Director of Engineering, Platform

| Greater NYC Area
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Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

In order to serve our customers well for the ages to come, we are seeking for a leader who can  create foundational experiences & technologies that becomes a force multiplier for product engineering organisations.   The responsibilities include strengthening how our internal systems interact with each other through robust data strategy, bringing innovation through core UI/UX, Mobile and API through data driven thinking and disciplines, and scaling our core technologies thoughtfully through CI/CD and agile principles, to allow us to grow with confidence and for ages.

This role will require a good understanding of business operations as well as modern technology trends and architectural patterns.  This highly impactful and visible role requires a leader who can build a long-term vision, drive execution, and establish credibility and influence across the organization.  You are comfortable talking to business leaders using business vocabularies and also at ease talking to engineers about modern technologies.  You understand what customers need today and you understand what we will need to do proactively to serve our customers in the future.

We expect the size of this group will grow significantly over time and this is a mission critical role.

What You'll Do

Your mission is to bring forward-thinking strategies and execute them to the most critical areas of the Justworks’s future.

  • Cultivate engineering culture based on Justworks’ core value (COGIS - Collaboration, Openness, Grit, Integrity, Simplicity)
  • Grow, mentor and lead a team of talented managers and engineers.
  • Lead the teams that focuses on creating unified and consistent experiences for the company,
  • Proactively plan and execute scaling the technologies with Continuous Delivery as the first principle.
  • Collaborate closely with business, product, design and other partners to improve efficiency of how we deliver product.
  • Collaborate closely with business operation leaders to establish data engineering strategies to make us a strong data driven organization.
  • Collaborate closely with advancing our security posture by improving identity management and  adding deeper insights.
  • Provide guidance and support growth in other engineers on the team and across other teams
  • Bring new ideas to scale the engineering organization as a part of the senior engineering leadership group.
  • Help define and communicate technical standards and best practices
  • Enhance our testing, monitoring and continuous deployment infrastructure
Qualifications
  • You are experienced in scaling a technology organization and growing teams.
  • You are comfortable working with business and product partners in an agile environment.
  • You have a deep empathy for customers, especially small business, and for your coworkers.
  • You are not afraid of making changes but you do it thoughtfully.
  • You have a gut feeling and vision but you also rely on data to back it up.
  • You can talk about systems architecture and software development concepts from experience.
  • You strive to learn new things and raise your own bar.
Diversity at Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 

Our DEI Commitment

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

All positions are based at Justworks’ new headquarters at 55 Water Street, located in downtown NYC overlooking the East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

What are Justworks Perks + Benefits

Justworks Benefits Overview

People are our most prized asset. We do hard work, and we’ll always work hard to take care of you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Whether it's through Justworks-sponsored initiatives or in pursuit of a cause that matters to you, get paid while you're giving back. All Justworks’ employees get up to five fully-paid volunteer day
Partners with Nonprofits
Through Partnerworks, our team provides learning and development, recruitment, and networking opportunities to groups that are typically underrepresented in our industry.
Friends outside of work
Get to know your colleagues and make new friends during outings to local NYC events, our annual summer camp retreat, and monthly random lunches.
Eat lunch together
Monthly random lunches help us all take some time out to meet people from across the company.
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Justworks’ dedicated program manager for Diversity and Inclusion (D+I) oversees the company’s formal practices and policies.
Diversity manifesto
At Justworks, we believe it takes diversity of identity, culture, and life experience to create a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Justworks employees can contribute up to $2,500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer weekly onsite yoga and meditation classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Enjoy access to top-notch medical, dental, and vision insurance with the options you need to feel secure and take care of yourself, your way. Justworks offers plans with 100% covered premiums for individuals and 90%+ covered premiums for families.

Taking care of yourself doesn't end with having good health insurance, especially when it comes to dealing with stress or issues in your life outside of work. Get free access to Talkspace, the leader in anonymous, accessible, and professional online therapy. Plus, with Health Advocate, you’ll have legal, financial, and medical bill resources at the ready.

We carefully vet the benefits and perks we offer in Justworks. That means you get access to all the same great options as our customers, plus everything that’s still in beta — all while helping to make our product even better.

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