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VP of Engineering

| Greater NYC Area
About LeafLink
LeafLink is a marketplace that provides licensed cannabis retailers the ability to order from their favorite brands, as well as a suite of software tools for those brands to manage and scale their operation.
With over 2,200+ dispensaries and more than 700+ leading brands in 11 states, LeafLink is setting the industry standard for how cannabis brands and retailers work together.
Our team, backed by funding from leading VC's, is poised to define the cannabis wholesale market. This year, LeafLink was named one of Fast Company's "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise," joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare - and we're just getting started!
The Role
LeafLink seeks a Director of Engineering to join our growing Product and Engineering team to lead and manage the following initiatives:
  • Build a service-oriented team which includes a formal client-side team, a backend service teams focused on different domains, and a world-class public API team.
  • Deliver modern but practical DevOps tools to increase productivity, quality of our software, and speed of development to situate a DevOps culture. In other words, the best damn deployment and development process possible.
  • Architect and own infrastructure that is ready to run an entire industry’s commerce needs.
  • Create a framework to organize great ideas into working software by encouraging teammates to organize considerations, best practices, experience, and concerns into actionable plans ready for execution.
  • Create a framework for managing and growing talent.
  • Position LeafLink as a leading startup software company with deep pride in quality, performance, and modern practices.
Technical Qualifications 
  • 10+ years engineering software with experience across development, architecture, and DevOps.
  • Identifiable track record for scaling notable applications by planning their future through infrastructure, design, team building, and architectural decisions and strategies.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern software providers and vendors and how to squeeze value out of 3rd party services: we do not want to build what already exists.
  • Has worked within various SDLC frameworks and will optimize a process that is ideal for LeafLink’s business objectives, products, and customer base.
  • Can take an initiative and turn it into an actionable plan with committed engineers who are passionately committed.
  • Is a thought leader in a specific technology and has presented, trained, consulted or coached.
Stack Qualifications
  • AWS infrastructure and latest offerings
  • Postgresql
  • Docker & Jenkins
  • GraphQL
  • Python
  • Django & Celery
  • Vue.js
Leadership Qualifications
  • 5+ years as a director or in a similar leadership role.
  • High value for product management, understanding that to be successful, a high-functioning relationship must exist between product and engineering.
  • Values that communication is the perpetual deliverable.
  • Can take an initiative and turn it into an actionable plan with committed engineers to get passionately involved and make the plan a reality.
  • Relentless drive to improve soft spots and champion successes through accountability.
  • Track record for successful team-building abilities from recruiting to career growth.
  • Extremely excited about the future of the cannabis industry and wants to be a driving force to having an efficient, compliant, an resilient supply chain through technology.
  • Flexible PTO
  • Benefit Contributions (medical, dental, vision) 
  • Generous stock options 
  • Team events
  • Cool Swag
  • Fun office environment 
  • Brand spanking new office in FiDi
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • VueLibraries
    • DjangoLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • VueFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • KissmetricsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • LeafLink CRMCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • Google InboxEmail


In the heart of the Financial District, we're accessible to most train lines, the path train, and ferries, with almost too many lunch options!

An Insider's view of LeafLink

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On a large scale, the LeafLink team collaborates during “Huddle Booze Report” (HBR), a biweekly meeting where team leaders present on company KPIs, accomplishments, and challenges (with some beers). Every member of the team is welcome to comment or ask questions, bringing forth their thoughts and ideas.


Growth Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As cliche as it may sound, one of my favorite things at LeafLink is that no day is ever the same. I’m excited to go into the office every single day to see what the day brings. At LeafLink, EVERYONE has a voice. In addition to the breakout success our service saw in California, my life also drastically changed. I saw my earnings increase over 300%


Account Executive, LA Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As co-founder and CTO it’s important for me to maintain official communication channels with teams and individuals. We have various meetings that bring leadership together with teams which include sprint demos, retrospects, daily standups and one on one meetings. Open communication supports alignment and productivity something we are all about here


Co-Founder and CTO

What are LeafLink Perks + Benefits

LeafLink Benefits Overview

Leaflink provides Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, as well as Disability and Life Insurance. We also have a generous stock option plan, 401k and great branded merchandise.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Leaflink offers voluntary long-term and short-term disability plans.
Dental Benefits
LeafLink's dental plan has no deductible and covers 100% of preventative services, including X-rays, and has a $5 co-pay.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers annual eye exams and lenses after a $20 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $100 annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Leaflink offers a range of Aetna plans that cover both in network and out of network providers, and have copays as low as $20. We also have complimentary enrollment in One Medical and Teladoc.
Life Insurance
Our voluntary Life Insurance plans offer our employees financial stability and security.
Wellness Programs
LeafLink offers discounted Gym memberships to its full time employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
LeafLink's 401k plan offers a broad range of available funds, including Vanguard, Fidelity, and American Funds.
Company Equity
LeafLink offers stock options through our Stock Option Plan.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Leaflink's Flexible PTO policy allows our team to execute ferociously, with the knowledge that they will be able to rest and recharge when they need to.
Paid Holidays
Leaflink offers 11 days per year for Major Holiday observance.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
LeafLink's casual dress policy allows our employees to work however they feel most comfortable, whether that be in tie-die t-shirts and shorts or jeans and a sweatshirt.
Commuter Benefits
LeafLink offers pre-tax commuter benefits to all full time employees.
Company Outings
LeafLink has quarterly team outings, an annual holiday party, and an annual incentive trip.
Stocked Kitchen
LeafLink offers unlimited snacks, tea and coffee.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
LeafLink has a generous annual budget for attending industry conferences and events.

Additional Perks + Benefits

LeafLink offers employees a chance to visit other offices through our AccoLLade program. Once a month an employee is recognized for exemplifying one of our Core Values. That employee is given an all expenses paid trip to a LeafLink Local event. Recent winners have travelled to Washington and Arizona.

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