Director of Engineering – SW Firm - DB/Distributed Systems – C++/Python/Java - Cambridge, MA Area – Up to $165K+

Position Title – WRTPNDE042017

Director of Engineering – SW Firm - DB/Distributed Systems – C++/Python/Java - Cambridge, MA Area – Up to $165K+

Excellent Compensation Package – Base + Equity + Comprehensive Benefits

Local Candidates Only - No Sponsorship


Highly successful, leading Database Software Development firm – Product is designed to address the needs of today's businesses as they prepare for the future, Their elastic SQL database combines the scale-out simplicity, elasticity, and continuous availability that cloud applications require, with the transactional consistency and durability that databases of record demand - Private - Great Company – Lots of Upside – Excellent Compensation Package – Base + Equity + Comprehensive Benefits – Join a team oriented, collaborative, results focused environment and become part of an elite organization with great growth possibilities.

Position Summary:

My client is seeking is seeking a results-oriented Engineering Director who is self-motivated and able to lead a team to solve complex challenges in a collaborative environment that is full of A+ players who love innovating, executing, and delivering.

The ideal candidate will thrive in and help drive a fast-paced environment. The candidate should have hands-on development experience with complex enterprise software, ideally with high-availability, distributed systems and databases, have worked with agile software development processes, have a passion for quality, and possess strong communications skills.

He/she will report to the SVP of Engineering and will be based in Cambridge, MA.


• Manage the engineering group in Cambridge with a focus on the core database platform

• Work with the engineering Director for the European SQL team to ensure the overall product meets requirements with quality

• Work with Product Management to align priorities and deliverables

• Act as scrum master for multiple scrum teams

• Ensure on-time, quality delivery

• Help with staffing as we grow the team

• Participate in design reviews

Required Skills and Competencies:

• 5+ years’ experience with infrastructure/platform/distributed systems software – Preferably out of a software firm

• 5+ years’ experience with high-availability enterprise software

• 5+ years’ experience with C++

• 3+ years’ experience with Databases (SQL or NoSQL)

• 3+ years management experience – Will be managing around 12 people – Hands-on Manager role.

• Experience managing teams using Agile

• Experience with continuous integration and test driven development

• Ability to dive deep into technical issues.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.


• Cloud / SaaS experience a strong plus

• Experience with Java and Python a strong Plus

Contact Information – Resumes in Word format to:

Gary Wright - President – Wright Associates

Phone - (508) 761-6354 - Email - - WEB Site –

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