Product Engineering Director

Austin, Texas, United States | Full-time


Product Engineering Director


About SubjectWell

SubjectWell is a venture-backed technology company on an unstoppable mission to disrupt the antiquated $100 billion-dollar clinical trial patient recruitment sector. Almost all clinical trials fall behind schedule, leaving patients unable to access the most promising treatments and pharmaceutical and biotech companies unable to quickly carry their innovations to market. SubjectWell was founded by two entrepreneurs on their third successful startup, to unlock the potential of a true marketplace for clinical trials. We leverage proven data science and performance marketing techniques to hit a hard reset to the massive patient recruitment challenge that sits at the critical nexus of speeding delivery of the best therapeutics to the world.

Here's your chance to really make a difference, both in your career and in the lives of millions.

About the position

This position involves managing a team of Senior Developers and QA as they plan, scope, build, test and deploy software releases to support the business needs.  They will be reporting to the VP of Technology.  They should be highly skilled at owning many different tasks across various technical disciplines, ensuring completion, tracking team progress and assisting in getting releases deployed, defining priorities, working with other teams to understand their software needs and then delivering on these on a weekly basis.   They will be both technically proficient and able to get their hands “dirty” in the code as well as have vision for bigger picture more strategic endeavors as they look to implement and drive industry development and testing best practices across the team and business. 


  • 3+ years directing and leading a team of developers in an agile environment creating world class web-based software that scales to Enterprise level.
  • 7+ years of Software development experience delivering web services highly preferred.
  • Ability to evaluate technical concepts and make decisions on direction based on priority and value to the business.
  • Managing Development team and QA, contributing to the Product structure and operations.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects and initiatives at the same time.
  • Experience working with all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle – ranging from architecture and design to implementation, testing and deployment.
  • Troubleshooting and fixing issues.
  • Bring new technical ideas to fruition by prototyping new ideas and transforming projects into production-ready releases.
  • Collaboration with other teams is paramount to understand the needs, priorities and goals of the customers who use the software.
  • Have experience growing teams during periods of fast scale and are able to make hard decisions and tradeoffs, and thrive on high levels of ownership, responsibility, and autonomy.
  • Aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving and ability to work in fast paced, dynamic team environment.
  • Proactive and have the ability to help drive and gather requirements and experience delivering technical solutions for business needs.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability with a commitment to delivering high quality software that balance technical and business goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate with a variety of audiences at all levels.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Austin, Texas based or willing to relocate.


  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Company stock options
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Casual office