Director of Engineering
CO - Denver, CO
Job Details

About Us

Creative Thinkers, Data Geeks & Digital Experts – Location3 is a digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation. Founded in 1999 and located in the heart of Denver, Location3 has a staff of 55+ full-time employees who develop and execute digital marketing strategies for global, national and local brands. More than half of Location3’s client base has worked with the agency for at least three years, as Location3 improves the digital performance of client partners in industries such as Travel & Hospitality, Education, Healthcare, Restaurants, Retail, Financial Services, Telecomm, Franchise Systems and more.

Why Us?

Location3 is looking for passionate people who want to work with a performance-driven company. We emphasize working hard to bring our clients the results they seek, and celebrating those wins together in a positive and fun work environment. We believe collaboration is key to driving outcomes, and our open office environment contributes to that goal. We also believe that bonding is equally important, and our company golf day, ski day, and monthly town hall happy hours work to create synergy among colleagues and teams. On top of working and playing hard together, we also offer a very competitive benefits package, complete with medical, dental, vision, 401K and a deeply discounted gym membership.

Position Summary

We are seeking an elite software leader with a proven track record of execution with product and software engineering teams. In this role, you will report to the CEO and lead product management, engineering, architecture, and software.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Drive a strong product management process and mindset with key stakeholders to develop a well-defined development backlog.

  • Lead software engineers in Denver while building a bench of talent, and craft and support personal and professional development plans

  • Be a software SME, driving best practices for your team, and working with the architecture team on software design and practices, and ensuring code delivered avoids creating technical debt

  • Oversee maintenance of a growing suite of microservices and tools responsible for functions like CMDB, automation, code generation, and so on, including participating as a major stakeholder in the infrastructure platform leveraging the Azure framework.

  • Oversee LocalAct portal development as a hub for both internal and client-facing functionality.

  • Oversee the automation of compute, storage, and network services with exposure of REST APIs and integration with APIs and other vendor tools, helping lead with best practices to write extremely hardened, operations-ready code

  • Participate in the software roadmap, helping define and scope functionality iteratively

Desired Qualifications
  • Enjoys rapidly progressing in the art and science of software

  • Has an extremely high level of software mastery and enjoys mentoring

  • Loves helping a team achieve at maximum potential

  • Deeply technical with a heavy slant on learning, staying abreast of state of the art, and helping your team grow with that knowledge

  • Enjoys a high-communication environment

  • 8+ years of software development experience or equivalent experience

  • 4+ years of leadership experience in a software environment or equivalent

  • Experience with client-server, SoA, and microservices software architecture patterns

  • Useful to have experience with Azure, Java and

  • Experience with multiple application types (web, embedded, native executed, etc.), and both front and back-end web code

  • The ideal candidate will have experience with system, network, and/or storage engineering and/or domain knowledge with system, network, and storage

  • Strong empathy towards end users and an ability to help design software that is ideal from a user perspective, with the ability to articulate end-user personas

  • Bias toward engineering “hardened” code that strongly checks assertions and fails loudly and gracefully if it must fail

  • Advanced degrees are appreciated as an indicator of curiosity and a desire to learn; autodidactic/non-traditional experienced experts equally desired