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Director of Engineering

New York, NY

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Who We Are

We’re purpose-driven. With every ride, we aim to redefine health and happiness. It’s all about being more than a workout: SoulCycle is a mind-body-soul experience, built on community, love, respect, acceptance, and a lot of fun. It comes to life through the ride, the relationships, and the unparalleled hospitality. And all of that comes from our people. Join us—we’d love to have you

Our Mission

To foster an open, diverse, & inclusive community—while embracing each unique individual exactly as they are. We empower each other by listening with an open mind, finding ways to learn and grow together, and always nurturing a sanctuary of trust. To make a real, lasting impact, we’ll work nonstop to embrace and create change. Because nobody is equal until everyone is equal.

Job Description

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SoulCycle is seeking an experienced Director of Software Engineering to lead its
engineering organization. As the Director of Software Engineering you’ll report to the Vice President of Product and Technology and be responsible for managing cross functional agile teams through our full SDLC from estimation to delivery as well as having direct report responsibility for the engineering staff. To be successful, you will need to collaborate with our Product Management, Design, Quality Engineering, Technical Architecture, and Systems organizations on everything from roadmap estimation to project execution and delivery.


  •  Able to roll up their sleeves and play a hands on role while building and managing a world-class team
  • Set technical standards and SLDC processes
  • Understand software delivery in a startup environment balanced with the rigor needed for sustainable and maintainable products
  • Provide technical and career mentoring for the engineering organization
  • Work with your engineering team and leads to plan and track development of all projects through delivery to production
  • Provide project status information to the Management Team and additional stakeholders
  • Coordinate estimation of operational costs associated with updated/new functionality with our systems organization
  • Use data and feedback from participants and peers to drive continuous optimization of cross functional team structures and software development processes
  • Cultivate a culture of testing and automation throughout the engineering organization
  • Assure that security and accessibility continue to be primary goals in construction of any software
  • Collaborate with partner company teams to assure that we’re building scalable, available, fault tolerant software
  • Collaborate with the the product engineering management (Design, Product, QA and IT) team to improve visibility, processes, and communication mechanisms
  • Full stack software development experience and capability
  • Experience or comfort working with native mobile apps
  • Experience with caching systems such a memcache and redis are a plus
  • Comfort working on the command line
  • Experience profiling and optimizing code on all tiers of an application


  • A successful track record working as an engineering leader
  • Experience leading and contributing to software architecture
  • Experience with systems that leverage near real-time data to drive personalized
  • experiences (recommendations, CRM, etc.)
  • Experience working with consumer facing digital products
  • Experience with systems which have sophisticated access control/configuration
  • capabilities
  • Experience building production REST APIs
  • Experience working with PHP and Node
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to quickly
  • understand complex systems and data
  • Experience balancing managing direct reports and making contributions to the
  • software
  • Experience providing project visibility to senior management
  • Passion for data driven decision making and continuous process improvement

Bonus points for:

  • Active member of the open source or New York tech community
  • Personal passion for fitness and/or fit-tech

Pay Transparency: Min $200k - Max $230K


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Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 77e5c1f7-a892-4cce-ac89-3dabb39c17e7
Employment Type: Other

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