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Head of Engineering

Company: Tastemade
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

Our mission is to delight, engage, and inspire you through real-life storytelling. Who Are We? Would you consider yourself a travel, food, and home & design lover? Do you get excited about bringing people together over a great meal in an unforgettable location? Does the idea of working at a company that is empowering the creator economy and changing the way the world makes, watches, and engages with video make you giddy? If you answered yes to these questions, then keep reading! Tastemade is a global community of food lovers, travelers, and design enthusiasts on a mission to connect the world through video and experiences. In just a few years our community has grown to over 300 million people across a huge range of channels, devices, and apps, from cable & streaming platforms, to major social platforms, to our own websites and apps. We are looking for passionate people who want to change the world and make a difference. People who are driven to disrupt the status quo and not looking for just another job. This is a critical hire at an exciting time for the company, and there's an enormous opportunity for growth. What You'll Do:

  • Lead a team of in-house and contract developers supporting the technology underlying Tastemade's large and fast-growing media platform, as well as the company's burgeoning products supporting the creator economy
  • Work closely with the Head of Product to create and execute on the product roadmap
  • Integrate the technology of ChefsFeed, a company Tastemade acquired in late 2020
  • Evaluate technologies and tradeoffs to make and execute on key decisions about streamlining, optimizing, and scaling our technology, taking into consideration cost and performance.
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Build quality assurance, security, and data protection processes
  • Monitor KPIs and IT budget to assess technological performance What You'll Bring:
    • 8-10+ years of development work at leading technology companies
    • Prior experience mentoring and managing other developers
    • A degree in computer science or a relevant technical field
    • Systems thinking and experience designing and scaling complex technical architectures
    • A strong sense of ownership-you will be the ultimate steward of our technology--
    • Familiarity with Ruby on Rails, Django, and Node.js
    • Familiarity with React and/or other frontend frameworks
    • Experience building web, mobile, and TV applications
    • Knowledge of microservices, DevOps, and managing a high-availability server environment, preferably in AWS with Terraform
    • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases and schema design, including Postgres, Redis, and ElasticSearch
    • Ok with being on-call to respond to emergencies should they arise
    • Agile/Scrum experience, or a willingness to work within such a framework
    • Knowledge of Git and Github workflows
    • A strong belief in the importance of the readability and maintainability of a codebase
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
    • A desire to do whatever it takes to meet deadlines and succeed in a highly flexible and fast-paced environment
    • Passion for food, travel, and design
    • Stock options
    • Flexible vacation days and paid holidays
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life EAP and 401K benefits
    • Apple iMac, MacBook or equivalent hardware
    • A stellar work environment - fun, casual, and fast-paced
    • Colleagues who are fellow food & travel lovers! We're an equal opportunity employer. We most decidedly an equal opportunity employer. We want applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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