Director of Engineering

San Francisco Engineering
At Medium, we’re building a platform that gives people a place to share their stories and ideas. To do that, we create simple and beautiful product experiences that prioritize the user experience. We built the best editor on the web using the cutting-edge technologies available at the time, and we’re now creating a stack for the future using modern tooling like React, Jest, and GraphQL.

We prioritize fast iteration without compromising quality, while maintaining an attention to detail that creates the kind of thoughtful interactions we’re known for. We’re looking for a mindful, empathetic, and self-aware Engineering leader to join our team to help us move thinking forward. With a strong focus on growth and personal development, Medium is the ideal place to develop your skills in an environment that is built on mutual trust and respect.

What will you do?

  • You will ship features that will delight our users.
  • You will plan and support career development for the members of your team.
  • You will inspire and grow engineers and engineering managers through mentorship, empowerment, and by challenging them to do their best work.
  • You will partner with product management and design to help set priorities and plan the roadmap for your teams.
  • You will drive programs in engineering reliability, productivity, process and quality
  • You will recruit and retain best-in-class engineering talent to build a diverse high performing team
  • You will inspire an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor.
  • Who you are?

  • You have 10+ years of leading and managing high performance engineering teams
  • You have 3+ years in a second level management role(managing other engineering managers)
  • You have experience managing teams of 30+ people
  • You have experience running teams in an Agile or Scrum environment
  • You are flexible, dedicated, and curious. Must have high ethical standards and value diversity of team, thought, and perspectives.
  • You have a passion for mentoring and coaching engineers and engineering managers
  • You have a track record of delivering features and functionality on time with high quality
  • You have excellent communication skills

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