Yelp: Director of Engineering

Posted by | July 17, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: San Francisco, California

Yelp Engineering is looking for an individual that can help lead,
motivate, and maintain our hacker/get-sh*t-done culture. You will be in
charge of cultivating that culture and making sure that it stays. You
will be a cornerstone of our organization responsible for setting
strategic directions for the teams you manage, help guide engineering
decisions, and develop the engineers and engineering managers on your
teams. An ideal candidate has shown themselves to excel in almost any
situation, learn from their mistakes, and admit them. If you want to be
part of a world-class engineering team, we recommend you apply.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Be a proven leader and manager
  • Must have experience with backend, web, or data-mining development
  • Must be a builder and have a proven record of building in the past (meaning experience as a software engineer in your career)
  • Must be okay with getting your hands dirty when needed: “read the source, Luke.”
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High amounts of emotional intelligence
  • Ability to filter large amounts of information and distill the important kernel of information
  • Experience with different programming languages like: Python, C, C++, etc…
  • Must have an excellent eye for engineering potential/talent
  • Enjoy building teams
  • Self-aware to the point of understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, technical and nontechnical
  • Managing the growth of engineering managers and individual contributors
  • Growing the engineering team as a whole
  • Raising your hand when we’ve made a mistake and taking ownership
  • Working with product teams to make sure we’re hitting deadlines and building amazing products

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