Director of Engineering, Platform at Minted | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: Engineering

Minted is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Director of Engineering, to oversee the platform teams. This role will be responsible for enabling development teams to self-serve operations of their applications with robust tooling to measure, detect, and prevent production issues. Work closely with engineering leadership to build a culture of reliability.

The engineering team at Minted is in the process of replatforming and re- architecting several services and applications within our ecosystem, so this is a great time to join and help to guide and build the next generation platform for all of engineering.

We have offices located in San Francisco, CA and Kansas City, MO, and we are considering remote candidates. This role will report to the VP, Engineering.

You Will:

  • Define a strategic vision for minted platform as we transition from a monolith to a service oriented architecture
  • Organize your teams to modernize tooling around monitoring, reliability, scalability, developer experience, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Help migrate from a centralized, operations owned cloud posture to developer driven cloud infrastructure model
  • Be a talent builder to attract, mentor, and retain best in class engineersPartner with engineering teams to identify, prioritize, build, and maintain tooling that enables them to define and achieve their goals around monitoring, alerts, performance, logging, disaster recovery, etc.
  • Help to introduce and drive more industry best practices and standards across all of the engineering organization

You Are:

  • An experienced servant leader.
  • Passionate about enabling engineering teams via automation and tooling
  • Well versed on platform technologies, configuration management, cloud services, such as Kubernetes, Terraform, and AWS and GCP
  • A detail-oriented, hands-on software architect, able and willing to mentor others

You Have:

  • 7+ years of experience operating a public facing ecosystem in cloud infrastructure
  • 3+ years of experience as a manager
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience running Site Reliability Engineering teams
  • Spent time in a senior engineer or architect role

Bonus Points:

  • Previous experience migrating from a monolithic architecture to a service oriented architecture
  • Experience building backend core services which enable application development teams
  • Experience defining standards around architecture, messaging, scaffolding, etc
  • Experience working at an e-commerce company


The Company

Minted is a design marketplace, sourcing creative content from independent artists around the globe and selling the best designs to the world in the form of art, home decor, and stationery. Founded in 2007 by Mariam Naficy on the principles of transparency and putting design first, we are early pioneers of crowdsourcing having launched our first design challenge in April 2008 and have held monthly art and design challenges ever since. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to learn more. Our corporate headquarters is located near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, with additional offices in Oakland and Kansas City and we're backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, Primera (angel investors include Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp). We're a team of smart, ambitious, creative, and passionate people who come from all walks of life. Might you be one of us?

Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program. Minted's Job Applicant Privacy Policy.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Director of Engineering, Platform
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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