Director of Software Engineering

United States ● Virtual Req #228
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Define the Future of Work

As a thought leader in our industry and a technology-driven organization, Aquent always looks to push the envelope. Want to spearhead the process to imagine and deliver disruptive solutions? Want to do it within a fast-growing, innovative, organization with a 30-year track record? Keep reading!

The Aquent | Scout Marketplace has transformed how many Fortune 500 companies interact with external recruiters, by using AI to match each job posting with the best recruiter for the job.


  • Manage the distributed team of software developers that builds the Scout marketplace.

    • Participate in hiring, performance review and goal setting

    • Mentor direct reports and work with managers to continuously grow and develop our engineers.

    • Report directly to the SVP of Engineering and Product and work closely with them to strategize and execute.

  • Partner with product management to:

    • Allocate the team appropriately and optimally to achieve our business goals.

    • Ensure alignment on priorities across the organization.

    • Maintain and drive a technology roadmap that enables continuous improvement to scalability, engineering productivity and information security.

    • Allocate the right investment in keeping our tech debt in check.

  • Drive a process of continuous improvement towards software engineering best practices. In particular, continue to drive ownership among developers, from design to operations on production.

  • Own the overall design and architecture of our platform. Ensure that technical designs align with best practices and long term vision.

  • Ensure appropriate incident response to production issues.



  • 10 years of experience in software development.

    • 5 years of experience managing software development teams.

    • 3 years managing engineering managers, experience leading engineering teams working on SaaS platforms is preferred.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing modern web applications.

  • Proven track record of driving continuous improvement to software development life cycles. Experience with Continuous Delivery is a plus.

  • Proficiency with AWS is a plus.

  • Experience with Python or Go is a plus.

  • Experience with a Service Oriented Architecture / microservices is a plus.

About Aquent:

We are a global workforce solutions company that helps organizations find, grow, and support their most valuable resource - people. More than 30 years ago, we invented the creative and marketing staffing speciality. We continue to be the largest creative staffing firm in the world. By challenging conventional wisdom, we continuously innovate across talent, services, and technology within the creative space and beyond. 


Vitamin T/Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • United States
  • Virtual