Director – Engineering

Posted on 4/30/2024

Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club

201-500 employees

Multi-blade electric trimmers for precise shaving

Consumer Goods


Santa Monica, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent; MBA specializing in Technology preferred
  • 8+ years of software development experience; at least 2 years managing a team of 3-5 engineers and managers preferred
  • Experience in eCommerce preferred
  • Shopify platform and integration experience, experience building and scaling backend microservices, and modern API experience a must
  • Ruby, Node, or Python experience with Rails or an equivalent framework
  • Experience with internationalization and localization, relational database modeling, and streaming processing applications; ability to continuously deliver
  • Preferred experience with cutting edge backend stacks, multiple microservice architectures and frameworks, building billing systems (specifically subscription billing) and shipping, fulfillment, and order management systems; experience with information management systems a plus
  • General domain knowledge of Finance and Accounting
  • Prior experience with high volume and traffic sites preferred
  • Work collaboratively with Tech Leadership, Tech PM, Enterprise Applications, the Data Team and Product Management to ideate, scope, plan, estimate, coordinate, de-risk and deliver large company-roadmap-level solutions
  • Identify process bottlenecks and opportunities for continuous improvement of our software delivery processes
  • Mentor the Engineering team on modern best practices in Software Development and hold them accountable for following through
  • Identify and flag risks early, working proactively to remove blockers for the team
  • Allocate backend engineering bandwidth to squads based on business needs
  • Coach squad tech leads under their purview on consistent software delivery processes
  • Partner with Tech PM, Enterprise Applications, Data Services, Digital Product, Lifecycle Marketing, Growth, Information Systems and Finance teams to come up with creative technology solutions to business problems; communicate technical topics effectively to business partners
  • Improve visibility into backend engineering projects, architecture and development workflows for business partners
  • Translate business needs and priorities for the backend engineers and ensure that they are aligned with the business; manage performance and uphold deadlines/goals for team members; mentor the team on both Technical and Management aspects
  • Attract, hire & retain highly skilled engineers; assess skills & build career development plans for team members
  • Raise the general leadership level of the team; set actionable goals for the team, keeping them aligned with our company goals; foster good working relationships both within the team and between backend engineers and their partners; define an optimal org structure within the backend org
  • Work with DTC Leadership, Enterprise Applications, Tech PM, and Data Team to continue to iterate and scope enhancements and integrations
  • Keep up with the latest trends in Engineering technologies, especially as it relates to e-commerce experience; nurture the platform architecture as we regularly add features to it
  • Collaboratively build a Technology platform roadmap and drive the delivery and execution of it; drive continuous testing/integration/delivery best practices for tech platforms
  • Foster healthy discussion on technology topics within the team and drive them towards making data-informed decisions; ensure that our production applications and build pipelines are performant, reliable, responsive, maintainable and of high quality with minimal tech debt

Dollar Shave Club's main product is the Double Header Electric Trimmer™, featuring advanced blade technology for a precise shave with fewer strokes and a bonus trimmer blade for versatile grooming. The product emphasizes delivering a precise shave with multiple blades and a new approach to trimming.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding



Marina del Rey, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth