Director, Product Engineering

Remote - USA

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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At Plastiq, we offer a culture that's diverse, supportive, and high-energy. We provide people with the opportunity to thrive in an environment that unlocks their maximum potential. We believe in breaking barriers, embracing failure, and challenging ourselves to do what others have told us we cannot. That means learning and growing together and challenging each other to be better engineers and humans.
We have ambitious growth plans and are seeking an accomplished Director of Engineering who has a business value driven approach, a quality, security, & production accountability mindset, and can lead product engineering teams through architecture, design, & delivery of services & product features for our customers. The right candidate is someone who cares deeply about their team, coaches for high performance in a fast-paced environment, works effectively with their counterparts in product, design, and the rest of the organization. They know how to bring out the best in their team members and keep them focused on delivery and they can provide technical guidance to help achieve a successful balance of scalable, sustainable short- and long- term architecture.

Your Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple teams including engineering managers and be responsible for your organization's productivity, system health, and impact.
  • Lead and grow your team with superior engineering talent.
  • Retain, coach, and improve the performance of existing engineers in your organization.
  • Participate in developing the engineering vision and roadmaps for your organization. North star. 3, 6, 9, 12 month plans.
  • Define, prioritize, and guide your teams in development discussions, map functional requirements to technical designs and actively participate in project timelines.
  • Strong point of view on architecture, design, execution and working with engineering managers that milestones are tracked to and delivered upon.
  • Help team make the right decisions and that we have the right approach aligned to the right problem.
  • Monitor, with the architect, that we’re not deviating from our strategic direction.
  • Help implement effective engineering processes and policies, including fostering our engineering development culture.
  • Advocate for the continuous improvement and predictability of your teams.
  • Always prepared to give an update to exec on state of the union of domain, including dashboarding metrics for easy consumption.
  • Work closely with cross-functional partners in execution and delivery of large projects.

Your Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 10+ years of professional software development experience which includes at least 5 years of proven success in building and managing high performing engineering teams.
  • Proven track record of partnering with leaders and stakeholders across the company to build out a high level roadmap and vision for an organization. 
  • Experience in contributing to architecture and design efforts that enables product engineering teams to deliver fast and reliably and can scale appropriately as the company grows.
  • In-depth understanding of architectural patterns of a large high-scale web applications.
  • Hands-on experience with microservices, RESTful services, cloud computing platforms (AWS), web security, logging, performance monitoring.
  • Extensive experience with software development lifecycle, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Strong Data-driven mindset and ability to use metrics to effectively communicate with cross functional teams and leaders. 
  • Embody our company values (GOAT) with proven alignment throughout your career and a passion for building a culture of learning and growth.

Plastiq's Tech Stack

  • Plastiq operates a CI/CD model and releases code to production frequently. We are building cloud-native micro-services with a component-based frontend written in React.js, and a Node.js backend, which sits in front of our Payments Processing Platform built in Java.
  • For our testing platforms we use Jest for API & unit backend tests, cypress.io for frontend testing, and Gitlab for our continuous integration and delivery. 
  • Plastiq is powered by data. Our data pipeline continuously streams data to Snowflake via AWS Kinesis so our Data Engineering and Analytics team can produce machine-learning models that help drive our business.
Plastiq is a smart payment platform designed for businesses to better manage their payments and cash flow. The platform lets companies maximize their existing credit, pay in whatever way is best for their business—regardless of what payment methods their recipients accept—and get paid by card without the burden of card acceptance fees. Businesses can pay globally in more than 40 countries, and Plastiq works with all major credit card providers, including Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Plastiq has millions of customers and has processed billions in payments for a wide range of expenses, from business supplier payments and contractors to taxes and rent. Plastiq has won a number of awards and recognitions, including being named to the 2020 Forbes FinTech 50 and 2020 Bay Area Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Journal.
Job region(s): North America
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