Director of Engineering, Ads

Your role within our Kingdom
Be both a highly technical, hands-on coder and effective people manager. Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts. Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence. Effectively coach, mentor and guide the technical and professional development of the members of the team. Scale the team up by sourcing and hiring both externally and internally, and keep a super high bar while doing so!. Partner with product and other teams to capture requirements for advertising needs, and build the most effective systems, services, tools, and infrastructure to achieve those goals. Participate in deep technical design discussions within your team, and across partner teams, and ensure that we're building the right systems and keeping the quality high. You will bring a strong perspective that drives change and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to complex problems. Ensure the team fully understands the goals and objectives of King's advertising unit and how their work fits into the bigger picture. Inspire the team to be autonomous, grow people's careers, and build technical leaders within the team.
Skills to create thrills
10+ years of software engineering experience, including hands-on technical management 5+ years coding in one of the following languages: C++, Java, and/or NodeJS Strong ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience You've led a team of 10+ engineers, and have 5+ years of engineering management experience. You have experience building services and systems, and have successfully taken projects from inception to production. You have experience formulating a team's technical strategy and roadmap; you've collaborated and partnered effectively with several other teams. You are comfortable diving into the technical aspects of various parts of the backend system. You can provide a strong technical vision for systems and infrastructure teams.
Bonus points
Experience building advertising platform

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