Sr. Director, Engineering - Applications Zoosk
Software Engineering San Francisco, California
Zoosk is a leading online dating company in San Francisco founded by two engineers in 2007. We have 38 million users in 80 countries exchanging millions of messages in 25 different languages every single day. Our products are deployed as both desktop and mobile single page web applications, as well as native apps on iOS and Android, and are supported by a robust and scalable set of APIs and services.
Zoosk?s headquarters are conveniently located in downtown San Francisco near the Powell Street BART station. We have a dog-friendly, open office with high ceilings, a kitchen with plenty of snacks, and a variety of perks.
We are an analytical, results oriented, and values-driven culture. The engineering organization enjoys a tradition of pursuing cutting-edge technologies, maintaining a high bar for excellence, and continually defying the status quo.
About the Role:
Zoosk seeks a strong, independent, and strategic Senior Director of Engineering for Client Applications, reporting to the SVP of Engineering. This senior leader will be chartered with inspiring a world-class computer science team to innovate, invent, implement and deploy complex software solutions in a commercial, mission critical environment.
Works side by side with Product Management to create, drive and deliver innovative, compelling, and user-friendly products
Actively develops and grows leadership talent through effective mentoring, coaching, succession planning, and retention strategies
Partners with the business to define the vision and roadmap direction for functional areas and teams
More about the role:
Uses agile software development methodologies to deliver high quality applications, features, and services on time with exceptional quality
Takes responsibility for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects spanning Android, iOS, and Web development, middleware, and backend services
Drives continuous process improvement and innovation, identifying ways to reduce friction and increase the velocity of the teams and the overall organization
Continually fine tunes the balance and trade-offs between delivery and investment, iteration and innovation, and tactical and strategic initiatives
Brings adoption of advancements in technology and software development best practices into the organization when appropriate
Prioritizes well and communicate clearly with status updates to the wider team, partner groups, and senior company leaders
This describes you:
You have a proven track record of delivering products on schedule with high quality
You thrive when you are helping to make others around you better
You're an active and passionate coach to both individual contributors and managers, and you also teach others to mentor
You?re an expert at teaching others to be effective in conducting and giving feedback (e.g. in design reviews, code reviews, 1:1s, performance reviews, etc.)
You?re able to manage design and architectural differences so that the most appropriate point of view succeeds rather than the most articulate or most passionate
You naturally look outside of your own team, to the larger picture, when solving for company needs
You show judgement about when to drive to an outcome rather than coaching to one
You are resourceful and find creative solutions to achieving goals despite constraints
You can make hiring decisions and are capable of driving the recruiting process to ensure effective interviews of candidates
You're an experienced estimator, able to estimate to the appropriate degree of accuracy and articulate trade-offs and risks
You develop strong collaborative relationships with partner groups by regularly seeking input and feedback
You have successfully managed multiple engineering teams using agile methodologies
You have in-depth technical knowledge and experience in at least one of web, mobile, and/or backend service development
You have a passion for connected consumer applications
You are highly analytical, detail oriented, and results oriented
You have experience working in a startup, on small teams, and doing fast-paced development
Education and Experience Requirements:
10 years of engineering experience; at least 5+ years in a management role
BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree or professional experience
Masters in Engineering or Business preferred
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Zoosk is one of the largest online dating services in the world, with over 50 million users, close to 20 million daily page views, from "Zooskers" in 60 countries With 100 thousand new profiles added daily, we are the single fastest growing dating service on the web and our supersonic performance was recently celebrated in the Wall Street Journal's inaugural top 50 "Next Big Thing" List (March 09, 2010).
While we originally took advantage of viral opportunities on social networks, Zoosk has evolved into an easy, fun and safe online dating experience that today connects singles from the we
20 - 50M RaisedInvestors: ATA Ventures
, Canaan Partners All Jobs: at Zoosk
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|Company Profile:||Working At Zoosk
Zoosk is the fastest growing social dating destination. Our applications on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo have more than 50 million users with close to over 20 million daily page views from users in 60 countries Simply put, Zoosk is online dating that doesn't suck. Our users, mostly young professional, enjoy a fun and playful experience while they meet new people in their local areas.
Zoosk is a VC backed startup and our office is located in downtown San Francisco. We are always looking for open minded, energetic, and driven individuals that love the challenge of turning an established industry upside-down. We build world class social web products and in the process we make sure to have plenty of fun. If you want to work with exceptional people on toughest engineering problems every day, you want to join Zoosk.
Some Benefits of Joining Zoosk
- Sexy MacPro or MacBookPro stations to work in style
- Free beverages and snacks, to keep you fired up
- Free dinner every night
- Medical, dental and vision plans
- Life Insurance and 401K savings plan|
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