Senior Director of Engineering



Boston, MA
Full Time
1y ago

Company Description

As the industry leader in compensation data and technology, Payscale helps organizations #getpayright. Payscale is the only technology solution for managing compensation that provides multiple streams of fresh, transparently curated and validated salary data. Combined with modeling engines that learn continuously and generate recommendations and insight, Payscale empowers HR to price jobs and adjust compensation to reflect real-time changes in the market — all on one trusted data platform. With Payscale’s Adaptive Compensation Advantage, teams operate with efficiency, focused on outcomes rather than manual data management. To learn how companies like The Washington Post, Perry Ellis International, United Healthcare and The New York Times rely on PayScale to attract and retain top talent, motivate and engage employees and plan their future workforce, visit

Job Description

Do you want to make a huge impact while working on hard technical problems? If so we look forward to talking with you! The leader in this role will lead multiple growing agile software development teams that build our platform and product applications.

What You'll Do

  • Provide your team of leaders with the tools they need to help guide their teams toward our shared mission of “Get pay right”.
  • Debug organizational inefficiencies and improves processes to help empower your teams to be at their best
  • Use your technical acumen and experience to be able to help guide your teams along our continued journey toward an event-driven microservices architecture.
  • As a manager of people managers, you will recruit, encourage, mentor, and coach other leaders to build and grow agile teams that deliver quality software and grow in their careers. You will meet for regular one-on-ones to provide feedback and optimize performance, and identify and groom engineering leaders.
  • Coach and mentor both new and experienced Software Development Managers in best practices to motivate our teams
  • Unblock your teams and keep things moving through technical mentorship, helping them connect with the people and resources that can help, and leading changes to architecture, tools, processes and the organization itself to make engineering more efficient and effective.
  • Promote technical vitality of engineering teams by recommending conference and training opportunities, helping to coordinate team events like quarterly hack days, and facilitating sharing across teams.
  • Serve as a technical conscience, partnering with DevOps and Security teams, to ensure customer data is secure, applications have robust monitoring and disaster recovery, and technical debt is paid down in a responsible manner.
  • Work closely with product managers to influence the product roadmap, ensure alignment between engineering and other teams, and balance technology initiatives with business priorities across teams.


  • Must like challenges and be results driven
  • Experience providing leadership and direction managing to a SaaS software product engineering team  organization
  • Effective communication and relationship building skills
  • Experience working with cross functional teams
  • Strong Agile/SCRUM experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ years of software engineering experience

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks – The Highlights:

All around awesome culture where together we strive to:

  • Pursue excellence every day
  • Create customer value
  • Compete to win (and lose!) as a team

As part of our culture of transparency and commitment to employee engagement, we have several programs and resources such as:

  • Regular virtual company meetings
  • Coffee chats
  • Table for 4 Executive conversation
  • Spirit Week
  • Pulsing tools for continuous conversations to drive performance and career growth
  • Strengths based tools designed to help employees engage with peers and managers, supported through a program called StandOut
  • Access to top notch learning courses for all employees through LinkedIn Learning
  • As well as constant re-evaluation of what our employees need to be successful at work!

Our more standard benefits include:

  • Flexible Paid Time Off program – most employees average around 3 weeks per year
  • 14 paid holidays including Independence Week, Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day
  • 3 comprehensive health plans to fit your unique needs; plans have up to 100% company-paid premium coverage for employee Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Access to Premera’s Healthcare Services including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 24-hour Nurse Hotline, Telehealth (Doctor on Demand), Talkspace, and other virtual care options
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations towards: Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, and Transit
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive Paid Parental / Adoption Leave program
  • 401k program with fully vested, immediate company match

Equal Opportunity Employer: We embrace equal employment opportunity.

PayScale is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It is our policy that employees will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, education, and social and recreational programs.


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