Director of Engineering

New York, New York /
Technology – Software Engineering /
Hired is a talent marketplace that's demystifying the job search by matching top tech and sales talent with compelling opportunities at the world’s most innovative companies. Founded in 2012, Hired was acquired by Vettery and the Adecco Group in 2020, creating the largest hiring marketplace for technology and sales talent. Above all, we envision a world where all hiring is equitable, efficient, and transparent and are committed to empowering connections between ambitious people and teams.
Using Hired, both candidates and employers have transparency into salary offers, competing opportunities, and unique preferences. By combining both our technology and human touch, our goal is to enrich and automate the recruiting process, enabling candidates to employ their potential and find a job they love. To date, Hired has helped over 3 million diverse, vetted candidates find new opportunities at over 17,000 companies throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the UK.

Hired is looking for a Director of Engineering to drive technical strategy and execution as we further build products that connect job seekers with work they love and help employers make key hires for their teams. As a Director of Engineering, you will leverage your mastery of software engineering practices to drive the creation of next-gen features for the Hired Marketplace and our complementary products. 

Our stack is primarily a Ruby on Rails monolith with a React & Typescript frontend, powered by a Postgres database, all hosted on AWS. We use ElasticSearch for our search functionality and leverage advanced machine learning models to curate the best talent and improve the efficiency of our marketplace. Our development philosophy values testing, code quality, continuous integration and deployment, and agile processes such as sprint planning, iterative development, and retrospectives. We value a diversity of perspectives and encourage healthy discussion and debate, but unite behind our decisions. 
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, a critical thinker, and a good communicator who excels in a fast-paced environment. Join our team and help us build the game-changing products that will transform recruiting!

Role: Director of Engineering, Product SolutionsWork with a highly motivated, fun, and productive team.Oversee a team consisting of 4+ engineering Pods, led by Engineering Managers (EMs), responsible for building out and supporting Hired Marketplace and related products, technologies, and servicesOversee and set technical direction and architecture for initiativesEnsure teams are effectively staffed to meet the demands of the product roadmapRecruit, hire and lead a diverse team of Engineers and EMs. Drive career development of all team members. Mentor direct reports.Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality software with a predictable cadenceDrive engineering culture, striving to be a leading culture in the industryContinually drive towards 100% reliability of services with minimal defects.As a core part of our compliance group, contribute to SOC2 and other initiatives while promoting compliant processes in the engineering organization.Work in a remote-first environment, consisting of a distributed team across the US, Latin America, and Europe.

Who you are:You’ve focused on Technical/Engineering Management as a Director (managing managers/leads) for 3 or more years, with 10+ years of industry experience.You come from a background in agile development processes, but also understand how to drive initiatives with firm deadlines and scope. You are a strategic thinker, able to take requirements from stakeholders and convert them into a strategic technical vision and drive the execution of that visionYou understand how to look at a project and break it down into digestible and actionable components.You’re not intimidated working with and being the point person for senior leaders from various teams and organizations, building strong relationships, and creating value for themYou’re a flexible thinker, with the ability to pivot when conditions changeYou have been in the trenches, building reliable code. And while you may not be coding regularly now, you are not too far removed to understand the challenges your engineers are facing daily.You know the difference between good and bad technical debt and develop strategies to drive down bad debtExperience building products, both as an IC and technical leader (SaaS services with a mix of B2B and B2C a plus)Can speak to current software design principles and concepts and drive clear coding guidelines for the team.

Expertise in:Written and verbal communication (both synchronous and asynchronous)Agile software development practicesEngineering best practicesAnalytical and problem-solving skillsOrganizational and time management skills, to keep projects on track and within budgetLeadership, team building, and mentoring
Nice to have:Leveraging AWS, Ruby on Rails, Typescript, and React to create next-gen product featuresExperience working within a two-sided marketplaceUsing Jira to drive project initiatives
With the above said, we understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job and believe that diversity of background and thought makes for better problem solving and creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team. Even more important than your resume is a positive attitude, passion for the work, personal drive for growth, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We want you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't align perfectly to what is listed here.
Hired has six key values that are the foundation of our company culture, which every employee embodies:
Raise the bar - Impact matters. Stay focused and curious.

Think big & hustle - Push for bold, thoughtful, and rapid innovation.
People first - Prioritize development and wellbeing. Help people flourish and feel valued.
Transparency builds trust - Communicate with candor, honesty, and respect.
Strength through inclusion - Welcome all voices. What makes you unique makes us all strong.
One team, one dream - Pride and passion for our mission. Work collaboratively and have fun.

Why you’ll love working at Hired:
We love getting to work on Monday. It’s easy to love the work you do when you see the positive impact it has, and helping someone find their dream job can change their life forever. We believe in our mission, love the work, and have fun doing it together. Even in our hybrid remote environment, we've maintained our culture through bi-weekly Company meetings, virtual team social events, cross-team lunches, volunteer events, and a very active set of Slack channels.
We know life is about more than just work. We have an open vacation policy so you can take the time you need to relax and rejuvenate, contribute to the cost of insurance coverage (health, vision, and dental), and offer a fully paid 12-week parental leave, 401k, commuter benefits, and gym membership discounts.We invest in your development. A company is only as strong as its team, and we want to help strengthen every member of our team. We give everyone the opportunities and support they need to reach that next professional level through company-sponsored General Assembly classes and conferences, in-house training, a culture of continuous feedback, and the chance to run with projects.We’re consistently recognized for our culture. We’re listed #5 on Fortune's 60 Best Companies to Work for in New York City, included in Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology for 2020, and have been previously honored at Crain’s Best Places to Work Awards and included in Inc Best Workplaces.We bring our whole selves to work. We are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of our company. We value the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings and are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. As a recruiting tool, Hired is committed to building equity in the hiring process through a more representative talent pool. As a company, we take active steps to support an inclusive work environment through the creation of a cross-team DEI taskforce, Employee Resource Groups (ERG), bias mitigation interview training, and respectful workplace training for all employees.Hired strives to provide and maintain a workplace that is safe and free of known hazards. Due to this, as a condition of employment, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire. Accommodations will be considered for those with disability/medical conditions or because of a sincerely-held religious belief who, in narrow circumstances, cannot get vaccinated due to such reasons. Additional accommodations may be considered for applicants desiring to work from a state that has passed a law that provides for additional exemptions or protection.Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled Hired values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.