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Director, Engineering - Front End Systems



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Director, Engineering - Front End Systems

ID 2024-24722
US-CA-San Francisco | US-WA-Seattle
Position Type

Company Overview

Docusign brings agreements to life. Over 1.5 million customers and more than a billion people in over 180 countries use Docusign solutions to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people’s lives. With intelligent agreement management, Docusign unleashes business-critical data that is trapped inside of documents. Until now, these were disconnected from business systems of record, costing businesses time, money, and opportunity. Using Docusign’s Intelligent Agreement Management platform, companies can create, commit, and manage agreements with solutions created by the #1 company in e-signature and contract lifecycle management (CLM).

What you'll do

Our Front-end Systems team is responsible for building and maintaining Docusign’s web core component libraries used across the entire product development organization; with focuses on design systems, React, performance, scalability, and accessibility. As the Director of Engineering for this team, you will drive the future engineering direction of these shared libraries, as well as the accessibility and globalization programs. The ideal candidate for this position is someone that is passionate about building teams that focus on delivering the best possible customer experience with performance, scalability, and efficiency in mind and is always looking for efficiency and scale improvements. We are looking for someone that also excels at partnering across various internal teams and departments, including Design, Product, Engineering, and Branding.

This position is a people manager role reporting to the VP, Engineering.


  • Lead a passionate, agile engineering team to deliver features and improvements to our React component libraries that are high quality, scalable, and secure
  • Attract and develop great talent
  • Drive the long-term technical strategy
  • Build and scale out the accessibility program
  • Provide technical expertise throughout all phases of the development lifecycle to help drive the product roadmap
  • Provide coaching and leadership in software best practices, automated test strategies, and work toward flattening the cost of change curve for our software products and services
  • Deliver expertise at agile continuous delivery, DevOps and TDD/BDD and will champion the culture, processes, and tools required to maintain a frictionless high-quality development environment
  • Collaborate closely with the design systems team to deliver components that delight customers while managing the health of the code base through continuous refactoring and management of technical debt

Job Designation

Hybrid: Employee divides their time between in-office and remote work. Access to an office location is required. (Frequency: Minimum 2 days per week; may vary by team but will be weekly in-office expectation)

Positions at Docusign are assigned a job designation of either In Office, Hybrid or Remote and are specific to the role/job. Preferred job designations are not guaranteed when changing positions within Docusign. Docusign reserves the right to change a position's job designation depending on business needs and as permitted by local law.

What you bring


  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 12+ years of combined experience in software development and management
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in cloud / SaaS / enterprise software development
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience managing and leading an engineering team delivering JavaScript/React libraries


  • Demonstrated track record leading geographically dispersed teams
  • Demonstrated track record of being a change agent, leaving every team and process better than you found it
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and React
  • Prior experience with SaaS development
  • Prior experience building and deploying JavaScript core component libraries

Wage Transparency

Based on applicable legislation, the below details pay ranges in the following locations:

California: $195,500 - $315,775 base salary

Washington and New York (including NYC metro area): $186,200 - $276,125 base salary

This role is also eligible for bonus, equity and benefits.

Global benefits provide options for the following:

  • Paid Time Off: earned time off, as well as paid company holidays based on region
  • Paid Parental Leave: take up to six months off with your child after birth, adoption or foster care placement
  • Full Health Benefits Plans: options for 100% employer paid and minimum employee contribution health plans from day one of employment
  • Retirement Plans: select retirement and pension programs with potential for employer contributions
  • Learning and Development: options for coaching, online courses and education reimbursements
  • Compassionate Care Leave: paid time off following the loss of a loved one and other life-changing events

Life at DocuSign

Working here

Docusign is committed to building trust and making the world more agreeable for our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and work. You can count on us to listen, be honest, and try our best to do what’s right, every day. At Docusign, everything is equal.

We each have a responsibility to ensure every team member has an equal opportunity to succeed, to be heard, to exchange ideas openly, to build lasting relationships, and to do the work of their life. Best of all, you will be able to feel deep pride in the work you do, because your contribution helps us make the world better than we found it. And for that, you’ll be loved by us, our customers, and the world in which we live.


Docusign is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need such an accommodation, or a religious accommodation, during the application process, please contact us at [email protected].

If you experience any issues, concerns, or technical difficulties during the application process please get in touch with our Talent organization at [email protected] for assistance.

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States Not Eligible for Employment

This position is not eligible for employment in the following states: Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

EEO Statement

It's important to us that we build a talented team that is as diverse as our customers and where all employees feel a deep sense of belonging and thrive. We encourage great talent who bring a range of perspectives to apply for our open positions. Docusign is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes hiring decisions based on experience, skill, aptitude and a can-do approach. We will not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.

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