Brit + Co is hiring a

Director, Engineering

San Francisco, United States

At Brit + Co we believe in the power of big data to change people's lives through creativity. We're looking for a Director of Engineering passionate about our mission to build a platform that unlocks creativity at the intersection of content, commerce and community. This is a senior leadership role providing technical leadership and helping to shape our rapidly growing engineering team. This is a full time role based in San Francisco, CA. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical leadership to a growing team of engineers. 
  • Work with key members of the management team to define and drive technical strategy and architectural direction for content and eCommerce platforms
  • Work closely with product managers to assess feasibility and ramifications of new business requirements and design appropriate solutions and recommend alternative approaches when necessary.
  • Recommend and implement engineering best practices including use of design patterns, code reviews and automated unit testing. 

REQUIREMENTS:

The right person for this role must be an engineer who enjoys both coding and leading technical teams. S/he must be independent and self-motivated but also collaborative and able to work with a growing team on technology challenges at scale.  In addition, the right person for this key role at Brit + Co must have:  

  • 10+ years experience working in consumer web- some combo of hands-on coding and technical management roles.
  • Solid hands-on technical with Python and/or JavaScript.
  • Proven system analysis and design skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage the timely delivery of software releases.
  • Experience in media and/or eCommerce are highly desirable.
  • Ability to easily see and articulate the big picture while focused on short-term objectives. 
  • Experience working at a start-up environment- ideally at a startup in rapid growth phase. 
  • An undergraduate or advanced degree in Computer Science, or equivalent.