SoulCycle is seeking an experienced Director of Software Engineering to work on our Engineering team. As the Director of Software Engineering at SoulCycle, you’ll report to the Vice President of Product and Engineering and be responsible for managing cross functional agile teams through our full SDLC from estimation to delivery as well as having direct report responsibility for the engineering staff.  To be successful, you will need to collaborate with our Product Management, Design, Quality Engineering, Technical Architecture, and Systems organizations on everything from roadmap estimation to project execution and delivery.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Able to roll up their sleeves and play a hands on role (PHP/MYSQL).
  • Provide technical and career mentoring for the engineering organization
  • Retain and grow our talented and motivated engineering team
  • Work with your engineering team and leads to plan and track construction of all projects through delivery to production
  • Provide project status information to the product Product Engineering Management Team and additional stakeholders
  • Coordinate estimation of operational costs associated with updated/new functionality with our systems organization
  • Use data and feedback from participants and peers to drive continuous optimization of SoulCycle’s cross functional team structures and software development processes
  • Cultivate a culture of testing and automation throughout the engineering organization
  • Assure that security and accessibility continue to be primary goals in construction of any software
  • Collaborate with the technical architecture and systems teams to assure that we’re building scalable, available, fault tolerant software
  • Collaborate with the the product engineering management (Design, Product, QA and IT) team to improve visibility, processes, and communication mechanisms
  • Experience developing enterprise level web applications with PHP in LAMP Stack
  • Extensive experience working on high traffic web sites
  • Some familiarity working with front end development technologies (HTML/CSS/JS) on consumer facing, highly interactive sites. Experience with Backbone or JQuery is a plus
  • Experience with SQL and relational database systems (MySQL) and ability to work with large databases
  • Understanding and knowledge of scaling and proven track record of scaling systems.
  • Experience with caching systems such as Memcached and Redis are a plus
  • Experience with NodeJS and event driven architectures a plus
  • Comfort working on the command line
  • Experience profiling and optimizing code on all tiers of an application
  • Experience or comfort working with Mobile Apps (iOS preferred)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A successful track record working as an engineering leader across multiple teams
  • Experience leading and contributing to software architecture
  • Experience working with consumer facing web products
  • Experience with systems which have sophisticated access control/configuration capabilities
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to quickly understand complex systems and data
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Experience providing project visibility to senior management
  • Passion for data driven decision making and continuous process improvement
  • Active member of the open source or New York tech community is a plus
  • Personal passion for fitness and/or the SoulCycle brand is a plus

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