Sr. Director of Engineering – Front End & Mobile
TillsterLos Angeles, CA3 months ago
We are seeking a versatile, hands-on Sr. Director of Engineering to lead a team of talented front end and mobile engineers. The ideal candidate should come from a high volume, ecommerce background and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment (as well as understand the specific challenges that come along with it). This is a hands-on technical leadership role in our Los Angeles, CA office / partially remote.

What you will be doing:
  • Providing effective solutions to difficult software engineering problems in an area of significant scope and importance to Tillster
  • Translating business needs to design, code, test, and maintain deliverables of high complexity and impact
  • Instilling and driving software engineering standards and best practices with the team to maximize engineering excellence and developer productivity
  • Employing strong business and technical acumen to guide the team (customer obsession, strategic thinking, sweating the details)
  • Creating shared vision, building and maintaining strong cross-functional relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the CTO/COO Engineering and other company leaders
  • Partnering with Program and Product Management to understand requirements, prioritize tasks, and incorporate new features into existing products
  • Rapidly adapting to new and changing situations to quickly solve problems and find new directions


What you need:
  • Bachelors or master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent skills and knowledge
  • Solid understanding of programming languages, frameworks, and methodologies along with excellent technical and problem-solving skills
  • 6+ years' experience as an established technical leader of software engineering teams that have successfully delivered impactful business solutions
  • Passion for technology with a minimum of 6+ years of software development and services experience. Experience with cloud computing in AWS, web services, and CI/CD strongly desired
  • Strong experience with Java, J2EE framework and developing APIs. Experience and understanding on developing native mobile applications strongly desired
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript, Angular and Mobile Application Development
  • Extensive software or web development background and comfortable with both the management and technical programming aspect of the position
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering high quality software
  • Proven project and delivery experience in a professional environment, including ownership or delivery of a sizable product and/or product component
  • In-depth understanding and experience with agile principles and practices
  • Experience working in a large-scale, e-commerce-driven business
  • Experience working in a continuous deployment environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members
  • Must be very comfortable programming and still be "hands on"
  • Demonstrated experience leading positive change, empowering people, cultivating product technology visions and innovative solutions, and fostering effective engineering teams
  • Organizational competencies and project management skills to keep projects, processes, and the entire engineering team on track in a distributed global engineering ecosystem
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills with expertise in distilling complicated topics to a broader audience


What you get:
  • A competitive compensation that includes base salary + equity
  • The opportunity to build innovative, scalable technologies with the global leader in customer engagement programs and self-service ordering for the quick service restaurant industries
  • The opportunity to shape a strong engineering culture


About Tillster:
As a Tillster employee you will be entering an exciting growth stage company with US offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Atlanta; and world class, global customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We offer the opportunity to work with highly talented, solutions oriented colleagues, cutting edge technology, data and consumer experiences, some of the world's most admired brands, and to create positive disruption in a huge market – $600B industry in the US, and a global foodservice marketplace projected to grow from $2.6 trillion worldwide sales in 2012 to $3.4 trillion by 2017. We offer competitive salaries, pre-IPO equity, Fortune 500 level benefits and the opportunity to grow, contribute and drive results.

Tillster is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Local Candidates Strongly Preferred.
Relocation Assistance Considered.
No visa sponsorship.
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