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Director of Engineering



Pune, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2024
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive!
Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!
Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!
About the Senior Director of Engineering Role:
We are looking for an experienced Senior Director of Engineering with a strong technical
background from a product development company and, ideally, ERP product development
experience to lead the development of our Financials suite, grow our Financials engineering
team in India, and lead matrix-managed engineering in India for our Budgeting & Planning
and Citizen Services suites.
As a Sr Director of Engineering, you’ll ensure healthy collaboration with our product &
design teams to deliver new foundations and new features in an agile development
environment. We favor frequent releases, so you will drive and motivate your team by
encouraging innovation and creativity while ensuring that we meet our high-quality
standards. You will be a part of our global R&D leadership organization, collaborating across
locations and time zones including the United States, Argentina, Ukraine, and India. The
international nature of our R&D organization adds excitement and distinction to OpenGov.
You will:
• Lead the inception of new products and initiatives as well as continue the ongoing
development and maintenance of existing software products.
• Mentor & develop engineers, managers, and directors to realize their full potential in a fast-
paced development organization, identifying and developing future leaders.
• Contribute to OpenGov’s Engineering culture of customer centric innovation, leading-edge
technology adoption, and high quality.
• Provide software design guidance and lend your engineering and management experience
to the team, guiding the overall architecture, and design as well as keeping track of the
complete development process.
• Adopt forward-looking, new technologies to boost existing operations.
• Establish and evolve development, test, and delivery processes that align with the whole
engineering organization, ensuring efficient and quality product delivery releases.
• Marshall cross-functional execution of the key R&D functions including Architecture,
EngOps, Product Management, and Design to deliver the highest quality products to market
• Deliver and support quality, scalable, and supportable software to customers at an
impressive pace.
• Bring thought leadership to tackle new challenges in the technology world, preparing your
team to explore new frontiers
• Work closely with the Product Management and Sales team to understand the critical
issues customers and facing and get them resolved.
• Proactively Manage by not only solving problems when they arise but identifying areas of
concern and addressing them before they become problems.
• Identify people and leader-related problems such as performance, cultural misfits, org
design, etc., and fix them.
• Uplevel processes within your group and across groups and functions.
• Communicate strategic messages by shaping and making the news, not just reporting it.
• Connect the team charter with the broader company strategy and roadmap by planning
with cross-functional counterparts and investing in long-term system architecture evolution.
You get excited by:
• Building and scaling a globally distributed high-performance team
• Delighting customers with usable, high-quality, innovative products
• Developing your multi-disciplinary team to be confident, self-sufficient key contributors
• Organizing your team and backlogs to accelerate velocity
• Modern technology, tools and processes
• Cloud-based software delivery on a global-scale
• Managing, delivering and testing asynchronous software, microservices & data in a SaaS
Your qualifications:
• A Bachelor/Master's degree in computer science from a premier institution with 20+ years
of experience and a successful track record of leading deliveries of SaaS products.
• Experience developing highly usable ERP, integration software, workflow engines and/or
• 5+ years managing high-performing geographically distributed software-engineering teams
using an agile methodology
• 5+ years of cloud Transformation / Migration (AWS and/or Azure)
• Excellent product life cycle experience
• Ability to engage with Sales, Professional Services, and the C-Level team to articulate a
product roadmap, share development status, and explain team needs.
• Experience in multi-tenant SAS applications, preferably in enterprise software
• Visible leadership abilities to motivate a high-energy, enthusiastic team and make them
successful leaders
• Hands-on knowledge of CI/CD practices
• Exposure to shipping software on AWS or Azure
• Hands-on development experience with object-oriented software development
• Experience and knowledge of distributed database technologies and architecture
• Experience in operations and incident management for mission-critical SaaS software
• BA/BS in a computer-science or related discipline
The perfect candidate has:
• Experience working on ERP, Accounting, or Budgeting products
• Experience working closely with customer success and/or collaborating with field teams
• Exposure to US Government clients Experience with functional programming
• Domain knowledge in Finance and/or Accounting
What makes OpenGov unique
» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!
» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.
» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.
» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.
Come join us and make a positive social impact!
OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.