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VP, Engineering

Kirkland, Washington; 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

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  • Focused
  • Organized
  • Self-starter
  • Strategic
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  • 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're looking for a passionate, hands-on VP Engineering to lead our technical teams. You should have experience leading multi-site and multi-product engineering teams. You should have experience working on large-scale, high availability distributed systems. You will work with the product management team to deliver products and platforms which accelerate delivery while fostering an environment which allows for a test and learn culture. You join forces with a wide set of partner teams, including senior engineering leadership across the company, product management, marketing, site reliability engineering, and data center to align and deliver on company goals.

Are you an experienced technology leader who enjoys taking Engineering teams to the next level?  Do you enjoy the challenges of recruiting and developing great engineers, building platforms to accelerate product development and experimentation, and bringing complex and challenging technical projects to fruition?  

With more than 18 million customers worldwide and over 78 million domain names under management, GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) 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.

The GoDaddy Domains team helps small businesses around the world find their name and activate their business. We provide sophisticated search and management capability for domain names, high performance and secure DNS, brand protection and more. We help our customers save time and get back to what matters with robust and reliable services that allow them to seamlessly and professionally build and operate their business.

We're looking for a passionate,  hands-on VP Engineering to lead our technical teams. You should have experience leading multi-site and multi-product engineering teams. You should have experience working on large-scale, high availability distributed systems. You will work with the product management team to deliver products and platforms which accelerate delivery while fostering an environment which allows for a test and learn culture. You join forces with a wide set of partner teams,  including senior engineering leadership across the company, product management, marketing, site reliability engineering, and data center to align and deliver on company goals. This position reports to the SVP & GM, Domains.

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and grow multiple engineering teams with a charter of developing and executing on the Domains  platform and product strategy. 
  • Build platform APIs and tools consumable by internal and external partners
  • Work with the latest open source technologies to build systems at scale
  • Lead architectural discussions within the organization and across the company 
  • Participate in the cloud migration strategy currently underway
  • Manage and grow a multisite, multi-product engineering organization driving toward org efficiencies
  • Actively participate in recruiting and development of technical staff for GoDaddy

Requirements: 

  • Computer Science bachelor's degree (masters preferred), relevant technical degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of modern platform architectures and emerging technologies
  • Experience working in public clouds such as AWS/GCP, and building applications that operate in multiple availability zones and regions
  • Experience with managing a complex portfolio of products and ability to optimize resource allocation based on platform strategy, product goals and business goals.
  • Experience building, scaling, managing platforms and APIs
  • Experience in driving distributed systems projects
  • Experience transitioning teams to embrace DevOps
  • Experience evolving monolithic systems into modern microservice architectures
  • Communication, leadership, team building, and people management skills that your employees model
  • Leadership that combines persuasiveness, decisiveness, and competitiveness necessary to motivate a team
  • 15+ years professional software engineering experience
  • 8+ years of people management experience
  • Travel required

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 R007808

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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