Director of Engineering/Principal Architect


Depends on Experience
Full Time


Software Engineering management
Java Stack

Job Details

Our direct client, a growing life sciences SaaS company, is seeking a passionate Director of Engineering/Principal Architect to drive continuous delivery of quality software, design architecture, and lead software engineering, DevOps, and QA teams. The mission of creating cloud software that helps speed up the efficacy and pace of the Research and Development lifecycle in the Life Sciences industry, it simply doesn t get any more important than this.

What You ll Do:

  • Drive the execution and delivery of product features by collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Develop innovative software solutions, utilizing cutting-edge technologies to deliver high-quality, scalable applications that drive business success.
  • Lead key engineering initiatives to improve overall engineering effectiveness and productivity
  • Iteratively define and refine development processes and engineering best practices as teams grow
  • Recruit, challenge, and reward high-performing software engineers and managers
  • Work in an agile, small team environment with a focus on speed and quality
  • Be a trusted partner for senior management to determine the best solutions, help drive alignment and implement decisions throughout your teams


  • 8+ years developing commercial SaaS software offerings in Java or Python
  • 5+ years of software engineering management experience using an Agile development process
  • 3+ years of experience managing two or more engineering teams, including second-line management experience
  • Prior experience building a high-performing software engineering team
  • Current hands-on development experience and knowledge on open-source Java Stack (Java, Spring, Hibernate, MySQL, JSON, Maven, Git, Jenkins, JUnit, Tomcat, AWS, Linux, etc.).
  • Experience with frontend technologies (e.g., Angular, React) is a plus, and working with User-experience and Product teams to build great user interfaces
  • Proficient in containerization tools such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Proven experience in applying large language models (LLM) to real-world projects and problem-solving scenarios (e.g., GPT, BERT)
  • Smart, quick learner, proactive, comfortable working with unknowns and dynamically evolving requirements
  • Proven ability to hire, mentor, coach, and lead a team to success
  • Ability to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results
  • Expertise in object-oriented design and implementation
  • Experience building application SaaS offerings, APIs, and service-oriented architectures
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bachelor s/Master s degree required in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a start-up environment is preferred.

This position is 100% remote but candidates must work in Eastern Time Zone and be located in the US. Our client offers a nationally competitive salary, stock options, healthcare benefits, and flexible vacation policy. For immediate consideration, please apply today with your updated resume.

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