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Director, Software Engineering, Digital Platform

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Director, Software Engineering - Digital Platform

The Salesforce Digital Marketing Product, Architecture, and Engineering team is responsible for innovating the Salesforce digital experience globally, leveraging best-in-class technology and systems—including Salesforce’s platform. Salesforce continues to grow rapidly, and our digital experience ensures that visitors, prospects, customers, and trailblazers can connect with Salesforce content and capability seamlessly and engagingly.

Ready to bring your engineering leadership experience to Salesforce? Do you place a high value on being part of a company that emphasizes equality, diversity, innovation, and doing the right thing for ourselves, our community, and our customers? Our engineering team is looking for a technically strong, energetic, highly collaborative, and passionate Director of Engineering to run the digital platform that drives our corporate web presence, which is the first touchpoint our worldwide community of users has with Salesforce. You will manage and lead teams of exceptional developers and keep quality in mind. We work in a collaborative environment, and we value transparent communication and feedback, code reviews, and making learning fun.


  • Drive the execution and delivery of features by collaborating with many cross-functional teams, architects, product owners, and engineer

  • Make critical decisions that contribute to the success of the product

  • Proactive in foreseeing issues and resolve it before it happens

  • Daily management of standups as the ScrumMaster for engineering teams

  • Partner with PO to align with objectives, priorities, trade-offs, and risk

  • Ensuring teams have clear priorities and adequate resources

  • Empowering the delivery team to self organize

  • Be a multiplier and have a passion for the team and team members’ success

  • Providing technical guidance, career development, and mentoring to team members

  • Maintaining high morale and motivating the delivery team to go above and beyond

  • Vocally advocating for technical excellence and helping the teams make good decisions

  • Participating in architecture discussions and planning

  • Participating in cross-functional coordination, planning, and reviews with leads from other engineering teams

  • Maintaining and fostering our culture by interviewing and hiring only the most qualified individuals

  • Occasionally contributing to development tasks such as coding and feature verification to assist teams with release commitments, to gain an understanding of the deeply technical product as well as to keep your technical acumen sharp

Required Skills:

  • Masters / Bachelors degree required in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience

  • 10+ yrs relevant functional experience; at least four as a manager of managers. Operates at both a tactical and a strategic level. Regularly interacts with senior management on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to be nimble, proactive, comfortable working with minimal specifications

  • Experience with short release cycles, the full software lifecycle, and experience working on a product that’s been released for public consumption

  • Experience in hiring, mentoring, and managing engineers

  • Working experience of software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, SCM, CI, build processes, testing, and operations

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies. ScrumMaster experience required

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and product management to understand requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs

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