Sr. Director of Engineering
Technorati Media - San Francisco, CA

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We are looking for a key member of the senior management team reporting to the CTO to lead our Engineering and IT operations teams.
Responsibilities: Lead all engineering development, release, QA, and operations including code and architecture reviews for key system componentsReport to the CTO and work closely with the VP of Product, VP of Marketing and VPs of Sales to plan, commit, & successfully manage the code creation process and engineering team to hit software release dates & company goals Manage onsite and offsite technical teams and establish best practices for all aspects of software development with an emphasis on effective team management, high quality software deployment, scalability, uptime, and security. Oversee the planning, deployment, and management of IT infrastructure & network operations in support of business goals. Recruit, retain and mentor/grow a strong and cohesive development team
Desired Qualifications: 7+ years of Software Engineering experience, including two or more are in a senior engineering management role at an ad technology or web (B2C) companyUndergraduate degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience Proven delivery of highly reliable and scalable software systems Experience in multiple development methodologies including agile/scrum, and a pragmatic understanding of the use of development methodologies and toolsets to meet business needs and effectively support the development process. Previous management or oversight of development, QA, release engineering Deep understanding of software engineering principles and processes Proven ability to hire and integrate technical talent both locally and remotely Proven ability to make critical decisions about performance/time/risk tradeoffs. Proven ability to communicate with business units and finance from a technical perspective Exceptional interpersonal communication skills: must be a great listener, an inclusive and decisive leader of engineers, and great senior management team member. Large-scale algorithmic data-driven or machine-learning experience a plus; e.g. search engines, ad matching, pricing algorithms, etc.
Bonus Points Experience in 24/7 data center operations and content aggregation a plus. Experience with large distributed systems. You will work in a big data, java stack, NoSQL, Hadoop, GitHub etc. environment.
FUN: Monthly employee events (such as baseball games and bowling); snacks and beverages in the kitchen; free catered monthly lunches; impromptu happy hours, etc. Comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Choice of medical plans with the base medical coverage is 100% employer paid for the employee/85% paid for dependents.
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D insurance, STD, LTD
  • 401(k) plan
  • Pre-Tax Commuter benefit., Health and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
  • Time off: 15 days PTO to start. 11 major holidays :
About Us:
Technorati Media is an integrated online media company with an advertising network, a social rich media technology platform, and two owned web properties including the internet's largest blog directory. Launched in June 2008, Technorati Media's ad network has quickly grown into the largest social media ad network (over 1,300 independent sites, blogs, and social networks), boasting an audience of over 130 million US unique visitors a month. Technorati Media is the 49th largest media property in the US, the 8th largest social media property and the 3rd largest blog property.* , the flagship site, is the world's first and largest blog search engine and a robust community blogging platform. is a journalism 3.0 site with a community of over 3,500 authors who have published over 85,000 articles using the site's proprietary publishing platform.
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