MLS League Office

MLS League Office

Senior Director, Software Engineering

MLS League Office - Senior
New York · NY
Technical Services: Technology Director
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Our software team develops the next-generation applications that change how millions of fans connect, explore, and interact with Major League Soccer and with one another. This role will lead critical client and backend software engineering teams to improve fan engagement and experience.


This is a high-impact role responsible for managing and leading a world class team of engineers building scalable software for web and mobile app as well as backend services powering those applications.


You will be accountable for leading and growing the software engineering team to build client side and backend services.


  • Lead Major League Soccer’s software engineering group, composed of client-side engineering website & mobile app and highly scalable backend services and APIs.
  • Work cross disciplinary with product, business, operation, and security teams to translate the requirements to an execution plan, timelines, and to strive for greater functionality in our software systems.
  • Build, hire, and manage a high-performing team of software engineers, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning.
  • Oversee the software development lifecycle, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet technical and quality standards.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve software development processes, methodologies, and tools.
  • Manage the software engineering budget responsibly and effectively.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with software development projects.

 Education & Experience   

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 10+ years related experience (8+ years in technical leadership) full lifecycle software products.


  • Proven track record of building and leading high-performing software engineering teams.
  • Deep technical expertise in software development for native mobile apps and backend services and APIs.
  • Ability to think strategically and translate business goals into technical solutions.
  • Passion for building innovative and user-centric software products.
  • Hands on experience architecting and deploying microservices, leveraging cloud platforms.
  • Experience managing engineering teams including public branding to attract high-caliber people, recruiting, hiring, internships, running hackathons, and performance management.
  • Lead integration of technical components with other teams as necessary.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • High-level dedication to a quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance.
  • Superior organization, project management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and written.

 Total Rewards   

Starting Base Salary: $170,000 – $235,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.


We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:


  • Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance.
  • Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.
  • Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game!

 We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.