Director, Software Engineering, Socrata Solutions

Software Development Seattle, Washington United States


Tyler Technologies helps governments use data more strategically and effectively in the design and delivery of their programs and missions. Our Socrata solutions support the world’s most ambitious data programs at every level of government. Our clients include the US Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Human Services’; more than half of US States and most major cities and counties. 

We are looking for a Director, Software Engineering to lead our technical and engineering efforts to enable us to continue to lead in this space. The mission is to ensure the platform can support ever increasing size and complexity from our government partners and continue to deliver the features to enable our clients to address the most pressing problems of our time.

Work with our transformative data solutions that help agencies address mission-critical outcomes. Our cloud-based data platform, open data solutions, and performance management solutions help agencies improve performance, transparency, and public engagement.


  • As a Director of Engineering, you will provide the direction, support, and leadership to enable a team of managers and technical leads to build scalable, distributed computing systems in our core service offering. You are obsessed with creating high-functioning, highly engaged and motivated teams.
  • You are actively involved in hiring the best employees. Supported by peers in product, UX and engineering leadership, you will define KPIs, goals, and your team’s vision as a foundation of the broader mission. You must be data-driven, both to have an impact in our data-centric business and to be effective at managing the metric-driven aspects of an agile development cycle.
  • You will work with team leads to define and execute on our long-term architectural direction. You are expected to keep abreast of trends within the industry, identifying those that will allow us to continue to lead our clients. You are expected to balance the short-term and long-term product needs with both technical debt, and areas of strategic investment.
  • You set the example for cross-functional leadership, working across your team boundaries within engineering and outside of it to ensure the delivery of highly impactful products to our clients. You have exceptionally strong communication skills and can simplify tough technical concepts so that those with a non-technical background outside of engineering (and outside of the company) can understand them. You are also working to create a positive public presence for us, attending talks, meetups, etc. to ensure that we continue to develop an amazing roster of talented engineers.


  • 7+ years managing software development teams
  • Experience managing, mentoring, and recruiting team leads and managers
  • Ability to translate company vision and strategy into meaningful work for technical teams and to understand and plan what is needed from a technical architecture perspective to deliver against the vision
  • Ability to represent engineering priorities to non-technical audiences, including reduction of tech debt and investments needed to increase technical velocity
  • Ability to ensure that technical decisions are made in a timely manner and are aligned with the architectural vision for the platform
  • Strong track record of shipping scalable, reliable, client facing software
  • Experience in owning all aspects of a system lifecycle, from proper design, testing, deployment, metrics and monitoring
  • Passion for our mission to improve the world through empowering our government clients

And if you have these as well, that’s even better...

  • Experience managing engineering managers
  • Experience with AWS and making appropriate build vs buy decisions
  • Demonstrated excellence working with database technologies including RDBMS and NoSQL stores and understanding their tradeoffs
  • Comfortable working in a heterogeneous development environment where you’ll be working with multiple development languages and technologies
  • Eager to take on new challenges and opportunities in a rapidly growing environment

About Us 

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) provides integrated software and technology services to the public sector. Tyler’s end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler’s solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 26,000 successful installations across more than 10,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. A financially strong company, Tyler has achieved double-digit revenue growth every quarter since 2012. It was also named to Forbes’ “Best Midsize Employers” list in 2019 and recognized twice on its “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at To learn more about our Socrata solutions, visit   

Additionally, we aspire to be remarkable: in the culture we create, the products we build, and the services we deliver. We believe a diverse team that embodies different backgrounds and experiences is necessary for us to be the best we can be. Within the company, we pursue a culture of inclusivity by identifying and removing aspects of our culture that stop people from being able to do the best work of their lives in physical and emotional safety, while being their authentic selves. We seek diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and in our daily work as individuals.   

We are committed to making continual progress in everything that we do.