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Solarwinds Inc. Director of Software Engineering in Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Are you an experienced, energetic & passionate leader with a drive for delivering great software in a rapidly growing environment? Does the prospect of collaborating with some really smart people working on advanced technologies excite you? Are you someone who challenges traditional methods and actively looks for the most efficient way to get things done? If so, SolarWinds has an opening for a Director of Engineering and we want to talk to you.

The Director of Engineering is a senior leadership position in our Edinburgh office whereby the successful candidate will be responsible for leading and growing a world-class team of software engineers across our three UK offices, and collaborating globally. Building compelling software that helps our customers run their businesses, using solid engineering practices, is the mantra of our worldwide engineering team and our Edinburgh office is strategic to growing our global engineering organization. The successful candidate will have experience with scaling high-performing engineering teams and working with other international locations.


What would you be responsible for in this role?

  • Provide exceptional leadership to the UK engineering teams, optimising performance and continually improving efficiency and capability

  • Develop and implement a robust technical engineering strategy that aligns with the needs of the MSP business unit

  • Review and improve engineering processes to reduce lead time and enhance quality, reliability and compliance

  • Supervise, mentor and grow members of the local management and engineering team

  • Collaborate with architects, product managers and technical support to deliver high-quality, technically sound products on schedule with great user experience

  • Drive all aspects of recruiting including, but not limited to, attracting great talent and retaining a highly skilled, proficient engineering team

  • Establish and maintain solid software engineering and project management practices


What is needed for this position:

  • Extensive experience designing, developing and delivering software products

  • Experience delivering SaaS solutions

  • 5+ years in a technical management position leading teams of 50+ Experience in leading of Agile software development teams

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Strong time management skills

  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, and intelligent thinking

Desired Skills:

  • Programming experience in Java, C# or C/C++ Subject matter expertise in network and systems management, virtualization and cloud technologies

  • Proven experience at developing large-scale SaaS solutions, preferably on Amazon AWS

  • Project management experience

  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion

  • Prior experience growing a large engineering team including a history of developing leadership

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 250,000 customers worldwide - from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We believe that the IT pros who use our products everyday should be excited about them. That's why we put our users first in everything we do, and strive to deliver powerful functionality while making their jobs easier.

Our success begins with our engineering team's ability to consistently deliver quality software that is easy to install, easy to use and that solves our customer's pain points. If you have the leadership skills that can help us build on that success, we'd love to talk to you!



SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-13339

# Positions 1

Category (Candidate Search) Engineering

Position Type Regular

Business Group MSP

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