Director – Software Engineering
Posted on 9/15/2023
84.51 Degrees

1,001-5,000 employees

Retail data science company enhancing customer experiences
Company Overview
84.51° stands out as a leading retail data science company, utilizing advanced data science and predictive analytics to create personalized experiences for shoppers, thereby providing a competitive edge to its clients. The company's unique strength lies in its access to first-party retail data from nearly half of US households and over 2 billion transactions, which enables a more customer-centric approach. With its specialized services like 84.51° Insights, 84.51° Loyalty Marketing, and Kroger Precision Marketing, 84.51° helps brands effectively engage customers at every point of their purchasing journey.
Consumer Goods
Data & Analytics

Company Stage


Total Funding





Cincinnati, Ohio

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA • Chicago, IL, USA • Highland Park, IL, USA • Portland, OR...
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Development Operations (DevOps)
Microsoft Azure
Software Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years software development experience including minimum 5 years leading engineering teams.
  • Experience managing enterprise sales and financial systems such as ERPs or Salesforce strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to translate strategic vision into successful execution and lead teams through change
  • Solid management experience with the demonstrated ability to build, mentor and maintain an inclusive team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Proven commitment to continuous improvement within the workplace.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong experience leading and operating in a lean, agile environment.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with Agile methodology and incremental value-based delivery.
  • Working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle, including CI/CD pipeline architecture and processes in addition to development tools (Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Git, etc)
  • Ability to lead a technical group in solving problems and moving forward.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and find common ground with competing business interests.
  • Collaborating with partners across 84.51° to create and execute Engineering strategies in support of 84.51° overall business plan.
  • Coaching, motivating, mentoring, and growing a world-class Engineering team.
  • Working to enable high performing teams to deliver amazing business value on time and with high quality.
  • Driving for continuous improvement in operational effectiveness within Engineering and across 84.51°.
  • Leading and coaching direct reports in the performance of responsibilities; providing ongoing feedback to direct reports and completing performance reviews.
  • Participating in the formulation and implementation of company business system architecture plans, assessing cost and feasibility of system requests, and ensuring the plan supports both strategic and near-term needs
  • Providing a solid understanding of software contracts and vendor management.
  • Strategically managing large technology budgets and ensuring cost savings opportunities and efficiencies are being achieved.
  • Drive improvements in operational efficiency and lower costs of running the engine by identifying opportunities for automation, education, and process changes.
  • Encourage innovation and evaluation implementation of new technologies, inclusion, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity.
  • Escalate concerns to leadership, as needed, and work independently to remove roadblocks for the teams.
  • Drive continuous improvement to deliver solutions that are at the forefront of industry leading techniques while also adhering to best practices.
  • Balance expectations, needs, and priorities of multiple competing business interests. Gain buy-in from diverse groups for strategic vision.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience managing enterprise sales and financial systems such as ERPs or Salesforce
  • Experience with Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Git, etc
  • Experience with Agile methodology