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Director of Engineering

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About Mashery

For six years Mashery has had a front row seat to the exploding Web API movement. With over 150 brands, hundreds of APIs, 160,000+ developers, and over 50,000 active applications running on Mashery-powered APIs, we are the market leader in providing API management technology and services. Our diverse client portfolio includes companies such as Best Buy, New York Times, Netflix, Expedia, TED, and YellowPages. We have real customers, real revenue, and a very real product, all developed by a talented and passionate team at one of the ‘Best Places to Work in the Bay Area.’

The Role

Our product is used by developers around the world, a product that was called 'emblematic of the direction the best of the web is going' by Techcrunch, and 'an idea whose time has come' by ZDNet. We have a ton of new features on our road map that need to be implemented as soon as possible and need a strong partner to drive the development.

We're looking for a hands-on engineering director to drive ongoing development and advancement of the Mashery products and services. You will be responsible for leading a team of backend engineers in design, development, test, and deployment. In collaboration with our Chief Architect and VP Product, you will help grow and lead the small engineering team (including contractors as appropriate) ensuring the team delivers against aggressive schedules and timelines. This person should enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have demonstrated leadership ability - people want to work for you and they perform at a high level when doing so.


  • Lead the back end engineering team through phases of product development, testing, and implementation while managing to project schedules, timelines & budget.
  • Deep and broad software development experience using Java EE in server-side / backend development; solid experience with distributed systems and methodologies.
  • Develop and establish effective development processes and ensure coding standards and unit testing are followed.
  • Collaborate regularly with product management and other engineering teams on product requirements and act as a regular conduit in communication between engineering, product management, business development and our clients.
  • Manage feature and scope creep carefully, ensuring communication of deliverables and priorities is understood by all.
  • Clearly communicate across teams, ensuring deliverables are understood, teams are enabled for success, and deadlines are met.
  • Manage the work product and schedules of the small engineering team including full time developers and consultants.
  • Current on available innovative tools and best in class development practices.
  • Maintain an appropriate balance between customer and business needs and reasonable engineering timelines.

Skills to Succeed:

  • Superior leadership and communication skills.
  • Exceptional ability to manage people, process and tools
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing talented teams of engineers and establishing an environment conducive to achievement, performance and commitment; knows how to hire, train, motivate and task our a team of backend engineers.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Proven track record of building, delivering and scaling production ready products and managing the phases of product releases with a proven success in launching web products and services.
  • Minimum 8 years experience in managing software engineering teams with increasing responsibilities using industry-standard open source tools and development frameworks.
  • BS or MS in CS/related field, or equivalent experience

*Mashery is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.

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Director of Engineering at Mashery




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San Francisco, CA, US




Nov 13, 2012