Director of Engineering at Reverb
Reverb is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of music makers all over the world by focusing on gear-tailored product experiences, inspiring content, compelling inventory, and amazing customer service.
We believe that music makes the world a better place, which is why our mission is to make the world more musical. Through Reverb Gives, a portion of every sale provides youth music education programs across the world with instruments they need to make music.Job Description
The Inventory and Shipping team makes it easy for anyone to list, sell, and ship an item on Reverb. The team is responsible for a range of features that remove the uncertainty of selling music gear online, such as pricing guidance, shipping tools, and gear collection management. Our work represents a key pillar of Reverb’s product strategy.
The Director of Engineering will grow our team to enable deeper impact across this space, craft systems that foster the reliable delivery of impactful product improvements, and ensure that your team members are thriving.
You’ll serve as a member of the Engineering leadership team, contribute to the advancement of our department overall, and report to the CTO. This is a full-time role that is open to remote hires within multiple states as well as candidates local to Chicago, IL. For candidates who will work remotely visit this link for a list of approved locations.
Mentor, coach, and grow your team, with a focus on developing future leaders. Cultivate a culture of innovation, enthusiasm, ownership, and customer obsession.
Partner with cross-functional peers to develop the vision, strategy, and goals for your team. Lead your engineering team to develop a technical strategy that supports this long-term direction.
Develop a hiring plan that allows your team to achieve its vision. Prioritize hiring and staffing and attract top talent, helping Reverb get even stronger as we grow.
Ensure your teams have the context, capabilities, rituals and resources to deliver effectively. View your team’s work both from the high level perspective of a senior leader, and, when needed, dive into the details to support high quality decision-making and execution.
Break down barriers for your team and the organization, in particular those that span teams, functions, or departments. Lead engineering-wide initiatives to drive successful outcomes now and over time.
Hands-on coding won’t be a major part of your job, but you’ll build empathy and insights by making occasional technical contributions.
At least 4 years of engineering leadership experience, including demonstrated ability to effectively lead and grow managers and engineers
Track record of hiring top talent in a rapidly growing organization
A history of building highly scaled product experiences, including both “green-field” efforts and optimizations, that solve real customer problems and create measurable business impact
Experience deeply collaborating with product management and design leadership to achieve shared goals
Familiarity with any of the following is a plus: music gear, online marketplaces, e-commerce, third party integrations, or machine learning fundamentals.
Reverb offers compensation packages that include base, bonus, and equity in the form of Etsy restricted stock units. Some of our key benefits include but are not limited to the following:
100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents (you read it right: no premiums!)
Life, AD&D, and supplemental long-and short-term disability insurance
A matching 401(k)
A generous PTO policy that includes vacation, sick/mental health days plus 11 paid holidays and two floating holidays.
18 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child
Up to $7,500 reimbursement of adoption-related expenses
Paid sabbatical program
Ways to give back to your community through a charitable contribution match and volunteer time off
At Reverb, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant and resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Reverb is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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