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Director, Engineering



Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA · Denver, CO, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About Prove

As the world moves to a mobile-first economy, businesses need to modernize how they acquire, engage with and enable consumers. Prove’s phone-centric identity tokenization and passive cryptographic authentication solutions reduce friction, enhance security and privacy across all digital channels, and accelerate revenues while reducing operating expenses and fraud losses. Over 1,000 enterprise customers use Prove’s platform to process 20 billion customer requests annually across industries, including banking, lending, healthcare, gaming, crypto, e-commerce, marketplaces, and payments. For the latest updates from Prove, follow us on LinkedIn.

Prove is driving the future of digital identity. We are looking for Provers who know how to make an impact. We’re talking self-starting professionals who thrive in a fast-paced environment, process information quickly, and make intelligent decisions. The work is challenging and requires not only smart but natural curiosity and tenacity. Teamwork is also important to us – we work together and play together.

Prove has big plans, and we’re excited about the future. If this sounds like the place for you – come join our team!

Title: Director, Engineering

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Remote

Job Summary

The Director, Engineering will enter Prove at a critical inflection point in its growth trajectory. You will be managing a newly formed group responsible for defining how customers interface with Prove solutions, including capabilities such as orchestration, portal, and intelligent policies. You will have a unique opportunity to scale Prove's products to new levels, while also bringing new products to market that capitalize on the immense opportunity in front of us. You will be responsible for setting and executing the technical direction for the engineering group while collaborating with Engineering & Data and Product leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and grow one or more software engineering teams responsible for a high-scale, highly reliable SaaS system that is a critical part of our enterprise customers’ production systems.
  • Mentor and develop individual contributors and more junior managers.
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence in the team or teams, establishing metrics and processes for regular assessment and improvement.
  • Contribute to key decisions in the group to help drive business decisions and ship the best possible product to customers.
  • Partner across the groups to create world-class products and services capable of supporting the world’s leading brands.
  • Establish and own the vision and strategy for your engineering teams.
  • Cultivate skills and manage performance in the team or teams to guide career progression, promotions and performance improvement.
  • Take end-to-end ownership of product deliverables and customer escalations, working with your teams and other groups in the company as necessary. Take ownership of the development process for new product features that support operational excellence.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • 10+ years of experience building technology products with an emphasis on delivering quality software that customers depend on.
  • Proven manager with the ability to build and maintain outstanding teams.
  • A track record of driving development for major software releases and production cloud services.
  • Skilled at implementing and optimizing agile product development processes that allow the engineering teams to scale.
  • Good technical skills and has most likely been a software developer in the past. You won’t need to write code in this role, but you should be able to hold your own in technical discussions with engineers and be able to make judgment calls on technical decisions.
  • Strong technical ability; capable of conducting critical architectural discussions with engineers and team leads including experience with modern technology, distributed systems, and large-scale data processing.
  • Experience in a high-growth technology company that was able to achieve significant customer traction is a plus.
  • Strong passion for learning about our products and markets through in-house and external training.
  • Experience building public facing APIs and customer portals is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in the authentication, mobile, or identity space is a bonus.
  • The ability to attract and retain top talent in a competitive recruiting environment. The best engineers and technical leaders should want to work for you!
  • Promote, maintain and enhance our cultural values of humility, passion, inclusion, and leadership.

This position description should not be considered the final description of the position. The position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the positions. It should be assumed that we would, to some extent, structure responsibilities in accordance with the successful candidate’s capabilities and changing business conditions. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $195,000 - $215,000 plus company bonus. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Offered salary will be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, geo-location and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Benefits & Perks for FTE Provers:

  • Competitive salaries & Bonus Plan (for eligible roles) and Equity Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement (Pension) Plan & Match
  • Comprehensive medical benefits for you and your family
  • Emotional & Physical Wellness – Access to wellness services (EAP, Gympass, Prove Well-Being Reimbursement)
  • Unlimited Vacation and Flexible hours
  • Professional Development Coaching via Bravely
  • Bottomless snacks & beverages for all office locations
  • $15 daily GrubHub stipend for lunch if coming into the office.
  • A great place to work and connect with other talented Provers like yourself!

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Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Prove we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
This position description should not be considered the final description of the position. It should be assumed that we would, to some extent, structure responsibilities in accordance with the successful candidate’s capabilities and changing business conditions.
Prove is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender or sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other personal characteristics.