Full-Time

Director – Engineering

Descript

Descript

51-200 employees

Audio & video transcription editing platform

Data & Analytics
AI & Machine Learning

Senior

Montreal, QC, Canada + 1 more

Required Skills
React.js
Requirements
  • 5+ years of management experience managing teams of Software Engineers and track record of shipping high quality products
  • 3+ years of experience managing Engineering Managers
  • Creates team environments that are collaborative, creative, empowering, supportive, and challenging —ones where engineers do their best work
  • Experience building web apps (ideally with React/TS) and/or native desktop apps
  • Effectively collaborates with a diverse set of functions technical and non-technical
  • Clear and succinct communicator (written and verbal)
  • Direct and emphatic while giving and receiving feedback
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
Responsibilities
  • Develop a roadmap in partnership with the Engineering Managers and technical leads and ensure execution is predictable, reliable and sustainable
  • Recruit, grow and coach Managers and ICs ensuring they receive regular feedback and opportunities to make rapid progress on their personal and professional goals
  • Shape the broader engineering organization’s operating model by spearheading technical practices, recruiting, onboarding strategy, planning and prioritization process and more
  • Provide product visions that align with company ideals and manage end to end technology execution performed by your team of engineers and cross-functional partners
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently with the leadership team regarding the statuses and results of current projects.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement new technologies and systems to improve corporate processes and decision-making
  • Help scale our culture as we grow

Descript is a pioneering company in the realm of video editing, leveraging AI to simplify and enhance the editing process for a wide range of users, from social media influencers to businesses. The company's unique approach to video editing, which combines the simplicity of document editing with powerful AI features, has garnered high praise for its user-friendly interface and forward-thinking design. This has positioned Descript as a leader in its industry, setting new standards for video editing software and making it an exciting and dynamic place to work.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$100.1M

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

13%

1 year growth

31%

2 year growth

78%

Benefits

Healthcare package

Catered lunches

Unlimited vacation time

Remote work option