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Director of Platform Engineering

Job in San Francisco - San Francisco County - CA California - USA , 94101
Company: NerdWallet, Inc.
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-07-10
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Systems Engineer, Software Engineer, Computer Engineer
  • IT/Tech
    Computer Engineer
Job Description & How to Apply Below

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Manage career paths and performance for a team of developers, managers, and senior managers
  • Identify, spearhead, and drive successful initiative-wide improvements (i.e. improving our engineering hiring pipeline, standardizing best practices in project planning, improving our cross-functional collaboration, etc)
  • Leading a team of engineers to define and evolve the architecture and underlying system design to build the scalable platform of the future. You are highly technical and have been an engineer yourself, but this is not a hands-on role
  • Being a key contributor to engineering hiring and staffing diverse engineering teams
  • Help your teams hire and retain our top talent
  • Ensure the managers you support have highly functional, healthy teams (including assisting in finding opportunities to improve team effectiveness)
  • Build realistic project plans, align across teams with respect to deliverables, proactively identify risks and develop mitigation plans
  • Define and drive key success metrics and communicate progress to executive stakeholders
  • Computer Science/Engineering/MBA or equivalent experience
  • At least 10 years of experience in software development with at least 5 years of experience managing multiple software development teams
  • Excellent understanding of cross-functional Platform Development
  • Deep understanding of software engineering principles and process along with the ability to apply this knowledge to execute projects and optimize development strategies
  • Experience leading other managers with a track record of successfully improving front-line managers skills and capabilities
  • Strong skills in critical thinking, decision making, problem-solving, and attention to details
  • Proven experience leading agile teams using modern agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban
  • Ability to build things from scratch as well as improve existing products
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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