Director of Engineering, Platform


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/25/2021
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  • Company Address: 151 W 26th St. 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10001

About Justworks

Justworks takes the busyness out of growing a business and alleviates the unknown. We’ve combined a simple platform and exceptional 24/7 customer service with the power of a PEO, so all teams have more time to focus on what matters. Get access to corporate-level benefits, seamless payroll, HR tools, and compliance support—all in one place.

Job Description

Who we are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and businesses grow with confidence.  We do this with a simple and friendly platform, expert support from real people when it’s needed, and access to corporate-level benefits that ensure people feel secure and valued.

Our Values

Our DEI Commitment

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

The Job

In order to serve our customers well for the ages to come, we are seeking for a leader who can  create foundational experiences & technologies that becomes a force multiplier for product engineering organisations.   The responsibilities include strengthening how our internal systems interact with each other through robust data strategy, bringing innovation through core UI/UX, Mobile and API through data driven thinking and disciplines, and scaling our core technologies thoughtfully through CI/CD and agile principles, to allow us to grow with confidence and for ages.

This role will require a good understanding of business operations as well as modern technology trends and architectural patterns.  This highly impactful and visible role requires a leader who can build a long-term vision, drive execution, and establish credibility and influence across the organization.  You are comfortable talking to business leaders using business vocabularies and also at ease talking to engineers about modern technologies.  You understand what customers need today and you understand what we will need to do proactively to serve our customers in the future.

We expect the size of this group will grow significantly over time and this is a mission critical role.

What you'll do

Your mission is to bring forward-thinking strategies and execute them to the most critical areas of the Justworks’s future.

    Cultivate engineering culture based on Justworks’ core value (COGIS - Collaboration, Openness, Grit, Integrity, Simplicity)
    Grow, mentor and lead a team of talented managers and engineers.
    Lead the teams that focuses on creating unified and consistent experiences for the company,
    Proactively plan and execute scaling the technologies with Continuous Delivery as the first principle.
    Collaborate closely with business, product, design and other partners to improve efficiency of how we deliver product.
    Collaborate closely with business operation leaders to establish data engineering strategies to make us a strong data driven organization.
    Collaborate closely with advancing our security posture by improving identity management and  adding deeper insights.
    Provide guidance and support growth in other engineers on the team and across other teams
    Bring new ideas to scale the engineering organization as a part of the senior engineering leadership group.
    Help define and communicate technical standards and best practices
    Enhance our testing, monitoring and continuous deployment infrastructure

Who you are

    You are experienced in scaling a technology organization and growing teams.
    You are comfortable working with business and product partners in an agile environment.
    You have a deep empathy for customers, especially small business, and for your coworkers.
    You are not afraid of making changes but you do it thoughtfully.
    You have a gut feeling and vision but you also rely on data to back it up.
    You can talk about systems architecture and software development concepts from experience.
    You strive to learn new things and raise your own bar.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.