14 West

Director of Software Development & Platform

Job ID 2020-2984
Job Locations
Software Development





14 West is seeking an experienced and hands-on Director of Software Development & Platform. This person will build, lead, and mentor the software development teams. The Director of Software Development & Platform will two main areas of responsibility:

  • Leading the team and setting the vision & strategy for build out of the enterprise service platform
  • Building and leading a team of high performing QA, Devops, and software developers to drive overall architecture and standards across the organization

They’ll work closely with our product and leadership teams to develop appropriate solutions for our stakeholders. Responsibilities include oversight of solution architecture, establishing patterns and best practices, supporting the Agile transformation, improving quality, building a DevOps culture, optimizing team performance, and improving operational processes.


In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, 14 West was voted one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces by The Baltimore Sun. You can learn more about life at 14 West by checking out our WestWord blog.


  • Guides the strategic design and architecture of new and existing systems across multiple environments and business units in line with the corporate objectives and principles
  • Driving the adoption of an Agile and DevOps culture throughout the team
  • Owns the QA and QA automation function for the organization
  • Establishing and implementing standards for technical design and architecture
  • Sets high level direction based on knowledge of industry trends, technology standards, and alignment to our business
  • Building rapport with and learning the intricacies of our client businesses
  • Providing leadership, mentoring, learning and development opportunities to team
  • Holding team accountable to the technical direction as established by the CTO
  • Help build the team with talented individuals that fit technically and culturally


  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience building high performance enterprise API service platforms integrating with back-end CRM/ERP
  • Strong architectural background (must have broad experience in multiple languages, platforms, databases etc.)
  • Experience of domain driven design is desirable
  • 5+ years of people management experience and effectively mentoring senior leaders
  • Experience and expertise with Agile & DevOps methodologies and tools
  • Experience of working in markets outside the US with remote teams & clients
  • Expert in working within cloud-native environments (AWS, Azure)
  • Experience working in containerized environments (Openshift preferred)
  • Ability to develop and leverage strategic business relationships across the organization and externally
  • Experience in leading a high growth tech organization and wearing multiple hats
  • Open to international travel 4-5 times per year

We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
  • Employer-subsidized parking.
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching.
  • Generous vacation time and paid holidays.
  • Fitness programs and discounts.
  • Casual dress code.

About 14 West

14 West exists to support entrepreneurs, to promote the growth and protection of their businesses, and to provide them with the resources they need to be great workplaces that attract and retain exceptional talent.


By relying on us, our clients enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on their passion... and we get to focus on ours. We take a custom-tailored approach to every solution for every client. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable strategies that promote perpetual growth.


14 West is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local employment laws. No question in this Application is intended to elicit information in violation of any such law, nor will any information obtained in response to any question be used in violation of any such law. Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and/or interview process may contact us at here@14west.us to arrange for such accommodation.




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