Director of Engineering Cross-functions

Sinch, a CLX Communications Company Stockholm Malmö



Are you an experienced leader with a software background? Would you like to join Sinch in delivering global cloud communication services to global clients? Our platform is already used by 8 out of 10 leading tech giants in the US, with over 40 billion transactions every year. It can reach virtually every mobile phone on the planet in seconds or less and we are continuously adding services and functionality as we have our eyes set on being number one in the messaging industry.

We are proud (and humble!) looking at the journey we have already done and we know there is a lot more to come! We are now looking to add a Director of Engineering to reinforce or Engineering Management team in cross-cutting functions and help in the unification and creation of one efficient Engineering organization.

The essence of the role

As Director of Engineering you will help to reinforce the Engineering Management team in cross-cutting functions such as security, cross product line deliverables, special projects, quality assurance, test frameworks and other cross-cutting planning, reporting and process improvement initiatives. For example, facilitating our quarterly OKR process, collection of KPIs, improvements of our secure development process, incident root cause analysis work, improving code sharing practices and improvements of testing practices.

Within Engineering your main interactions will be with Directors, Tech Leads and Architects of our Product Lines. This will require travelling from time to time across our sites in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Technologies and tools used across Engineering include Java, Spring boot, Node.js, JavaScript, React, .NET, .NET core, PHP, Python, MySQL, Redis, Elastic Search, InfluxDB, Presto, Databricks, Spark, Grafana, Apache, Nginx, HA Proxy, K8S, AWS, CentOS.

As Our New Director Of Engineering Cross-functions You Will

  • Facilitating, supporting and contributing to cross-product lines deliverables
  • Improving and implementing cross-product line processes
  • Line manage Security, Project Management and Quality functions
  • Coordinate administrative tasks such as budgeting, forecasting, reporting, tools support introduction and other planning that span multiple teams and suppliers

Who are you?

You are a weathered leader with strong organization and execution skills and the ability to bring structure and clarity to complex tasks. You know how to guide virtual teams and inspire them to collaborate and execute with speed and quality on key priorities. You build trust with teams and internal stakeholders by creating clarity, providing support and instilling teams with energy and a can-do mindset. As Director of Engineering you are a true ambassador in promoting a culture of transparency, collaboration and continuous improvement across all product lines and functions

In Order To Contribute To This Role You Have

  • At least 10 years’ experience from leading roles in software engineering organizations
  • Successful track record of direct responsibility for business-critical deliverables
  • Solid understanding of current best practices in software engineering field, from requirements engineering to continuous deployment
  • Self-experienced background in software development and/or quality assurance
  • Experience from leading larger cross-functional projects
  • Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent background

You’ll Stand Out from The Crowd If You Have

  • A proven track record leading distributed and virtual teams
  • Solid understanding of large-scale transactional SaaS systems and web application design

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