As SendGrid continues to expand into adjacent market spaces, we are looking for a dynamic and strategic leader to head up the fastest growing area of our company.  The Senior Director of Software Engineering - Multichannel will be responsible for building our next-generation product experiences.  Our multichannel team is just getting off the ground within SendGrid, making this an opportunity to function within a startup atmosphere and still have the stability that comes from our recent Unicorn IPO.  You will need tremendous technical depth and managerial skill in order to build and inspire a small team that can quickly bring this product from prototype to production service.  This is a full stack position, and a balance between frontend and backend technology leadership experience will be critical. 

Our Redwood City office is home to our CEO, CPO, and a rapidly growing team focused on product innovation and architectures at scale.  We are looking for a candidate with solid experience in distributed systems, and practical applications in Marketing and Ad Tech.

What You’ll Do

  • Live by and champion our cultural values of Happy, Hungry, Honest, and Humble
  • Recruit top-notch talent to join our existing team of experienced engineers
  • Balance rigor and process against velocity.  This is an early stage product
  • Inspire the engineers around you
  • Lead strategic planning and design sessions with Product Management, Architecture, Business, and Operations stakeholders to create a shared vision and technical roadmap
  • Act as an agent of change; providing different perspectives and outside of the box thinking
  • Keep the team connected across locations and multiple strategic initiatives.  We are a fast growing company and inclusive communication is critical to maintaining our alignment and our culture

About You

  • Seasoned Engineering Leader -- you have led in startups and large companies and have learned how to balance the strengths of each
  • High energy -- you want ‘Hustle’ to be our fifth H
  • Coach and Advocate -- you are passionate about developing engineering leaders within your organization and providing an environment for learning and growth
  • Talent magnet -- you are admired by those who work with you and can call on your deep personal network to build out your team
  • Ad tech, display or social advertising industry experience preferred
  • Nice to have: Experience working directly with publishers or channels in a business development capacity
  • Nice to have: Passionate about online media, growing a new business line and working with advertisers and agencies to build innovative products   

About SendGrid

Founded in 2009, SendGrid built its reputation solving a key pain point of delivering transactional emails that respond to customer behavior (purchase receipts, order confirmations, password resets, etc.). In 2015, SendGrid expanded the platform into marketing email use cases, enabling customers to have one platform for both transactional and marketing email. We deliver over 40 billion emails a month for customers like Airbnb, Spotify, and Yelp.

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