Director, Web Engineering

Full Time Flex position in Remote
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Job Description

Aura is seeking an experienced web engineering leader to join its team, with a mission of creating a safer internet for consumers.  This position is 100% remote.   

OUR CLIENT  

Founded in 2014 by Hari Ravichandran, Aura helps customers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information in a digital world.  With adaptive technology, a seasoned team and a first-of-its-kind product suite, Aura enables customers to manage disparate cybersecurity needs with ease.  Backed by premier investors, WndrCo, General Catalyst and Warburg Pincus, Aura's category-defining business is a holistic personal digital security platform that unites best-in-class privacy, identity and security products.

Trusted by more than 2 million customers, Aura has a team of more than 450 people worldwide and revenue over $200 million.  Most importantly, this trajectory continues to show momentum and is supported by strong organic growth in addition to strategic customer acquisition.  Aura’s leadership team has seen similar success before, having grown a start-up to a valuation of over $3 billion prior to exit.  With a clear vision, strong alignment, and strategic M&A execution, Aura has assembled a stellar team and built a unique culture with incredible employees. 


ROLE

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Engineering, the Director of Web Engineering will lead, manage, mentor and build an extremely talented software engineering team to deliver web-based applications and game-changing customer experience across all customer touch points.  This leader must have the ability to attract and recruit the industry’s best talent, and simultaneously have the technical chops to ensure Aura builds compelling, customer-oriented solutions.  Success in this role requires an innovative mind, a proven track record of delivering new consumer-facing software products, rigorous analytical skills and a passion for creating market-leading software for millions of customers.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Manage software development teams; measure and improve team engagement and productivity.

  • Coach and develop individual contributors and managers; foster a high-performing engineering culture.

  • Own the quality, scalability, security and performance of web applications and front-end applications.

  • Instill a mindset of curiosity and continuous improvement, with a goal to drive faster speed to the market at a lower cost.

  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to enable business value creation, as well as the stability and scalability of Aura’s solutions.

  • Partner with architects, product owners and software engineers to drive the implementation of new applications and use cases.

  • Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement and support technical solutions across web stack development tools and technologies.

  • Conduct design and code review to ensure compliance with standards.

  • Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization and diversity.

  • Create proof of concepts and see projects through production.

 

CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate must have a BS or MS in Computer Science and at least ten years’ software engineering experience with at least five of those years being in leadership roles of increasing responsibility.  


Additional qualifications are as follows:

 

  • Proven experience leading the delivery of high traffic consumer web applications at successful consumer software companies.

  • Experience leading web front-end projects or full stack web development teams will be a strong plus.

  • Must have led offshore teams and worked with cross-functional teams in different time zones.

  • Has built teams.

  • A player-coach, this person can both thoughtfully lead a team and be willing to get in the weeds.  

 

Characteristics include:

  • Technologist:  Strong engineering and technology background with the ability to learn quickly and go deep into Aura’s product and engineering solutions.

  • Effective Communication:  Excellent listener; proven collaborator with superiors, peers and staff.

  • Partnership Attitude:  Has the competencies to build very strong partnerships with other technology leaders that enable the team's ability to stay on the leading edge of industry solutions.

  • Curious:  Hands-on, "roll up your sleeves" collaborative style of working.

  • Passionate:  Bring energy and enthusiasm to the job and organization.

  • Bold:  History of taking smart, calculated risks and aggressively leading through change.

  • Achiever:  Consistently attain/exceed individual and team goals.

  • Leadership:  the ability to inspire your teammates to deliver quality software solutions.

In keeping with Aura’s beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or veteran status.  Above and beyond discrimination or harassment based on “protected categories,” Aura is committed to being an inclusive community where all feel welcome.  Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Aura.