Director, Software Engineering
Job Title: Director, Software Engineering
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Although we’re proud of our history, we’re even more excited about the future. We want to create a world-class culture and company that attracts, develops, engages, and retains elite talent. At Salesloft, our Engineering Directors are pivotal to our company’s success. As an Engineering Director, you will be a key member of our fast-growing and high-performing Engineering team working on new technologies in an environment that supports your technical and professional growth.
In addition to working with amazing colleagues who exemplify our ‘team over self’ core value, you will also have the opportunity to manage teams that create impactful and revolutionary software that is changing the way sellers sell. You will have an opportunity to make a difference.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
We are seeking directors who exemplify our cultural core values: put customers first, team over self, glass half full, focus on results, and bias towards action, and will lead teams of engineers in our long-term goals of delivering the best product to customers in the market. We believe in servant leadership. We empower team members to do their best while holding them to a higher standard of growth, accomplishment, and results. We look to our Directors to have strong networks within the industry that we can leverage as a team to attract talent and promote Salesloft culture.
As a director, you will lead our Center of Excellence in Poland. As the leader, you will set the vision and long-term strategy of your department. You will work with other department heads to build a cohesive cross-department organization and contribute to cross-department initiatives. As the leader of a department, you are expected to set departmental goals and standards and work with your managers to implement these throughout the department. As a department head, you will be responsible for maintaining the budget for your department which includes determining merit allocations, approving promotions, and developing a hiring and allocation strategy for your department. You would drive a strong sense of accountability and ownership within the team as we grow and face new challenges.
As a Director of Engineering, you will be responsible for working very closely with recruiting to hire top talent fast to create the first Poland-based team in 6 months, which will multiply over 2 years. Once your team is onboarded, you will be responsible for conducting weekly or at least twice a month one on one meetings with your direct reports, where you provide feedback, mentor/coach them, and help them grow in their careers and competencies. You will conduct quarterly reviews with your direct reports and provide feedback to the other managers about any of their direct reports that you have worked with. As your team members grow, you will be the one to guide them through the promotion process, and for those who are struggling, create a performance improvement plan. You will oversee the long-term success of recruiting and onboarding and will be responsible for the final interviews for candidates in your functional area. You will also provide guidance to the managers reporting to you as they work to develop promotion and improvement plans for their team members.
In addition to your people management responsibilities, you will be asked to assist with customer escalations. We have a strong customer-first focus so we have aggressive internal service-level agreements to respond to customers quickly. Directors are responsible for the quality, stability, scalability, and performance of Salesloft’s platform. Additionally, you will regularly work with product leaders to contribute to the product strategy, as well as Architects to establish technical vision for teams and services.
As a member of the management team, you will be asked to identify and drive one or more engineering organization initiatives. This would include managing large cross-team projects, defining organizational processes and procedures, and managing vendor relationships as needed. We are always looking for ways to improve ourselves as a management team and our department as a whole. It is important that we create a supportive and collaborative environment where relationships matter more than “being right”.
Our Salesloft’s Engineering team is comprised of seasoned and up-and-coming Software Engineers, QA Engineers, and Architects who are all aligned on one vision and mission:
- Vision: Every seller is loved by the buyers they serve (#saleslove)
- Mission: Equip companies to maximize revenue by creating a fantastic buying experience
The Engineering team consists of Full Stack engineers, UI engineers, QA engineers, and Architects who work in all areas of the product, with the opportunity to develop in-depth expertise in an area of the platform. They are also the epitome of our core values - Customers First. Team Over Self. Focus on Results. Bias Towards Action. Glass Half Full.
THE SKILL SET:
- 5+ years of Software Engineering Management, leading 50 - 100 people
- 10+ years in the software field, growing through the engineering ranks
- Strong experience working in SaaS and Cloud Native environments
- Skilled in software and operational architecture
- Willingness to work in a Ruby on Rails, Elixir, React, and Angular environment
- Experience scaling and engineering team from the ground up is highly preferred
- Must be located in Warsaw or Krakow, Poland
WITHIN ONE MONTH, YOU’LL:
- Attend Salesloft’s New Hire Orientation, where you will learn our SalesLoft story and understand what makes our “Lofters” unique
- Attend an Engineering Department Orientation
- Begin 1:1’s with your manager, understand your 30-60-90 plan,
WITHIN THREE MONTHS, YOU’LL:
- Review your 30-60-90-day plan
- Begin 1:1’s with your team members
- Set your OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) with your manager and develop an action plan to achieve them
WITHIN SIX MONTHS, YOU’LL:
- Take on the responsibility of at least one delivery team
- Continue to focus on your OKRs
WHY YOU’LL LOVE SALESLOFT:
WHY YOU’LL LOVE SALESLOFT:
At Salesloft, we're not just a company, we're a community built on shared values.
We put our customers first, prioritize our team over ourselves, focus on results, have a bias toward taking action, and choose to see the glass as half full. These values have been at the heart of our growth in becoming the #1 leader in sales engagement software, and we're still just getting started.
Salesloft helps sales teams drive more revenue with the only complete Sales Engagement platform available in the market. Salesloft is the one place for sellers and managers to go to execute all their digital selling tasks, communicate with buyers, understand what to do next, forecast with accuracy, and get the coaching and insights they need to win more deals. Thousands of the world’s most successful sales teams, like those at Google, 3M, IBM, Shopify, Square, and Cisco, drive more revenue with Salesloft.
Since our founding in 2011, we have grown into a global, award-winning organization with Lofters based all over the world. As a testament to our organizational health, we have been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Startup Employers in 2021, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2022 Healthiest Employers, three times by Deloitte as a ‘Fastest-Growing Technology Company in North America,’ and have been recognized as a top workplace by Fortune, Glassdoor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Inc Magazine.
In addition to our stand-out organizational health, G2 recently ranked us #1 in Enterprise Sales Engagement and we were named a leader in the 2022 Forrester Wave for Sales Engagement. We received the highest possible score in 26 out of 30 criteria, more than any other vendor evaluated in our category.
We’re redefining an age-old industry. This is challenging work – but our team of driven innovators makes the journey thrilling. We’re fast-paced, cutting-edge, and collaborative. We pursue excellence in everything we do and have a lot of fun along the way. Come join us!
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WHY SHOULD YOU WORK AT SALESLOFT:
- You will become part of an amazing culture with a supportive CEO and smart teammates who actually care
- You will work with an amazing team you can learn from and teach
- You will experience joining a high-growth/high-traction organization
- You will hear “Yes, let’s do that!” and then have the opportunity to successfully execute on your ideas
- You will build a community with Lofters of many cultures and backgrounds through ERGs and DEI initiatives
- We have a vibrant, open office that utilizes modern technology
- You will grow more here than you would anywhere else, that is a promise
Salesloft is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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