Who We Are:

StackCommerce is on a mission to enable people to organically discover products and brands they love on the publications and media they engage with every day. Our native commerce solutions build new, incremental revenue streams for publishers, and empower our brand partners to reach relevant audiences through content. With more than 750 publisher partners, the company’s media network reaches over 1 billion monthly visitors and has over 4.5 million registered users. StackCommerce is headquartered in Venice, CA and was recognized as one of LA Business Journal's 2017 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The company is backed by top investors including Draper Associates, 500 Startups, Amplify, and Wavemaker Partners.

The Role:

The Director of Engineering will leverage their experience in technology and leadership to motivate people and drive innovation. The Director of Engineering will have a deep working knowledge in developing and executing ecommerce across web, mobile, and tablet devices. This is a hands on software engineering role as the Director of Engineering will leverage that knowledge to lead software development across various areas of the organization, ensuring operations run smoothly and new technologies are introduced to further drive growth.  

What You'll Do:

  • Establish and drive the architectural vision of the platform. You stay up-to-date on the latest platform and framework trends and can choose the best tool for the job
  • Hands on software development, testing, and code review
  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments to assess and recommend technologies that support the company’s organizational strategic goals
  • Ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization
  • Ensure company technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Mentor and inspire the software development, quality assurance, and technology operations teams

What You'll Need:

  • 7+ years' experience successfully engineering large-scale applications
  • Expert in software development using Ruby, Rails
  • Expert in DevOps, AWS, Beanstalk, Docker, RDS
  • Experience in using relational databases: MySQL, Postgres
  • Experience with MySQL replication & optimization, RESTful JSON APIs, ecommerce APIs, SASS, Memcache, Sidekiq, Redis, OAuth2, Git, GraphQL, DNS management, and test-driven development using Rspec and you’ve worked with Heroku
  • Relentless with best practices and willing to discuss the choices you make with your fellow engineers and teammates
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design
  • Comfortable with test-driven development
  • Love to code and solve complex problems in a clean, concise and extendable way
  • Scaled apps to efficiently handle millions of requests per month
  • Ability to leverage data and analytics to build new systems and products
  • Experience working in an agile environment, comfortable with the methodologies surrounding the way agile environments work
  • Comfortable in early-stage, fast-paced, high-growth, resource-lean environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field; advanced degree is a plus

Big Pluses:

  • Experience developing for large-scale ecommerce (integrated shopping cart, PayPal API, Stripe etc)
  • Experience with search utilities such as ElasticSearch or Solr
  • Familiarity with front-end MVCs such as Angular, Ember, React, etc

Benefits + Perks:

As a company, we have a lot to offer for the right candidate:

  • Salary, Equity, 401(k) & Health Insurance
  • Dream Setup: MacBook + 27” thunderbolt display with any bells and whistles you need
  • Vacation: “Unlimited” Paid Vacation
  • Allowances: Stack Coupons, Learning allowances, Monthly Books, and Parking+Uber Dollars
  • Free Food/Drinks: Stocked cabinets and fridge at your disposal
  • Rad Location: Our office is literally on the beach in Venice - Surf everyday!
  • Amazing Events: Annual Company Cruise to Mexico, Yoga on the Beach, Bi-Annual Hackathons