Lead Software Engineer- Sign

Lead Software Engineer- Sign

Engineering & Tech Operations | San Francisco or Seattle or Remote US

Be a part of a group of innovators that are transforming how people work, live and connect.

Lead Software Engineer - Sign
Engineering & Tech Operations | San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA 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 agree-able 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
The DocuSign Sign engineering team is looking for a highly motivated Lead Software Engineer to join our Sign Guided Forms team. This pillar will work across different parts of the Sign organization to create end to end best in class signer experiences. This team builds low / no code SaaS products to scale to a wide range of customers’ needs.

The successful candidate will have a strong product engineering background and proficiency in Javascript, React, NodeJS. You enjoy fast-paced entrepreneurial environments where you can solve difficult problems using current technologies and tools. You collaborate well with other team members when brainstorming, designing, and implementing new solutions. You will help the team succeed by thinking about ways to improve processes, suggest ways to make the team more effective, and mentor and model engineering best practices. As a member of the core Sign engineering group, you will work closely with product managers, developers, and devops engineers to ensure high quality and timely product releases. You are a hands-on technical resource who will be responsible for issues related to product features, performance, speed, scale, security and accessibility.

This position is an individual contributor role reporting to a Director of Engineering and is designated Flex.


  • Lead a passionate agile development team to deliver engaging user experiences
  • Provide technical leadership to innovate, design, and build applications that will scale and support our platform serving more than 1 billion unique DocuSigners
  • Work in JavaScript, Typescript, and React
  • Write and maintain unit and functional tests for every feature
  • Participate in an Agile environment using Scrum software development practices, automated unit testing, continuous integration, code reviews, version control systems, automated build processes
  • Raise issues proactively that may impact delivery commitments
  • Fix production issues and maintain the code as needed
  • Address system issues as they relate to performance, scalability, and reliability
  • Provide direction and supervision across multiple teams to influence architectural decisions and technology selection
  • Work cooperatively with product management and design to create features that satisfy user needs with simplicity, consistency, and robustness
  • Identify, propose, and implement process improvements to continuously increase the team's productivity and efficiency
  • Maintain and evolve the software architecture for current and future needs
  • Stay current with the latest development best practices and share your findings with the team

Basic qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science or similar field of study
  • 12+ years of overall software product development and or Cloud/SaaS/Enterprise software engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience building large scale enterprise applications

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience defining and developing web service API’s
  • Experience developing in React and Typescript
  • Experience implementing accessible web applications for a global audience
  • Knowledge of SQL or similar query language
  • Agile and Test-driven development methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Natural aptitude for both teaching and learning from others in a collaborative team environment

Based on Colorado law, the following details are for Colorado individuals only: Colorado base salary range: $147,800 - $208,775 and eligible for bonus, equity and benefits at https://www.docusign.com/company/benefits.

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 more than a billion users in over 180 countries use the DocuSign Agreement Cloud 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.

DocuSign provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, including if you have any difficulty using our online system. If you need such an accommodation, you may contact us at accommodations@docusign.com.


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