Director, Engineering (AMER, EMEA)

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We’re looking for an Engineering Director to join the Engineering team at Zapier. Zapier’s on a mission to make everyone more productive at work. Over 3 million professionals already use Zapier to save more time, but there are millions more to reach.

In this role, you will be responsible for leading the engineering organization developing and owning the customer experience of our Workflows product, which is the heart of Zapier. You will work closely with your managers, peers, and executives to staff teams and execute on a multifaceted product strategy.

About You

You’ve managed and scaled engineering organizations. You’re a skilled and experienced engineering leader who has built teams working on SaaS-based products with modern tech stacks. You’ve led teams of managers, managers of managers, and technical leaders and helped each team be successful.

You understand product development. You are experienced in understanding the complexities and nuances of product development, including the business and engineering implications of product decisions. You’ve driven the complex and challenging tradeoffs between speed, cost, and functionality when building products in one or more fast-moving companies. You have deep experience in managing complex projects with a variety of agile development and industry best practices at your disposal.

You are customer-focused. You have a track record of deeply understanding customers and markets. You have a passion for building products that delight customers and make their jobs easier and more productive.

You can develop and sell a strategy to your team. You have a good sense of vision and strategy, you’re able to communicate it to your teams and stakeholders, and you can translate that strategy into execution. You partner closely with product management, design, marketing, and the support organizations to drive and achieve business outcomes.

You are a skilled mentor, coach, and engineering leader. You have a passion and a track record of mentoring engineers and leaders while at the same time growing your own skills. You’ve introduced and broadened engineering practices and enhanced engineering cultures. You’ve led engineering teams through complex technical and architectural decisions by providing strategic guidance.

You’re a skilled written communicator. Zapier is a 100% remote team and writing is our primary means of communication. You’ll use written summaries and reports to communicate vision, strategy, plans, findings, and results to the engineering and full Zapier team.

You’re a champion for doing things efficiently. At Zapier, the work you do will have a disproportionate impact on the business. We believe in systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves.


Things You’ll Do

  • Hire and retain engineers and engineering leaders for your teams.
  • Coach, mentor, and grow senior engineering leadership.
  • Collaborate closely with your product and design leadership peers to set the product direction and vision for Zapier’s flagship product, Workflows.
  • Own the execution of the Workflows product vision.
  • Collaborate with engineering and product leaders to influence changes to the Zapier platform and primitives to support Workflows needs.
  • Ensure engineering excellence throughout your teams including following agile development practices,  engineering and architecture best practices, and the Zapier system design principles.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively throughout our distributed organization.
  • As a part of our All Hands Support initiative, help customers have the best possible experience with Zapier.


About Zapier

Zapier helps people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.


The Whole Package

Location: AMER, EMEA

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