Bitfocus is a rapidly growing company working to help communities use data to tackle their greatest social challenges. Our software and services help non-profit, government, and community organizations build effective response systems to homelessness and are used in more than 75 communities, including high profile communities serving the densest populations of homelessness nationwide.

Our professional services set us apart from other software companies. We provide typical software administration services, but the heart of our service is the partnership we build with our communities to better understand their needs and goals when it comes to addressing homelessness. We collaborate with community leaders, share knowledge gained working with communities across the county, act as liaisons between policymakers and staff on the front lines, and we take the lead on a variety of projects and initiatives to help our communities meet their goals around ending homelessness.

Our diverse and inclusive culture has played a key role in our success at Bitfocus.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or disability.

Bitfocus is a fully remote organization; this will be a work from home position.

About our Engineering team:

Our Engineering team’s mission is to promote a data driven decision-making culture to solve homelessness. We do this by combining a team of experts in development, analytics, database infrastructure and integration with social services experience. From Feature Releases into Clarity Human Services, to development project initiatives, to system infrastructure and QA engineering, we play an integral role in the ongoing stability and enhancement of Clarity Human Services.

Success/Impact Statement:

The Director of Engineering sits on the Leadership Team and will drive innovation and competitive advantage through the use of technology and unique ways of applying it to business problems. You will establish and execute technical vision, strategies and plans for growth and expansion. This is a critical role that will serve as an architect and technical leader to help define, promote and achieve the overall technical vision.

As the Director of Software Engineering, you will:

  • Lead the technological development of the organization as it matures into lean, high performing agile teams.
  • Scale the software development teams by finding and hiring the right mix of on-shore and off-shore resources.
  • Implement and utilize predictive modeling and analytics to “tell a story” with our data.
  • Oversee all product development and engineering resources.
  • Communicate with team members, stakeholders and customers to ensure Bitfocus’ technologies are used appropriately.
  • Develop, track and control the development of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations.
  • Oversee the planning, scoping, estimating and prioritization of complex projects.
  • Works with other departments to use new technologies to streamline company policies and rules.
  • Develop and direct all networking safeguards to reduce the risk of outside breaches and protect sensitive internal and external client information.
  • Actively engage in sprint planning, delivery and managing releases.
  • Ensure consistent best practices, processes, and procedures for software development, quality assurance, and maintenance.

Required experience that drives success in this role:

  • 7+ years of proven experience in a hands-on management role with a software engineering background.
  • Software engineering/developer background with preferred familiarity with Linux Service Platforms, AWS, MariaDB/MySQL, PHP, PHP Frameworks, APIs (RESTful & SOAP), and virtualization.
  • 10+ years building applications utilizing Web Services.
  • Strategic thinking and strong business acumen.
  • Well versed in current technological trends in order to build a growth strategy.
  • Experience with Large-Scale Databases and Data Warehouses.

What makes you stand out:

  • Experience with HMIS.
  • Previous experience leading an organization in a technical leadership role, preferably at the Executive level.
  • You are an engineer’s engineer and you support and collaborate with strong technical competence that generates respect from peers and teams.
  • You take a hands on approach to your work while displaying a strong work ethic.
  • Experience using agile methodologies in sometimes ambiguous situations.

How will Bitfocus support you:

  • Work in a fully remote/virtual environment
  • A unique, friendly and caring culture! Hear more from our employees on Glassdoor.
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Bitfocus primarily uses Apple computers; all new employees receive either an iMac or MacBook Pro to use in their role at Bitfocus
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development