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Director of Development (Full -time, Senior / Lead / Principal)


This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted June 10, 2021.

As a Director of Development at Substantial, you will lead development on cross-disciplinary project teams, contribute to the growth and mentorship of developers, and collaborate with company leadership on a strategically innovative development offering.
What You’ll Do
In this role you will lead development on product teams from conception to launch, collaborating closely across disciplines and with client stakeholders to create compelling digital products.

You strive to deliver world class thinking and execution in your work, inspiring fellow team members by fostering the talents and contributions of the people you lead.
Evaluate a product experience holistically, from high level product architecture to the specifics of how individual features would fit together Lead in determining short and long term technical needs, objectives, and approaches to projects Take on various tasks, development-related or not, to support different processes and needs on your project teams Collaborate directly every day with designers, developers, engagement managers, and clients Balance time between directly working on development and supervising / maintaining the quality of work from other contributors on your team
Who You Are
A team leader and mentor
You have experience managing developers in a client services setting and the ability to champion and foster an inclusive team culture.

You are a collaborative leader
You set the stage for excellent software development through active listening and working side by side with your teams, clients, and department.

You are a master of business and development practices
You quickly identify and support client service and business needs with appropriate software development practices, helping your teams advance these skills.

You are an active community member
You support your teams, the company, and the developer community by attending events, sharing knowledge, and learning from others A holistic development leader
You see beyond the immediate needs of a product and its experience and understand the relationship between the needs of a client, their business, and end users.

You identify and translate this view into day-to-day direction with your team, shepherding work forward while remaining focused on creating simple and sustainable solutions.

8-10 years of relevant experience in software development, technical leadership and team management Experience working with modern agile software practices, clients in an agency model, and cross-disciplinary teams Experience developing across multiple technology platforms (eg.

browsers, applications, mobile and connected devices) Customer focused, self-managing problem solver, accountable and able to thrive in autonomous environments
We offer a comprehensive set of benefits designed to help you do your best work and support your life in & out of the office.
Healthcare 401(k) Generous PTO policy Education Benefit Commuter Benefits Flexible Working
About Substantial
Founded in 2006 in Seattle, Substantial is a digital innovation and build studio located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

We believe technologists are in an unprecedented position to innovate in service of a more equitable future.

We collaborate with our clients as strategic innovation partners to create thoughtful digital products from concept to launch.
People of Color, LGBTQ+ individuals, women and members of historically marginalized populations encouraged to apply.
Substantial strives to be a diverse, inclusive and anti-racist workplace.

We value diverse perspectives on our product teams and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and walks of life.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, physical appearance, age or national origin.

Racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, or any other form of bigotry have no place here.
Substantial’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion