Senior Director of Software Engineering

Development · New York, New York
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

We are an award-winning, innovative RegTech Firm with a passion for developing Artificial Intelligence that makes the world safer. We work with several leading banks and financial institutions, such as Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC, to provide them with powerful tools that combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Our technological innovation has brought us the support of leading Venture Capital Funds from Silicon Valley and Singapore.

Join us and help make the world a safer place! 

Opportunity Overview

The Senior Director of Software Engineering t is a critical member of the senior leadership team and helps drive organizational excellence across teams and departments.
This role will develop and refine our software development strategies, manage and develop teams, as well as partner with stakeholders to define and align technological and business priorities.

This role requires someone that is not only a strong technologist but someone who is a strategic and visionary thinker. They must have the ability to plan as well as execute, the ability to cultivate strong, integrity-based relationships, the ability and willingness to learn new things, and a commitment to transparency.

Location: US Remote; EST preferred 

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Deliver strategic and operational direction for software and related technology
  • Provide leadership and direction for all development teams to identify knowledge management, training, and execution for all technical implementations
  • Develop and modify existing technology stack and drive implementation of new technologies/components
  • Focus on consistent delivery of high quality software and integration points that move the company towards achieving short and long term objectives
  • Implement and continuously iterate on the company's Software Development and Security Development lifecycles
  • Foster an environment of innovation and execution utilizing delivery and testing best practices across the enterprise
  • Ensure that appropriate and standardized designs are used to facilitate a successful transition from initial requirements to long term production
  • Enforce implementation and execution best practices across division throughout software development lifecycle
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to development to ensure clear accountability for the quality of software implementations across the organization
  • Harness technology to drive efficiencies across the organization
  • Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements throughout the software delivery lifecycle

People/Team Leadership:

  • Coach, mentor, and develop staff on a daily basis; provide regular feedback, conduct performance reviews, set goals for employees, and actively develop the team 
  • Partner with HR and other leaders to ensure proper headcount planning, interview assessments, and onboarding 
  • Consistently foster a culture of excellence and collaboration while championing Silent Eight’s core values 
  • Pay close attention to employee engagement and morale and implement team building activities and engagement interventions
  • Manage other aspects of the department such as budgets, goal setting, communication plans, training initiatives, etc. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 10+ years of experience directly managing software engineers/developers, technical leads, and other technical specialists
  • Experience overseeing a software organization of at least 100-200
  • Proven ability to build new teams, structures, and divisions
  • Experience in early-stage / growth companies, with a preference for tech companies, SaaS, biotech, pharma, healthcare or tech
  • Experience in working in an environment following Agile methodology
  • Strong communications skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences
  • Expertise in evaluating operational effectiveness and being able to provide internal business process improvement
  • Commitment to people development, engagement, and being a champion for our culture


Our culture


We offer stock as part of the compensation package, so you can share in the company’s success!

You will be co-creating our business solutions

We believe that your feedback allows us to create the best solutions as well as adjusted work culture. You will have a real impact on the growth of the company and the product we develop. 

Experienced team

We aren’t your run-of-the-mill tech start-up. At Silent Eight, everyone is a leader in their own field with perspective and experience shared across teams and departments.


Because learning never ends, we empower our employees to invest in themselves. We provide a range of resources such as paid Development Days, in-house training, lunch-and-learns, etc. to make sure our employees are continuing to grow each day.  

Team building events

We know that our success is only possible if we work together as a team. We are a group of passionate individuals united by a common mission. Therefore we like to meet together regularly to connect not just as coworkers, but as human beings, whether it’s at an offsite in Dubai or a weekly “Tea Time” to catch up. 

100% remote work forever

We are not new to working remotely. In fact, we’ve been doing it since 2013 and we know how to make you feel supported, connected, and included. We believe that the freedom to choose where you work from is important to finding the journey that is right for you.

Don’t wait! Join our team today! 

Silent Eight is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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