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Director of Backend Engineering - What You'll Do:

  • Manage the entire backend engineering processes, workflows, plans, and schedules to support all R&D initiatives
  • Lead a team of 14 backend engineers (and growing) in cross-functional teams to build great products
  • Providing guidance to help increase the quality, efficiency, stability, deliverability, and maintainability of everything your engineers produce
  • Conduct code-reviews and share best practices using your knowledge in scale, microservices and clean architecture
  • Mentor, teach, and grow your engineers
  • Partner closely with Product Managers to define roadmaps
  • Work with the Recruiting and HR team to attract and retain excellent engineers

The Skills and Experience You Bring:

  • 6+ years experience working hands-on in highly-scalable applications
  • 1+ years experience managing and mentoring engineers towards delivering timely high quality software
  • Fluent in any 2 programming languages (preferably with GO (Golang) and/or Ruby)
  • Track record of mentoring and growing people
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing systems with clarity, reusability, testability, and scalability in mind
  • Able to take ownership and to communicate respectfully and effectively with both technical and non-technical teams
  • Inspire your engineers and the whole R&D team to be their best by using your technical expertise and positive energy

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Tel Aviv
Job type
Visa sponsorship
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Healthcare benefits

Retirement benefits

Options & equity benefits

Generous vacation policy

Lunch, dinners, snacks, coffee, full bar

Gym access

Commuter benefits

Dog friendly

Continuous professional development opportunities

Hackathons, international trips, happy hours (in and out of the office)

Volunteer opportunities

OpenWeb at a glance

It’s time for healthy conversations online

OpenWeb focuses on Mobile, Digital Media, Social Media, Internet, and Publishing. Their company has offices in New York City, New York, and Tel Aviv-Yafo. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, OpenWeb has raised $63M of funding; their latest round was closed on April 2019.

You can view their website at https://www.openweb.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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