Director of Engineering at OfferUp

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OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally with its mission to build the largest, simplest and most trustworthy local marketplace. We are a rapidly growing team and are looking to bring on passionate, motivated, inspiring and curious engineers and leaders to be part of our team.

OfferUp is looking for a Director of Engineering to scale and lead engineering organization from people, technology and execution perspective. The ideal candidate (you) will be experienced in managing an organization of backend/frontend developers and leading other managers. You will provide technical as well as organizational leadership in a fast-paced environment. You will also provide leadership in planning and execution by working effectively with stakeholders such as Product, Operations, Design, Research, Data scientists, etc. and nurture a collaborative working relationship between engineering and rest of the company. You will be responsible for driving engineering excellence with respect to people, design, architecture, code quality and operational excellence.

You have experience successfully driving the following:

  • People/Culture Excellence: You are passionate about building and developing a world class engineering culture. You take pride in hiring, growing and mentoring the next generation of engineering leaders at OfferUp.
  • Technical Excellence: You have earned the respect of your peers, managers and partners for your ability to grasp difficult technical challenges and invent practical, sustainable solutions.
  • Execution Excellence: You rally your teams to meet their commitments to each other and to our customers. Find ways to fix and evolve systems/processes to drive up engineering efficiency and velocity.
  • Product/Business Excellence: You drive and deliver results by building the best possible customer experiences that move the needle for business. Seeing your teams’ solutions ship, scale and make a measurable impact on customers’ lives excites and fuels you.

Basic Qualifications: (What you’ve done)

  • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 15+ years experience planning, designing, developing and delivering software
  • 10+ years experience as a people manager in a software development organization
  • Hands-on experience leading 30+ people tech teams which includes being manager of managers in a product development organization
  • Experience in development of distributed/scalable systems, high-volume transaction and client applications
  • Experience fostering your team’s engineering excellence and limiting their technical debt
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Customer driven. Understands the impact that all decision will make on our users
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Nestled just south of downtown Bellevue with quick access to local highways- perfect to walk out to our daily foodtrucks or around Mercer Slough Park.

An Insider's view of OfferUp

What's something quirky about your company?

This may seem silly, but we have a 90lb MMA dummy our CEO bought and named Pat. On a daily basis, someone will take Pat and figure out creative ways to scare some folks in the office. How do I know? I am Pat.


Office Morale Booster (Ex-MMA Trainer)

What does your typical day look like?

One of the great things about OfferUp is that no two days look the same. The only thing you will see me do every day at the same time is plank at 3 p.m. with my team. Otherwise, who knows?


Software Development Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Like many engineers, one of my favorite parts of being in tech is using my creativity and logic to create something new, especially here at OfferUp where what we create has the ability to help the environment and enable people to support their own businesses.


Software Development Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

OfferUp will continue to be the premier local mobile marketplace for buying and selling, but there will likely be more and better e-commerce opportunities with the onset of new delivery technologies. OfferUp has such unique purpose and is leading the transformation of how consumers buy and sell locally. I'm delighted to be a part of the team.


Chief Financial Officer

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

Work/life balance is fantastic at OfferUp, especially for a startup! Sure, there are some days you may need to stay late- but everyone is pitching in here and understands the importance of recharging and resetting.



What are OfferUp Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided on Tuesdays and Fridays!
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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