Senior Director of Engineering - Remote

$191,000 - $325,000 yearly
  • Workiva
  • Remote
  • Jan 29, 2024
Full time Computer Science Operations Product Management Senior Level Software Development

Job Description

Join Workiva on a transformative journey as the Senior Director of Engineering for our Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Solutions Team. We're on the lookout for a visionary leader to shape the future of technology, collaborate with top-tier teams, and propel our GRC business to new heights. In this pivotal role, you'll strategically operate, advocate for well-designed systems, and foster effective collaboration with product development and sales teams.

What You'll Do

Strategic & Technical Leadership

  • Drive business objectives for critical GRC products, influencing solutions, and roadmaps.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally, developing a high-performing Engineering organization, managing budgets, and mentoring teams.

  • Ability to accelerate product development and guide architectural decisions as a hands-on technologist, empowering and driving technical teams to deliver high quality solutions.

People & Operations Management

  • Build and sustain a highly engaged organization by attracting, developing, and rewarding top talent.

  • Implement processes optimizing operational effectiveness, aligning with company strategy, and improving systems and services.

  • Maintain an atmosphere of respect, mutual support, flexibility, continuous learning, good humor, and commitment to business goals and customer needs to fulfill the company vision.

  • Facilitate continuous improvement of quality and productivity, ensuring the team's success within budgets and timelines.

Fulfillment of Customer Requirements

  • Identify and articulate customer needs, ensuring product alignment with business goals.

  • Lead the product team in understanding and resolving issues, aiming for high-quality deliverables.

  • Uncover opportunities for new product development, recognizing implications for business growth.

Architectural Oversight

  • Evaluate and manage technology decisions, ensuring coordination across product areas.

  • Provide leadership for innovative solutions, supporting Product Architects, and aligning development teams.

  • Guide strategic decisions on leveraging platform capabilities versus prioritizing fit-for-purpose solutions.

Organizational Product Development Planning

  • Marshal talent, resources, and structures for effective development and delivery.

  • Manage dependencies, identify team capabilities, and ensure quality in finished products.

What You'll Need

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with 12 years related experience, Master’s degree with 10 years related experience, or PhD with 8 years related experience.

  • Minimum 8 years of direct people management experience, including leading Directors and Managers.

Desired Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong emotional intelligence and leadership abilities.

  • Broad industry knowledge with a strategic understanding of technology, and architecture.

  • Demonstrated track record of delivering products to external customers.

  • Extensive experience in fullstack development, with a strong focus on technologies such as Kotlin, React, and Dart.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to architect and implement scalable software solutions.

  • Excellent communication skills and a customer-centric mindset.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Travel & Remote Work Opportunities

  • Embark on exciting journeys with an estimated 25%+ travel, fostering connections with customers and Workiva teams.

  • Enjoy the convenience of reliable remote work, ensuring productivity and well-being, as you contribute to the growth of our innovative GRC solutions.

How You’ll Be Rewarded:

  • Salary range in the US: 
    • $191,000.00 - $325,000.00
  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually
  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire
  • 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits package

The salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.

Where You’ll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

  • Customer Success:  Always delight our customers.

  • Trust: Rely on each other. 

  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 

  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 

  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 

  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 

  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.

At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.

  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Business Employee Resource Groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Women, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Veterans, Disabilities), Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We believe that great minds think differently.  We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation.  Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.  We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email

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