The Knot Worldwide is looking for a highly motivated engineering leader with a passion for building elegant, delightful, and scalable web+mobile applications for consumers. The individuals primary role will be to set architectural guidelines and lead a team of engineers that support our squads building The Knot Platform. The candidate will be embedded in an Agile environment and work cross-functionally with product managers, designers, and engineers across squads to provide the best in class web+mobile experiences for our users. The person must have a strong understanding of both front and back end development, highly adaptable to new technologies / software development concepts, and loves to work within a collaborative team environment. RESPONSIBILITIES: Set architectural guidelines, both software and infrastructure-related, for The Knot Platform Actively participate in the ideation and execution of engineering OKRs, roadmap strategy, architecture discussions, and Agile planning Promote best practices for engineering productivity, automated testing, continuous integration, code standards, and use of AWS Provide engineering mentorship across the team SUCCESSFUL DIRECTOR, PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE CANDIDATES HAVE: 10+ years overall software engineering experience 10+ years hands-on proven track record implementing JavaScript frontend applications and scalable backend APIs in a service-oriented architecture on AWS In-depth experience using Ruby on Rails, React, Node, Elasticsearch, Postgres, and AWS In-depth experience working in an Agile, TDD environment Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Thrives in a collaborative work culture with teammates located in-office or remote, across multiple locations in US and abroad Experience with PHP, iOS, Android, and Mongo is a plus

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