Director Of Engineering resume example with 8+ years of experience

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Director of Engineering


Innovative and growth-oriented Director of Engineering with proven leadership and progressive career in technical solution delivery. Passionate about empowering future leaders through mentoring and development. Skilled at developing high-performing global teams to perform above expectations maximizing benefits. Known for creative problem-solving skills, strengths in cross-functional collaboration, and ability to thrive in fast-paced, ambiguous settings.


  • Created new formats for news to be delivered on our home page
  • Supporting email and push messaging for 24M subscribers
  • Rapid response to COVID, contributing to winning a Pulitzer Prize

Engineering Management | High-Performance Team Building | Mentoring and Empowerment

| Performance Optimization | Cross-Platform | Product Development | Strategic Decision-Making

| Leadership Development | New Business Growth |System/Process Improvements | Product Delivery

Leadership Track Record
Director of Engineering , 03/2020 to Current
Marriott Vacations WorldwideMiami, FL,
  • Directed engineering group of 5 manager direct reports (4 Sr managers, 1 Director) with ~40 engineering, ~120 person cross-functional group building new features to increase reader engagement, in areas including newsletters, SEO, social platforms, push alerts, new storytelling formats, and breaking news across multiple platforms such as Web, Android, IOS, and custom platforms.
  • Reorged and created cross-team strategy for team responsible for newsletter product with 24 million subscribers and 14 million weekly active users; delivering critical new email capabilities such as audience segmentation and a/b testing that transformed newsletter engagement, and resulted in winning 2021 Q1 Publisher’s Award.
  • Oversaw launch of NYT Live News products as rapid response to meet need of real-time Covid News March 2020, including Live Briefing information hub, NYT’s longest-running 24-hour news briefing which resulted in 2020 Q4 Publisher’s Award and NYT being honored with Pulitzer Prize.
  • Set initial tech strategy for NYT Opinion revamp, working with team and A. G. Sulzberger, chairman, and publisher of NYT, directly to provide technology perspective and recommended direction.
Senior Engineering Manager, Technology, 10/2017 to 03/2020
Ascension HealthCrystal Lake, IL,
  • Created, staffed, and managed team to resolve year-long tensions and ambiguity around slow ad loading. Team defined and implemented metrics, designed tests, and got to root of latency, resulting in reduced ad load time from ~7s to ~2s and overall increase in page speed and ad revenue.
  • Led design and development of service which accelerates reporting of malicious ad content, allowing content to be identified and taken down within hours as opposed to weeks. Team shared code externally to be used at Vox News for greater impact.
  • Facilitated testing and collaboration with data team to model correlation of tech levers and ad revenue. Presented important findings to NYT senior leadership and 30 Google engineering staff.
Manager, Technology, 05/2015 to 10/2017
VestasMalone, NY,
  • Managed rebuild/replatform of the NYT Best Sellers List, Restaurant Reviews, Movie Reviews, and Theater Reviews through tight collaboration with product and design, resulting in 4 seamless launches.
  • Led the conversion of NYT mobile story pages from native to hybrid / webviews, which resulted in feature parity across platforms, reduced editorial overhead, sped up development of new features and improved interactive/embedded interactive experience for our apps.
  • Supported implementation of Flex Frames on story screens in alignment with strategic advertising goals; won 2016 Q3 Publisher’s Award for Excellence in Technology, Innovation, and Business Performance.
Engineer/Senior Engineer, 01/2013 to 05/2015
New York TimesCity, STATE,
  • Led team of three direct reports in large-scale collaborations to enhance and improve platforms.
  • Rebuilt desktop homepage.
Women in Leadership/Influencing Without Authority: , Expected in
Columbia Business School - New York, NY,
Leadership Transformation Program: , Expected in
Wright Graduate University - Elkhorn, WI,
Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry, Computer Science, And Biology, Expected in
Assumption College - Worcester, MA,

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  • Columbia Business School
  • Wright Graduate University
  • Assumption College

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