Director of Engineering

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  • Build, inspire and coach the technology team
  • Mentor the technology team in translating the overall strategy into specific objectives, products, and services, to deliver a high-quality product that supports our mission
  • Grow and build our technology infrastructure
  • Anticipate technology scale and capability challenges and address them with clear plans
  • Own and drive technical organization integrity
  • Work closely with product management to transform requirements into technical specifications and software designs
  • Create a healthy collaborative environment with shared ownership and commitment around product development goals
  • Design and implement an effective organizational structure that supports maximum communication and effective execution of initiatives
  • Work closely with project management to turn priorities and requirements into plans that optimize resources and set appropriate expectations
  • Oversee development of key performance metrics such as site availability and responsiveness, bug response time, code review response time
  • Evaluate and optimize the feature prioritization process
  • Evaluate and optimize the engineering development lifecycle
  • Evaluate and optimize workflows/methodologies
  • Build technical strategies and roadmaps for the product
  • Help plan and oversee migration from local servers to the cloud
  • Interview the entire team to identify areas of concern
  • Take over 1-on-1 discussions with the engineering team and data team lead
  • Discuss SEO strategy and review SEO architecture
  • Discuss analytics strategy, including A/B testing, etc.
  • Lead the technical discussions in product planning


  • Your knowledge of information security, data integration, Linux, JavaScript, and PostgreSQL is very broad.
  • You're familiar with cloud computing, building and managing big data systems.
  • You are an excellent communicator in writing and in person, both inside the team and out of it.
  • You have the capacity to act as a true mentor and coach for your team.
  • You have some experience growing a startup team.


  • You'll receive a competitive salary as well as equity options.
  • As part of your relocation package, we'll cover your international travel costs, sponsor your visa and work permit, as well as take care of your accommodation for the first month.
  • Your health insurance will be covered.
  • We have a fun, flexible work environment where everyone has enough space (both literal and metaphorical) to do their best work. We'll also provide the hardware you need.
  • Your perks will include a monthly allowance for Uber, sports, and books. Our kitchen is always stocked with drinks and snacks, and we brew our own kombucha. His name is Bob.

Job description

If you choose to accept this mission, you'll be the one leading our technical roadmap and taking responsibility for the evolution, development, and delivery of our core platform and architecture. We'll trust you to have what it takes to empower a team and communicate effectively.
You're the kind of person who thinks about tech in business terms, and business in tech terms—you can’t make a tech decision without considering the business implications, or a business decision without thinking of the tech implications.
Our current team is pretty amazing. They’re not just great at coding, they’re incredible people to boot. We want them to grow and feel challenged, as well as have an interesting and manageable workload. That's where your innate leadership ability comes in. You know how to ask the right questions to lead developers and managers to solutions that are elegant, scalable, and exciting.
To fit this team like a glove, you absolutely need to be kind, honest, and humble. If we aren’t honest about where we’re failing, we can’t grow. But if we can’t be kind while being honest, we won’t thrive. And we really want to do both! We believe that humility is one of the keys to great leadership, so massive egos need not apply.

The company

Life at Jobbatical

The Location

Tallinn, Estonia

Moving to Estonia

If you hold the passport of a visa-free country, you can start working in Estonia within 24 hours from accepting the job offer, if your new employer is classified as a startup.
If your new employer is not considered a startup, you can start after a maximum of 10 days from accepting the job offer.
If you hold the passport of a country that requires a visa to enter Estonia, you can move and start working within approximately 4 weeks.