Director of Engineering

San Francisco
Engineering & Product – Engineering
Our Engineering team is growing rapidly, and we are in search of a Director of Engineering to help us scale.

Our engineers value transparency, honesty, direct feedback, career development, and mentorship. They move fast, ship code continuously, and depend on their managers to help remove roadblocks and distractions quickly.

We expect our Director of Engineering to have been an individual contributor in the past and to still be able to dive into the details when necessary. At Tophatter we're a small team, so the opportunity for impact and growth is higher than you would find at most companies.

For more details about our culture, teams, and growth, please review our interview process.


    • Maintain a balance between building sustainable, high-impact projects and shipping things quickly
    • Lead a team of talented engineers who like to ship code and tackle hard engineering problems
    • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team members. Help develop their careers and assign them to projects tailored to their skill levels, personalities, work styles, and professional goals
    • Build teams that are collaborative, inclusive, and respectful of each other
    • Provide continuous feedback, address underperformance, and recognize the individual strengths and contributions of your team members
    • Work closely with the Tophatter recruiting team to hire high-potential candidates from diverse backgrounds
    • Help your team build relationships across functions


    • A track record of leading productive engineering teams
    • Good technical judgement
    • Ability to attract great teammates and help them progress in their careers
    • Clear and persuasive in writing and in person
    • Works well in a collaborative environment
    • Motivates and instills a strong sense of ownership
    • Guides teams through planning, prioritization, and execution of work
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Tophatter is re-imagining discovery commerce in a world increasingly connected by smartphones. We are the world's fastest, most entertaining marketplace for mobile shoppers.

We connect buyers and sellers around the world in real-time auctions that are both fast and effective. Leveraging our ever-expanding data for merchandising and personalization, nearly every item sells, and sells within an average of 90 seconds.

Tophatter is funded by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms, including August Capital, Charles River Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and SV Angel. We are based in Palo Alto, with offices in San Francisco and Shanghai.

We are actively expanding our team. In exchange for your precious time and energy, we offer incredible freedom and responsibility. If you're looking for a challenge, look no further. Let's grow together.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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