Director of Product Engineering

New York, NY

Posted: 08/30/2019 Industry: IT Perm Job Number: 12610888

Job Description

As a senior leader within our engineering organization you will partner with product teams to deliver products and features that empower our learners around the world. You will need to execute on project goals by being a technical resource to your engineers as well as actively contributing to our learner experience. Clear communication as an Engineering Manager is key as you will not only be leading your specific team but collaborating across engineering teams within the company. WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • Hire and build an engineering team that is driven by the mission and vision that you champion for the team
  • Work with individual engineers to define career goals and align their ambitions with relevant projects and tasks
  • Guide your team on architecting and authoring services across our platform that enable our users to achieve their learning goals
  • Improve the scalability and efficiency of our infrastructure
  • Collaborate with other teams to get ahead of cross-team dependencies
  • Contribute to engineering team-wide process improvements and automation
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
  • 6+ years of management experience, preferably running a product team at a subscription based SaaS company
  • 14+ years of experience working in a frontend, backend, or fullstack facing role
  • Previous experience partnering closely with talent acquisition teams to hire technical talent as the final decision maker
  • You know your browser APIs and optimizing for frontend performance is a challenge you'll gladly accept
  • Experience developing web applications using Go, Rails, JavaScript (or similar), including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6
  • Experience with NoSQL (MongoDB) and SQL (Postgres) databases
  • Previous performance management and career goal setting experience
  • Previous experience working with cross functional teams
WHAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT
  • Previous experience running product teams at a SaaS company with a " freemium " model
  • Experience with Go
  • Teaching and/or structured tutoring experience
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or engineering

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Dan Goldberg

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