Director of Software Engineering

FreightPOP - Lake Forest, CA

Posted 17 days ago

FreightPOP is a rapidly growing Orange County-based venture-funded logistics software start-up with a fantastic, fast-paced learning environment and fun culture. FreightPOP is an equal opportunity employer seeking only the most driven entrepreneurial-minded individuals to join our journey. At FreightPOP, you'll be a critical member of a fast-growing and constantly evolving team who works well together but thrives on autonomy and operates independently. The right individual will have a knack for communicating with people and will embrace the key contributor role.

The Director of Software Engineering will report to the COO and be responsible for building and leading the company’s technology strategy as it pertains to the infrastructure, architecture and code development of core product in addition to managing the technology team. The Director of Software Engineering will have a deep understanding of current systems, technology, coding development of products and will analyze the needs of the business and each department, form ideas and solutions to present to executive management, and execute initiatives to achieve corporate goals and maximize customer experience.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Manage the architecture and development of core foundational technical components of the core product (Transportation Management Software).
  • Manage the day-to-day operations to the entire software development lifecycle to ensure successful, on-‐time releases; demonstrate ownership and accountability for the team's delivery.
  • Manage resources against commitments to ensure high-quality solutions are consistently delivered to established expectations.
  • Responsible for the design, development, and implementation of new products and features while proactively and efficiently collaborating with all stakeholders. Help stakeholders decompose their projects into concrete units of work for the development team.
  • Work effectively with the product, engineers, customer success and sales leadership teams to allocate engineering resources appropriately across various projects, including balancing customer needs with longer-term product roadmap needs.
  • Maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm.
  • Collaborative style and experience working with product, UX and Product Managers on complex roadmaps.
  • Track and record strategic & technical goals, (KPIs).
  • Identify and close engineering & product development gaps.
  • Build a high-performance engineering culture, including hiring top technical talent.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of progressive information technology experience directly related to software architecture/engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of working with a SaaS application in coding and or architecture/engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science or a technical discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven experience leading engineering teams during the evolution of the Engineering function from start-‐up to the mid lifecycle.
  • Software development experience building ASP, enterprise SaaS, cloud-based solutions, web platform supporting thousands of users and millions of online transactions per month and growing.
  • Experience in database architecture with cloud computing required with AWS suite of DevOps tools.
  • Experience in full-stack development coding, serverless and/or container hosting strategies and microservice and/or cloud-native architectures.
  • In-depth knowledge of MS SQL, NoSQL/non-relational databases, Redis, APIs, CI/CD, HTML 5, Java, and other coding languages.
  • Ability to coach and mentor developers at different levels.
  • Experience in managing onshore and offshore development teams.
  • Proven ability to establish and execute technology best practices.
  • Experience coaching Agile transformation efforts and leading Agile (preferably Scrum) development.
  • Preferred – prior leadership experience in guiding teams through cultural transformation.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment and to evolve product strategy based on research, data and industry trends.
  • Empathetic desire to help: Take the opportunity to understand someone’s story and make their life better. Our goal is to help businesses to thrive.
  • Insane ability to “Get Ship Done!”

About Us

FreightPOP is powerful and affordable cloud enterprise shipping & logistics software. Easy to use and highly configurable, it offers Expedia-like rate shopping, and connects seamlessly to other software to provide a real-time, integrated & connected transportation management solution. We are a purpose-driven company that fosters a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, collaboration, and positive team environment.

FreightPOP is uniquely positioned for growth in one of the largest global markets.

We are headquartered in the beautiful OC, two minutes from hiking trails, 20 minutes from the beaches, and a steady 75-degree forecast. Join the FreightPOP team and enjoy OC living. Perks and benefits include competitive health care plans, paid vacation, stock options, 401K, and team, friends and family events.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms
  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Relocation Assistance Provided:

  • No

Visa Sponsorship Potentially Available:

  • No: Not providing sponsorship for this job

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative


  • Monday to Friday
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