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Director of Software Engineering - Marketing & Ad Technology

Redwood City, CA, United States
Employment: Full Time

As SendGrid continues to expand into adjacent market spaces, we are looking for a dynamic and strategic leader to head up the fastest growing area of our company.  The Director of Marketing & Ad Tech Engineering will be responsible for building next generation product experiences, as well as leading and developing our  engineering teams in Redwood City, CA and Denver, CO. You will need tremendous technical depth and managerial chops to support our broad customer base, our rapid growth rate, and the scale at which we’re currently operating.  Our software is highly distributed, and is built on cutting edge technology.  This is a full stack position, and a balance between frontend and backend technology leadership experience will be critical.  

Our Redwood City office is home to our CEO, CPO and a rapidly growing team focused on product innovation and architectures at scale.  We are looking for a candidate with solid experience in distributed systems, and practical applications in Marketing and Ad Tech.

What You’ll Do

  • Live by and champion our cultural values of Happy, Hungry, Honest, and Humble
  • Recruit top notch talent to join our existing team of experienced engineers
  • Foster a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Provide inspirational thought leadership in the areas of software development best practices, industry direction and innovation
  • Lead strategic planning and design sessions with Product Management, Architecture, Business and Operations stakeholders to create a shared vision and technical roadmap
  • Act as an effective agent of change; providing different perspectives and outside of the box thinking
  • Keep the team connected across locations and multiple strategic initiatives.  We are a fast growing company and inclusive communication is critical to maintain our alignment and our culture

About You

  • Seasoned Engineering Leader -- you have experience leading the delivery of large scale systems and making tremendous impact
  • Coach and Advocate -- you are passionate about developing engineering leaders within your organization and providing an environment for learning and growth
  • Connector -- naturally identifying people who can help each other across sites and deriving satisfaction from making that connection for them
  • Agent of Change -- leveraging your communication skills and EQ to facilitate the adoption of what you build
  • Problem Solver -- utilizing your experience and versatile leadership approaches to bring people together and drive problems to resolution
  • Nice to have: Experience working directly with publishers or channels in a business development capacity
  • Nice to have: Passionate about online media, growing a new business line and working with advertisers and agencies to build innovative products
  • Nice to have: Ad tech, display or social advertising industry experience

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