Director, Engineering (Head)

Prelay LogoPrelay

Date Posted

28 Mar, 2023

Salary Offered

$200000 — $220000 yearly

Job Type

Full Time

Experience Required

6+ years

Remote Work


Stock Options



1 available

We are looking for a Director of Engineering to join our early team. This is a critical time for us as a company, where we will be making the highest impact product decisions and laying the foundation for our team culture.

As the Director of Engineering, you will be a key driver in our company's success and will lead the development of cutting-edge products. Your responsibilities will include overseeing the delivery of high-quality product development, setting technical strategy, and driving innovation. Additionally, you will work closely with cross-functional teams, building and scaling the engineering team, and staying up-to-date with the latest B2B technology trends. If you have a passion for software engineering and a proven track record of delivering results, this is the perfect opportunity for you to make a lasting impact on a rapidly growing company.

You are someone who gets excited by:

  • Ambiguity and autonomy
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Creating category defining products
  • Building new things from scratch
  • Creating structure out of no structure 
  • Rolling up sleeves to get things done
  • Building a high-performing team

In this role, you will:

  • Make key product decisions in collaboration with CEO (Head of Product) to make forward-looking technical decisions based on current business needs
  • Have the ability to see the forest from the trees - balance pragmatic business needs with technical tradeoffs
  • Partner with our CEO, PM and Designer to define key upcoming projects for execution 
  • Jump into the code (challenging problems) across the team to ensure support on complex scenarios and high-quality output 
  • Own engineering roadmap and execution 
  • Create a strong engineering culture and practice
  • Put great engineering processes and tooling in place (e.g. code reviews, testing, deployment process, development environments, etc.) 
  • Work closely with the product team to understand product priorities and roadmap
  • Build a performance management framework for a high-performance team, driving personal growth & business goals forward 

What You Will Bring:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of software development experience at high-growth startups 
  • Minimum of 3+ years leading and/or managing engineering teams
  • Ideally, staff-level engineering & architecture experience, especially with our stack (Node, Typescript, React, GraphQL, Postgres, GCP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and listening skills, with the ability to present complex technical information to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Built complex interaction-heavy products and features

What do we offer:

  • Competitive Salary and meaningful equity
  • Ability to work on a hybrid schedule, 3 days remote and 2 days in office at our SF location in the heart of the financial district
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage and partial company-paid coverage for dependents
  • 401k program
  • Flexible PTO
  • Holidays
  • Sick days
  • Parental Leave
  • Weekly team lunches
  • Company events (monthly social events)

The salary range for this role takes into account a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $200,000-$220,000.

About Prelay

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Team Selling Platform

Company Size: 11 - 50 People
Year Founded: 2019
Country: United States

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