Posted Apr 04

Director of Engineering

New York, NY, United States Full Time

About the company

Werk is a marketplace of flexible, career-building job opportunities.

Flexibility is not a lifestyle bonus. It's a strategic solution to a systemic problem. Companies need talented women in the highest positions of leadership. Women need flexibility to advance. Companies that offer flexibility retain and advance women at higher rates, and report higher levels of productivity, happiness, engagement and loyalty among their employees.

Werk makes flexibility easy with with our proprietary framework: the FlexiverseTM.

Werk is new kind of job board: we are on a mission to get more women into leadership roles by offering them high level jobs that are structured for their success. Werk launched with an MVP in June 2016, raised a $1M Pre-seed round in December 2016 and released a beta product in February, 2017. We are on track to raise a 2.5M seed round in Q3 2017. Werk was founded by Anna Auerbach and Annie Dean. Read about Werk in The New York Times.

What kind of work will you do?

You will be leading a small group of passionate technologists, providing engineering direction as well as being a hands on contributor that will enable us to scale our marketplace at a rapid pace. Specifically you will:

  • Tightly work with the executive team to set the tone and direction of the engineering/product organization
  • Collaborate with our product team to assess, evaluate and implement our product roadmap
  • Own the technology direction for the company which includes application development, devops, analytics and any 3rd party integrations
  • Constantly be evaluating SaaS solutions that will help us scale our business at a rapid rate
  • Build a world class engineering team who evangelizes the team while supporting the changing needs of the business

In the past you have:

  • Worked with modern web technologies that serve a two sided marketplace, specifically with both frontend and backend web technologies like:
    • React/Angular
    • PHP/Python/Node
    • NoSQL and/or Postgres
  • Had exposure to cloud based architectures using platforms as a service like; Heroku, AWS, Rackspace, Digital Ocean or an equivalent
  • Stood up effective performance monitoring solutions like Datadog, New Relic, Opbeat, Neptune
  • Implemented and scaled engineering/delivery processes like Scrum, Kanban, TDD, Extreme Programming or an equivalent
  • Designed best in class CI/CD processes and worked with tools like Jenkins/Circle, Ansible and other automation tools with a heavy focus on automated testing
  • Set Up effective engineering sourcing and recruitment practices
  • Integrated other parts of the business into the development pipeline such as marketing, operations, product, sales and the support team
  • Collaborated with Product teams to establish and measure KPIs across product launches
  • Implemented OKRs and self evaluations for an engineering organization
  • Assessed, defined and monitored regular security audits and implemented remediation plan(s)
  • Established a data driven engineering culture that thrives on continuous development/improvement

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Fully-subsidized health, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexibility to be negotiated per candidate; TimeShift, DeskPlus, MicroAgility and TravelLite are available for this role (learn about these terms here).
  • Subsidized meal plan (100% organic meals delivered to the office by a private chef 3 days per week), cost is 75% subsidized by the company

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