Director of Engineering


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/25/2021
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  • Company Address: Joachimstr. 7, Berlin, 10119

About Pitch

Built for collaboration and created with modern teams in mind, Pitch is changing how presentations are crafted and knowledge is shared. With a focus on real-time communication, smart workflows, and customizable templates, Pitch makes it easy for teams to work together to develop beautiful presentations. That’s why brands like Slack, Framer, and MetaLab love using Pitch. Founded by the team that created Wunderlist, Pitch has raised $50 million in funding to date.

Job Description

In the closing months of 2020, Pitch achieved a pair of major milestones. In October, we launched our product globally after a full year in beta, and in December, we added the 100th member to our diverse team. These milestones have already set the tone for 2021, a year in which our user numbers and product complexity will grow significantly. To meet these challenges ahead, Pitch's Engineering Managers will continue to grow and nurture their teams. To do so sustainably, they'll need guidance on team management, technical strategy, and more from someone who has been through this growth stage before. As Director of Engineering, you'll work directly with Engineering Managers to develop and grow their teams while ensuring that Pitch stays at the cutting-edge of our industry technically.

What you'll do..

  • Lead and coach engineering managers, provide feedback and develop leadership skills, set goals for continuous improvement with servant leadership mindset.
  • Work closely together with cross-functional peers to encompass the entire engineering and product development organisation.
  • Supervise and advise engineering managers and engineers in development of software architecture and design, implementation and delivery of maintainable and delightful software.
  • Coach and assist engineering managers to improve team performance by removing bottlenecks, minimising waste, optimising processes and reducing feedback loops.
  • Contribute to an effective and diverse recruiting pipeline, identify and develop the engineering leaders of tomorrow.
  • Design and implement organisational changes, bootstrap new teams, prioritise and balance hiring needs based on budget, product roadmap and company goals.
  • Develop and execute cross-team and company-wide initiatives to improve developer happiness, craftsmanship, product quality and service reliability.
  • Collaborate with CTO in developing technical strategy and vision based on business goals and product roadmap.
  • Provide leadership, management, technical vision and inspiration to the entire engineering team.

This role is perfect for you if you bring...

  • A strong technical background, shown by multiple leadership roles of increasing seniority where complex problem solving have been key.
  • Experience and learnings from building and leading growing engineering organisations in a fast-paced startup environment and have successfully solved many of the tough organisational challenges that follow.
  • Substantial experience building and shipping well-loved and successful cloud-based software products with non-trivial complexity.
  • Experience in recruiting diverse software engineers and building teams from scratch.
  • Intuition for simple and decomplected software design and architecture.
  • Clear and direct communication style with a strategic mindset.

We value diversity of perspective and seek to build an inclusive workplace that welcomes people from all different backgrounds.

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