Director of Engineering, Infrastructure at Drizly

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Who we are

Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits. Our customers trust us to be a part of their lives – their celebrations, parties, dinners and quiet nights at home. We are there when it matters - committed to life’s moments and the people who create them. We partner with the best retail stores in over 1300 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection and competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. That is what we do. Who we are is a different story.

We are more than just another tech company. There is an intellectual curiosity that occurs at Drizly. We have a desire to question, to understand, to figure it out. Bottom line, we solve it. We value not just the truth but the process to get to the truth, to deliberate, decide and then act. Most importantly, we care. We care about our customer. We care about our company. We care about our team. There will be long days and incredible challenges.

We are blazing a trail in an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly a century, and that doesn’t scare us (well, not all the time) -and even when it does, it doesn’t stop us, it energizes us.

Do you see yourself here? Read on.

Who you are

You are a strong and passionate technology leader with experience in scaling companies. You’re a natural leader who can drive results and build a culture of engineering rigor that promotes better overall engineering products with less downtime and refactoring. You drive vision and purpose by cultivating innovation that supports the company’s existing and new business goals. You thrive in an environment with complexity and ambiguity, have strong cross-functional communication, and can partner with various teams, both internally and externally, to deliver top-notch technology solutions and products. Furthermore, you are passionate about building a platform that drives top line revenue growth, conversion, loyalty and overall satisfaction. 

What the role is

Drizly’s infrastructure plays a critical role in the service and availability of our platform, which allows us to focus on improving the ways in which customers discover, buy and deliver alcohol from our retail partners. 

The Director of Engineering, Infrastructure is responsible for overseeing the infrastructure of our platform, ensuring Drizly’s platform is secure, reliable, and performant as Drizly continues to grow. This individual will work with other engineering teams to help them focus on delivering roadmaps of value to end consumers by building highly reliable infrastructure as a foundation. This person must have experience managing large, complex systems at scale, and navigating the challenges of transitioning from late stage startup to an enterprise company, including large scale migrations such as breaking apart monolithic architectures into services and VM based architecture into containers.

In this role you will:

  • Work with engineering teams to provide highly available services within the Drizly platform that will deliver value to our customers and retailers
  • Increase the resiliency and stability of Drizly’s infrastructure and services
  • Introduce layers of fault tolerance and redundancy to improve Drizly’s infrastructure
  • Have experience decomposing monolithic applications into services
  • Migrate our infrastructure to containers, container management and orchestration
  • Lead and participate in technical and architecture discussions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have demonstrated competence in gathering requirements, determining features and APIs, writing specifications, managing a backlog, and communicating effectively on the state of the roadmap
  • Automate installation, upgrade and monitoring of applications, servers and infrastructure
  • Have experience in managing relational databases in production
  • Understand web applications, APIs, and underlying technologies
  • Evaluate, propose, integrate and manage external infrastructure vendors
  • Implement, train and influence the broader engineering team in DevOps culture and best practices
  • Create an environment in which engineers are happy to be on the team and look forward to coming into work

The Other Stuff:

  • Base salary range: $161,000 - $295,000 depending on location plus bonus
  • One-on-one professional coaching with an external expert
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match
  • Equity
  • Added perks

You do you.

Drizly is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status


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Location

334 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

An Insider's view of Drizly

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Drizly is unlike anywhere I have ever worked before. We are a welcoming bunch of super intelligent people that are all working towards the same goals. We have a lively and dynamic atmosphere where we encourage people to truly be themselves. We have a ton fun, but we do what we're here to do- make Drizly the option for alcohol, period.

Shawn

Account Executive

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work closely with the product and engineering teams on a daily basis to design features for the people who use our products. I often loop in other teams to get their expertise on our users and different parts of the business. Everyone is constantly striving to make improvements and I get great ideas from people on every team at Drizly.

Annalyse

Product Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I identified a need for deeper knowledge of alcohol when I joined Drizly’s Customer Experience team 2 years ago. With the support & encouragement of my team, I became our first Certified Cicerone® taking a new role in Category Management. Now I'm leveraging my unique experience to help build the best-in-class catalog for alcohol one beer at a time.

Talia

Merchandising Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As I work on complex policies and laws in the alcohol space, I try to speak very plainly when explaining the history and concepts that matter to Drizly so people don’t feel intimidated. I also try to participate in as many company events and Slack discussions that I can to build relationships which should translate to being more accessible overall.

Jaci

Vice President, Legal, Regulatory & Industry Affairs

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have helped out on the frontend, been on our infrastructure team, and worked extensively with our Rails API. In all of these roles I got to learn while doing high impact work. More recently, I was given the opportunity to be a technical lead. Drizly has made me a solid generalist that can help drive a startup’s tech forward.

Will

Senior Software Engineer

What are Drizly Perks + Benefits

Drizly Benefits Overview

At Drizly we believe people are our greatest asset and we’re building an environment where our team can authentically do their best work. As the business grows, we recognize the value of investing in our people through benefits that support their day to day at Drizly to greater perks that foster their life outside of work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Drizly is involved with a variety of local organizations including, but not limited to, Cradles to Crayons and Pine Street Inn.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Drizly matches 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of annual salary.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Drizly hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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