Instructure was founded to define, develop, and deploy superior, easy-to-use software. (And that’s what we did / do / will keep on doing.) We are dedicated to the fight against iffy, mothbally, shoddy software. We make better, more usable tools for teaching and learning (you know, stuff people will actually use). A better connected and more open edtech ecosystem. And more effective ways for everyone everywhere to access education, make discoveries, share knowledge, be inspired, and do big things. We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. So here’s your opportunity.
We are looking for a Director of Engineering who will lead an existing team, hire & grow amazing software engineers, be a technology voice in the industry, drive a technology agenda forward, and be responsible for translating business goals and product initiatives into a SaaS product offering.

What you will be doing:

  • Coaching, mentoring, training and developing the team. Engineers feel motivated when they feel like they’re delivering and learning. Help make that happen.
  • Delivering quality releases in bite-sized chunks.
  • Driving positive change to grow the team and challenge status quo.
  • Ensuring easily maintainable code by creating and enforcing technical standards.
  • Making sure the product is performant, stable and scalable.
  • Leading Engineering while partnering with other disciplines for results.
  • Here is what you will need to know/have:

  • Track record of leading Managers across multiple product lines.
  • Passion for identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining exceptional talent.
  • Experience with full stack development.
  • Experience maintaining a huge 24/7 SaaS product with amazing uptime.
  • Strong moral compass that aligns with department and company values.
  • Ideally, experience with the following: app platforms (ruby, node.js, java, etc), browser technologies (html, css, javascript, and client frameworks), linux, database (sql and nosql), open source software and AWS/cloud services.
  • Willingness to make the complex trade offs between standards and team agility to achieve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Place team above ego.
  • Have launched multiple products and learned some stuff.
  • Enough humility to admit when you’re wrong and learn from both your mistakes and your successes.
  • Get in on all the awesome at Instructure.

  • Competitive salary, equity, and 401k 
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance 
  • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D 
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules 
  • Gym club reimbursements and rewards-based fitness tracking  
  • Latest software and tools with top of the line equipment
  • Food, lots of food.
  • We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
    At Instructure we participate in E-Verify and yes, in case you didn't catch it from the above, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.