Senior Director of Software Engineering at SendGrid
Orange County, CA, US
The Sr. Director of Software Development is a critical business role within SendGrid and is responsible for the development of the software that powers our core business. Achieving this simply stated goal will require tremendous technical depth and managerial chops because of the scale and complexity of our solution. It isn’t easy to send 2% of the Internet’s email traffic and you should be up for that challenge. Our software is highly distributed and is responsible for the delivery of 1.2 billion emails every day. Our APIs are leveraged by thousands of businesses. You will have to bring a working knowledge of the latest SaaS stacks, a passion for operational excellence and redundant architectures, and a hunger to grow and mentor a team that is eagerly anticipating your leadership.

The home of our founders, our Orange location is primarily an engineering office where our core product and customer portal - the services, APIs, and site that processes billions of transactions per day - are built. In addition to development responsibilities, this role will act as site leader -- providing a link to the other sites and solving local issues independently.

What You’ll Do

Live by and champion our cultural values of Happy, Hungry, Honest, and Humble
Build and recruit a talented engineering organization.
Coach/mentor our highly talented software development managers, helping them plan and execute against that plan.
Lead strategic planning and design sessions with Product Management, Engineering, Security, and Operations to create a shared vision and technical strategy
Be a change agent for improving processes both local to the team and more broadly across the organization
Function as site leader by working with your peers to independently solve problems for our Orange office.
Strive to keep everybody connected. We are a quickly growing company and inclusive communication is critical to maintain our alignment and our culture.
About You

A seasoned engineering leader -- you have been around the block more than a few times and understand the unique challenges that exist in leading an engineering organization.
A coach -- you are excited at the prospect of being able to teach the next generation, putting yourself aside to help them be better leaders.
A connector -- naturally identifying people who can help each other across sites and deriving satisfaction from making that connection for them.
A problem solver -- whether it is managing risk associated with a software deliverable, troubleshooting our process, or addressing somebody’s unique personal need, you love to analyze the situation, roll up your sleeves, and get busy fixing it.
Founded in 2009, SendGrid built its reputation solving a key pain point of delivering transactional emails that respond to customer behavior (purchase receipts, order confirmations, password resets, etc.). In 2015, SendGrid expanded the platform into marketing email use cases, enabling customers to have one platform for both transactional and marketing email. We deliver over 30 billion emails a month for customers like Airbnb, Spotify, and Yelp.

SendGrid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.