Director of Engineering at BlackLocus

| Austin
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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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