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Head of Engineering & Product

Automattic · Jun 26th 2020

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ABOUT US & THE ROLE:

We're looking for a business-savvy technology executive to lead our products and engineering team to produce high quality, innovative, and scalable B2B solutions in alignment with our business goals.

As the Head of Engineering you will serve as an inspirational, forward-thinking, and people-centric leader to define and deliver our technical roadmap, product vision, and strategy for scalability. Your ability to drive technical initiatives, collaborate with peers, and embrace company culture is crucial to the success of this role. Our ideal candidate has pragmatic decision-making abilities, and an unshakable focus on strategy, execution, and delivery. This position will tackle technical challenges, execute large-scale transformation, and develop & grow high performing technology teams.

Reporting to the CEO and part of the leadership team, you will also act as a strategic business and technology liaison with other divisions of Automattic to help drive decisions that impact the current and future operations of Pressable.

WHAT’S COOL ABOUT THIS JOB:

Build a team that will design and deploy truly innovative cloud-solutions that are wide-ranging in scope and high-impact upon delivery. We drive continuous advancements and improvements through our product strategy, business proposition and technical direction. We seek new ways to deliver comprehensive managed WordPress hosting plans to customers, while improving the reliability, scalability, and performance of our Platform.

DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, manage and mentor a team of Engineers, Product Managers, Designers and Related Personnel

  • Plan, build, and develop products (from idea to deployment) that enhance our current offerings.

  • Own the product roadmap & product lifecycle management from concept to launch across all product lines

  • Owning and managing budget responsibilities for technical operations.

  • Lead develop and execute technology strategies and roadmaps to deliver robust, flexible and scalable platforms that meet the needs of our growing company and product evolution.

  • Plan infrastructure and operations investments that scale with the changing needs of the business and communicating all updates to leadership and other relevant team members.

  • Partner with Customer Success and Marketing to assess product/feature usage and success.

  • Drive innovative ideas, solutions, and products through leadership.

  • Establishing a people-first culture with continuous learning that is supported by professional development opportunities, including mentoring and well-defined career paths.

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