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Director of Engineering

Company: TaskRabbit
Location: New York
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

You'll love working here because:

  • Taskrabbit is a remote-first company with employees distributed across the US and EU. We value flexibility and choice but also stay committed to regular in-person connection.
  • 5 time Best Places to Work in 2022 by BuiltIn. Including Best Companies in SF, Best Mid-Sized Companies, and Best Benefits
  • DataBird journal's "Best Places" Best Companies for Diversity, #1 2019 and 2020
  • DataBird journal's " Best Places" Best Companies for Women, #4 2019 and #1 2020
  • The People. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams -- people you can be proud to work with!
  • The Values.

    • Care Deeply. We take time to be present and partner with our team and communities.
    • Level Up. We navigate through ambiguity and go the extra mile.
    • Be A Better Neighbor. We build a diverse and sustainable community and encourage all voices.
    • Lead The Future Together. We value entrepreneurship and are inspired by action

    • The diverse culture. We believe that we make better decisions when our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Women make up half of our leadership team and our diversity representation is above that of the tech industry average
    • The perks. Taskrabbit offers employer-paid health insurance, 401k match with immediate vesting, generous and flexible time off with 2 company-wide closure weeks, Taskrabbit product stipends, wellness + productivity + education stipends, IKEA discounts, reproductive health support, and more.

      About the Role:
      At a point of major inflection and scale, Taskrabbit is looking for a Director of Engineering to own and drive the core, foundations engineering strategy to enable Taskrabbit evolve its platform to meet our growing marketplace and partnership needs. Taskrabbit is looking for a strong leader with experience building a robust and scalable platform and associated tooling to support current and future Taskrabbit business goals. This leader will be responsible for attracting and retaining high-caliber engineers and engineering managers on a remote-first team, collaborating with Engineering, Product and other business leaders to define the long-term platform engineering strategy to support and sustain hyper growth for TaskRabbit, and leading the engineering team to execute on this strategy. This leader will report directly to the CTO
      What You'll Do:

      • Own and execute on the Foundational Engineering Roadmap at Taskrabbit, leading teams of engineers to build the product capabilities required to enable all business partners to successfully deliver a delightful experience for their customers.
      • Partner with Product, Data, and Business Development to build the Taskrabbit Foundations strategy and define the necessary high-fidelity user stories to deliver high-impact business outcomes.
      • Collaborate with Engineering leaders and teams on architecture, system design, and technical dependencies.
      • Manage multiple core foundation areas (Infrastructure, Developer Experience, Core Services, etc.), scale teams, and ensure your organization is effective, healthy, and set up for success by establishing clear and measurable goals.
      • Communicate roadmaps, priorities, and decisions across a wide spectrum of audiences from engineers, EDDP (Engineering, Data, Design and Product) partners, peers across the business, and executive leadership.
      • Build and develop a team of engineers with experience building processes, infrastructure, and systems for scale.

        What You'll Bring:

        • 10+ years experience building products for scale
        • Proven track record managing effective engineering teams; 4+ years managing software teams; 2+ years managing managers
        • Experience operating in an Scrum/Agile environment
        • Experience building core capabilities used by one or more internal teams
        • Experience leading infrastructure teams, specifically AWS infrastructure
        • Experience leading Developer Experience teams obsessing the development lifecycle (CI/CD, infrastructure as code, etc.)
        • Comfortable with React and Rails application development
        • Understand tradeoffs between maintainability, complexity, and speed to market
        • Minimum Bachelor's in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

          About Taskrabbit:
          Taskrabbit is a marketplace platform that conveniently connects people with Taskers to handle everyday home to-do's, such as furniture assembly, handyman work, moving help, and much more.
          At Taskrabbit, we want to transform lives one task at a time. As a company we celebrate innovation, inclusion and hard work. Our culture is collaborative, pragmatic, and fast-paced. We're looking for talented, entrepreneurially-minded and data-driven people who also have a passion for helping people do what they love.
          Together with IKEA, we're creating more opportunities for people to earn a consistent, meaningful income on their own terms by building lasting relationships with clients in communities around the world.
          Taskrabbit's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
          An Active Commitment to Equity within our Company and Platform.
          We are an inclusive community where all who share our mission and values belong. Our anti-racist culture actively strengthens the knowledge, understanding, and awareness of underrepresented experiences and our ongoing allyship commitment. Our diverse team represents the communities we serve, breaking down systemic barriers, and transforming lives- one action at a time.
          Taskrabbit is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Taskrabbit is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
          Taskrabbit will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.
          Taskrabbit will never use text or chat applications to conduct interviews. We have a thoughtful and interactive interview process that includes an initial recruiter phone screen and several video-based interviews with our hiring teams. Communications will always be conducted by domain names.

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