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Director of Engineering

What is SpanishDict?

We are the team behind the leading Spanish learning websites, SpanishDict and Fluencia, which collectively help more than 100 million people each year. Our company is profitable, growing quickly, and looking for a Director of Engineering to guide our engineering team to new heights.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Engineering will lead our engineering team for SpanishDict. This person will be responsible for attracting, mentoring, and developing world-class talent, building a high-performance engineering organization, and delivering valuable products in a fast-paced environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Attract and develop top talent. In this role, you will be responsible for hiring, mentoring, and motivating an outstanding engineering team.
  • Build an enduring, high-performance organization. You’ll design SpanishDict’s engineering organization, architect our workflows, decide who works on what, set the bar for quality, and determine the big picture starts, stops, and continues.
  • Plan, prepare, and manage engineering budgets. You will manage the engineering budget for hosting, services, and personnel.
  • Ship amazing products. You’ll work collaboratively with the product, content, and revenue teams to build and ship products that add value to millions of people worldwide.

What we are looking for:

  • A master team builder. The perfect candidate is a magnet for attracting and developing great engineers, and a catalyst for a culture that is healthy, engaged, and motivated over the long term.
  • Engineering management experience. You’ve managed software engineering teams. You can design a high-functioning organization and develop new engineers into senior engineers, and senior engineers into team leaders.
  • Strong product instincts. You have a strong application development background, having built and shipped products that succeeded in the market. You will contribute to overall product strategy with your insight and experience.
  • Leadership. You take ownership of outcomes. You have experience making hard decisions. You can build trust and communicate a vision that rallies the team to achieve extraordinary things.

What’s the culture like?

We’ve brought together a talented team that is down-to-earth, friendly, and driven to build products that people use and love. Our technology stack is state-of-the-art and as a team we regularly develop elegant apis, automate tests, produce innovative UIs, and review each other’s code so that it is reusable, extensible, and easy to maintain. We also contribute to the DC Tech scene by hosting meetups for Node.js. Read more about our culture on our engineering blog.

Does the job come with perks?

We offer a competitive salary and amazing benefits, including stock options, 401(k) contributions, platinum health insurance, work-from-home-days, a budget for conferences and classes, all-you-can-eat snacks and drinks, Free Lunch Fridays, and a whole lot more.

To find out more and apply online, visit our careers page.

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