Director of Engineering

Who We Are: 

Work Market is the great enabler for the modern work experience. We were founded in 2010 with a simple yet ambition vision: to power the future of work. We help some of the biggest companies in the world unlock new levels of productivity, engagement and growth. Join us, and experience work the way it should be. Learn more at

What We Do:

We enable clients with the ability to expand and contract their workforce based on market demands and allow them to stay relevant and efficient in a competitive marketplace. We provide access to on-demand subject matter experts that allow companies to be productive and efficient. We offer freelancers the ability to have a flexible work schedule and to be selective about their project engagements while also building their portfolio.


Our Team:

Our engineers build the tools and workflows that allow our customer to be more efficient and productive in a competitive marketplace. We are customer driven, our engineers work closely with the Product team to help define and articulate a vision for the Work Market platform. We focus on providing simple, elegant solutions to complex problems.  

What You'll do:

As Director of Platform Engineering, you'll be responsible for building out the Agile teams you are responsible for, managing the development process, and shaping our technical infrastructure. We are looking for an adult in the room to drive, shape, and lead the Platform (SaaS). We are building a PaaS/SaaS from the ground up an delivering over the cloud.  

We are moving away from a Monolithic App to the modern micro-services architecture which underpins a crazy open-source tech stack but this area is open to your choosing. Designing technical architectures for complex solutions…This Microservices Architecture encompasses (workflow/business rules, authentication, persistence, core frameworks, metadata, IDM, etc).

The ideal candidate leads, manages, chooses technology, has delivered products to customers (internal or external) (30% hands on tech and able to code), but a true leader. 


Building strong engineering organization by leading, coaching and inspiring multiple agile teams of talented software engineers.

Work closely with senior management to define goals and plan.

Work with the Engineering and Product teams to execute projects from conception to production.

Contribute and drive the technology roadmap.

Overseeing recruitment, hiring, and retention of top engineering talents.

Improving software development, and driving meaningful sprint deliverables.

Constantly improve team productivity by refining Agile processes.

Leading the organization in the adoption of services development approach (microservices)



  • An entrepreneurial and technology background with 7+ years experience managing and leading engineering of product development initiatives of vary sizes and complexity.
  • Agile evangelist. Passion for shipping code daily and iterating.
  • Hands on approach to solving complex technical problems.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with developer tools and technologies like Java, JavaScript, and MySQL
  • Experience at working well under pressure and capable of balancing competing priorities in an expanding and fast-paced organization.

Meet Some of Work Market's Employees

Joe S.

Front-end Engineer

Joe’s role as front-end engineer at Work Market consists of day-to-day coding, along with bigger projects, like building the messaging feature with the Full Stack and Product Teams.

Marqia W.

Senior Front-end Engineer

Marqia’s role at Work Market is a hybrid of traditional front-end engineering and user experience design. She works closely with the Product Team to build the best website for freelancers.

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