Getir Software Development Director in Istanbul, Turkey
At Getir, our goal is to grow local economies by empowering them with the technology of super-fast delivery. In order to achieve this goal, we are looking to further develop our awesome engineering team, enabling us to build the most reliable on-demand logistics engine for delivery. We face new engineering challenges every day as we add new verticals and cities to Getir.
After achieving great success in Turkey, we are expanding our scope to some of the largest cities in the world with London up next. São Paulo, Paris, and Mexico City also excite us! Our engineering team of 130+ strong work to solve scalability challenges, enabling product launches by designing the right service oriented architectures and having an impact on people's lives at global scale. Our ambitions are quite vast, requiring a relatively large and talented engineering team to make them into reality. We are looking for Engineering Directors to join our team, taking leadership positions and making those ambitions turn into reality.
What you'll be doing:
Lead over a division in the Technology department, including multiple products, and the numerous teams that (with Engineering Managers & Leads) oversee their respective products.
Recruit, train, retain, and simply make Getir a great yet challenging place to work for the people in your division.
Self sufficiently lead the software development lifecycle: technical design, implementation, testing, deployment, monitoring.
Proactively identify engineering bottlenecks in the organization and come up with proposals to improve them.
Work with cross functional teams effectively to enable business growth.
Mentor Engineering Managers and Team Leads, resulting in trickle down happiness and efficiency.
What we look for in you:
You have at least 5 years of experience in a managerial position in a technology company.
You've designed, built, scaled and maintained production services, and know how to compose a service oriented architecture. You'll lead by example by executing when necessary.
Hiring prowess. You're a strong leader who can attract talent around the world, raising the bar for excellence. You retained, mentored and hired senior engineers and managers with a track record of building productive, world-class engineering teams.
Bias towards action. You believe that speed and quality aren't mutually exclusive. You've shown good judgment about shipping as fast as possible while still making sure that products are built in a sustainable, responsible way.
Engineering excellence. You have the technical strength and deep knowledge of the whole stack to give phenomenal architecture and implementation mentorship to the teams who will count on your experience.
Mentorship. You know that the most important part of your job is setting the team up for success. Through motivating, mentoring, teaching, and reviewing, you help other specialists make sound architectural decisions, improve their code quality, and get out of their comfort zone.
Dedication. You care tremendously about keeping the experience consistent for users. You are your harshest critic and hold yourself personally accountable, jumping in and taking ownership of problems that might not even be in your team's scope.
You have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with others at all levels within the organization. You have experience with effectively creating alignments with multiple teams and operating well in ambiguity.
Nice to haves:
You have gone through a rapid growth in your company (from startup to mid-size).
Prior entrepreneurial experience is valued incredibly, regardless of outcome.
Experience within our tech-stack (Microservices, Node.js, Java, React, MongoDB, Kotlin, Swift, Redis, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Websockets etc.)
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