how to select the right Director of Engineering

Selecting the Right Director of Engineerings

Hiring is one of the toughest challenges any company can face, either large enterprises or new startups. There is a great deal of know-how kind of experience when hiring a Director of Engineering, not all companies have the right processes that can warrant best hires.

At SupportFinity, we streamlined our processes and in-house standards to make sure of having one of the top world-class hiring processes. The magic mix of skills ingredients is what separates a great hire from a not-so-good one. We came to this conclusion through consulting top technical and HR experts in addition to our years of work and exposure with most sophisticated projects across almost all tech verticals and areas of expertise. So you get one of the best recruitment processes to hire a Director of Engineering.

As we have created and crafted a unique method of teams’ customization, we have also perfected our signature model of matching the right skills for our customers to hire either one Director of Engineering or a team of Director of Engineerings. We have a long lasting belief in the power of data analytics in creating unmatchable results, thus, we apply our analytical models on our hiring process same as we do in our business model.

Director of Engineering Job Description Template

Director of Engineering

The Director Engineering is responsible for all equipment and facilities at the business's site. Director of Engineeringing leads and manages key activities in the development departments inclusive of reliability engineering, and process automation in support of daily site/software development projects.

  • The Director of Engineering develops an engineering operating strategy that is aligned with the property/brand’s business strategy.
  • The Director of Engineering addresses potential areas of concern and proposing solutions to owners in a proactive manner.
  • The Director of Engineering supervises construction to ensure timely completion of projects within budgetary guidelines.
  • The Director of Engineering participates in the development of department's capital expenditure goals; manages projects as needed.
  • Understands the impact of department's operation on the overall property financial goals; educates staff on details as appropriate.
  • Manages the team and resource efficiently and ensures the team has clear priorities and adequate resources.
  • Makes critical decisions that attribute to the success of the platform and ultimately the company.
  • Drives the execution and delivery of features by collaborating with other teams

  • Experience leading software product development with a distinguished track record on technically demanding projects.
  • Highly technical, hands on experience in delivering large scale, high performance, critical services.
  • Excellent Computer Science fundamentals with regards to data structures, algorithms, time complexity, etc.
  • Experience in low latency distributed services and big data analysis.
  • Ability to be nimble, proactive, comfortable working with minimal specifications.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experience in communicating with other technical, product and project management teams.
  • Ability to collaborate with business unit leadership as well as individual members of the team with strong empathy, and ability to creatively problem solve. .

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Skills Matrix at SupportFinity

These are sets of the must have skills that we care about and put as top requirements needed for hiring first class Director of Engineering.

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Team Management
Language aptitute metric at SupportFinity
Language Aptitude
We receive requests of hiring from candidates among more than 100 countries. As we bring skills from each and every place in the world, we make sure we have the right match of language proficiency with our clients' requirements. Your Director of Engineering or team of Director of Engineerings will have the needed level of language knowledge you expect, each candidate passes through our language tests that warrant at least a good command of reading, writing and speaking of the languages our clients ask for.

We know that communication starts from speaking common languages, thus we put this aspect as a first factor in our selection process, we do not proceed with hiring for Director of Engineering before making sure that the candidate passes the language ability tests first.
Communication Quality metric at SupportFinity
Communication Quality
The next level of screening we perform at SupportFinity is the communication quality, in this stage we make sure that the Director of Engineering can deliver high quality of communication; especially on the technical aspects of the job. We conduct our assessments to cover multiple aspects of communication quality, such as:

The ability of self-explanation ( writing – speaking )

The ability of describing problems structurally and technically ( writing & speaking)

The ability of explaining ideas, situations and problems ( reading, writing & speaking)
Personality tests at SupportFinity
Personality Tests
Personality tests at SupportFinity
Technical Excellence
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