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Director of Engineering, SEO

$145k – $205k AngelList Est.
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Compass is building the first modern end-to-end real estate platform by integrating agents, buyers and sellers through technology. Until Compass, no one has achieved the blend of the Natural Intelligence that hundreds of thousands of enterprising real estate agents bring to this market, enabled by the cloud, mobile and AI technologies. 

As one of the fastest growing technology companies of our generation, in an industry larger than any other, we have an opportunity and obligation to build a world-class engineering team and the operating platform that will transform real estate. In 2019 we will triple the size of our engineering team and are searching for creative and inspiring colleagues at all levels of the engineering organization.

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place. Our entrepreneurship principles (agents.compass.com/principles) bind us together and inform how we tackle the tremendous challenges ahead.

About the Role

You will co-own (with Product) and drive revenue & profitability for Organic Search with defined growth targets via up-leveling the SEO content, tech, and link strategy globally.  As a senior leader, you will:

* Directly manage a team of engineers, preferably SEO subject matter experts, to hit monthly, quarterly and annual revenue goals.
* Be fiercely competitive and engender a sense of urgency, creativity, and curiosity for how we continue to outperform the competition in SEO. Drive stakeholders in analytics and engineering to deliver the required data and tools to do our job effectively.
* Understand how changes in competition and the dynamic event landscape impact campaign performance, and build scalable automated solutions to stay ahead of trends.
* Respond to rapid changes in the event landscape and marketplace to capture potential performance opportunities for Organic search
* Nimbly manage and measure performance across keyword targets, but execute ad hoc strategic initiatives with your other engineering partners.
* Establish the innovation mindset and always-on experimentation including new page development, a/b test on-page optimization, schemas, etc.
* Lead engagement related to automation, tagging, and data integrity with cross functional stakeholders in Engineering and Analytics.  Highlight technical pitfalls and become the driving force behind building a reliable foundation of SEO tech (e.g., structured data, schema markup) and process that will scale globally
* Set clear KPIs and drive team culture of accountability and rigor towards business impact 
* Identify trends and opportunities to drive higher rankings and search coverage. In addition, conducting regular audits to evolve and advance SEO tech & content.
* Identify business opportunities and define technical vision for your team and the company
* Be a domain expert on real estate technology and products and an empathetic partner to our customers
* Inspire, recruit and mentor a team of high performing engineers

What We Look For

* BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience, MS/PhD preferred
* Proven track record of building top talent and high performance orgs, directing multiple teams and engineering managers
* Experience managing large scale systems in rapid growth environments
* Experience with modern web frameworks (e.g. Go/React), distributed computing (e.g. Spark), public cloud platforms (e.g. AWS) and data pipelines
* Familiarity with containerization, microservices architecture, continuous integration and delivery
* Leadership on multiple well-known products throughout their life cycles, from idea conception to product release and maintenance
* Proven success in working with product, marketing, business, and operations divisions
* Examples of engineers for whom you’ve guided their technical and career progress

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