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Curious about what its like to work at the worlds number 1 discovery platform as a Director of R&D in the Taboola News group?  Were glad you asked!

Taboola News delivers relevant content from our premium publisher partners, integrated into mobile phones & other user touchpoints. It creates new opportunities for engagement & revenue for mobile carriers, device manufacturers, publishers & brands.

Join Taboola News as the Director of R&D to be a part of an exciting hyper-growth journey. You will play a pivotal role in driving innovation, product development, & technological advancement to sustain & accelerate the product's hyper-growth phase. We already got to over a hundred of millions of dollars annual run rate! Your leadership will be instrumental in shaping the strategic vision, overseeing R&D initiatives, & ensuring the delivery of cutting-edge solutions that align with the company's business objectives.

You will partner with the leadership of Product Management & Business to build the Taboola News experience driving every day billions moments of content consumption on mobile devices around the world.

Team Size: Approximately 40 software engineers, including technical services

At Taboola, we currently work in a hybrid work model giving employees the flexibility to work from home a few days a week.  

What are some of the things you do on a day-to-day basis?

  • Strategic Leadership:
    • Develop & communicate a clear R&D strategy that aligns with the company's overall goals & objectives.
    • Collaborate with the executive team to define the long-term vision for technology & innovation.
  • Team Management:
    • Lead & mentor a multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, & technical professional services.
    • Foster a culture of business-driven, innovative, collaborative, honest & continuously improving R&D group.
    • Manage people, retention & growth to ensure a high-performing team.
    • Mentor the group team leaders.
  • Product Development:
    • Oversee the development & enhancement of the company's product portfolio.
    • Partner with product management to drive the product roadmap, ensuring that it aligns with market trends & customer needs.
    • Foster a customer-centric approach to product development, involving feedback & input from key stakeholders.
    • Encourage a data driven approach to decision making, through fast experimentation & learning.
  • Research & Innovation:
    • Lead & support research initiatives aimed at identifying emerging technologies & trends relevant to the company's industry.
    • Ability to lead effectively development of a multidisciplinary eco-system covering multiple technolgies, backend, frontend, mobile, algo.
    • Promote a culture of innovation, experimentation, & exploration of new ideas.
    • Collaborate with external partners, universities, & research institutions to leverage external expertise & resources.
  • Budget & Resource Management:
    • Manage the R&D budget, allocating resources effectively to meet project milestones & goals.
    • Ensure efficient utilization of resources, optimizing costs while maintaining high-quality output.
  • Project Management:
    • Build project plans, deliverable milestones, & progress monitoring.
    • Identify & assess potential risks related to R&D projects & implement mitigation strategies.
  • Communication & Reporting:
    • Provide regular updates to the company executive team, R&D leadership on Taboola News progress, achievements, & challenges.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to facilitate effective communication & coordination.

What are the skills a good R&D Leader needs to have? 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline).
  • Proven track record of leadership in senior R&D roles at least twice. Ideally within high-growth technology companies.
  • Proven successful track record in managing managers & mentorship. 
  • Strong business acumen & the ability to align R&D efforts with strategic business objectives.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills for building internal & external relationships.
  • Experience managing & developing high-performing teams.
  • Innovative mindset with a passion for staying at the forefront of technology trends.
  • Adept at managing budgets, resources, & project timelines.

  It would be great if you also have: 

  • Experience in an internet company.
  • Proven experience in high scale systems.
  • Leadership of services organizations & customer facing.

  Why Taboola?

  • Taboola is the worlds leading recommendation platform reaching over 500 million daily active users. Were growing rapidly, & have recently gone public on the NASDAQ.
  • Adam Singolda, Taboola Founder & CEO says; You can copy anything from another business but you cant copy a companys culture.
  • If you ask our employees what they love about Taboola they will tell you that here, they are able to discover their best professional selves, explore where they can grow to, & learn from & together with smart & talented people.
  • At Taboola, we pride ourselves in making an impact on how people consume content across the world, a culture of transparency, passion, & a diverse, inclusive & friendly work environment. 
  • You can get to know us more by visiting our company website, careers site, Taboola Life blog & social media channels; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn

Want to learn more about us, youre welcome to watch the latest News article about Taboola

Sounds good, how do I apply?

Its easy, submit your CV by clicking the Apply button below. 


Taboola is an equal opportunity employer & we value diversity in all forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees & believe such an environment is critical for success. Employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, & business need.


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