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Director of SW Engineering
Title:Director of SW Engineering
Department :IT
Location:Houston, TX

We’re looking for a seasoned Director of SW Engineering to help us grow and manage a best-in-class team of SW engineers. This senior position will lead a development team (both front and back end) to build innovative and secure data solutions. In this role, you will partner with product management and other stakeholders to define requirements and to then align engineering resources to exceed expectations. Join us and do some truly astounding things. 


  • Provides leadership and direction for the Development, User Interface, and Quality Assurance teams 

  • Ensures that cPanel products are developed and perform to expectations by creating standards that are reviewed and approved by product owners, functional managers, and executives. 

  • Leverage experience managing the use of modern SDLC & Release processes and technologies such as Agile, CI/CD, Cloud, and SaaS. 

  • Recruit, retain and inspire multiple software engineering teams and develop engineering culture that fosters creativity, collaboration, and a continuous learning/growth mindset. 

  • Works with partners and stakeholders to define and translate organizational goals into technology solutions, working with internal stakeholders to develop and enhance existing products/services as well as examining outside “off the shelf” offerings to future enhance cPanel’s tech stack 

  • Conducts performance appraisals, Plans for career development of team members and training needs of the department. 

  • Interface with senior management to report on project and program milestones and present project needs and technical knowledge. 

  • Ability to iteratively and incrementally improve both products and processes. 



  • Interpersonal Skills: Self-motivated, team player, builds trust, action and results oriented; open and collaborative style; must be comfortable working in an environment where ideas are shared and challenged. 

  • Communication Skills: Strong, professional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with all ranges of employees, direct reports, executive management, and customers 

  • Leadership Skills: Strong mentoring and coaching with team/reporting departments of diverse levels of expertise; entrepreneurial team player 

  • Project Management Skills: Able to supervise the progression of multiple projects simultaneously. 

  • Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in accomplishing a task for all areas involved, double-checking the accuracy and quality of own work product to provide accurate, precise, and consistent work. 

  • Planning and Time Management: Strong organizational skills, able to prioritize and to use time effectively and able to successfully work under tight project deadlines; accomplished manager of time and stress as well as possessing the ability to delegate effectively. 

  • Adaptability: Able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. 

  • Business Acumen: Demonstrates good judgment and strong skills in achieving maximum organizational performance and efficiencies. 

  • Problem Solving Skills: Ability to operate as effective tactical as well as strategic thinker; excellent and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills; able to apply independent judgment when needed as well as consult with and provide insightful analysis in a team setting. 



  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field. 

  • 7+ years of progressive software development experience 

  • 3+ years of experience hiring, mentoring, and managing engineering teams 

  • Experience with deploying custom and shrink-wrapped web-based software products. 

  • Experience in working in teams using CI/CD and agile methodologies 

  • Experienced in setting strategy and prioritizing projects and scope to deliver the optimal business returns. 

  • Extensive in depth understanding of and experience with web application technologies.  

  • Proven experience in developing scalable, reliable and robust enterprise class web products 

  • Experience with development and deployment of large-scale Enterprise applications 

  • Proven track record of delivering high visibility projects on time, budget and quality 

  • Extensive experience with automated testing tools for the automation of functional and performance tests. 

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills. 

  • Excellent people and project management skills. 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 


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