Director of Software Engineering at Postmates
San Francisco, CA, US

WHO WE ARE

Postmates enables anyone to have just about anything on-demand. We pioneered the on-demand space and currently serve 80% of US households with a fleet of more than 350,000 Postmates and the largest network of merchants in the US. We’re changing the landscape of commerce by making cities our warehouses, providing the delivery infrastructure, and connecting our customers to any product, anywhere, anytime. Postmates isn’t just an app, it’s a way of life and a part of pop culture. We are the O.G. of on-demand and we’ve given people a new superpower — the ability to Postmate anything from anywhere. We’re building a movement to make Postmates a verb: Postmate it.

WHAT WE DO

Postmates runs one of the largest marketplaces in the country, connecting consumers, merchants, and Postmates in real-time. Building high powered intelligence atop our large-scale dataset is a serious challenge and we are looking for candidates who are ready to dig in. Postmates isn’t just another ad platform or mobile app for delivering static user generated content: We have real customers paying real money for a real service, all on-demand.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

As a Director of Software Engineering, you will be responsible for leading one or more teams of engineers on all aspects (client, frontend, backend) of product development. You will partner with product management, data analytics, business operations and other engineering leaders to build and deliver the roadmap of your teams. You will participate in technical design and planning while providing guidance for engineers to ensure they execute well everyday. Finally, as we’re scaling explosively, you’ll have lots of opportunities to build & grow the teams via hiring & mentoring.

To accomplish this, you are expected to have an established background in building high-performing teams developing highly scalable systems and delivering cross-functional initiatives. You should be somebody who enjoys recruiting & coaching, is customer-centric, and feels strongly about delivering results.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in building impactful and technically complex software systems
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in managing and building engineering teams
  • Proven expertise in building large-scale web applications and distributed systems
  • Accomplished technical leader with strong track record delivering results at high speed and quality

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in delivery, logistics, or transportation products
  • Extensive experience working on major user-facing products
  • Prior experience leading full stack engineering  teams (mobile, web, backend)

BENEFITS

Postmates has your back. In our impact-first work environment, we value huge company vision. As you strive to build the future with us, we’ll support you with a competitive salary and equity plan, along with access to our 401k plan and robust benefits including: health benefits, flexible paid time off, parental benefits, and food perks.