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Director of Developer Tools and Services
Irvine, CA

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Job Description

Director of Developer Tools and Services


As the Director of Developer Tools and Services (DTS) at Weedmaps, you will lead the team responsible for building and maintaining the tools and services that make up the productivity tools, platforms and delivery pipelines for use by the hundreds of developers at Weedmaps. In this role, you will interface heavily with the Application Development, Quality and Infrastructure teams to champion taking our CI/CD efforts to the next level. We are a polyglot organization with services in Node, Rails, Elixir and PHP and maintain a continuous release cycle across many of our services. To be successful in this role, you will need to be familiar with modern software development practices, CI tools, Docker and AWS cloud infrastructure, application monitoring (golden metrics, SLAs, SLIs, SLOs) and deployment automation. You will work in both a strategic and tactical manner in the beginning, lay the foundation for the team and then transition to more of a strategic focussed role.


* Advocate and proselytize the DTS mission within the company; ship fast, ship safe, ship often
* Manage and develop the backlogs and roadmaps for deployment services and tools
* Work with stakeholders to develop and refine SLO/SLI for our production services
* Work with the team to define effective monitors and alerts for all production services
* Promote CI/monitoring/alerting standardization across multiple development teams and application services
* Enforce governance of DTS standards across the organization
* Determine and refine on-call rotation for critical pipeline services
* Work with the architecture team to define systems for high availability and disaster recovery across our tools
* Govern the documentation of pipeline systems/processes and disseminate that information to the development teams
* Perform administrative functions for the DTS team, including 1:1 discussions with direct reports, conduct performance reviews for the team, provide team velocity reports to leadership, report on roadmap progress and timelines
* Attract talent and grow the team to meet the identified roadmap and committed timelines


* A passion for enabling the organization to rapidly and continually deliver high quality software to production across multiple codebases
* A willingness to push boundaries and thinking outside the cargo cult
* Experience as a software developer in a modern web application and service oriented architecture
* Experience with modern monitoring tools such as Datadog, Prometheus, Grafana, SignalFX
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a willingness to speak up and raise new ideas
* Intimate knowledge of Git and any of the major hosting application( GitHub, Gitlab, etc.)
* 5+ years leading teams of software and CI engineers
* Familiarity and comfort working in an Agile (kanplan, or scrum) SDLC
* Familiarity with infrastructure as code (ie. Terraform)
* Experience working with one of the industry leading CI tools (CircleCi, Travis, Semaphore, Drone, etc.)
* The ability to think both strategically and tactically with the ability to oscillate between those mindsets

Our Benefits:

* A collaborative and open-minded atmosphere that is excitingly fast paced
* Company-paid medical/dental/vision/life insurance
* Fully stocked kitchens with healthy snack and drink options
* Free Lunch catered in the office every day
* Free onsite gym
* Generous paid vacation and sick leave policy
* Competitive maternity/paternity policy
* 401k with competitive match

Weedmaps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We are looking for the smartest and most passionate people who want to join our team and develop the services, systems, and marketplaces that will serve the marijuana industry in the decades to come.

About Weedmaps:

Founded in 2008, Weedmaps is a leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry. Our suite of cloud-based software and data solutions includes point of sale, logistics and ordering solutions that enable customers to scale their businesses while complying with the complex and disparate regulations applicable to the cannabis industry. In addition, our platform provides consumers with information regarding cannabis products across web and mobile platforms, including listing local retailers and brands, facilitating product discovery and allowing consumers to educate themselves on cannabis and its history, uses and legal status. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Weedmaps employs more than 400 professionals around the world, with offices including Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Denver, New York, Phoenix and Toronto.

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