“Sheer E. Collie” Has 21 years experience and is looking for a new role as a Director of Engineering in Boston, MA or Remote.

I have built amazing, diverse, and productive teams of Agile software developers, and I want to continue to do that at scale. I mentored engineers to help them level up into managers and principal developers, while also guiding the launch of several product features. I have worked for startups and large companies, with experience in multiple industries, but my heart beats most fiercely with companies that pursue a social good. I am particularly interested in guiding the work and culture of several engineering teams, and steering a company's practice towards emphasizing craftsmanship, innovation, and inclusivity.

Summary

  • Has 21 years experience in field
  • Most recent title is Engineering Manager
  • Works Local or Remote
  • Works in US/Eastern time zone when working remotely
  • Has had a promotion in the past 5 years
  • Held a Senior Level role in a company 100-500 people
  • Mostly works in companies 100-500 people
  • Primarily works in startup environments
  • One or more companies is well known in its industry
  • Played a material role in the beginnings of one or more companies
  • Primarily works full-time roles
  • Considers themselves a member of an underrepresented group

Notable Projects

  • Took an experimental skunkworks project to production in 8 weeks, including architecting an order management solution from scratch
  • Implemented a identity management solution that supports 4+ million users with 8000 unique daily logins
  • Grew a 5 person engineering team to 50+ in four years with three new application stack teams built from the ground up.

Ideal Company

I value an organization that values its people. I appreciate a company that is responsible in its financials, ambitious in its growth, and noble in its mission. I can wear several hats, but I thrive in places where the number of hats I have to wear is less than 4, that feels like companies that have reached 25+ employees and have started transitioning from everyone doing what's needed to everyone working towards their strengths.

Education

MBA, BS. Business and Information Systems

Skills/Tags

OAuth SQL Python Docker JavaScript inclusive hiring SAML Scrum servant leadership blameless postmortems squad/chapter organizational models matrix organizations Swift Android Objective-C Java