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Head of Engineering

Diem

Diem

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Diem is building the future of search and a new, community-powered internet—or as Diemers like to call us, girl internet.

In this role, you will build out and lead the Engineering team at Diem. You will work closely with the founders, product & design to bring Diem to the masses as we enter our growth ~era~.

Are you a seriously ambitious engineer who wants to make something great and see it thrive? If you're excited to make the best, safest, most supportive, and fun place on the internet that centers the experiences of women, gender expansive and marginalized groups from day one... read on!

About the Role

  • Create and implement engineering strategy and translate to engineering development roadmap
  • Pair with product, design and co-founders to develop company and product strategy
  • Own product performance metrics and create solutions for improvement when needed
  • Pair with product on large features to ensure the right solutions and architecture are being developed from the engineering side
  • Collaborate closely with product management to drive the product and technology roadmap to help accelerate Diem member growth, engagement and monetization efforts
  • Advocate for engineering needs on the roadmap, finding the right balance of proper best practices and technical investments that provide operational stability and development velocity with business and product needs
  • Determine the right third party technology choices (hosting/PaaS, security, tracing, CI/CD) to best deliver business value
  • Drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, build and deployment and you will be accountable for meeting delivery dates set in collaboration with project owners (or product team)
  • Guide product as appropriate, manage cross-product technical dependencies, and drive resolutions to conflicts or remove barriers for the product team
  • Build and maintain a high-performance engineering team, providing empathetic leadership, mentorship, training and career counseling for all engineers upon a transparent ethos of communication, teamwork and support

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Overall 8+ years of engineering experience including at least 3+ years of experience in senior engineering roles
  • Experience working on building software products, systems and architecture both from vision-to-prototype, but also from prototype-to-commercial scale
  • Experience leading the product development lifecycle such as product vision, go-to-market strategy, requirements, and product launch
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams (product, UX/UI, marketing, management, etc)
  • Experience in mobile app development
  • Consumer Social, AI & Data Science experience, a plus

Who you are

  • You are a passionate technology leader ready for the challenging role of bringing the Diem mission to life
  • You’re obsessed with problem-solving for the humans utilizing your product
  • You are a natural leader & big picture thinker
  • You are able to connect the dots between the weeds and the big vision, you’re very comfortable with iteration and thrive in fast-paced environments.
  • You have had experience successfully taking a product to market (go-to-market experience)
  • You have experience owning product metrics and understand how to use metrics as an indicator for improving the product
  • Obsessed with “what’s next” in technology and how it can be harnessed to connect people to each other and discover the resources they’re looking for.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • Deep understanding of agile development processes and methodology.

How to apply

If you are still reading this and you’re so excited you’re no longer sitting, please do us a favor and apply to this role! Also, introduce yourself and let us know what about Diem, our mission and this role really resonates the most with you. We look forward to meeting you!