Sr. SW Manager/Director of Application Engineering #439
Lithium Technologies - Emeryville, CA

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LITHIUM TECHNOLOGIES, Location: Emeryville, CA ~ We are moving to San Francisco in the first half of 2013!

Who are we looking for?

Lithium Technologies is seeking a Manager/Director of Software Application Engineering to lead and build a high caliber team delivering the next generation of SaaS based social media applications. We are seeking someone who has strong technical, project and people skills with a can-do mentality and a focus on delivering high quality software. We move at a fast pace and deliver software iteratively using AGILE Scrum best practices and the latest technologies.

Lithium is a leader in its space and this is an amazing opportunity for the right person.

Business hasn't changed, but customers have! Today, they're impatient, empowered, and connected. They trust their peers and connect through a broad range of social media solutions to elicit their expertise. Lithium offers a single suite of products for engaging this new social customer.

Lithium helps our customers to build a Brand Nation of their most passionate customers. Whether they are on Facebook, Twitter, or on their company branded community, Lithium helps companies find them, listen to their conversations, and respond in an intelligent way. We help our customers understand their influence, engage their passions, and turn them into superfans -which means they'll contribute to your company's marketing, commerce, customer service, and we do this in one powerful place. This means a single set of customer data, one convenient place for reporting, and a deep set of insights.

The world's most innovative companies such as AT&T, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Sephora, Univision, Home Depot, and HP use Lithium to engage their customers in breathtaking new ways (literally, breathtaking.) They're increasing revenue, reducing expenses, and strengthening their brands. And most importantly, they're building a lasting competitive asset—a brand nation—with their customers.

What You'll Do

As the engineering Manager/Director of an agile team of 10+ dynamic engineers, you will be leading the design and delivery of the next generation of social customer experience applications, through the Scrum/AGILE development process. You will participate on the engineering leadership team to define the longer term technology and architectural strategy. These applications and technologies span a variety of domains including web applications, social media monitoring, analytics, machine learning, big data processing and social customer intelligence.


Lead and manage a talented and diverse group of software developers.

Deliver high-quality scalable systems in a timely and cost effective manner.

Implement and maintain best practices around AGILE software development.

Retain, lead and mentor engineering talent to build a cohesive and powerful team.

Work closely with product management to define project scope, priorities and timelines.


To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with:

At least 10 years of software engineering experience in SaaS platforms or enterprise hosted platforms with extensive experience building online consumer applications.

At least 5 years’ experience in directly managing and leading a team of high caliber engineers.

A track record of delivering high quality software on time using AGILE approaches.

Flexible, can-do mentality and the ability to deal with frequently changing priorities.

Solid engineering management and people management experience.

Proven ability to attract and hire top engineering talent.

Self-motivated, with proven ability to solve problems and deliver results.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, operate under tight deadlines.

Have a strong understanding of web application development on highly scalable Java platforms, search-based systems, or big data processing.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Why you should join our team

Lithium offers a great working environment and competitive compensation. You will be working with the best and the brightest in the Social Customer Experience software space. We're looking for fast-thinking, innovative, passionate team players who enjoy brainstorming new ideas, and want to take their career to the next level.