Director of Engineering


Position: Director of Engineering

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Dates: Looking to hire immediately

Location: Washington, DC


PeaceTech Lab is seeking a talented Director of Engineering who will help expand the capabilities of our flagship groundTruth platform.  groundTruth is a SaaS platform that provides early warning of social and business disruption in emerging economies.   groundTruth combines human and machine intelligence operating on “big” data and local data to provide unparalleled visibility into local ground conditions.

We are looking for someone who will be “hands-on” in addition to managing development efforts with both in-house and third party partners.  This is an amazing opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on a unique platform that serves corporations as well as peacebuilders.



  • Direct the day-to-day development of the groundTruth platform; this involves working with both internal teams and outside development partners
  • Manage the groundTruth data hub hosted on AWS
  • Deliver high quality product releases per roadmap priorities and desired timelines
  • Responsibility for a systematic design and architecture process to ensure the right decisions are made for a sustainable and scalable product.
  • Project management based on agile development methodology
  • Work with Chief Data Scientist and executive director of groundTruth on product management and roadmap planning
  • Work with multidisciplinary team to compile country specific requirements and data


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or a related field
  • 10+ years of Software engineering experience, including customer facing applications
  • 5+ years of management experience & prior leadership experience managing engineering teams
  • Experience with the AWS technology stack including but not limited to S3, VPC, RDS, Lambda functions and API gateway
  • Experience with distributed computing tools like Hadoop, Spark and Kafka
  • Experience designing system architecture, developing, and delivering large scale SaaS products based on big data; experience with API design

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science
  • Experience with machine learning, text mining, search


How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package to consisting of:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. References


Download PDF job description here.