Director of Engineering, Platform



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024
The Role:
Minted is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Director of Engineering, to oversee the operations & systems platform teams. This role will be responsible for enabling development teams to self-serve operations of their applications with robust tooling to measure, detect, and prevent production issues. Work closely with engineering leadership to build a culture of reliability.
The engineering team at Minted is in the process of re-platforming and re-architecting several services and applications within our ecosystem, so this is a great time to join and help to guide and build the next generation platform for all of engineering.
We have an office in San Francisco and we are also considering remote candidates. This role will report to the VP, Engineering.
Anticipated Start Date: 8/1/2024
We’re open to hiring in either San Francisco or remote. Our SF-based Engineering team has an in-person 1x a week schedule.
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You Will:

  • Define a strategic vision for the minted platform as we transition from a monolith to a service oriented architecture
  • Organize your teams to modernize tooling around monitoring, reliability, scalability, developer experience, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Help migrate from a centralized, operations owned cloud posture to developer self-service cloud infrastructure model
  • Be a talent builder to attract, mentor, and retain best in class engineers
  • Partner with engineering teams to identify, prioritize, build, and maintain tooling that enables them to define and achieve their goals around monitoring, alerts, performance, logging, disaster recovery, etc.
  • Help to introduce and drive more platform level best practices and standards across all of the engineering organization

You Are:

  • An experienced servant leader
  • Passionate about enabling engineering teams via automation and tooling
  • Well versed on platform technologies, configuration management, cloud services, such as Kubernetes, Terraform, and AWS
  • A detail-oriented, hands-on software architect, able and willing to mentor others

You Have:

  • 7+ years of experience operating a public facing ecosystem in cloud infrastructure
  • 5+ years of experience as a manager
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience running Site Reliability Engineering teams
  • Experience working with cost-management of vendors and contracts
  • Spent time in a senior engineer or architect role

Bonus Points:

  • Previous experience migrating from a monolithic architecture to a service oriented architecture
  • Experience building backend core services which enable application development teams
  • Experience defining standards around architecture, messaging, scaffolding, etc
  • Experience working at an e-commerce company
The compensation range for the role applies to both employment offers and Minted employees actively working in the role. Our employment offers fall between the minimum and midpoint of the range to allow for continued salary growth during your employment at Minted. The upper half of the range accommodates this growth and supports our intention to create an environment that encourages lasting relationships between Minted and our employees.
Geo Base Full Salary Range 0 - Includes SF Bay Area $232,000 - 348,000 (Midpoint $290,000)
Geo Base Full Salary Range 1 - All non-SF CA, DC, NY - $213,440 - 320,160 (Midpoint $266,800)
Geo Base Full Salary Range 2 - Includes CO, IL, MA, MD, NJ, OR, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA - $197,200 - $295,800 (Midpoint $246,500)
Geo Base Full Salary Range 3 - Includes AL, AK, AZ, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, UT, WI, WV, WY - $180,960 - $271,440 (Midpoint $226,220)
This role is eligible for an annual performance bonus and stock options.
Benefits will be effective the first of each month following your initial hire date.
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
- Employer Funded Health Savings Account
- 10 Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off and Sick Leave
- Paid Parental Leave
- Employer Paid Wellbeing Apps (e.g. Headspace and Calm)
- Monthly Gym/Wellness Reimbursement
- 401(k) retirement savings plan
- Employer Funded Commuter Benefits
- Employee Discount
- Friends and Family Discount
About Minted:
Artists shape culture. They spark conversation, create connection, and bring beauty into the world. Minted is where they come together to reach further. Our marketplace empowers a thriving community of independent artists to sell and scale their work. We nurture self-expression, cultivate community, and bring the best in visual art to a global audience.
We’re building a new way to discover the world’s best creative talent. We’re here for the emerging talent ready to take off, the local favorites ready to grow, and the established artists ready to dream bigger.
At Minted, our people don’t just believe in the power of art–we live it. We have our finger on the pulse of what’s new and now. We’re obsessed with great design, art, and interiors. We’re in galleries, at fairs, and constantly finding inspiration online. We seek undiscovered talent that deserves to stand up and stand out. We connect with artists that have something to say, and we collaborate to amplify their work. The Minted community’s art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 75 million homes worldwide.
Our marketplace brings the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. We recognize the challenges independent artists face, and we leverage our resources to level the playing field and create a platform that gives artists the freedom to develop their craft and grow their business.
We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employ 350+ full-time employees, plus additional temporary workers during the holiday season. We have raised over $300M from top-tier investors including Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Permira, Ridge Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. Angel investors include Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman, Julia & Kevin Hartz, Yishan Wong, and more.
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program.
How Our Process Works:
Minted uses technology and innovative practices to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships.