About Us

Dropit is a SaaS multichannel digital platform with solutions for shopping centers, retailers, and consumers. Founded in 2016 with the launch of Handsfree Shopping in London’s West End, we are present in over 500 stores across more than 350 brands throughout the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Belgium. For brands and shopping centers, our omnichannel fulfillment Platform and industry-first Marketplace unifies retail in-store and online.
Our vision is to enable the entire retail ecosystem to work together and meet the needs of the shared consumer in a way that’s collaborative and sustainable.

About the role

Dropit is looking for an Engineering Director to join a fast-growing company in a strategic management role and to help a passionate R&D department scale to the next level.
As an engineering director you will be in charge of our core backend stack w/ multiple autonomous dev squads.
You'll also mentor, coach, and advise the team members and other technical leads of how to achieve a fine product whilst keeping an healthy work-life balance.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product, Research, Design, and Data to build the foundation for our product offerings
  • Developing roadmaps & strategies that accelerate feature development for our backend squads
  • Lead a passionate, agile engineering team to deliver features and improvements to our backend stack that is high quality, scalable, and secure
  • Champion an atmosphere of continuous improvement by serving as a coach, mentor, and technical advisor
  • Provide technical expertise throughout all phases of the development lifecycle to help drive the product roadmap
  • Meet with technical brands representatives to understand their requirements and facilitate a successful and stable partnership
  • Retain, hire and continuously grow top engineering talent teams
  • Proactively identify ways to continually improve the quality of our products and the efficiency of our team
  • Defining, tracking and reporting on key performance indicators to determine support effectiveness and efficiency

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of industry experience, of which 3+ years is in Engineering Management
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Broad understanding of various cloud development technologies and trends for enterprise-scale, distributed systems
  • Experience with ideation and innovating technology at scale, while motivating others to act by creating alignment.
  • A positive get it done attitude and the ability to effectively prioritize and advance multiple projects simultaneously
  • An entrepreneurial attitude and full understanding of what it takes to operate in a very dynamic, fast-paced and results oriented environment
  • Ability to recruit/develop technical team members and inspire/motivate an engineering team to work together as a cohesive and highly productive unit.
  • Passionate about building teams that focus on delivering the best possible customer experience with performance, scalability, security, and efficiency in mind