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Director of Engineering

Austin, Texas; San Francisco, California; Sunnyvale, California

Overview

GoDaddy engineers are shifting the global economy to support small businesses worldwide to create beautiful online experiences for their customers that help them grow and manage their business. We work fearlessly to build innovative solutions, platforms and business applications tailored to the unique needs of the small business owner. Using a collaborative, agile, small team approach we make cutting edge technologies simple and effective. Our team of technologists do the heavy lifting, so our customers can focus on making their dreams come true.

  • Full-time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes

Success Profile

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  • Problem-solver
  • Focused
  • Organized
  • Self-starter
  • Strategic
  • Visual
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  • Adaptable
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Communicator
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Creative
  • Perceptive
  • Tech Savvy
  • Quick-Thinking

Job Description

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 19 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs everywhere, making opportunity more inclusive for all. To learn more about the company visit www.GoDaddy.com.

We have an immediate opening for a seasoned leader to run a growing team of 30-40 software engineers in a vibrant, thriving office in Austin, Texas dedicated to building world-class systems that enable small business owners to be seen, look great, and connect with their customers online. Our “Do-It-For-You” suite of tools allow GoDaddy professionals to create and manage fully-custom websites, digital marketing presence, email marketing campaigns, and more, so owners can focus on what they know best - selling their products and services.

Director, Software Development

GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With nearly 18.5 million customers worldwide and over 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visit www.GoDaddy.com .

GoDaddy empowers small business owners to grow their business online with a suite of tools for both the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) customer and the customer who needs professionals to Do-It-For-You (DIFY).

We have an immediate opening for a seasoned leader to run a growing team of 30-40 software engineers in a vibrant, thriving office in Austin, Texas dedicated to building world-class systems that enable small business owners to be seen, look great, and connect with their customers online. Our “Do-It-For-You” suite of tools allow GoDaddy professionals to create and manage fully-custom websites, digital marketing presence, email marketing campaigns, and more, so owners can focus on what they know best - developing and selling their products and services.

This Director will lead an outstanding team of full-stack software engineers to redefine the future of GoDaddy’s digital presence business by delivering a “Do-it-for-you” platform to support a wide range of services, from building websites, to delivering professional photo shoots, to maintaining social presence, and much more. Your team will combine robust system design with engaging and elegant UX to create services that allow our Services professionals to efficiently deliver results for our customers in the only way that matters: growing their small businesses.

We work in an agile environment with full CI/CD support, and developers release multiple times per day to production.

Responsibilities

Team

  • Lead a team of 30-40 software engineers, directly managing several Engineering Managers each of whom directs a number of scrum teams
  • Lead hiring efforts and grow the team, you will help grow the careers of each person on the team by setting expectations for each stage in an engineer’s career
  • Create and maintain a healthy, happy environment where engineers can do their best work
  • Create the right connections across all of GoDaddy, provide scope and context to connect the Austin work to the broader company

Technology

  • Work with the Tech Leads and Managers across your team, the rest of the division, and the company to make great tech bets, create and execute against a coherent engineering roadmap, support internal and external open-source efforts
  • Support each individual’s growth through mentoring, training, hackathons
  • Perform architecture and design reviews

Product

  • Partner with your Product Management counterparts to understand requirements, make cost/time trade-offs, groom the backlog, make resource tradeoffs
  • Turn ideas into engineering systems through a strong understanding of at-scale services
  • Make great short- vs. long-term trade-offs
  • Always have relentless focus on the Customer
  • Champion data-driven decision making through instrumentation, feedback loops, analytics, and machine learning

Execution

  • Create an environment of excellence at agile software execution through continuous improvement of the team’s rhythm, process, tools
  • Demand and deliver excellence in performance, reliability, quality, speed of delivery, customer feedback

Requirements

Computer Science bachelor's degree, relevant technical degree or equivalent experience

Strong understanding of modern web applications, services and technologies

Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and software design

Strong understanding of Java, JavaScript, Python or other relevant language

Solid architecture skills

Strong communication skills and ability to manage multiple business priorities while still delivering high quality results

Experience working in an Agile environment preferred

10+ years professional software engineering experience

Passion to develop elegant and cutting-edge solutions for real-world small business problems 

What We Use

Java, other JVM languages

JavaScript, Node.js, and React

AWS

Jira

Git

Software Development Manager

Ready to move up in your career? GoDaddy is seeking a dynamic leader with great people skills to take on management of a key engineering team in San Francisco. We're looking for a passionate, hands-on software engineering Manager for our Digital Marketing team in San Francisco. 

This person will lead a small and outstanding team of full-stack software engineers in an exciting, collaborative environment in our downtown-SF office. We are working towards redefining the future of web presence by building compelling experiences for Digital Marketing. We combine robust service design with engaging and elegant UX to create products that help small businesses build and grow their online presence. Our products help small business customers get online everywhere they need their business to be, including web sites, Google Places and Maps, Facebook, and more.

We work in an agile environment with full CI/CD support, and developers release multiple times per day to production.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of 7-10 people who are building great products that help small businesses get online
  • Spend at least 50% of your time coding (experience in JavaScript, NodeJs, React/Redux desired)
  • Improve code quality and team efficiency by performing code reviews and promoting engineering best practices
  • Lead architectural discussions with the team and across partners
  • Recruit and hire new team members and help grow the team
  • Work closely with PM, UX, and data scientists to question the limitations for creating magical user experiences
  • Write code that scales on backend
  • Use data and analytics to improve the product and customer experience

Requirements

  • Computer Science bachelor's degree, relevant technical degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of modern web applications and technologies
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and software design
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript (preferably), Python or other relevant language
  • Solid architecture skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to manage multiple business priorities while still delivering high quality results
  • Experience working in an Agile environment preferred
  • 5+ years professional software engineering experience
  • Passion to develop elegant and cutting-edge solutions for real-world small business problems

What We Use

  • JavaScript/Node/React
  • Python/Django
  • Less/Saas
  • PostgreSQL/Redis/Elasticsearch/Cassandra
  • Git
  • Kubernetes/Docker

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

If you need assistance completing an application for a position with us, please reach out to our Recruiting Team at Recruiting@godaddy.com

Please note that GODADDY does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

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Job ID R007496

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    GoDaddy helps keep employees fit and healthy with generous health benefits. From the best medical, vision, dental, and disability to on-site health and wellness assessments and employee assistance plans.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    GoDaddy is a strong believer in the value of higher education. The Education Reimbursement Program encourages our employees to pursue further education and advancement at the company.

  • Professional Development

    GoDaddy offers programs to help advance the careers of our employees. Programs include instruction led by our trainers, as well as opportunities for Tuition Reimbursement.

  • PTO

    GoDaddy encourages employees to take time away from work to Live Passionately. GoDaddy goes above and beyond to provide opportunities to enjoy time away from work and we provide generous time away to rest & recharge.

  • Work/Life Balance

    We know that maintaining a work/life balance is the key to success. At GoDaddy, we provide many perks and amenities to help facilitate this balance.

  • Retirement Plans

    GoDaddy looks closely at the retirement provisions and provides a competitive 401k employer match program. Our retirement plans are designed to fund a comfortable retirement for our employees.

The amazing thing about GoDaddy wasn't that we were able to define a company standard and have that standard meet or exceed our goals in defining it. The amazing thing was how open the teams were to joining forces to investigate, decide, evangelize and engage on a change like this.

Chris Evans, VP of Engineering

I haven't met a developer yet who doesn't want to change the world for the better with their work.

Blake Irving, GoDaddy Board Director & Former CEO

The product team combines data and customer insight to deliver impactful experiences around the world. Working here is an opportunity to make a difference globally by helping individuals make a living and bring their ideas from inception to reality.

Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer

Diversity

Our diverse employee population reflects the customers we serve. We support and celebrate everyone on our team through our Employee Resource Groups, open and inclusive to all.

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