Job Category: Leadership & Strategy


We are seeking a visionary Director of Engineering to lead our Software and Cloud Engineering teams. This role involves collaborating across the organization to drive the successful launch of new products and the ongoing enhancement of existing ones. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of building high-performance teams and delivering scalable products. As Director of Engineering, you will cultivate a team culture that prioritizes excellence, collaboration, and innovation, enabling our clients to address their financial service needs effectively.


  • Serve as the technical authority for Software and Cloud Engineering practices, aligning technical decisions with product and information security goals.
  • Define and implement best-in-class software development practices, policies, and systems to ensure high-quality, repeatable results.
  • Oversee key performance metrics and operational efficiency for Software and Cloud Engineering teams.
  • Manage engineering execution for continuous system improvement.
  • Develop structured documentation, including presentations, process flows, root cause analyses, and status reports.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by mentoring and providing technical advice to team members.
  • Encourage open idea exchange and challenge the status quo to innovate and improve.
  • Set clear expectations for team members and hold them accountable for their results.
  • Lead recruitment, performance management, and team member evaluation.
  • Collaborate with leadership and HR to adapt career growth and succession plans according to business needs.


  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering with exposure to C-level leadership.
  • 5+ years of experience leading software development teams.
  • A successful track record of launching new software products and implementations.
  • Proficiency with SDLC and agile development methodologies; SAFe methodology experience is a plus.
  • Extensive experience in software architecture, API development, SaaS, event-driven architectures, microservices, and SOAs.
  • Expertise in AWS, containerization, orchestration systems, and web development technologies (NodeJS, JavaScript/TypeScript, Python; PHP and Java are a plus).


  • Demonstrable leadership skills in inspiring team ownership and accountability.
  • Exceptional communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Strong product sense with an ability to empathize with developers.
  • Expertise in performance and people management, focusing on mentoring and motivation.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.


This role offers the opportunity to lead a critical segment of our technology division, directly influencing the development and execution of software that impacts our clients’ lives. You will work in a dynamic environment that challenges the status quo and fosters innovation. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for technology and leadership, eager to drive significant projects, and ready to lead a team towards groundbreaking achievements, we invite you to apply. Join us to shape the future of financial services technology.


At Curate Partners, we are not just a staffing agency; we are a bridge to innovation in the digital and data transformation landscape. Our mission is to match dynamic organizations with the ‘Purple Squirrels’ of the talent world—those rare, innovative drivers with unique skills that catalyze change and propel transformation journeys. With a focus on specialized talent, we empower companies and individuals alike to achieve groundbreaking success in their respective fields. Join us, and become part of a purpose-driven team committed to making a measurable impact while advancing your career alongside the most sought-after professionals in the industry.


Curate Partners and their clients are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace the unique contributions that each ‘Purple Squirrel’ brings to our team, regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We believe that our strength lies in our diversity and in our unified pursuit of innovation, excellence, and transformative success. We are dedicated to providing an environment where all employees and consultants feel valued, included, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day. Join us in our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workspace where every ‘Purple Squirrel’ can thrive.


  • Q: What qualifications are required for Director of Engineering – Software and Cloud Engineering ?
    • A: Required qualifications include 10+ years of experience in software engineering, 5+ years of experience leading software development teams, proficiency with SDLC and agile methodologies, expertise in AWS and web development technologies, and demonstrable leadership skills.
  • Q: What opportunities does Director of Engineering – Software and Cloud Engineering role offer?
    • A: This role offers the opportunity to lead a critical segment of the technology division, directly influencing software development that impacts clients’ lives. You’ll work in a dynamic environment that fosters innovation and challenges the status quo, shaping the future of financial services technolog

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