Director, Engineering - Waypoint



Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Our Team

Waypoint enables seamless workflows for application creation, operation, and governance to allow organizations to innovate. Waypoint empowers platform teams to define golden patterns and golden workflows by enforcing guardrails and maintaining infrastructure which allows developers to focus on solving business problems. By providing the platform teams with the tool to create a unifying abstraction over best practices, we enable every developer to have an easy and seamless experience for building and scaling applications.

Waypoint is available as a managed service through our flagship HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP).

This Position

We are looking for an experienced leader for our team of high caliber software engineers to further our vision of creating a full-featured, easy-to-use internal developer platform for HashiCorp customers.

In this role, you can expect to...

  • Take ownership for the overall delivery of the teams within the group, working through managers and individual contributors to establish feedback loops that facilitate continuous improvement
  • Partner with product managers and software engineer leaders from many other teams in HashiCorp to further enable Waypoint’s cross-product integration
  • Collaborate with Product Management to craft an overall vision and strategy for the product and ensuring that development teams are fully aware and aligned
  • Collaborate with Design to ensure a deep understanding across the engineering team of the overall product UX
  • Represent strong opinions about the needs of both Development teams and Platform teams and how they interact with each other, while also learning from both external customers and internal/HashiCorp advocates
  • Work directly with some of our largest customers to help them with their developer platform adoption and learn from them about future needs of the product
  • Reinforce a culture of data-driven learning and iteration on the engineering team
  • Play a mix of roles, including management and coaching, hiring, long term planning, product management assistance, and technical contribution and guidance

You may be a good fit for our team if...

  • You have 3+ years of experience managing through managers
  • You have managed teams that deliver highly technical products
  • You motivate others to act by creating a shared sense of vision or purpose
  • You demonstrate empathy, kindness towards others, a positive attitude, and a learning mindset
  • You possess excellent communication skills, both business and technical
  • You have worked with user bases in enterprise contexts, particularly in supporting their internal developer teams
  • You have experience with DevOps tooling or infrastructure-as-a-service, as a consumer on a Development Team, as an administrator on a Platform/Ops Team, or, ideally, both
  • You have expertise in one or more of the major public clouds: AWS, Azure, GCP, ideally including running SaaS platforms in those environments=


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