Director, Software Engineering

BlueHornet offers a creative, fast paced, entrepreneurial work environment where you’ll be at the center of innovation. We are looking for a Director of Software Engineering, with a strong technical and entrepreneurial background, to build, lead, manage, and mentor a talented software engineering team. A Director must have the ability to attract and recruit the industry’s best talent, and simultaneously have the technical expertise to ensure that we build compelling, customer-oriented solutions using an iterative methodology. We’re seeking someone who has risen through the technical ranks and enjoys the craft of building software. Success in the role requires an innovative mind, good people management skills, a proven track record of delivering new software products, rigorous analytical skills, and a passion for creating market-leading software. The ideal candidate is far above average, wants to be surrounded by like-minded and equally-focused individuals, and wants to build the best SaaS engineering team in San Diego!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report to the VP of Technology
  • Ensure we are continuously moving our products and tech stack forward
  • Transform engineering team from a hybrid Agile/Waterfall to an Agile methodology
  • Lead software engineering team in an Agile environment leveraging current best engineering practices
  • Be responsible for the financial performance of all development projects as well as product release schedules
  • Deliver clear vision, direction, and standards for the engineering organization and ensure their compliance
  • Establish and maintain credibility with highly technical engineers, with an ability to recruit top engineers
  • Clearly communicate business goals to the engineers, keeping them front and center
  • Ensure engineering is always adding business value
  • Communicate engineering tactics and progress to the business stakeholders
  • Have a passion for full-stack development and technologies, including PHP, Python, Perl and JavaScript frameworks
  • Have a strong engineering and technology background, with an ability to go deep into the technology with code reviews, design, and architectural patterns/anti-patterns
  • Know good code from bad code when you see it, and how to fix the bad code
  • Have an eye for new, useful technologies, while cognizant of appropriate level of risk
  • Visit and interact with key customers, being able to present our technical roadmaps and help sales activities when necessary
  • Partner with technology support teams to ensure that applications maintain high quality and highly availability
  • Influence the long-term product roadmap


  • Experience building high volume, big data, and high availability infrastructure on AWS
  • Minimum of 10 years of overall professional experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on development experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience leading teams in a PHP, Oracle/MySQL, Python, and JavaScript environment
  • Experience in contributing to development of high functioning professional teams

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong team-oriented communicator with a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally
  • Ability to think from a business perspective and balance technical and business goals
  • Results-motivated
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • BS or MS in Computer Science, or related field

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    The company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or any other legally impermissible reason.

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    Mike Biwer


    Chris Frasier

    Sr. Director of Strategic Services & Client Success

    Bill Gouslin

    VP of Sales

    Timothy Lograsso

    VP of Technology & Development

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