Director, Engineering
Evidon, Inc - New York, NY

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Evidon empowers consumers and businesses to see, understand and control data online. With insights fueled by its Ghostery browser extension and rich, 800+ company privacy Database, Evidon enables businesses to assess the cookies and other tracking activity on their websites, helping them to protect their audience data and improve performance.

As the first and largest dedicated provider of privacy and compliance solutions for digital media, Evidon also enables leading brands, agencies, publishers, advertising networks and others to comply easily with privacy laws and self-regulatory programs across North America and Europe. Evidon serves over a billion “Ad Choices” notices daily on behalf of these businesses—in the U.S. and in local languages across Europe—giving consumers transparency into and control over how their information is used online. By protecting themselves and empowering consumers, businesses build their brands and improve results.

Evidon seeks a Director of Engineering, reporting to the CTO, to manage the company's NYC-based team. We rely heavily on new tools and technologies like Hadoop, RoR, JQuery, browser extension development (for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer), Puppet, Cherokee, Vertica/Hadoop, and Flume. Our infrastructure is entirely cloud-based, and our consumer-facing interfaces are viewed by billions of people – in nearly 20 languages -- every month. We are somewhat flexible regarding past experience, and are focused on ensuring a good cultural fit as much as we are in making sure the candidate has the right skills for the job. Regardless, candidate should be a driven self-starter who works hard and enthusiastically collaborates with others.

This position, based in NY, offers a unique opportunity to work alongside industry thought leaders to create solutions that stem confusion related to online consumer data collection, one of the industry’s most pervasive issues.

Work closely with Product team to jointly manage priorities and timeline

Manage a team of about 10 engineers, mostly based in NYC

Own development of our SaaS and consumer-facing products

Retain and attract top talent

Continue to help the team build great products while keeping an eye on technical debt

Make efficient use of technology and maintain cost/expense models

Desired Experience:
Managing a team of at least 10 people within a growing start-up

Working in agile software development, including running daily stand-ups

CS/Engineering degree

Running high-volume transactional systems on AWS (we handle billions of events every day)

Good understanding of varying data technologies in play today (MySQL, Mongo, Hive, and warehouse systems like Vertica and Netezza)

Identifying, evaluating, and choosing tech vendors

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Evidon is dedicated to improving online advertising by increasing accountability, improving transparency and, most importantly, helping...