Director of Platform Engineering

HireStarter's client is a mission driven start-up looking to stop the spread of infectious disease. This is a director level role. You will help define the architecture and set the technical direction for the company. Further you will scale out and lead the back-end engineering team.

We are looking for a hands on technical leader. You will have a broad set of responsibilities including how we build, deploy, diagnose, monitor, scale and secure the data platform. You will work closely with Product Management, Sales, and the executive team to meet business needs and build winning products.


  • Ownership of all back end services including APIs, Services, analytics, data pipeline and infrastructure.

  • 40% hands on coding, 30% architecting and designing, 30% project management

  • Lead and grow the back-end team including local and remote engineers.

  • Define and implement services for mobile and desktop applications

  • Coordinate deployment and release schedules in concert with our mobile, data science and QA teams

  • Collaborate with data scientists, product managers the executive team and other engineers to meet business needs and accommodate new data sources that improve our illness signal and extend our forecasts

  • Deliver robust, data pipelinesto support our key health signals and forecast

  • Ensure reliabilityscalabilityand performanceneeds


  • At least 8 years of experience in backend server development

  • Built large scale, data driven applications including elements like real-time streaming, batch data aggregation, data modeling, data cleaning, anomaly detection and bulk ingestion

  • Strong technical leadership skills including architecting robust distributed systems

  • Strong software development skills

  • 2 years technical leadership on a major project

  • Experience with AWS ( ie EC2, S3, EFS, RDS, DynamoDB, Lambda, Redshift , Kinesis)