Director of Engineering, Consumer Team

At Shopkick, the leading in-store shopping app in the USA, consumers are at the heart of everything we do. As we prepare for and ramp up additional capabilities we need a Director of Engineering to lead the Consumer charge.

This role may be for you if ...

  • Every week you explore new apps and services because the app world is fluid and inspiration can come from anywhere.
  • You track the latest iOS and Android platform developments while considering how you can bring similar capabilities to the web.
  • You love the challenge of finding new mechanisms and channels for efficiently attracting and engaging new consumers.
  • You define your success by your teams’ success and strive to make your teams as successful as possible.
  • You value driven, supportive, collaborative co-workers who respect quality.

In a typical week you might ...

  • Design a flexible gamification engine
  • Help your team create a new UI framework to be used by other teams
  • Work with the Marketing and Data Analysts to understand the efficacy of user acquisition channels
  • Perform architecture and code reviews for team members across Engineering
  • Investigate the root cause of memory and pressure on backend service hosts
  • Perform 1:1s with your team members
  • Mentor junior engineers on defensive coding and designing decoupled, reusable modules

We are looking for ...

  • 10+ years of experience designing, building, sophisticated service-backed consumer experiences
  • 3+ years experience managing engineering teams with at least 10 people
  • Strong experience building apps on iOS (Objective-C/Swift) and/or Android (Java)
  • Solid experience building back-end services (preferably in Python)
  • Experience using a variety of data platforms (MySQL, Cassandra, Hadoop, Druid preferred)
  • Excellent team player with strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux based systems management, debugging and troubleshooting
  • Solid understanding of the uses and characteristics of common server infrastructure technologies (e.g. Zookeeper, Kafka, Memcached, Docker, DC/OS)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Extra points if you have ...

  • Deep experience with various approaches to gamification
  • Experience with growth hacking / rapid consumer acquisition
  • Experience building mobile / desktop web apps
  • Experience managing remote teams


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