Director of Engineering (Applications)


Bangalore, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/27/2021
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  • Company Address: 425 N Whisman Rd., Mountain View, CA, 94043

About CommerceIQ

CommerceIQ is a well-funded, Series B growth start-up with a vision of using machine learning and automation to help the world’s top Brands plan, manage and grow their e-Commerce revenues profitably on all channels, globally. Today, CommerceIQ’s machine learning and automation SaaS platform is used by the largest consumer brands to win at the moment of purchase by automatically responding in real-time to changing variables across hundreds of their SKUs on Amazon. The platform coordinates efforts and manages interdependencies for multiple variables, tuning Amazon’s algorithms to optimize the entire demand generation and fulfillment cycle.

Job Description

CommerceIQ is a well-funded, Series B growth stage start-up that helps consumer brands grow their business on e-commerce channels (like Amazon, Walmart) using advanced algorithms and machine learning technology. We help consumer brands win shoppers at the moment of purchase by algorithmically managing supply chain, demand forecasting, promotions and advertising spend, fraud listing detection, content optimization and other aspects that help shoppers make online purchase decisions. 


In 2020, CoVid 19 affected every business, few positively and many negatively. However, E-commerce adoption has gone through the roof and we have seen e-commerce spend grow from 15% to 25% of retail spend in just 8 weeks! (Compare this to a decade that it took to grow e-commerce adoption from 5 to 15%). This put us in a unique situation and provided a huge opportunity for us to help brands grow significantly on e-commerce channels.


At the back of strong product-market fit and a change in human behaviour due to CoVid that buoyed e-commerce, we tripled our revenue consecutively in 2019 and 2020. More than 50 consumer brands use our product to drive e-commerce growth. Our customers include named brands like Bayer Healthcare, J&J, Nestle, Hamilton Beach, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Kellogg, Kimberly Clark, Colgate, Mars, Inc. and many others.


Our focus in 2021 is to heavily invest in our engineering, product and customer success capability to bolster our product, make our customers successful and establish ourselves as a market leader in this rapidly growing market!

Director of Engineering Profile: 

Top consumer brands like Nestle, Kimberly Clark, Natures Bounty, Johnson & Johnson, Mondelez, Kellogg to name a few rely on CommerceIQ suite of products to make efficient business decisions on a daily basis. As Director of Engineering - Applications you are responsible for development, timely and high quality delivery of all CIQ applications, building a high performing team and driving innovation and engineering excellence across your team. 


In this role, you will lead a competent cross-functional team of Engineering Managers, Quality Assurance Managers (QAM), Software Development Engineers (SDEs) and Software Development Engineers in Test (SDE-T). As a leader, you will play a crucial role in bringing the best practices across all of these functional areas to ensure that the software we build and the technical processes that we implement are quantifiable with respect to quality and always deliver the best for our customers.


The successful candidate will be passionate about building a great organization, obsessed with developers, relentlessly raises the bar on the quality of what we deliver, work with product management to define and influence the product roadmap, manage a fast-paced delivery schedule and influence and drive a high-level tech strategy with the leadership, as well as take a hands-on approach to implementing that strategy.

Our product suite covers the entire lifecycle of e-commerce optimization including CommerceIQ Sales, Advertising and other upcoming products. This role will have you lead an engineering team to build CIQ suite of products driving a profound impact on how consumer brands sell and optimize their e-commerce presence and help drive millions of dollars in ROI. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative, and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, this role is for you. Come help us build  an automated e-commerce optimization suite of products!


  • Hire, manage and grow a team of engineers, engineering managers, quality managers.
  • Build and manage an engineering excellence organization across the SDLC lifecycle that develops CIQ products suite with quality and speed.  
  • Mentor and guide the engineering team on engineering excellence best practices and own architecting our services for scale.
  • Work with the product management team to influence and define the quarterly product roadmap, create an engineering delivery plan and execute it as per the plan.
  • Drive innovation within the team to bring engineering driven products that creates differentiators for us in the market.
  • Work with the leadership team to create a forward looking and ambitious tech strategy and influence product and business strategy. Own and deliver the tech strategy as per plan.


What you need to succeed

    • 12+  years experience in building, delivering and scaling high quality cloud-based software products.
    • Strong analytical and strategic problem solving skills - exhibited throughout the career
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives.
    • Strong business and technical vision
    • 4+ years of people management and growing a team.
    • Prior experience in managing software engineering teams to launch SaaS products (B2B or B2C) that have seen scale is a must
    • B.E/BTech/MS from a Tier 1 college (IITs / IIITs / RECs)

Personal Traits: 

● Embodies CIQ’s Leadership Principles: Customer Obsession, Earns Trust, Take Ownership and deliver results, Dive Deep, Bias for Action, Hire and Develop the Best, Think Big, Take Bets and Innovate, Learn and be Curious

Do you want to craft the future of e-commerce? For a confidential discussion APPLY NOW or you can learn more at

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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