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Director of Engineering
Title:Director of Engineering
Department :Product Development

The Director of Engineering is a critical top leader in the organization reporting to the Chief Technology Officer. This position is entrusted and accountable for leading Development Operation managers and coordinating resources and processes to deliver the high quality cPanel products that keep us leading the world in hosting. 

Essential Functions:

  • Ownership of cPanel Product Development team staffing ensuring we have the people, skills, and organization necessary to accomplish product and company objectives.
  • Leads, manages and mentors a team of Development Operations managers, who in turn, oversee and manage cross-functional teams to maintain a product pipeline that successfully addresses quarterly releases,short term, long term objectives and emerging opportunities
  • Provides and drives forward strategic vision to direct report managers, and teams as applicable, for cPanel products and systems related to those products.
  • Creates a strong product management culture that incorporates design best practices, data, testing, and agile development with the ultimate goal of best quality
  • Ensures that cPanel products are developed and perform to quality expectations, in part by creating standards that are reviewed and approved by product owners, direct report managers, and the leadership team
  • Monitors product development sprints and evaluates results for quality
  • Co-owns the product roadmap with the VP of Product Development and communicates with the Leadership Team, C-Level members, board members, as necessary, and other stakeholders
  • Minimize schedule and technical risk by foreseeing and addressing impediments to quality proactively and aggressively.
  • Hiring process responsibilities including deciding which roles and skills are needed, makes hiring recommendations with direct report manager team; delegates recruiting to DevOps managers and Technical Recruiter; not necessarily involved in hiring interviews
  • Responsible for planning and administration of the department budget/s, with an overall plan vs actual spending variance of less than 5%


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent in development/ operations experience
  • 15+ years overall IT industry experience in the software development domain
  • 10+ years of Linux/BSD/*nix system troubleshooting or a related certification (RHCE, LPIC, etc)
  • 10+ years of development experience
  • 10+ years of successful software project management experience or related experience
  • Expert understanding of Scrum methodologies and Agile practices
  • 5+ years of experience in policy definition and leadership team advisement
  • 5+ years in a management role reporting to executive level
  • Proven track record of building and leading collaborative teams to produce significant, measurable results

Technical Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of Linux based operating systems, their underlying components and services as related to web hosting: Web Servers, SQL Servers, DNS Servers, Mail Servers, Application Hosting,File systems and Industry Standards of things like these.
  • Advanced knowledge of system design, application architecture, development practices and industry standards related to these
  • Advanced knowledge of Development practices: Regular Expressions, MVC, OO or other organized programming practices
  • Expert understanding of Scrum methodologies and Agile practices
  • Proven track record of building and leading collaborative teams to produce significant, measurable results

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