Director, Software Engineering

Engineering Hollywood, California


Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Engineering, the Director of Engineering will direct engineering product development activities for j2 Global® mobile device, digital Fax, Voice and API product offerings as well as internal business application systems.                

Job Duties:

  • Work closely with Product Management and Project Management to ensure that applications and internal systems are developed in a timely manner, on budget, with required functionality and high quality
  • Deliver to j2’s product strategy and product roadmap including both external products and internal business systems.
  • Manage the day to day activities of j2 development and cross functional teams
  • Lead product design and architecture efforts
  • Review Project Design Documents on key initiatives
  • Work closely with project manager and development team to ensure delivery to design
  • Stay current on industry and competitive trends
  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies as appropriate
  • Work with Product team on strategic roadmap
  • Work with Business units to ensure revenue success of product offerings 

 Job Requirements and Experience:

  • 15 to 20 years of progressive growth in Leadership and Management experience in commercial software development and IT
  • Previous experience in mobile device and API software development
  • Minimum of 5 years of architecture experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in developing large commercial web-based applications
  • Experience in cross platform user interface design
  • Experience with Web Services and API design

 Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of web client development technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS3, jQuery, JSP, ASP)
  • Good understanding of current major development technologies (Oracle, MS SS, JAVA, .NET, Android, iOS, Telecommunications, REST, SOAP, JSON, etc.)
  • Proficiency in internal applications such as Financials(Oracle, SAP), CRM(, complex billing systems, HRIS and Business Intelligence
  • Knowledge of cloud-based and SaaS-based application delivery models
  • Understanding of internationalization requirements and limitations
  • Proven leadership and collaboration skills
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Self-starter/Able to take initiative in difficult situations
  • Strategic/Tactical Thinking
  • Industry/Functional Knowledge
  • Business and fiscal knowledge
  • Technical skills at a senior level of expertise
  • Leadership and Management skills at the executive level
  • Knowledge of Agile development practices
  • User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) knowledge


About j2 Global

Founded in 1995, j2 Global® (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.

The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.

The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services’ November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc. is the leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 117 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include,,,,,, and Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.

As of December 31, 2016, j2 Cloud Services had achieved 21 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.

For more information about j2, please visit

Our Culture:

At j2 Global®, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for an environment that rewards your best work.

J2 Global offers competitive salaries, health benefits, a 401k, and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then j2 is the place for you.

J2 Global® is an Equal Opportunity Employer.