Director of Engineering – Search Team

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Website Shipt

At Shipt, we are transforming the grocery shopping experience and giving time back to consumers. Shipt shoppers handpick fresh groceries and household essentials, then deliver them to your door in as little as one hour.

What does Technology do at Shipt?

We build software that powers the business and experiences our customers, shoppers, partners and team use to over deliver on delivery and spark the connections between people that lets everyone know that they count.

Job Description

We are looking for a Director of Engineering to lead our team responsible for our inhouse search engine responsible for serving results across 80+ retailer catalogs.  These are key systems, at the heart of what Shipt does as a business powering our Marketplace experience. These systems need to be resilient, scalable, deterministic and stable.  This team is responsible for attribution and categorization of products, search tuning/relevancy, recommendations, and sponsored ads.  In this role you will lead both engineering managers and senior individual contributors.

What You’ll Gain

You will experience being part of a team that is driven by the passion knowing that it is making a positive difference in our world.  You will lead motivated and highly skilled engineers and managers who are committed to providing value every day.  You will partner with other leaders, the business and your leadership team to create an environment where your team will experience growth, opportunity, inclusion and collaboration on a daily basis.  You will be challenged to help your team develop solutions that reliably support our ever growing business objectives.  

Your Responsibilities

  • Leading and developing highly skilled and motivated team of engineers and engineering managers

  • Collaborating with product managers, data scientists, and business team members to prioritize work and define requirements

  • Grow your team to become stronger and increase capacity

  • Provide an environment that attracts and retains top talent

  • Ensure order management systems are operating and functional


  • 1+ years of senior engineering management experience leading leaders

  • 3+ years of management experience

  • 5+ years of experience as an engineer individual contributor

  • Deep understanding of search, attribution, and how to leverage data science / machine learning to improve the search, recommendations, and sponsored ads experiences.

  • Able to understand the strategy / objectives of Shipt and then chart a technical roadmap for how search can achieve those goals

  • Leading teams supporting critical consumer-facing systems

  • Experience leading teams in a devops environment

  • Understanding of architectural best practice

  • Experience working in a product-driven environment

Nice to Have

  • Experience using golang

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction record

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