Director of Engineering at RealSelf

| Seattle
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About the Role: 

RealSelf is changing the way consumers shop for modern beauty products and services. Our marketplace team is driving the technology that serves doctors, clinicians, and brands who RealSelf connects with millions of consumers on a monthly basis. Come lead a team that is key to our mission to be the go-to advisor for medical aesthetic decisions and purchases, building tools like booking systems and provider insights. 

We are looking for someone who wants to be the technical leader of our Marketplace solutions team and play a key role in leading those responsible for the supply side of our business. You will play a critical role in our customer centered, real-time engineering team.

In this role you will: 

  • Manage and scale multiple engineering teams with 2-4 managers working across the stack (Mobile, Web, API, Backend platform and core services).
  • Have the ability to ask the right questions, evaluate tradeoffs and lead teams to solutions that solve real problems.
  • Develop an engineering culture that enables quality and craftsmanship.
  • Value simplicity and impact, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn new things.
  • Be deeply curious, driven to understand our business, product, and technology, and to apply that knowledge to create better outcomes.
  • Make and influence decisions critical to the organization’s success at the highest levels through networks and long-term strategic relationships developed across all levels of the organization.
  • Be able to work with Product Management, Sales, Designers and Support teams to successfully deliver in a real time, customer centered environment.
  • Act as a servant leader among other talented leaders and engineers.
  • Recruit, Hire, and Mentor team members and support the development of healthy, collaborative, results focused teams.

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

About You: 

You are looking for an opportunity to make an impact on an engineering org, as well as the product itself. You are looking to be the technical leader of the engineering org, where you are able to have a strong influence in the architecture and design of our code. 

You may be the right fit if you have:

  • More than 15 years of work experience in software engineering and development and 2+ years of being a leader of leaders.
  • Ability to impact and guide quality engineering best practices across engineering teams
  • Experience in building products with full stack technologies, with excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures and algorithms
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and leading a team through Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate and apply industry best standards and continual improvement across engineering teams
  • Understood cost trade-offs between technology and business and delivered the best possible technology solutions
  • Created and driven innovative solutions without over-engineering
  • High emotional integrity to embrace and grow a diverse team

Travel: Travel is not anticipated for this position

Work Environment:

The RealSelf office sits in a historic Pioneer Square building. Employees also have the option to bring their dogs to work!

About RealSelf:
RealSelf.com is the leading consumer destination in the $32B US medical aesthetics market. We make it easy to get the information and deep support needed to make confident purchase decisions. Since 2006 our authentic stories, unbiased ratings, and expert answers from board-certified doctors have helped millions of people explore treatments and decisions that range from laser skin resurfacing to highly considered cosmetic surgery. With the backing of world-class investors we’re growing RealSelf into a global business with a broad range of services. Come join our super talented and passionate team!

Check out our realselflife Instagram account to keep up on company updates and learn more about life at RealSelf.

RealSelf is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Location

We are in Seattle's original neighborhood that boasts trendy coffee shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Easy to commute to via public transit.

An Insider's view of RealSelf

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work life balance is important at RS - we offer a very flexible work schedule with the option to work remotely when ever needed, with two dedicated wfh days. This helps employees save time on commutes, ability to make appointments during the week, and spend more time with your family. We also offer 22 PTO days per year + 8 company paid holidays.

Amy

Sr. Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We're increasing trust on our platform in a time where people are less trustful of what they read online. Our goal is to give everyone the information they need to make strong, confident decisions about their medical care.

Sharon

Lead Trust & Safety Program Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Goal-tracking tools and resources at RealSelf keep me accountable and focused on results. The mentorship program and professional development grant also allowed me to learn new skills I can apply to my role. But nothing beats the amazing people at RealSelf–my manager truly cares about how I'm growing and how best she can support my ideas.

Geri

Sr. Community Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our People Team strives to support the understanding that work life balance should no longer be considered a benefit, but should be an expectation of a company. Not only do we stand behind this, we have recently created more opportunities for our people to work remote so that they can better balance life whether in or out of the office.

Craig

Sr. Director of People

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As Marketing Copywriter, I’ve got the unique privilege of partnering across our Email, Product, and Brand teams to help drive marketing initiatives forward. Each day I use the power of language to connect with our audience in interesting and impactful ways. Collaborating with such bright colleagues is a fun, challenging, and exhilarating experience

Jamachia

Marketing Copywriter

What are RealSelf Perks + Benefits

RealSelf Benefits Overview

RealSelf offers a comprehensive benefits package that is very competitive when compared to other similar companies. Employees pay nothing out of pocket for full medical/dental/vision coverage and premiums for dependents are covered at 75%. Many employees take advantage of the health and wellness reimbursement benefit and professional development grant program where they can use the funds for courses, conferences or anything else that would further their career development.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
RealSelf's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses for employees. 75% for spouses and dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
RealSelf's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
RealSelf provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 4% of contributions.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. RealSelf also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
RealSelf provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for specific positions, Work remotely $2 days per week, Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
RealSelf sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
RealSelf employees receive 22 paid days off per year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking, A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
RealSelf's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
RealSelf hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Customized development tracks
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