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Director-Engineering

New York, New York

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About the team

The Invest engineering team at Xandr is responsible for building and evolving our demand side platform (DSP) which allows advertisers to deliver their message to users across the internet.  The engineering challenges we tackle as a team range from solving large product challenges to improving the efficiencies of our underlying platforms and processes.  Our teams are mostly split between our New York headquarters, Montreal and Portland with a presence in a few additional cities.

About the job

We're looking for an experienced engineering leader to lead a product-oriented engineering organization within the Invest team at Xandr. This high profile leadership role would involve managing a set of engineering leaders across various technical disciplines (frontend, big data engineering, distributed systems) and partnering with Invest product leadership to achieve business objectives.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Building and executing roadmaps with a 1-3 year planning horizon
  • Mentoring, coaching and providing regular feedback to other engineering managers & leaders on both tactical & strategic matters
  • Communicating regularly with executive stakeholders (commercial, Xandr senior leadership, account management) on progress, feedback and highlighting blockers & challenges
  • Optimizing organizational structure & efficiency for maximum engineering velocity & team engagement
  • Guiding architecture and process improvements across broad areas of the engineering function
  • Partnering with product & engineering leadership to build a strategic vision for the product and engineering platform
  • Evaluating and leading the adoption of new technologies to meet our business needs
  • Evangelizing our tech platform and promoting our tech brand both internally and externally
  • Hiring other senior leaders & engineers and leaders for the team & improving our hiring process
  • Continuously improving team culture

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of engineering management experience, building & growing inclusive teams
  • Full stack engineering experience across frontend, big data technology and distributed systems
  • Ability to work cross functionally across several large teams
  • Excellent soft skills and written and verbal communication & presentation skills necessary to work effectively with a diverse set of senior stakeholders
  • Experience applying project management tools and techniques to ensure the timely delivery of quality software across the team

Nice to have

  • Understanding of the digital advertising technology industry including concepts like real-time-bidding, advertising optimization concepts, and recent industry trends.

You'll love working here if you

  • Enjoy working on high-quality, intuitive, impactful products
  • Take personal pride in the quality of your work
  • Are passionate about learning and teaching
  • Constantly strive to improve yourself
  • Thrive on helping to empower and raise up your colleagues
  • Focus not just on resolving immediate, surface-level issues but also on understanding the root causes in order to build long-term solutions
  • Care about solving big, systemic problems

Job ID 2157296X Date posted 09/28/2021
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