Director of Engineering - Platform

  • Location

    New York

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering

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  • Contact:

    Lydia Kolb

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  • Consultant:

    Lydia Kolb

My client's location platformorm helps enterprises like T-Mobile, American Eagle Outfitters, and Zappos increase engagement and improve operations, powering impactful location-based experiences for over 100 million end-users.

We're looking for a Director of Engineering (Platform) to own the backend infrastructure that supports 300M+ api calls per day, peaking at 10,000 qps, from 100M devices over the past year. This includes api's, databases, caches, data lake, dev ops tooling and SRE. At its core, we are a data-intensive, high-throughput application, so reliable and global infrastructure is critical.


  • Grow the Platform team from a 2-person to a 10-person team by the end of 2022, introducing a second layer of management as needed
  • Create team roadmaps, solicit and synthesize feedback and present at company all-hands forums
  • Help the team stay connected to the needs of our customers
  • Support the team's deployment of Terraform for IaC
  • Support the team's multi-region strategy, going from 1 region to multiple regions in 2022
  • Support the team's quality work on PlaceRank and Radar's Places point-of-interest database


  • Worked on a high-throughput data intensive production application
  • Lead high-performing infrastructure teams
  • Worked at a scaling startup that values moving quickly
  • Worked on an AWS based application
  • Familiarity with Docker, MongoDB, Redis, Athena, Airflow, Typescript, Python, and Scala
  • Familiarity with Search and Ranking types of infrastructure
  • Familiarity with, or a desire to learn Geo Engineering


  • Remote-friendly
  • Competitive compensation package and equity plan
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans with 100% premiums covered for you
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Flexible work hours and vacation policy
  • Free CitiBike membership
  • Monthly fitness reimbursement
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