their growth by spending more than $360 million on oDesk’s platform for online talent in 2012. oDesk has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg, and was named by Wired recently as one of the “Silicon Valley companies you wished you worked for.”

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