Director, Engineering – Front End Systems

Director, Engineering – Front End Systems

Engineering & Tech Operations | San Francisco or Remote

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Director, Engineering – Front-end Systems
Engineering & Tech Operations | San Francisco, CA or Remote - US

This position is not eligible for employment in the following states: Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Our agreement with employees
DocuSign is committed to building trust and making the world more agreeable for our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and work. You can count on us to listen, be honest, and try our best to do what’s right, every day. At DocuSign, everything is equal. We each have a responsibility to ensure every team member has an equal opportunity to succeed, to be heard, to exchange ideas openly, to build lasting relationships, and to do the work of their life. Best of all, you will be able to feel deep pride in the work you do, because your contribution helps us make the world better than we found it. And for that, you’ll be loved by us, our customers, and the world in which we live.

The team
Our Engineering & Tech Operations team builds and operates complex solutions for global business challenges that cross cultures, legal jurisdictions, and impacts millions of people and businesses every day. We hire people with a broad set of skills and people who want to work on creating never-been-done-before solutions at scale while ensuring world-class reliability and security. Our Agreement Cloud is a revolutionary solution that changes the way people live, work, and come to agreement.

This position
Our Front-end Systems team is responsible for building and maintaining DocuSign’s core JavaScript libraries used across the entire product development organization; with focuses on design systems, React, performance, scalability, and accessibility. As the Director of Engineering for this team, you will drive the future engineering direction of these shared libraries, as well as the accessibility program. The ideal candidate for this position is someone that is passionate about building teams that focus on delivering the best possible customer experience with performance, scalability, and efficiency in mind. We are looking for someone that also excels at partnering across various internal teams and departments, including Design, Product, Engineering, and QA.

This position is a people manager role reporting to the Vice President of Engineering, Sign and is designated Flex.


  • Lead a passionate, agile engineering team to deliver features and improvements to our React component libraries that are high quality, scalable, and secure
  • Attract talent; you have a track record of finding and developing great talent
  • Drive the long-term technical strategy
  • Build and scale out the accessibility program
  • Provide technical expertise throughout all phases of the development lifecycle to help drive the product roadmap
  • Provide coaching and leadership in software best practices, automated test strategies, and work toward flattening the cost of change curve for our software products and services
  • Deliver expertise at agile continuous delivery, DevOps and TDD/BDD and will champion the culture, processes, and tools required to maintain a frictionless high-quality development environment
  • Collaborate closely with the design systems team to deliver components that delight customers while managing the health of the code base through continuous refactoring and management of technical debt

Basic qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 12+ years of combined experience in software development and management
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in cloud / SaaS / enterprise software development
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience managing and leading an engineering team delivering JavaScript/React libraries

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated track record leading geographically dispersed teams
  • A demonstrated track record of being a change agent, leaving every team and process better than you found it
  • Experience with CSS, AJAX, JSON, HTML, and React
  • Prior experience with SaaS development is preferred
  • Prior experience building and deploying libraries

Based on Colorado law, the following details are for Colorado individuals only: Colorado base salary range: $170,600 - $211,900 and eligible for bonus, equity and benefits.

Vaccination requirement
DocuSign may require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination to visit a DocuSign office, to meet with potential or actual customers or business partners, or for other business-related purposes, in accordance with local law. Please note that DocuSign has contracts with different governments globally which may require compliance with local and federal laws.

About us
DocuSign helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage agreements. As part of the DocuSign Agreement Cloud, DocuSign offers eSignature: the world's #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, over a million customers and hundreds of millions of users in over 180 countries use DocuSign to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people's lives. And we help save the world’s forests and embrace environmental sustainability.

It's important to us that we build a talented team that is as diverse as our customers and where all employees feel a deep sense of belonging and thrive. We encourage great talent who bring a range of perspectives to apply for our open positions. DocuSign is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes hiring decisions based on experience, skill, aptitude and a can-do approach. We will not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.

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