Head of Engineering

Technology – Engineering /
Full-time /
About Us

#paid is a creator marketing platform that sits at the intersection of brand and creator collaboration. We help direct-to-consumer and Fortune 500 brands like Infiniti, TJX, Unilever, and Sephora, activate creators to drive growth.

We are building the platform of record that powers content creation and distribution for brands globally. The better we do that, the better we can serve our creator community and provide them with the best place on earth to do what they love—create.

The Role

We are seeking a Head of Engineering who embodies both strategic leadership and deep technical expertise in system design and architecture. This role is pivotal in guiding our engineering team through the challenges of scaling our creator marketplace platform, ensuring robustness, scalability, and innovation at every step. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in building and leading high-performing teams, architecting scalable systems, and fostering a culture of excellence and continuous learning.

Key Responsibilities

    • Strategic Leadership: Guide the engineering team with vision and purpose, fostering a culture where innovation, accountability, and quality are paramount.
    • Architecture Excellence: Lead the architectural design of our platform, ensuring it is scalable, secure, and able to accommodate rapid growth and technological evolution.
    • Product Development Mastery: Oversee the development lifecycle, ensuring products and features meet the highest standards of performance, reliability, and user experience.
    • Team Development: Attract, mentor, and retain exceptional talent, focusing on building skills in modern JavaScript technologies, architectural design, and system optimization.
    • Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Work closely with Product, Design, and Engineering teams to align on product roadmaps, feature designs, and delivery schedules, ensuring seamless collaboration and innovation.
    • Operational Efficiency: Champion best practices in software development, system design, and agile methodologies, enhancing productivity and ensuring the reliability of our platform.
    • Business Acumen: Develop an understanding of the overall business needs and how decisions within the engineering function affect business goals.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

    • Lead architectural discussions and decision-making processes to ensure technical strategies align with business goals.
    • Conduct regular one-on-ones and team meetings to monitor progress, address challenges, and foster professional growth among team members.
    • Review and contribute to high-level code, ensuring best practices in scalability, security, and performance are maintained.
    • Engage with key stakeholders across the company to communicate engineering developments, gather feedback, and align on future initiatives.
    • Stay on top of industry trends and emerging technologies (i.e. AI), evaluating their potential impact on #paid's platform and strategic objectives.


    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
    • 10+ years of experience in software engineering, with significant experience in system architecture with 5 years leading medium sized, or larger, engineering teams.
    • Proficiency in modern JavaScript technologies (Node.js, React, Next.js) and familiarity with RESTful API back-ends. Rails experience is beneficial as well.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and scale complex systems, ideally within a marketplace or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment.
    • Strong leadership skills, with a track record of mentoring engineers and contributing to their professional growth.
    • Excellent communication skills, adept at collaborating across teams and articulating technical visions to diverse stakeholders.
    • Alignment with #paid's commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing.
Join Our Team

If you are a visionary leader passionate about building scalable systems and leading dynamic engineering teams, #paid is your platform to make a significant impact. Apply now to become the Head of Engineering and help us empower creators and brands worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

#paid is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We are dedicated to growing a diverse team of highly talented individuals and creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their best and authentic selves to work.

If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, whether it be alternate forms of material, accessible meeting rooms, etc., please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.