Director of Software Engineering - Web Client Development

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Tech

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Come party with a million people a day in celebrating important events in their lives! Evite, the world’s leading digital platform, is looking for passionate and creative Director of Software Engineering to lead our web client development team in Los Angeles. We are looking for people who will contribute to our mission of bringing people together to celebrate their most important life moments.

What makes this job awesome?

  • We are a fast-paced, energetic team that is committed to using the latest technology and research to take our products to the next level.
  • We offer full benefits, 401k with matching and flexible work hours.
  • Our headquarters is in Downtown LA and our office is open, fun and relaxed.
  • Rich and modern mobile products with an extensive customer base giving your work broad exposure
  • A modern technology stack including Javascript ES6, React, Python, Google Cloud, and Amazon Web Services,
  • We go to conferences, meetups, seminars and encourage ongoing professional growth.
  • A great hybrid of a well-established brand and a startup atmosphere
  • Your work gets noticed and will impact the lives of over a million people every day.

What you will be doing:

  • Manage a team of senior engineers in web-based client side development 
  • Work alongside our Product team to guide new ideas, create prototypes, and build features on the product roadmap
  • Hands-on software development for both our desktop and mobileweb experiences
  • Lead adoption of progressive front-end technologies
  • Collaborate with UX/UI designers for technical guidance in building elegant and deceptively simple user experiences
  • Guide team’s efforts in our rapid-delivery Scrum process including sprint planning, daily standups, demos and retrospectives
  • Review code to drive quality and technology standardization across codebase
  • Work with other engineering leaders to drive adoption of engineering best practices

What we want from you:

  • 5+ years of commercial programming experience with web-based technologies (Javascript, HTML, Sass/CSS)
  • Experience building and managing high-performance teams 
  • Experience leading complex technology efforts in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Solid computer science fundamentals
  • Significant UX/UI experience with web-based client development
  • Experience with Backbone and React is a plus
  • Experience with cloud-based platforms is a plus
  • A CS degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to work across teams
  • A strong passion for technology 

Note: Evite will not provide relocation assistance for this position

About Evite

With over 32 million registered users, Evite ( is the leading digital invitation and social event planning brand. Evite's free, easy-to-use invitation designs kick off six million parties and gatherings every year. With 20,000 invitations sent every hour, and party-planning tools that handle hundreds of millions of RSVPs annually, Evite is responsible for more celebrations than any other online brand. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a wholly-owned operating business of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA).

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