Director of Engineering, E-Commerce


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/24/2021
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  • Company Address: 747 Front Street 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94111

About Minted

Minted is a lifestyle brand and design marketplace connecting you with the world’s best artists to create something one of a kind. Minted crowdsources graphic design and artwork from a global community of independent artists and sells these as products addressing the $10 billion stationery market, $48 billion art market, and $100 billion home decor market.

Job Description

As Director of Engineering, E-Commerce, you will have very broad ownership that encompasses almost all consumer-facing pieces of our platform. From generating more traffic on the site with strong SEO practices, all the way through collecting payment via our secure payment platform and everything in between, your teams will do it all. This position will be responsible for project execution across multiple teams, along with process improvement within the entire engineering org. This role will have engineering managers and engineers as direct reports. 
At Minted engineering, we marry design with technology to deliver unique products that are beautiful and co-created by our artist community and our customers. Our engineers take on multiple roles and challenges not defined by titles, and we have a strong culture of mentorship and promoting from within, as well as project roadmaps that enable us to cross-train and learn from one another. We are a metrics-driven organization and we work hard to make sure every project we do is measurably impactful. We strive to maintain the balance between building out new features and scaling our platform while staying agile in a fast-moving environment.

You Will:

    • Be responsible for project delivery of all commerce related features
    • Guide the technical direction for the entire commerce stack and work with the engineering leadership to influence major technical decisions that affect the entire company
    • Work closely with the executive management team and product management to implement and constantly groom a complex backlog of projects focusing primarily on SEO, latency, discovery in the shopping funnel, and personalization
    • Help to improve the development process of the e-commerce teams to optimize for delivery and predictability
    • Create an engineering culture of ownership, accountability, testing, and measurement grounded in a meritocracy
    • Be a talent builder to attract, mentor, and retain best in class engineers and managers

You Are:

    • Obsessive about customer experience - everything from beautiful web experiences to latency and back-end scalability
    • Well versed on web technologies and industry best practices
    • Able to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
    • Collaborative and candid with non-engineering stakeholders including PM and UX

You Have:

    • 8 to 10 years of experience building software in roles of increasing responsibility and technical capability
    • 3+ years of experience managing a team of engineers of 10 or more
    • Previous experience managing front line engineering managers
    • 3+ years of experience building a high-volume, high-performance consumer website
    • Prior experience in a senior engineer or architect role
    • Expertise in at least one of the following areas: Javascript/CSS/HTML, Service Oriented Architecture, back-end web service design, image processing

Bonus Points For:

    • Experience as an engineer in a design or brand-driven company
    • Experience in release management
    • Experience with performance and latency work
    • Experience working at a e-commerce company
    • Experience with printing, photos, color management, computer graphics or fulfillment technology
The Company
Minted is a design marketplace, sourcing creative content from independent artists around the globe and selling the best designs to the world in the form of art, home decor, and stationery. Founded in 2007 by Mariam Naficy on the principles of transparency and putting design first, we are early pioneers of crowdsourcing having launched our first design challenge in April 2008 and have held monthly art and design challenges ever since. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to learn more. Our corporate headquarters is located near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, with additional offices in Oakland and Kansas City and we're backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, Primera (angel investors include Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp). We're a team of smart, ambitious, creative, and passionate people who come from all walks of life. Might you be one of us?
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program. Minted's Job Applicant Privacy Policy.

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