JOB: Hot Studio San Francisco is hiring Director of Engineering!

7 May 2010 - 7:55pm
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Bea Monteiro

Director of Engineering—Hot Studio San Francisco


Hot Studio is a leading experience design company with offices in San Francisco and New York. Dedicated to creating elegant solutions for complex design challenges, we collaborate with business leaders, innovative organizations, and emerging companies to create breakthrough products and services that have global reach and local impact. Our clients include Cisco, Warner Music Group, Charles Schwab,,, SFMOMA, and California Academy of Sciences.


We are seeking a full-time Director of Engineering to work with our clients to deliver the next generation of digital experiences. The Director of Engineering should have solid knowledge of web development practices and processes. This position will play a key role in the definition and management of the engineering practice at Hot Studio. We are looking for a passionate individual who values quality and loves working with designers, engineers, and clients to ensure smooth development for web, mobile, and tablet applications.



  • Interact with design and client management team to define project plans, budget, and strategic objectives for client engagements
  • Manage the development process and engineering team members
  • Provide technology leadership for the company
  • Manage development partner relationships
  • Establish best practices for engineering team and manage growth
  • Contribute to Hot’s positive internal atmosphere, quality of work, and growth into new fields or industries


Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong understanding of web development and engineering processes including Agile processes
  • Expert knowledge of front-end technologies including HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Silverlight, and Flash/Flex
  • Ability to architect and develop back-end systems using technologies that include Ruby, Java, PHP and .Net
  • Strong knowledge of database technologies and design
  • Working knowledge of content management systems including Drupal and Team Site
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent work experience
  • 7 or more years of experience in web development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good knowledge to Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications


Relevant Experience

  • Managed engineering teams within creative agency or equivalent business unit
  • Experience with digital platforms beyond the browser – mobile, audio interfaces, multi-touch, widgets, desktop software
  • Collaborated with executive staff and business development team in sales process
  • Developed engineering solutions and strategies for large scale web and/or mobile projects
  • Experience with public speaking and development of content for publication


Please send resumes to 

Resumes should be sent as a PDF or plain text document. Please include URLs of relevant project work.


Hot Studio is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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