Material Bank is hiring a

Head of Engineering, DesignShop

Boca Raton, United States

Material Bank is a fast-paced, high-growth technology company and created the world's largest material marketplace for the Architecture and Design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to start and manage a design project.  Learn more about us at or see below.


Material Technologies has created a global ecosystem of connected businesses and brands, the first of which was Material Bank. Material Bank is now the world’s largest B2B marketplace for the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to search, sample, and specify materials. Members can explore materials from hundreds of brands, order samples until midnight (ET), and receive everything in a single box by 10:30 AM the next day - all for free.

Material Technologies is expanding its reach into B2C with the launch of DesignShop. DesignShop is reinventing the home design process by taking the most exciting elements of Pinterest and combining them with a massive library of home design materials from hundreds of the country's best brands, all of which are instantly available for overnight sampling. DesignShop’s shoppable inspiration is highly accurate and when coupled with its hyper-realistic interactive design tools, allows users to create beautiful scenes comprised of any material in its library. We expect DesignShop to become the world’s most powerful virtual design center.

DesignShop is seeking a Head of Engineering to develop and implement a comprehensive technology strategy aligned with building the world’s leading virtual design center. As the Head of Engineering you will be responsible for building and leading cross-functional teams from the ground up; including front end, backend, commerce engines, and AR/visualization experiences. Additionally, you will lead initiatives and operations in partnership company Principal engineers, centering on DevOps, analytics, data science, machine learning, and search. This is a great opportunity for a leader who thrives on challenges, as you’ll be taking on fast-moving and large disruptors in a competitive industry.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated technology leader willing to dive deep into all facets of the business and has proven experience in both 0-1 builds and high-scaling e-commerce platforms. Equally crucial is the leader's capacity to exercise sound judgment, not just in technology, architecture, and personnel choices, but also in determining product features and solutions. The Head of Engineering is anticipated to take ownership of various aspects of the DesignShop product, akin to the other executives within the team. This is a Hybrid Role based in the Metropolitan Area of New York, Miami, or Boston and will require time in office.

Core Technology & Toolset

  • Frameworks: Node JS, React JS, Next, JS, Java, Go
  • Commerce Platform: Commercetools
  • Visualization: Custom tooling and pipelines / Unreal Engine 5
  • Search: Custom tooling based on Elasticsearch and Bitbucket Pipelines
  • Analytics / Data Science: Custom tooling using computer vision and common deep learning models
  • Integrations: Kafka
  • OMS: Salesforce
  • PIM: EnterWorks
  • Payments: Stripe / Avalara

DesignShop is committed to utilizing data science, machine learning, and visualization to build a business that can remain steps ahead of current market players. The Head of Engineering will lead these efforts in addition to managing the software engineering team, ensuring proper technology decisions are made across all facets of the business (e.g. code, systems, catalog, payments, inventory, and more). As an executive, this role will participate and influence strategic decisions, leveraging their superpowers, to help the business grow outside of engineering.

What you’ll bring:

  • 10+ years of engineering management experience
  • Proven 0-1 success
  • Full stack experience in B2C e-commerce
  • Broad range of experience with AWS technologies
  • Strategic understanding and baseline building skills surrounding AI/ML
  • Knowledge of search business logic, ranking, filtering, and recommendations
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Hands-on, collaborative working style, with the ability to build relationships and earn trust with multiple teams and key stakeholders

What you’ll get from us:

  • Our people: If you thrive in an inclusive, innovative, and fast-paced organization, look no further! You will get to work alongside some of the brightest minds - Join a genuinely fun and supportive workplace where we keep our employees consistently engaged through internal communication and corporate events 
  • Relaxation and Celebrations: Generous PTO, Sick Days, Paid National Holidays, and even more (ask us about this when we connect). 
  • Health Benefits: We contribute to your medical, dental, vision and short-term/long-term disability plans and have a strong employee assistance program. 
  • Plan for your Retirement: 401(k) eligible after your first 90 day's employed!
  • Giving Back: We sponsor multiple events throughout the year to help out our communities. You will receive time off to give back as well. 
  • Growth: We’ll help you take your career to the next level. We want you to be creative and take initiative which will allow you to grow and create within the company. Most importantly, be the best at what matters! 
  • Flexible Work Schedules: With business units and employees across the globe, Material Technologies has embraced a hybrid  working model allowing department leaders to decide on the best approach for their respective teams, whether that be remote, in person, or a little of both.  

About DesignShop

DesignShop is transforming the way an entire industry discovers and samples materials. DesignShop removes the pain points and friction that exist in today's competitive and complex home design experience. As the world’s most powerful design center, DesignShop offers users the ability to get inspired, discover materials, and order full-sized samples from hundreds of brands and receive overnight in one box.

About Material Bank 

Material Bank is the world’s largest material marketplace for the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to search and sample materials. Material Bank connects design professionals to hundreds of manufacturers through facilitating brand discovery, rep engagement, and material sampling.

Material Bank has transformed the way an entire industry discovers and samples materials. By removing the friction that exists in the process, we drive business between architects and designers (members) and our Brand Partners (clients).

Our powerful material database and proprietary robotic distribution facility allow members to order samples until midnight (ET) to be delivered free of charge anywhere in the US, in one box, by 10:30 AM the next morning.

Connect with us and discover your career at Material Bank.

Material Bank is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran or disability status or other status protected under any applicable federal, state or local law.

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