Director of Engineering

| Austin

About The Role:

Director of Engineering will lead a group of passionate, talented engineers and partner with Product & Data Science teams to build tools that make business actions simple even from large datasets.  BlackLocus’s data mining and machine learning pipeline, as well as user-facing applications, are built primarily in Java, Python, Go, and JavaScript. Our services and tools are entirely cloud-deployed. This role reports directly to the GM of BlackLocus.


  • Manage, coach, and mentor a team of 20+ software engineers and managers that continues to grow rapidly

  • Lead engineering recruiting efforts and scale the team with proper roles and structure

  • Scale the team operations and drive efficiency with effective change management

  • Be the voice of engineering at BlackLocus and the broader Home Depot organization

  • Partner with leaders of product, data science, and support teams, and drive together cross-functional collaboration, such as resource prioritization, roadmap delivery, balancing short-term and long-term needs, operations alignment across teams

  • Foster relationships with Home Depot technology leaders and teams, and ensure compliance with security protocol

  • Manage internal IT needs (laptops, network, cloud, work apps, conference room equipment, etc.) across the office, and enable all teams with the right technology

Skills and experience:

  • 6+ years in managing engineering teams

  • A track record of managing successful teams including hiring, onboarding, process refinement, and professional development

  • Experience building applications using open source technologies

  • The ability to think strategically and align with the overall business objectives and goals

  • Effective, collaborative leadership skills and strong communication skills


  • Excellent work-life balance

  • Comprehensive benefit package

  • Competitive base and bonus package

  • Generous PTO policy

  • 401(k)  eligible for matching company contribution after one year

  • Restricted stock grants and an Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Stocked kitchen with healthy snacks, tons of drinks, and an espresso maker

  • Lots of team events including weekly catered lunches, happy hours, and other fun outings

  • Located in the heart of downtown Austin with garage parking provided

  • The Home Depot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


We occupy the top two floors of the Scarbrough Building, on the southwest corner of 6th and Congress.

What are BlackLocus Perks + Benefits

BlackLocus Benefits Overview

Highly competitive base and bonus
Excellent work-life balance
Health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance starting day one, FSA/HSA
Generous vacation policy
6 weeks fully paid time off for new parents and 12 weeks maternity leave for birth mothers; an onsite mother’s room
401(k) eligible for matching company contribution after one year
Employee stock purchase program
Downtown Austin office filled with natural light
Garage parking or commuter pass reimbursement
Fully stocked kitchen with a wide variety of healthy snacks, tons of drinks, and an espresso maker
Weekly catered lunches, happy hours and other fun outings

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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