An interaction and payments platform for local businesses.

Director of Engineering

Lehi, Utah / Remote
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

We are looking for a Director of Engineering to lead the teams responsible for the development of several of our customer-facing products as we scale. This role will report directly to our CTO.

Our ideal candidate is able to balance business delivery with engineering quality, has strong technical skills, and loves driving teams and decisions with data. As a leader at Podium, your primary role is to put the goals of our customers and business first, drive product & architecture decisions with your product and design counterparts, and help your team reach its maximum potential.  While you won't be coding, you should be comfortable with providing technical mentorship. You'll work closely with the CTO and other engineering leaders to set technical strategy and direction.

What you will be doing:

  • Build a culture of co-business-ownership with your product and design counterparts.
  • Foster that same culture of co-business-ownership within each of your teams.  Coach your Engineering Managers to think beyond the technical and focus on the value they’re delivering to our customers.
  • Work closely with senior leadership in product, design, and engineering to craft technical and product strategy and roadmap.
  • Lead your teams to deliver and deploy new features, products, and technical initiatives to push Podium’s platform forward.
  • Work closely with developers and architects on technical decisions throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with other team leads from across the product organization on inter-area projects, and drive them to completion.

What you should have:

  • 10+ years of relevant technical experience, including 6+ years managing high performance teams, and 3+ years managing through managers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to explain and present details to both business and technical audiences.
  • Proven experience as a technical leader on successful, large-scale software projects.
  • Exceptional org-management skills, especially in organization design, influence, and collaboration.
  • Proven track record to hire, retain, and grow technical leaders and managers.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve complex problems by analyzing data, leading to data informed decisions.

What we hope you have:

  • Experience defining and building APIs for web applications and for client consumption.
  • Experience with large scale SaaS cloud application design and development.


  • Transparent culture - one of our 3 values is “murder drama,” and we believe it.
  • Unlimited Vacation (yes, we want you to have a work-life balance).
  • Remote-first work for Engineering & Product.
  • Yearly home office upgrade stipend.
  • 1+ gatherings a year bringing all of engineering together.
  • 401k with a competitive matching contribution plan.
  • Great medical, dental, vision benefits.
  • Life insurance, long and short-term disability coverage.
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave.
  • Swag.  Lots of swag.

Podium is an equal opportunity employer. Podium provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, marital status or veteran status.

Why you should join Podium

Podium is a suite of messaging tools for local business. Using our platform, businesses of all sizes can connect with customers via text to do things like request payments, collect reviews, and sell products, in a modern, convenient way. Our work streamlining this process for local businesses has awarded us recognition on top industry lists, such as Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startups, Forbes’ Cloud 100, the Inc. 5000 (#13), and Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies — in the last year alone.

Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, and founded in 2014, Podium is currently backed by Accel, Summit Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Y Combinator.

Team Size:830
Location:Lehi, UT
Eric Rea
Eric Rea
Dennis Steele
Dennis Steele