Director of Engineering

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 2 days ago(6/27/2022 12:52 PM)


Director of Engineering




Position Summary


Manage a small team of developers with a small startup attitude to build out the next version of Appen’s Data Annotation Platform. Guide the team to take full ownership through the process of architecting, designing, implementing, testing and deploying these features. Work closely with other engineering directors and managers, the product team and business owners to ensure we are building world class annotation tools for the future. This role will have an enormous impact of the future of Appen’s technologies and requires someone with a can-do attitude.


  • Manage the integration team to modernize platform for future growth.
  • Building out new and converting older technologies to solutions suitable for scalability.
  • Ensuring that ADAP integrates seamlessly with Appen’s other technical solutions.
  • Enhance development and deployment processes to maximize engineering throughput.
  • Hiring world class talent and lead the team through agile processes.


  • CS degree or equivalent working experience.
  • 10+ years technical experience with at least 5 in a principal/architect role.
  • Hands-on experience with CI/CD of large-scale service-oriented architectures,
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English.
  • Hands on experience with event driven architecture and implementation.
  • First-hand experience with large data sets both OLTP and OLAP.
  • Working with remote teams in multiple time-zones and cultures.



  •  Full-stack engineering experience with React, Java, Ruby, Rails and Kafka.
  • CI/CD production deployment using Docker/Kubernetes.
  • Large database implementations using MySQL or PostgreSQL.
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills.

  About Appen


Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise includes having a global crowd of over one million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects, in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our reliable training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. Founded in 1996, Appen has customers and offices globally.


At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We are truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we do not give up.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.




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