Director of Engineering

PSTrax Remote
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November 22, 2022
Littleton, Colorado


PSTrax is one of the fastest growing software companies in the public service industry. We are a cloud-based solution helping First Responders with their operations checks by offering safer and more efficient rig and inventory tracking. We help automate and streamline the operational aspects of our customers jobs – saving agencies, on average, 700% in time and cost savings in the first year alone.


The Director of Engineering is responsible for leading and managing the company’s developers and QA engineers, delivering features, enhancements, and facilitating the day-to-day technical development of the product using the Agile development method.

The successful candidate will become a trusted leader within the business, adept at understanding needs and converting them into deliverables that business stakeholders understand and agree with. This leader must ensure that projects are delivered per estimates successfully and repeatedly. And given the rapid growth of the company, the candidate must possess the ability to grow and scale the engineering team. Familiarity with AWS is key to this role.


  • Oversee the engineering staff and ensure the team goals and objectives are met
  • Drive the department strategy and vision, including establishing clear business objectives and driving the product roadmap process
  • Manage delivery of initiatives and sprints based on the product roadmap
  • Advocate for an inclusive environment that fosters collaboration and creativity
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with business stakeholders
  • Utilize KPIs and metrics to support all phases of the development and delivery process
  • Report on metrics, service levels, and KPIs to illustrate continuous improvement
  • Identify issues and risks and make changes in a timely, structured manner
  • Identify process gaps and build capabilities to grow and improve, including refinement of the internal Agile development process
  • Collaborate with senior engineers and architect(s) to continually improve systems architecture
  • Research and propose solutions for AWS data transformation, data connections, operational frameworks, and application integration
  • Complete hosting migration from Rackspace to AWS
  • Migrate legacy applications to Kubernetes, which are then hosted in AWS
  • Manage staffing and operational budget in collaboration with the COO
  • Organize and communicate effectively with the team and sponsors, as well as third parties (e.g. partners, clients)
  • Exhibit accountability for the success of projects and assignments
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership
  • Cultivate team growth and continuous improvement


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field required, master’s degree preferred
  • AWS cloud certification
  • Minimum 8-10 years of hands-on experience in software development
  • Minimum 3-5 years leading/managing a software development team
  • Experience with the following technologies/tools/techniques:
  • PHP and Laravel stack and related frameworks
  • Agile practices: managing backlogs, initiative/sprint burn downs, story writing, etc.
  • TDD, QA/testing: creating test suites covering functional and system-level testing with a high degree of automation
  • Dev Ops practices covering automated build and deployment of code
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience migrating legacy applications to AWS
  • Project management based on both waterfall and Agile
  • Familiarity with modern cloud application architecture
  • Leadership experience with Kubernetes and cloud migration
  • Exposure to cloud-managed services and microservices like Function as a Service, Containers, and managed databases
  • Thorough understanding of ML, data analysis, data visualization, and event-driven architecture
  • Experience leading teams in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and professional manner, including via presentations as necessary
  • Ability to drive to solutions by collaborating with and involving the necessary stakeholders
  • Ability to disseminate technical information and present it to various technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, collaborating with peers from within and outside the engineering organization
  • Desire to embrace the challenges and opportunities of being a leader within the organization
  • Highly dependable with excellent work ethic
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to grow, inspire, and scale teams in a collaborative environment


· Travel as required


PSTrax was founded in 2009. Our headquarters is in Littleton, Colorado, and we thrive by having a mix of local and remote employees. We are a privately owned, profitable company that encourages and promotes a healthy work-life balance for our team members.

Our six core values include:

1. We are passionate and committed to helping our customers

2. We do the right thing and keep our word

3. We strive for excellence, pushing ourselves toward that goal

4. We like to have fun and live well-balanced lives

5. We achieve our goals as a team and help each other

6. We exhibit professionalism and hold ourselves accountable


· Enjoy a job with meaning and purpose serving first responders

· Work with an innovative, fast-growing company where your work makes a direct impact

· Wear multiple hats in an environment where every day is different

· Enjoy team and company-oriented events throughout the year

· Feel secure with fully covered employee health, dental, and vision insurance

· HSA contributions

· Fully funded short-term disability insurance

· Optional life and long-term disability insurance

· 401K with company matching

· Monthly internet stipend


  • Start date: ASAP
  • Location: Preferably Denver-based but open to remote applicants
  • Total compensation: $135-$170k plus additional bonus structure

PSTrax is committed to being an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $135,000.00 - $170,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Application Question(s):

  • Will you require sponsorship now or in the future to obtain continued employment in the United States?

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Littleton, CO 80120

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