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Director of Engineering, Membership Product

San Francisco, CA, USA | Patreon

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Lead multiple engineering teams that fall under the Membership Product group, which focuses on the growth and product development of Patreon’s core value proposition, a membership platform that delivers a delightful experience for creators, patrons, and fans -- all in service to fund the creative class.

Report to the VP/Head of Engineering and partner with Senior Engineering Leadership on strategic planning to continuously improve the Engineering organization and uphold our workplace philosophy and core behaviors.

Manage, coach, and support a team of Engineering Managers. Build exceptional teams of highly-engaged engineers by hiring, coaching, and instilling a sense of ownership and impact, directly and through your managers.

Think ahead and set the vision, roadmap, and backlog for Patreon’s Membership Product

Own the metrics for conversion, retention, and creator trust.

Work with our Product, Engineering, Design, GTM, and other cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and collaboration.

Have a service-oriented and product quality mindset while driving technical excellence across the organization. Leverage your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar and ensure your team delivers extraordinary results at the high technical level we set.

Partner with Recruiting to help scale the Membership Product Engineering group by hiring the best talent

Keep up with the industry trends and and assess new technologies that can help us better solve problems.

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Skills and experience you possess

15+ years of technical leadership in software development with a variety of languages (Java, Python, React, JavaScript, Ruby)

At least 5 years of engineering management experience, including experience managing managers.

Technical leadership Ability to set a long-term vision for the team and drive long-term execution towards that vision through architecture and process. Track record of taking a thorough approach to technical design and execution of large technical projects. Ability to bring clarity and structure to the technical and non-technical aspects of the project

Strong communicator Good at communicating to multiple audiences, including technical and non-technical colleagues. Setting expectations with others. Collaborating with stakeholders and teams.

Strong people manager Able to mentor, coach, and develop engineers at all levels and engineering managers to do the best work of their careers

Business Acumen Strong understanding of business dynamics, goals, and how Engineering fits into Patreon’s overall business 


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