Grin, Inc.

  • Head of Engineering

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    GRIN is revolutionizing the way brands manage their influencer marketing programs. With our centralized SaaS platform, social media managers and marketing executives are able to execute high quality, fast-acting influencer marketing campaigns. GRIN's product is second to none and leading an entirely new industry in how companies grow their revenue. We are fast-growing, making waves, and taking no prisoners. 


    Our Engineering team is core to our success, and we’re looking for a Head of Engineering to help us bring our product suite to the next level. Reporting directly to the CTO, you will be responsible for working with the Product and Engineering leadership team to develop the technical and product strategy that impacts the thousands of people who interact with our tools every month. You will be responsible for the technical execution of the product vision, as well as the ongoing team and performance management of the Engineering teams that work on those products. You’ll be responsible for technical and career mentorship of our Engineering team in conjunction with the Engineering leadership team, as well as co-own the technical roadmap and drive research into new technologies and platforms that we can leverage to push our platform even further.


    Your responsibilities fall into three major categories:


    Technical and Operational Execution: You’ll be responsible for setting KPIs and metrics to measure the performance and progress of the Engineering team, defining and implementing processes to drive execution, estimation, and project planning, as well as driving the definition of technical standards and practices. You will be the primary technical owner of product delivery, working with our Product Management team and the rest of the organization to ensure timely, high-quality releases.


    Strategic Vision: Working with the CEO, CTO and Senior Product Manager (as well as the rest of the executive team), you’ll be a key part of defining what success looks like and how we can get there. You’ll be involved in creating roadmaps, defining the operational parameters of products and initiatives, and will work with cross-functional groups around the organization as a trusted advisor to improve the strategic use of technology around the organization. 


    Team Management: You’ll be responsible for building, managing and recruiting for our Engineering team. You will foster and drive the evolution our team culture, as well as mentor and lead our Engineers.


    In addition, as part of our overall leadership team, you’ll be involved in creating the overall messaging and engineering strategy across the company, communicating and reinforcing strategic initiatives and performance, and being one of the leaders that influences the overall company culture.


    How you'll make an impact


    • You’ll take our Engineering team to the next level, hiring new team members and growing our Engineers to their highest potential, both as individuals and as a team.
    • You’ll build new features that help our customers achieve their marketing goals. 
    • You’ll help make sure our technology and processes are always up to date, and have the opportunity to drive the impact of our team outside of our walls and into many great tools in the open source community.
    • You’ll provide management, mentorship and guidance on the best ways to design and implement new functionality on our products.
    • You’ll work with product managers, designers, and other engineers to turn product ideas and concepts into reality.
    • You'll be a key voice in our technical and product roadmap.


    Why we'll love you


    • You are a strong Engineer AND Manager, with experience building production-quality web applications yourself and managing teams to do the same.
    • You are confident in your skills with technologies across the web stack. And though we use PHP, Vue.js, AWS, and MySQL, we’re happy to learn about and utilize your experience with other platforms and stacks.
    • You’ve managed managers and teams that have different skills and experiences than you, and are comfortable being the driving and unifying force behind cross-functional execution.
    • You like to move fast – our team uses continuous integration and deployment as well as iterative management practices – but also know when to slow down, plan thoroughly, and be more deliberate, and can communicate this effectively to the team.
    • You have a good balance of practicality and aggressiveness when evaluating technical decisions - we’re not afraid to consider and use new tools and technologies, but also want to consider the long term impact of our decisions.
    • You are committed to quality! Someone who’s willing to tackle technical debt, encourage others to do the same, and constantly evolve our processes to keep us on our toes.
    • Like us, you’re all about cross team mentorship and professional growth.
    • You enjoy recruiting and hiring, and have experience doing both across a large and diverse team.


    Essential Functions:

    • Recruiting, scaling, managing, and mentoring the engineering team to scale GRIN to $50M+ ARR over the next 36 months
    • Experience in high growth environments, ability to drive excellent execution across the organization.
    • Executive presence, experience reporting into C-level at a high growth organization, interfacing with investors, boards and coaching and leading a world-class engineering team
    • Driving & setting strategy for the engineering function within GRIN
    • Collaborating with Product to help drive the strategic roadmap decisions
    • Delivering the product roadmap on time and on scope
    • Rapidly building a world-class engineering organization that will deliver best-in-class software
    • Manage project milestones, progress, and issues
    • All other duties as assigned


    • Minimum of 10+ years software engineering experience
    • Minimum of 4-5 years of experience in an engineering leadership role
    • Proven experience building and scaling an engineering department is a must
    • Inspirational management style
    • Expert in PHP and JavaScript
    • Expert managing JIRA projects
    • AWS experience
    • Agile Scrum methodology
    • Strong technical documentation skills
    • Experience with Project Management software, such as Aha!
    • Previous SaaS experience a plus
    • Developer Operations is a plus



    • Competitive salary
    • Full health, vision, and dental benefits 
    • Flexible work hours and 12 days PTO 
    • 401(k) Program
    • Incredible growth potential to take GRIN from $3M ARR, past $30M ARR, to over $100M ARR!


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