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Justworks // HR tech platform for small biz
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Who we are 

At Justworks, youll enjoy a welcoming & casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, & the ability to interact with & learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard & care about our most prized asset - our people.

Were helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. Were data-driven & never stop iterating. If youd like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful & having fun while doing it, wed love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals & shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product & in our team.

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs & businesses grow with confidence.  We do this with a simple & friendly platform, expert support from real people when its needed, & access to corporate-level benets that ensure people feel secure & valued.

Our Values

Our DEI Commitment

If this sounds like you, youll fit right in.

The Job

In order to serve our customers well for the ages to come, we are seeking for a leader who can  create foundational experiences & technologies that becomes a force multiplier for product engineering organisations.   The responsibilities include strengthening how our internal systems interact with each other through robust data strategy, bringing innovation through core UI/UX, Mobile & API through data driven thinking & disciplines, & scaling our core technologies thoughtfully through CI/CD & agile principles, to allow us to grow with confidence & for ages.

This role will require a good understanding of business operations as well as modern technology trends & architectural patterns.  This highly impactful & visible role requires a leader who can build a long-term vision, drive execution, & establish credibility & influence across the organization.  You are comfortable talking to business leaders using business vocabularies & also at ease talking to engineers about modern technologies.  You understand what customers need today & you understand what we will need to do proactively to serve our customers in the future.

We expect the size of this group will grow significantly over time & this is a mission critical role.

What you'll do

Your mission is to bring forward-thinking strategies & execute them to the most critical areas of the Justworkss future.


  • Cultivate engineering culture based on Justworks core value (COGIS - Collaboration, Openness, Grit, Integrity, Simplicity)
  • Grow, mentor & lead a team of talented managers & engineers.
  • Lead the teams that focuses on creating unified & consistent experiences for the company,
  • Proactively plan & execute scaling the technologies with Continuous Delivery as the first principle.
  • Collaborate closely with business, product, design & other partners to improve efficiency of how we deliver product.
  • Collaborate closely with business operation leaders to establish data engineering strategies to make us a strong data driven organization.
  • Collaborate closely with advancing our security posture by improving identity management and  adding deeper insights.
  • Provide guidance & support growth in other engineers on the team & across other teams
  • Bring new ideas to scale the engineering organization as a part of the senior engineering leadership group.
  • Help define & communicate technical standards & best practices
  • Enhance our testing, monitoring & continuous deployment infrastructure

Who you are

  • You are experienced in scaling a technology organization & growing teams.
  • You are comfortable working with business & product partners in an agile environment.
  • You have a deep empathy for customers, especially small business, & for your coworkers.
  • You are not afraid of making changes but you do it thoughtfully.
  • You have a gut feeling & vision but you also rely on data to back it up.
  • You can talk about systems architecture & software development concepts from experience.
  • You strive to learn new things & raise your own bar.
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