Title:  Director of Engineering - Systems (Remote)

Job ID:  3955



Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 


We are looking for technical team members at all levels who want to push themselves to deliver best in market SaaS solutions. We offer a challenging environment where you will have to grow, adapt, and use your skills consistently. Our customers rely on us in the moments that matter. Engineering delivers on that promise. 


The Director of Engineering delivers results and is focused on execution by: 

  • Advancing engineering disciplines and technologies. 
  • Leading the maintenance, support and development of some of our most mission critical systems 
  • Being an active participant in all areas of software engineering, operations and deployments. 
  • Building a team for success that is focused on winning for the firm and the team. 
  • Setting and achieving difficult goals through motivation and execution. 
  • Being fully aligned to the Engineering and Product team.  



  • Take Responsibility. Lead the team through example and take an ownership stake in the product roadmap planning, execution and delivery.  
  • Deliver working, operational, high-quality software on a consistent basis. 
  • Architecture Create a focus inside the team to tightly align with our Architecture practice to eliminates silos and cost. 
  • Management. Maintain team management structures for individuals, leads and career progression. Be a steward of our budgeting with DFIN’s practices. 
  • Efficient Pride yourself on using what you have to the best of your abilities. Be it current talent, budget, software stack – make the most out of everything before starting over. 
  • Scale Yourself Building software is not easy and problems will constantly rise. This role requires multiplying your impact through operational problems, bugs, requirements, and processes. Be willing to take this on yourself and create more versions of yourself to deliver.  
  • Be flexible in your expectations, goal settings, technology choice by adapting to change. 
  • Challenges team members.  
  • Recruit, train and build teams for success. 



  • Strong leadership skills – ability to motivate people, instill accountability, perform under pressure, and optimize the team's resources to attain the business goals  
  • Excellent knowledge of new technology trends and its applications for new products in the marketplace 
  • Excellent Knowledge of Software Engineering Discipline, including hands-on knowledge of Latest Programming Languages, Object-Oriented Programming, High-Performance, Fault-tolerant Distributed Systems, Data Structures and Algorithms, Operating Systems, Distributed DBMS and DB modeling and access languages. 
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communications skills for technical and non-technical audiences  
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience  
  • 10 years of experience leading software development teams. 
  • 15+ years of software development on external and internal facing systems. 


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