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Director of Engineering

Prague

Lead fast-growing product teams with dozens of engineers. Empower, mentor, and further develop the talents of our engineering culture. Develop a healthy and robust engineering organization where people love to work. As someone who understands that success is a team sport, you’re personally invested and dedicated to everyone’s personal growth.

The focus of your group will be product platform and cross-team collaboration features in Productboard. Our roadmap involves re-designing our information architecture and introducing a workspaces concept, building out our real-time editor, collaboration enablers like notifications and permissions and ensuring Productboard is well connected to other systems our customers use.

On a typical day, you will …

  • Lead 3-4 Engineering Managers and Staff Engineers heading one of our Tribes, typically consisting of 20-30 engineers
  • Coach, mentor and develop your managers, empower and support your technical leaders
  • Your peers will be a Director of Product and Design Manager and together you will be representing your tribe and driving its planning, prioritization and execution based on company objectives
  • Maintain a healthy, collaborative culture built on top of our company values
  • Be responsible for hiring top engineers and engineering managers
  • We don’t expect you to write or review code regularly. If that is something you’ll miss, this role may not be for you.

About you

We’re looking for someone with the following skills and qualities:

  • Experienced "leader of leaders" who knows how to support a scaling engineering organization
  • A strong technical background, ideally building complex SaaS products
  • Experience with leading engineering teams—ideally from a startup or a scaling company
  • Seasoned at building processes from the ground up rather than just maintaining an already stabilized mature environment
  • A coach and a talent magnet. You empower people to do the best work
  • A strong personal brand in the tech community is a clear plus
  • Fluency in English—our team consists of 14+ nationalities

Bonus points:

  • Experience with building products used by large enterprise organizations with high expectations regarding availability, security and scalability
  • Experience with building cross-cutting concerns, such as modular or plugin architectures, enablement for permissions, notifications, localization

What should you expect in interviews?

  • Providing examples of talent you’ve hired and talent you’ve seen grow under your leadership
  • Understanding how your teams make technical and architectural decisions and what is the delegation and responsibility structure of your previous teams. In both areas, understanding what are the pros and cons of the structure you chose
  • A high-level systems design interview, understanding how you think about trade-offs when it comes to technical and architectural decisions
  • Describing scenarios when you’ve resolved conflicts, set up clear responsibilities and goals, describing how you measure and understand if your teams are on track
  • Your approach to tracking team and individual performance and how Engineering Managers are supported when doing the same

You can look forward to the following benefits:

You'll join a diverse and talented team, with plenty of opportunities for personal growth, impact, and learning.

💰 Stock options

💻 MacBook + 34″ monitor

📚 Budget for online courses, books, and conferences

🏝 5 weeks of vacation + sick days

❤️ 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart 

🍲 Free snacks, drinks, and yummy catered lunches every day 

💚 Shared Headspace account for mindfulness & mental health 

🏋 MultiSport card to access sports facilities

🍹 Team events, such as happy hours, off-sites, and retreats

🍀 Mental Wellness Program to support your well-being and self-care

⏱ Flexible working hours and home office

🧒🏻 Parental benefits

🎓 Language lessons

About Productboard

Productboard is a customer-centric product management platform that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster. More than 5,400 companies, including Microsoft, Zoom, 1-800-Contacts, and UiPath, use Productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around their roadmap.

With offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Brno and Prague, Productboard is backed by leading investors like Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Credo Ventures. 

In January 2022, we closed our $125M Series D round, which put us into the Unicorn category of companies, with a valuation of $1.7B.

  • Join at the golden startup age — established stability of a Unicorn with space for individual impact
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere, building a whole new category of software
  • You can help change the way that products are built all over the world
  • We iterate quickly and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work
  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and new markets
  • We are recognized as one of the hottest tech startups on the market today, named by Forbes magazine and Business Insider as one of the best startup employers to bet your career on and are regularly recognized for our company culture

About our culture

Imagine working in a place where everything matters — most importantly, you. At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

Forming our company values was a group effort, with every employee allowed to contribute. From profit-sharing initiatives, like stock options, to open calendars and communication, we don’t waste time on politics or ego. We champion openness by sharing our goals, success, and failures. 

Join colleagues who love what they do and who are invested in their work environment and the future of the company. Help shape our company, culture, and product!

Check out our LinkedIn Life page, Instagram profile, and People of Productboard FB page or listen to our People of Productboard podcast for a real feel of what life is like at Productboard.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion equity. It is our aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. We do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based upon gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other biascovered by appropriate law. All aspects of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations, are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Togetherness is one of our core values, and our Diversity Council helps to ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every person matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change.

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