Senior Director / Associate VP of Engineering

    • Durham, NC

About the role…

As a Senior Director / Associate VP of Engineering you will be guiding the careers of software engineers and other engineering managers, partnering with product managers to create innovative products, and forging the technical vision for your team. You are a transformational leader who focuses on technical mentorship and coaching. You work with feature teams, helping them learn and adapt to a changing environment. You help developers and managers find technical and leadership opportunities. You plan strategic engineering initiatives to move the tech organization forward. Above all, you are a change agent who pushes yourself and those around you for excellence.

In this role, you will…

  • Coach software developers and other engineering managers to help them realize their potential
  • Spearhead the development of a technical vision for the products of tomorrow
  • Drive technical decisions on a multi-functional, Agile team alongside product management, product design, and product marketing
  • Facilitate design workshops to guide the development of a scalable and high quality architecture
  • Experiment with an open-minded team that is always exploring new technologies
  • Ship exceptional products that people love! (we’re proud to be building a company that has customers who consistently refer their friends and family, with an industry-leading NPS of ~75!)

We’d love to hear from you if…

  • You have 9+ years of experience as a software engineer, designing applications and/or service-based systems
  • You have 4+ years managing software development teams
  • You have experience coaching other engineering managers
  • You have a proven track record of mentoring and developing the careers of software engineers
  • You have successfully driven the development and implementation of a technical vision
  • You have forged strong partnerships with product managers
  • You have strong communication skills and the ability to comfortably articulate your thoughts and decisions
  • You have the ability to thrive in a startup environment
  • You have experience working in an agile environment
  • You have significant experience in two or more of the following:
    • Microservices
    • Relational Databases
    • Concurrency and multi-threading
    • Event / Message driven architectures
    • React or an Equivalent Web Framework

You can expect...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Generous PTO 
  • Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
  • Dog companionship!!!

About Policygenius

Policygenius is America’s leading online insurance marketplace. Since 2014, our mission has been to help people get the financial protection they need (and feel good about it). We make it easy for our customers to understand their options, compare quotes, and buy insurance, all in one place. To date, we’ve helped more than 30 million people shop for all types of insurance and placed over $45 billion in coverage.

At Policygenius, we’re proud of building an environment that encourages our teammates to bring their authentic selves to work. Despite rapid growth (we’ve doubled in size year over year!), we’ve continuously maintained our inclusive culture through humility, hard-work, and humor, and we’re looking for more people with grit, collaborative attitudes, and creative problem-solving skills to join our team. Come see why we’ve been voted one of Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplaces” two years in a row!

Diversity at Policygenius

Policygenius believes differences should be celebrated and is committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve. We welcome different perspectives and opinions to foster innovation, authenticity, and excellence across all parts of our company, and are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Policygenius highly encourages applicants from all walks of life. All employment decisions at Policygenius are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to actual or perceived race, color, sex, pregnancy,  sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, political affiliation or belief, religion, disability, uniformed service, marital status or any other status protected by law. 

Come join the team!

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