Director of Engineering

About Us

We are the leading digital source for everything related to words and their meanings, with 70 million monthly users and 100 million app installs. We believe words are core to the human experience, and as such, we have made it our mission to deliver the best dictionary and thesaurus imaginable to the largest audience possible.

The team, exudes energy and passion for words and language and is driven to invest in the people and products that will propel forward another 20+ years.

About You:

You are a passionate and focused Director of Engineering.This role is a critical role to the continued success of our organization.

Our Culture:

  • Balance in all things, with flexible schedules, team events, and conscientiousness
  • Autonomy to innovate, identify new opportunities and take on responsibilities
  • Development through mentorship and specialized education affordance
  • Ownership of products, processes and the methods of production
  • Truth through honesty, transparency, and relentless optimism

You Will:

  • Drive the roadmap towards compelling destinations
  • Forge strong relationships with every team member
  • Deliver quality products, every week, every quarter
  • Clear the lane for our colleagues to succeed
  • Have a seat at the table in critical decisions
  • Contribute real architectural insight, direction, and mentorship
  • Communicate across engineering, product, and operations
  • Champion engineering excellence, pride, and rigor
  • Demonstrate what innovation looks like
  • Deepen and derive new value from vendor relationships

 You Have:

  • A Reasoned approach to Agile methodology, sprinting, and team velocity
  • Strength in Javascript, AWS, highly scalable and available architecture
  • Fundamental appreciation for unit, behavioral, and automated testing
  • Understanding of these technologies:
  • AWS, React + Redux, NodeJS, MongoDB, CDNs (Fastly, Akamai), GitLab
  • Experience with real-time and streaming data processing
  • Knowledge regarding GraphQL and BigQuery
  • Recognition of the value of CI/CD
  • Appreciation for HTML/CSS
  • Expertise in git
  • Strong writing and communication skills for all audiences
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Exceptional organizational skills

  Desired Qualities:

  • A passion for self-education
  • A love of words


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