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Director of Engineering

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Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented, Emmy® award-winning FASP™ protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets.

High-profile users include James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment who relied on Aspera software for moving massive visual effects files across continents during the production of Avatar, Netflix who receive all their video content directly to their cloud infrastructure via Aspera On Demand and BGI, the world’s largest genome research organization where Aspera solutions are used to enable global collaboration between scientists across the globe.
We are seeking that unique individual who focuses on creating a superior user experience and has a demonstrable mastery of the low-level, high-performance development skills needed to create web applications with distributed, highly scalable architectures, in combination with natural leadership and mentoring talent.

Required Skills

Excellent architecture, design and software development skills with proven experience in building commercial end user facing applications
Currently hands-on coding (C/C++, Java)
Proven record in designing distributed, multi-component frameworks with comprehensive programming APIs and well-specified protocols, including web-services paradigms (REST)
Prior experience with Big Data, Cloud or File Transfer preferred
Good knowledge of modern open source frameworks in the area of high-performance storage and communications
Partner with VP of Engineering and CEO on initiatives
Lead a team of extraordinary engineers by team building, mentoring, project and deliverable management
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Thrives in a highly dynamic start-up environment

Required Experience

BSc (MSc preferred) degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
10+ years experience in software development with at least 3 of them in a team leadership role
Demonstrated ability to lead technical peers in software development from product inception through shipment
Proven success building multi-user products for collaboration and/or network management
Demonstrable ability to conceive user-centric interfaces for new products that are highly intuitive and aesthetic
Prior leadership of open source projects highly desirable (submit your google code or github profile!)

Why Aspera?

A chance to work at a profitable company with cutting edge technologies and patented products. Only Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file transfer experience!
Great office location, free parking and conveniently located near two public transportation stations.
Great perks: breakfast and catered lunches several times a week, unlimited coffee and snacks, ping pong table and video game room.
Generous 401k match.
Certified “Green” company includes funded public transportation benefit.
Tuition and conference reimbursements.
Frequent social events for employees and appearances from our dog, Luke (our VP of Motivation).