Kickstarter is looking for a Director of Engineering to build teams & lead engineers within our organization.
About the Team
Our engineers are embedded within cross-functional teams like Project Storytelling & Project Community that rally behind our core mission: bringing creative projects to life. In addition to supporting our creators & backers, we care about crafting code for the long-term, shipping great product efficiently, & continually learning & teaching. We work in close partnership with designers & product managers in an iterative & experiment-driven process.
About the Role
While you won't be expected to have significant code contributions, you will help with technical decisions, coach the careers of the engineers reporting to you, & partner with product managers & designers. On a typical day you can expect to plan & scope future projects, to coach engineers to level up their technical & soft skills, & to help fix a small bug or guide a new feature development.
You will be responsible for developing engineers, ensuring that team members at all levels have opportunities for growth & development, & designing processes for smooth delivery. Through training & mentorship, you'll build a sustainable managerial layer who are empowered to make strong technical & people management decisions. You will oversee different cross-functional teams' engineering capacity & capability, balancing & advocating for steady progress on the product, the infrastructure, & the total system health.
As a leader, you will work closely with the VP of Engineering & leadership at Kickstarter, communicating the priorities of our teams, defining goals, & ensuring alignment across the organization. Strong communication skills & a collaborative spirit are a must. It will be your role to ensure engineers are empowered to accomplish large technical projects that will help build a better product overall, while simultaneously making progress on shared product priorities across the organization.
We build features with modern frameworks like SASS, Atomic CSS, React, Redux, Apollo, & TypeScript, all backed by a GraphQL API. We use iterative & data-driven processes to build & refine our platform that supports our mission of bringing creative projects to life.