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Director of Engineering

$120k – $170k AngelList Est.
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Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?
We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.

Our user base has doubled in the last year alone, and we have paid over $1 billion directly to creators on our platform. In order to support this level of growth, Patreon is looking for a Director of Engineering for our Membership Product teams.

What you will do:

* Lead multiple engineering teams that fall under the Membership Product group, which focuses on the growth and product development of Patreon’s core value proposition, a seamless membership experience for patrons, creators, and fans.
* Think ahead and set the vision, roadmap, and backlog for Patreon’s Membership Experience
* Own the metrics for conversion, retention, and creator trust.
* Work with our Product, Engineering, Design, GTM and other cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and collaboration
* Manage, coach, and support a team of Engineering Managers
* Bring out the best in the individuals in your teams by enabling them to do the best work of their careers
* Have a service oriented mindset while driving excellence across the organization
* Partner with recruiting to help scale the Membership Product Engineering group by hiring the best talent

Skills and experience you possess:

* 15+ years of technical leadership in software development with a variety of languages (Java, Python, React, JavaScript, Ruby)
* At least 5 years of engineering management experience
* Technical leadership: Ability to set a long-term vision for the team and drive long-term execution towards that vision through architecture and process. Track record of taking a thorough approach to technical design and execution of large technical projects. Ability to bring clarity and structure to the technical and non-technical aspects of the project
* Strong communicator: Good at communicating to multiple audiences, including technical and non-technical colleagues. Setting expectations with others. Collaborating with stakeholders and teams.
* Strong people manager: Able to mentor, coach, and develop engineers at all levels and engineering managers to do the best work of their careers
* Business Acumen: Strong understanding of business dynamics, goals, and how Engineering fits into Patreon’s overall business

Who you'll work with:

At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.

Patreon aspires to be among the tech industry’s most inclusive work environments. Not only is it the right thing to do, but pursuing diversity of perspectives helps us build for our diverse community of creators and patrons.

We work hard to maintain a bottom-up decision-making culture. We empower our employees by providing a clear vision and tools to fulfill on it. We believe that hiring smart, thoughtful, people and giving them strong ownership of their work leads to the best results.

Want to learn more about Patreon?

* Check out our reviews on Glassdoor (glassdoor.com/Reviews/Patreon-Reviews-E915057.htm)
* Check to see if you know a Patreon teammate on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/3228545)

Thanks very much for taking the time to learn about the team behind Patreon. If you want to join us changing creator’s lives, we’d love to talk.
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