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Director of Engineering

 

Mobilize is the volunteer recruitment and events management platform that connects mission-driven organizations and their supporters.

The Mobilize platform has helped 3,000 advocacy organizations, nonprofits, unions, and political campaigns like Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Human Rights Campaign, AARP, and the Biden/Harris campaign sign up more than 4 million supporters for over 15 million actions.

Mobilize was acquired in December 2020 by EveryAction - the leading technology platform for mission-driven organizations. This partnership is turbocharging our growth and creating many new opportunities to have mass scale impact.

As a company we are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of volunteers and organizations that we exist to serve. We especially encourage women, people who identify as LGBTQ, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the technology and nonprofit industries to apply.

Our team brings experience from various political campaigns, nonprofits, and advocacy organizations, as well as industry-leading companies including Condé Nast, Quora, Pandora, Qualcomm, and DataCamp.

About the role

As Director of Engineering, you’ll immediately have significant ownership over engineering team planning, processes, and growth. You will work closely with our president and leadership team on product strategy and execution.

You will:

  • Manage an engineering organization to be productive, happy, and well-utilized.

  • Develop a deep understanding of our product and users and work with cross-functional stakeholders to build an excellent product that empowers organizations and supporters.

  • Develop a deep understanding of our codebase and stack and work with the engineering team to create a product that is secure, stable, performant, and cost-effective.

  • Contribute to technical planning, standards, and decision-making at all levels.

  • Set culture and process for the team to ensure we’re inclusive, effective, and enjoying ourselves.

  • Empower the team to be cross-functionally effective and work with engineering and other departments to ensure good communication.

  • Grow the team by hiring excellent new engineers.

  • Contribute to product planning at every level by scoping, speccing, prioritizing, and communicating consequences of decisions.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • You care deeply about empowering ordinary people for progressive causes. We’re a mission-driven company, and everything we do is guided by impact. At the end of the day, we’re here to make a difference.

  • You have strong technical skills, including the ability to reason through different approaches, write high quality code in a reasonable timeframe, explain tradeoffs, debug your and others’ code, and adjust to changing requirements.

  • You’re flexible and able to anticipate change.

  • You’re a team player. You’re not afraid to pick up whitespace work that’s needed for a project to succeed.

  • You take initiative to raise and solve problems to make the team stronger going forward.

  • You’re an eager and fast learner, undaunted by tackling a project in a totally new technology or part of the stack.

  • You care deeply about the people you work with, and are good at finding ways to help people grow

Hard minimum requirements:

  • You have prior experience managing programmers.

Our Technology

We’re including this list only to be helpful and informative. We do not expect familiarity with any particular technology in the interview process or before starting the job. As long as you’re strong in programming fundamentals and excited to learn new technologies, you’re a good candidate! Our tech stack is:

  • Python (Django) backend

  • React frontend

  • PostgreSQL database hosted on Amazon Aurora

  • AWS for all sorts of goodies including hosting servers

  • Algolia for search and discovery

  • Celery for offline task management

  • Github for version control

  • Docker for package management

  • 3rd party tools such as CircleCI, Twilio, Mandrill, Datadog, Cloudflare, and a bunch of others

Details

Compensation range: $155,000 - $175,000

Comprehensive set of benefits for employees, includes:

  • 5 weeks PTO

  • Fully-funded healthcare

  • Dental and vision benefits

  • Generous parental leave policy

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 401K with employer contribution

This role is remote within the US until further notice with the option to start working in-person from an office in NYC, Boston, or DC currently. Any expectations and changes to the remote work policy will be communicated well in advance.

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