Director of Engineering - Applications

Mid / Senior


In Office / Remote

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You will lead a high-caliber software engineering team that is central to our value proposition and crucial to the success of our company. Product engineering teams at Cohere work with a high degree of autonomy to solve complex problems across the business, partnering closely with product and design.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes technical educational training.
  • Clear pattern-matching ability when it comes to recognizing talent.
  • Able to explain what teams are working on and why to anyone in the company.
  • Maximizes delivered value within budgetary constraints.
  • Develop and deploy productivity systems to help teams grow in capability.
  • Implement performance management programs to identify and promote talent.
  • Grow and contract teams as business opportunities change and emerge.
  • Foster a culture where teams feel stimulated by their work and passionate about their role.
  • Achieve inspiring outcomes sustainably, maximizing retention.
  • Promote Cohere as a premier employer and engineering powerhouse.
  • Leadership and Management:
  • Lead and manage engineering teams, including recruitment, mentorship, and performance evaluation.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative culture within the engineering department.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for the engineering department in alignment with the company’s goals.
  • Project Management:
  • Oversee multiple engineering projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
  • Set project timelines, priorities, and deliverables.
  • Coordinate with other departments, such as product management and marketing, to ensure project success.
  • Technical Expertise:
  • Provide technical guidance and support to engineering teams.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends and technologies.
  • Ensure the implementation of best practices and standards in software development and engineering processes.
  • Product Development:
  • Work closely with product management to define product requirements and specifications.
  • Oversee the design, development, and deployment of products and features.
  • Ensure the scalability, security, and performance of products.
  • Quality Assurance:
  • Establish and maintain quality assurance processes and standards.
  • Ensure that products meet quality and regulatory standards before release.
  • Implement and monitor testing procedures and protocols.
  • Strategic Planning:
  • Contribute to the company’s overall strategy and business planning.
  • Identify opportunities for technological advancements and innovation.
  • Develop long-term plans for technology development and deployment.
  • Stakeholder Communication:
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including executives, customers, and team members.
  • Provide regular updates on project status, technical challenges, and departmental performance.
  • Address and resolve any issues or concerns raised by stakeholders.
  • Compliance and Security:
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and company policies.
  • Implement and maintain robust security protocols to protect company data and intellectual property.
  • Conduct regular security audits and risk assessments.
  • Continuous Improvement:
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement within the engineering department.
  • Implement processes to collect and analyze feedback to improve product quality and team performance.
  • Encourage professional development and training for engineering staff.

Desired Profile:

  • 4+ years of experience managing software engineering teams in a fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality software on time and within budget
  • Experience with Java, React & AWS
  • Previous experience as a product-oriented team lead with expertise in one or more programming languages and frameworks
  • Prior experience building a team and coaching it to success
  • Prior experience in healthcare or life sciences.

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