SoundCloud

Director, Discovery (Search & Recommendations)

Position Purpose

SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform with more than 12 hours of music and audio uploaded every minute with a reach of more than 250 million people. SoundCloud is the online place for discovering compelling and engaging music and audio.
As Director of Engineering for the Discovery (Search and Recommendations) group, you will drive technical projects and manage multiple engineering teams. With a strong, product-focused engineering background, you will make key technical contributions and provide technical leadership through mentoring and pairing with engineers from dozens of nationalities. Additionally, you will be responsible for shaping your teams and recruiting in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Key responsibilities:

Work closely with the product management team to ensure that you are building the best products out there.
Manage multiple, cross-site teams of engineers with varied backgrounds.
Recruit top-notch engineers for your teams.
Provide technical vision, guidance, and motivation for your teams.
Act as a technical liaison to and representative for other teams, groups, and the entire company.

Required skills and experience:

10 years' engineering experience.
5 years' experience as a technical lead or manager.
Industry experience building data-driven products at scale.
Industry experience implementing machine-learning solutions at scale.
Extensive experience with and in-depth knowledge of agile methodologies.
Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.
Ability and eagerness to travel and coordinate cross-site engineering efforts.
Recruiting and culturally-informed communication skills.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV/resume and cover letter as a PDF or send us links.

Job Summary

Location:
  • Berlin, DE
Date Posted:
10 Aug 2014
Function:
Tech Ops
Sector:
Entertainment