Pollen is seeking a Principal Engineer to help scale our technical platform and working practices as engineering grows. At Pollen, our vision is to be responsible for 3/5 of people’s top memories. By the end of 2021, we expect hundreds of thousands of people to be finding and purchasing experiences through the Pollen marketplace. We’re on plan to 2x our 350 strong headcount in the next 12 months with offices in London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vegas & Wroclaw, and backing from some of the most exciting VC's in the world, this is an exciting time to be at Pollen.
In the next 12 months you will:
- Drive strategy, vision and best practices in the field of your technical expertise
- Work across multiple product lines, helping them to make forward thinking technical decisions in line with our vision and values
- Coach senior engineers and teams on architecture and technology, improving our entire team's capabilities
- Lead and deliver large architectural projects (eg UI library, new systems, service architecture, hosting), working directly with engineers across the business and using your knowledge and influence to drive great outcomes
- Be a part of the Technology Leadership Team, influencing our strategy, culture and ways of working in line with company values
- Personally work on features, proofs of concept, and refactors within the platform, leading by example
- Enhance our external talent brand, leveraging your own passions and knowledge
- Be accountable for driving engineering-specific KPIs
- Lead initial discovery on the biggest technical problems collaborating with stakeholders across the business
- Facilitate a community of practice across your discipline, growing and coaching others and fostering collaborative ownership of our technology stack
About our culture
- We are results focused so you can choose your own hours & take as much vacation as you need to drive results and perform at your best. Watch our CEO talk about our innovative culture.
- Read our CEO’s open letter about our focus on Belonging, and about the mission of our women’s programme Illuminate.
- Everyone is an equity owner in the company.
Pollen is on a mission to have all the best experiences in one place. With Pollen+ you can pick from a highly curated selection of world class festivals and events such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Wireless festival. With Pollen Presents you can discover experiences only available through us, where we bring every major category of entertainment including music, sport and lifestyle to the most exciting destinations in the world such as Las Vegas, Ibiza and Los Cabos.
We are growing fast, with over $500 million in sales to date across hundreds of experiences at more than fifty of the best destinations globally. We have offices throughout North America and Europe, and have raised more than $100 million in venture funding from Northzone, Draper, Kindred, Backed and Sienna Capital.