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Director, Engineering - Growth Zone

Director, Engineering - North America


Hi there!

We're looking for an Engineering Director to join the Engineering team at Zapier. Zapier’s on a mission to make everyone more productive at work. Over 3 million professionals already use Zapier to save more time, but there are millions more to reach.

In this role, you will be responsible for leading the engineering organization developing and owning the systems that drive Zapier’s growth. You will work closely with your managers, peers, and executives to staff teams and execute on a multifaceted product and tooling strategy. 

If you’re interested in advancing your career at a fast-growing, profitable, impact-driven company, then read on…


Our Commitment to Applicants

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Diversity and Inclusivity at Zapier

About You

  • You’ve managed and scaled engineering organizations. You’re a skilled and experienced engineering leader who has built teams working on SaaS-based products with modern tech stacks. You’ve led teams of managers, managers of managers, and technical leaders and helped each team be successful.
  • You understand product development and growth. You are experienced in understanding the complexities and nuances of delivering and growing products, including the business and engineering implications of product decisions. You’ve driven the complex and challenging tradeoffs between speed, cost, and functionality when building products in one or more fast-moving companies. You have deep experience in managing complex projects with a variety of agile development and industry best practices at your disposal.
  • You are customer-focused. You have a track record of deeply understanding customers and markets. You have a passion for building products that delight internal and external customers and make their jobs easier and more productive.
  • You can develop and sell a strategy to your team. You have a good sense of vision and strategy, you’re able to communicate it to your teams and stakeholders, and you can translate that strategy into execution. You partner closely with product management, design, marketing, and the support organizations to drive and achieve business outcomes.
  • You are a skilled mentor, coach, and engineering leader. You have a passion and a track record of mentoring engineers and leaders while at the same time growing your own skills. You've introduced and broadened engineering practices and enhanced engineering cultures. You’ve led engineering teams through complex technical and architectural decisions by providing strategic guidance.
  • You're a skilled written communicator. Zapier is a 100% remote team and writing is our primary means of communication. You'll use written summaries and reports to communicate vision, strategy, plans, findings, and results to the engineering and full Zapier team.
  • You're a champion for doing things efficiently. At Zapier, the work you do will have a disproportionate impact on the business. We believe in systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves.

Things You’ll Do

  • Hire and retain engineers and engineering leaders for your teams.
  • Coach, mentor, and grow senior engineering leadership.
  • Collaborate closely with your product and design leadership peers to set the product direction and vision to drive the growth of Zapier’s product, users, and revenue.
  • Own the execution of Zapier’s growth vision.
  • Collaborate with engineering and product leaders to influence changes to the Zapier platform, primitives, and product to support the growth of Zapier’s product, users, and revenue.
  • Ensure engineering excellence throughout your teams including following agile development practices,  engineering and architecture best practices, and the Zapier system design principles.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively throughout our distributed organization.
  • As a part of our All Hands Support initiative, help customers have the best possible experience with Zapier


The Whole Package

Location: North America

Our flexible, distributed environment lets us work with the best people from around the world. Zapiens live in 40+ countries, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more!

Zapier offers:

  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing program
  • Equity for All: Stock options (or equivalent) for every Zapien
  • Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • $2,000 annual learning stipend for use on courses, conferences, and more—your choice
  • Two annual all-company retreats
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Customized Zapiversary rewards on your 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 year work anniversaries
  • Leading-edge equipment. We set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.
  • Time to renew. We encourage Zapiens to take at least 2 weeks off each year. Most of us take 4-5 weeks, in addition to locally recognized holidays.
  • Opportunity to work with Zapier’s amazing partners network 

*While we take care of Zapiens around the world the best we can, healthcare and retirement plans are currently available specifically in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and United States.

How to Apply

We have a non-standard application process designed to promote inclusion and equity. We first ask a few questions in our application form that would typically be asked at the start of an initial interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please be sure to answer each question; the resume and CV fields are optional.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us—even if we don’t see an immediate fit with our team. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people, and do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, age, or any other status protected by local law. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

Zapier is is committed to inclusion. As part of this commitment, Zapier will ensure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact jobs@zapier.com.


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