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Engineering Director, Content Services

Company: Dotdash Meredith
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

About Your Role:Dotdash Meredith is looking for an experienced Director to lead our Content Services engineering team. This team is responsible for the applications and services which serve as the core of our publishing platform and provide content storage, data enrichment, search, recommendations, and distribution across our large portfolio of premium brands.As an experienced technologist and leader, you will work collaboratively with your peers to shape the technical direction for the team. You will partner with Product Management to inform technical strategy and build a robust roadmap to meet business objectives. You will lead your engineering team to successfully deliver against the roadmap with an attention for detail, quality, and technical excellence.About Your Contributions:You understand and will confidently address the challenges associated with delivering engaging, dynamic, reliable, and highly performant services to drive revenue across our sites. You are capable of being hands-on with code and development tools and are eager to do so if required. You are a natural leader and a seasoned manager who will coax the best performance from our talented and committed engineering team. You will:

  • Partner closely with product and other engineering leadership to set technical direction for the platform ecosystem.
  • Mentor and manage developers, technical leads, and managers on your team to grow their skills and prepare them for increased responsibilities.
  • Help drive our onboarding and internal training processes to support increased hiring and team growth.
  • Stay current with and advocate for engineering best practices, performance, and scalability.
  • Help lead conversations about the design, architecture, and implementation of our platform services and ancillary systems.About You:You have broad, deep knowledge of modern development techniques and trends, and you are not done learning. You have:
    • 10+ years of professional technology experience, with at least 5 years in a management role. The ideal candidate will have experience managing other managers and have hands-on experience building and interacting with backend applications and RESTful APIs.
    • Experience working in multiple back-end technology frameworks in multiple languages. Practical knowledge of service languages such as Java, Python, or NodeJS is preferred.
    • Strong understanding of system design for highly-performant systems. Experience with service architecture, horizontal scalability, and managing large data sets is preferred.
    • The ability to make yourself understood to both technical and non-technical audiences. You are an outstanding communicator and your interactions with stakeholders and coworkers move business forward in a dynamic, exciting, entrepreneurial working environment. You are as good maybe better at listening as you are at talking and writing.
    • Outstanding management skills and natural leadership qualities. You are deeply respected and your counsel is sought by developers and nontechnical partners. You are an effective manager of people and embrace all responsibilities pleasant and otherwise associated with performance management and ensuring your team has what it needs to succeed.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Youre a results-oriented multi-tasker who runs toward a challenge.
    • Ability to be flexible, negotiate in good faith, compromise where needed, and find paths forward.About Us:Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Merediths over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.Dotdash Meredith embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash Meredith. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash Meredith recruiting team will come from a @dotdashmdp.com or a notification@jobvite.com account belonging to a Dotdash Meredith Recruiter. If you are in conversations about a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to security@dotdashmdp.com.

Keywords: Dotdash Meredith, Oakland , Engineering Director, Content Services, Engineering , Oakland, California

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