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Director – Platform Engineering

Posted on 7/10/2024

WP Engine

WP Engine

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides WordPress hosting and development platform

Compensation Overview

$192k - $288kAnnually

+ Company Stock Options + Health Benefits + Fertility Benefits + 401(k) with 4% Match + Disability Insurance + Paid Family and Caregiver's Leave + Wellness Perks

Senior, Expert

New Mexico, USA + 36 more

DevOps & Infrastructure
Platform Engineering
Site Reliability Engineering
Cloud Engineering
Required Skills
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud Platform
  • 8-10 years leadership experience in building and delivering high performance cloud platform with Edge engineering experience
  • Experience with CDN, Networking, Automation, Kubernetes, Docker, micro-service architecture, and CI/CD
  • Experience in GKS/EKS/AKS, LAMP, Ansible, Chef, Go, Python, GCP/AWS/Azure cloud platforms
  • Strong leadership experience to collaborate with Senior Leadership team for Strategy Planning and Execution, Operational excellence, Security and Compliance
  • Strong financial acumen to manage multi-million dollar budget, vendor management and negotiation skills, ability to partner and influence vendors/partners
  • Passionate about staying up to date on technology trends; be the core driver of innovation and research
  • Proven track record and strong experience building and running large scale applications in the public cloud environments
  • Ability to lead strategic, cross-departmental initiatives in highly demanding environment
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate between Engineering, Products and other business units
  • Has strong experience in building and running large scale globally distributed cloud platform services delivering four 9’s of availability, high performance and impregnable security
  • Ability to balance results-driven and relationship-focused management styles through communication, empathy, and emotional intelligence
  • Proven experience building and managing globally distributed world-class teams
  • Has great soft-skills and experience needed to handle customer escalations and be able to interact directly with customers, vendors and partners
  • Driven to deliver innovative products in a competitive market and motivated to win
  • Experienced with performance and compensation management best practices
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related discipline. Technical Certifications are a plus
  • Build and lead world-class Infrastructure and Edge engineering teams reporting to Vice President of Engineering
  • Coach and mentor highly talented and motivated managers, architects and engineers
  • Build high functioning, highly engaged engineering teams that build great products
  • Partner with Product to create an investment strategy and roadmap that incrementally delivers Customer Inspired value
  • Ensure that we are taking a long-term view by building technically sound products that will scale and deliver amazing customer experiences
  • Help engineering teams connect their work to the company mission and strategy
  • Foster cross-departmental collaboration with other departments to deliver revenue impacting products
  • Connect and collaborate across various business units to deliver amazing business results and customer experiences
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Help build a data-driven culture by establishing group-wide OKRs and important metrics
  • Challenge status quo to deliver industry-leading high performance and cost-effective platform capabilities

WP Engine provides a leading WordPress hosting platform, offering WooCommerce and headless solutions with a focus on unmatched performance, automated updates, proactive security, and modern development flexibility. The platform powers 1.5M digital experiences globally and emphasizes modern development flexibility.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Austin, Texas



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth