Director, Engineering

Remote - US Full Time Director
$200K - $220K Yearly

Published on May 02, 2024

In 2011, we didn't just disrupt the entire shaving industry; we revolutionized it, shattering conventions with a viral video sensation that became the gold standard for humor in advertising. Our trailblazing direct-to-consumer model didn’t just pave new paths—it bulldozed age old industry giants, minting us as a force to be reckoned with.

Dollar Shave Club crafted not just products, but experiences. We made shaving not suck by cutting out all the unnecessary BS that's been upsold to guys for decades. We continued to make great f**king blades and also became the geniuses behind tons of dude-centric products like Ball Spray, offering solutions to problems men didn't know they needed.

Today we continue to expand our international grooming arsenal, and hold fast to the disruptive DNA and irreverent humor that catapulted us to fame. Our global expansion and presence in tens of thousands of retail stores are testaments to our commitment to make the hairy globe a little smoother.

Stop wasting time not working for us and come join the club!

ABOUT DSC:
In 2011, we didn't just disrupt the entire shaving industry; we revolutionized it, shattering conventions with a viral video sensation that became the gold standard for humor in advertising. Our trailblazing direct-to-consumer model didn’t just pave new paths—it bulldozed age old industry giants, minting us as a force to be reckoned with.
Dollar Shave Club crafted not just products, but experiences. We made shaving not suck by cutting out all the unnecessary BS that's been upsold to guys for decades. We continued to make great f**king blades and also became the geniuses behind tons of dude-centric products like Ball Spray, offering solutions to problems men didn't know they needed.
Today we continue to expand our international grooming arsenal, and hold fast to the disruptive DNA and irreverent humor that catapulted us to fame. Our global expansion and presence in tens of thousands of retail stores are testaments to our commitment to make the hairy globe a little smoother.
Stop wasting time not working for us and come join the club!
 
ROLE SUMMARY:
The Director, Engineering will lead our Engineering department. This role will be part of the technology leadership team and will serve as one of the technology partners for the business. The Director will connect the Engineering team with the rest of the business and vice versa, effectively advocating for both sides. We are looking for someone to drive technical project scoping and delivery, hold their team accountable for deliverables and drive the execution and planning of the long-term vision for our backend platforms. The Director, Engineering will also raise the general level of management skills in the team and build effective leaders within the department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work collaboratively with Tech Leadership, Tech PM, Enterprise Applications, the Data Team and Product Management to ideate, scope, plan, estimate, coordinate, de-risk and deliver large company-roadmap-level solutions
  • Identify process bottlenecks and opportunities for continuous improvement of our software delivery processes
  • Mentor the Engineering team on modern best practices in Software Development and hold them accountable for following through
  • Identify and flag risks early, working proactively to remove blockers for the team
  • Allocate backend engineering bandwidth to squads based on business needs
  • Coach squad tech leads under their purview on consistent software delivery processes
  • Partner with Tech PM, Enterprise Applications, Data Services, Digital Product, Lifecycle Marketing, Growth, Information Systems and Finance teams to come up with creative technology solutions to business problems; communicate technical topics effectively to business partners
  • Improve visibility into backend engineering projects, architecture and development workflows for business partners
  • Translate business needs and priorities for the backend engineers and ensure that they are aligned with the business; manage performance and uphold deadlines/goals for team members; mentor the team on both Technical and Management aspects
  • Attract, hire & retain highly skilled engineers; assess skills & build career development plans for team members
  • Raise the general leadership level of the team; set actionable goals for the team, keeping them aligned with our company goals; foster good working relationships both within the team and between backend engineers and their partners; define an optimal org structure within the backend org
  • Work with DTC Leadership, Enterprise Applications, Tech PM, and Data Team to continue to iterate and scope enhancements and integrations 
  • Keep up with the latest trends in Engineering technologies, especially as it relates to e-commerce experience; nurture the platform architecture as we regularly add features to it
  • Collaboratively build a Technology platform roadmap and drive the delivery and execution of it; drive continuous testing/integration/delivery best practices for tech platforms
  • Foster healthy discussion on technology topics within the team and drive them towards making data-informed decisions; ensure that our production applications and build pipelines are performant, reliable, responsive, maintainable and of high quality with minimal tech debt
  • While this position is not expected to be an individual contributor on a consistent basis, a person filling this role is expected to be hands-on enough to be able to jump in and help their team with technical issues or handle production spelunking as needed. To this end, picking a small project or two every now and then to keep in touch with our stack is expected.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent; MBA specializing in Technology preferred
  • 8+ years of software development experience; at least 2 years managing a team of 10+ engineers and managers preferred
  • Experience in eCommerce preferred
  • Shopify platform and integration experience, experience building and scaling backend microservices, and modern API experience a must
  • Ruby, Node, or Python experience with Rails or an equivalent framework
  • Experience with internationalization and localization, relational database modeling, and streaming processing applications; ability to continuously deliver
  • Preferred experience with cutting edge backend stacks, multiple microservice architectures and frameworks, building billing systems (specifically subscription billing) and shipping, fulfillment, and order management systems; experience with information management systems a plus
  • General domain knowledge of Finance and Accounting
  • Prior experience with high volume and traffic sites preferred
POSITION TYPE:
This is a full-time exempt position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position can be either a hybrid role at our Headquarters in Marina Del Rey or a remote position.
SALARY:
$200,000 - $220,000 + Bonus

Dollar Shave Club is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation: Dollar Shave Club provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: accommodations@dollarshaveclub.com

Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Dollar Shave Club will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.

Dollar Shave Club will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.

Thank you for considering a career with Dollar Shave Club 
#LI-MK1