Director of Engineering
Technology | San Francisco, CA | Full Time
Want to be part of a fantastic and fun startup that’s revolutionizing the online travel advertising space? Want to join a data science team that's growing fast and making a big impact on the business? Come join us at Sojern!
On the Deloitte Fast 500 for five years running, Sojern applies technology to the travel advertising space, delivering $10B in bookings for the thousands of hotel, airline, and cruise companies that make up our customer base.
The Platform Engineering team at Sojern owns our traveler profile store, our data warehouse, and Sojern’s broader technology stack.
Sojern’s traveler profile system processes 100M pixels each day, and updates our targeting within 100 ms.
Sojern’s data warehouse tracks 350M anonymized traveler profiles, enabling creation of more effective user targeting for ads
Sojern’s tech stack scales globally on GCP and supports engineering and data science teams that build systems that reach users across display, SEM and Facebook.
We are looking to grow this team with a Director of Engineering that has the presence, the energy and the positive attitude to drive the team and the platform forward, accelerating Sojern’s lead in the travel advertising space with better platforms, better systems and better algorithms.
The Expertise We’re Looking For:
Experience working as a technical lead, building production quality solutions with a focus on scale and reliability
Hands on experience building and running production systems on Google Cloud or AWS
Hands on experience with Kubernetes (nice-to-have)
Exposure to machine learning in a production setting
At least 5-7 years of growing and managing engineering teams
At least 10 years of leading high-performance, scalable software projects end-to-end, including managing complex projects in JIRA
At least 5 years of experience within the Ad Tech ecosystem, e.g. experience on FB, RTB, SEM, OR display campaign optimization OR experience with B2B/Enterprise software.
A MS or PhD in CS or CS/EE
The Skills You Bring
You have hands on experience with Python, Go, and Git
You effectively communicate to teams across an organization, including leadership
You excel at leading/mentoring teams and providing technical direction
You have a record of shepherding large projects from ideation to completion
You can independently solve technical challenges, analyzing options and innovating in the context of trade-offs
You know how to balance business priority with engineering priority
The Value You Deliver
Leading and mentoring your direct reports
Actively participating in code/design reviews
Writing code when appropriate
Providing technical direction and feedback for our next generation platform
Proposing and driving innovation that is aligned with the business goals
Evangelizing new technologies and processes
Opportunities: Be part of a growing team with training and support to help you grow
Ownership: Lead creative and challenging projects
Give Back: We give 40 hours a year to volunteer and organize office volunteer programs with local organizations
Culture: Strong core business values, focus on teamwork, vibrant, social and fun environment
Snacks: Variety of snacks in the office
Meals: Monthly catered lunches & happy hours
Wealth: Stock options
Time Off: Flexible vacation days
At Sojern, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.