Senior Director, Engineering Operations

Docker is a remote first company with employees across Europe and the Americas that simplifies the lives of developers who are making world-changing apps. We raised our Series C funding in March 2022 for $105M at a $2.1B valuation. We continued to see exponential revenue growth last year. Join us for a whale of a ride!At Docker, we simplify the lives of millions of developers who are making world-changing apps. Docker helps developers bring their ideas to reality by conquering the complexity of app development. We simplify and accelerate workflows with an integrated development pipeline and application components. A fast-growing start-up, Docker offers a dynamic work environment.The Engineering Team at Docker is looking to establish our Engineering Operations function. Initially, this will be an individual role, with the potential to grow and manage a team after demonstrated success. As the Senior Director of Engineering Operations, you will be deeply passionate and knowledgeable about outcome-driven, modern engineering development methodologies and frameworks. You will own the engineering SDLC, Staff+ engineering group, engineering Communities of Practice, engineering career ladder, and hiring. You will communicate the vision and direction for Docker’s engineering teams. Your customers will be a variety of internal constituents, including the CTO, the CEO, Engineering directors and cross-functional Development teams, and business partners across Docker. This role reports to the SVP of Engineering.Responsibilities:You’re a key engineering leader, reports directly to the SVP of Engineering, you’re part of engineering leadership, you represent all engineers @ docker and looking at you as an example.Help define, document, update and ensure consistent execution of the Docker engineering team software development lifecycle.Develop and maintain a leveling process and continuing education program for engineering team membersMaintain & communicate engineering hiring practicesResearch, share and drive best practices and trends in product development at DockerMaintain healthy communication across the organizationManage our Staff+ engineering program and our Engineering Managers program to develop our leadersHelp structure and maintain organization-wide engineering Communities of Practice.Ensure proper communication on the ever-growing number of teams at Docker, and work on team organizations, boundaries and cognitive loadsWork closely with engineering leads of the Business Units to hear their feedbackMaintain a world-class engineering ladder and compensationSupport the management of engineering team OKRsManage and facilitate the overall engineering team rhythm of businessPartner with your product operation DirectorCollaborate on the engineering charter with the SVP Engineering, and CEO; and communicate this charter cross-functionallyPartner closely on various initiatives across the company with Product Management, Product, Design, Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, Finance, and PeopleDrive communications across all R&D functions reinforcing processes, policies, and best practicesRequirements:Significant experience in engineering leadership and/or engineering management rolesPeople recruitment and management experiencePast experience in engineering management and/or engineering operations preferredExpert in best practices in engineering management, software developmentDemonstrated success in company-wide alignment and change management for organizations of 300+Ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional engineering teams to adopt frameworks that prioritize value to customers/usersAbility to partner with and align with stakeholders across the business such as Marketing, Support, Sales, and Customer SuccessExperience at companies that employ modern product management & software development techniquesAbility to make decisions based on combined qualitative and quantitative dataExceptional verbal and written communication skillsExceptional organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities at a fast paceWhat to expect in the first 30 days:Become a critical member of the Engineering Staff from day 1Review existing engineering development flow and rhythm of businessConnect with other functions across DockerWhat to expect in the first 90 days:Take ownership of engineering software development lifecycleTake over the Staff+ programStart three engineering communities of practiceWhat to expect in the first year:Drive Docker’s engineering organization to be best-in-class at delivering Product-led outcomesDefine the collaborative structure across Product Development, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success that will result in accelerated feedback loops, critical data collection/exposure, and improved feature adoptionCreate the structure for an expanded Engineering Operations teamPerks:Freedom & flexibility; fit your work around your lifeVariety of virtual and in-person social events to build connections and have funHome office setup; we want you comfortable while you workGenerous maternity and parental leaveTechnology stipend equivalent to $100 net/monthPTO plan that encourages you to take time to do the things you enjoyWhaleness Days: companywide day off each monthQuarterly, company-wide hackathonsTraining stipend for conferences, courses and classesStock Options; we are a growing start-up and want all employees to have a share in the success of the companyDocker SwagMedical benefits, retirement and holidays vary by countryDocker embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our company will be.EU Salary Ranges by Country125,000 EUR – 244,000 EUR*Salary range can change depending on level and countryCA/NY/Boulder, CO/Denver, CO $286,000- $386,000Colorado $274,000- $370,000*salary range can change depending on the level and areaDue to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.#LI-REMOTE

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