Head of Product Engineering – BI and Reporting

Appfire is an enterprise collaboration software company that enables teams to plan and deliver their best work. Since launching in 2005 as one of the original Atlassian ecosystem partners, Appfire has built a portfolio of top-selling apps for more than 30,000 customers — including 55% of Fortune 500 companies. As a product-led company, Appfire identifies gaps in industries serving developers and client support teams and then builds solutions that drive productivity and efficiency. 

Appfire continues to grow exponentially, with teams spanning 20+ countries. We are financially strong, continuously meeting or exceeding revenue targets, and we invest heavily in strengthening the foundation of our organization. Being philanthropic is integral to operating our business, so we donate 1% of employee time, product, profit, and equity as part of our Pledge 1% commitment.

Come join our team!

Job Purpose

Appfire is looking for a talented Head of Product Engineering to join our growing technology team. We are looking for someone that can lead our Business Intelligence and Reporting (BI&Reporting) category of applications to help take us to the next level in our growth strategy. You will work with your peers in other product categories where we always help and reinforce each other to achieve higher goals.  This is a director-level position. 

The Head of Product Engineering needs to have experience managing agile development teams across a portfolio of applications. This includes experience managing distributed engineering teams and ensuring products meet design, privacy, and security requirements while delivering a consistent experience for our users. You’ll be managing multiple teams of engineers working on multiple applications built primarily for the Atlassian ecosystem.,  You will work as a team collaborating with Product Management, Product Marketing, and Support on roadmap planning and team goals focused on your product category.  

Teams use the BI & Reporting category of apps to bring their data together.  Data can be presented in different formats using different visualizations across more than just Jira and Confluence.  This category of apps includes Advanced Tables for Confluence, Power BI Jira Connector, Dashboard Hub for Jira, and many more. 

What You Will Do

  • Directs the software engineering function for your product category to assure engineering resources are aligned with business goals.
  • Provide leadership, management, mentorship, and vision to a globally distributed engineering team. 
  • Be responsible for high-level plans for allocating departmental resources, increasing staffing levels, budgeting, creating mentorship programs, and hiring and retaining our first-rate engineering team.
  • Work closely with Product Management, Marketing, and Support in planning, developing, releasing, and maintaining high-quality and secure applications according to business needs.
  • Work with other product category leaders and Appfire leadership to ensure the establishment of policies and procedures that produce high-quality, secure software consistently.
  • Ensure your team aligns with Appfire’s core values as you define goals to meet the business strategy
  • Work with M&A teams to ensure the growth and success of the product category.
  • Develop team structure and execution strategies, managing the overall software development lifecycle across a portfolio of applications.
  • Develop, manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments within an agile environment.
  • Report on the status of development, quality, operations, and system performance

What We Would Like To See

  • At least 8 years of experience managing multiple software projects simultaneously
  • At least 8 years of experience building and managing distributed development teams that design and deliver highly reliable, scalable, and secure software  systems.
  • A proven track record of retaining, developing, motivating, and mentoring highly effective teams.
  • Experience with project delivery for complex, cross-functional, cross-organizational projects
  • An understanding of Saas application architectures using AWS, GCP, Heroku and/or other environments and what it takes to build products for them
  • Experience creating applications for the Atlassian ecosystem is a plus.
  • Experience using Atlassian products for software development is a plus. Jira administration experience is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Business Administration,  or relevant subject area

We’ve Got You Covered

  • Every Appfire employee is eligible for company equity
  • Remote Work – flexibility to work from home or from our offices + remote working allowance up to INR 12,000 per annum (paid monthly)
  • Unlimited paid sick leave in the event of an employee’s own illness or injury
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Group Medical Insurance – Coverage of INR 5,00,000 per annum for a family including dependents parents with no additional cost
  • Crèche benefit
  • Appfire provides all equipment for your home office, including an Amazon Business account
  • Training and development – access to a comprehensive library of training videos