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Director Engineering - Platform

Chicago, Illinois
We are looking for an awesome technologist to own the execution of the platform roadmap. The successful candidate will help us bring our multi-tenant platform to the next level: innovation for the masses. She or he will be utilizing the latest and greatest technologies to scale our data and analytics layer, help us to further adopt micro service strategies, while growing and managing a world class backend team. 
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Help us grow the team by 5-6 engineers in the first 30-90 days
  • 70% of your time will be spent writing code (working with team and mentoring in this area), 30% managing the team
  • Promote pure agile practices, pairing, testing, continuous delivery (release code every two weeks)
Requirements:
  • BS Computer Science Degree
  • 10+ years of experience in similar roles
  • Start up experience
  • Able to attract and manage an elite team of engineers
  • Proven record of scaling complex products to support millions of users
Nice to Haves:
  • Hands on, proficiency in developing code in Java and Scala
  • Excellent knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Advocate of test driven development & service oriented architecture
  • Workflow design exposure / experience
  • Apache Thrift, RPC such as Finagle,  Docker
  • Experienced architecting high throughput distributed systems, concurrency
  • Passionate about driving decisions based on data
  • Proficiency with big data at scale - Cassandra, Hadoop, HBase, Solr, Spark
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