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Director of Engineering

Quikly is an industry-leading digital marketing platform, empowering marketers to consistently acquire, activate, and retain customers resulting in superior ROI. Trusted by leading brands such as, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Domino’s, and Victoria’s Secret, Quikly leverages elements of consumer psychology and delivers highly effective and measurable results across nearly every marketing initiative.

We’re seeking an experienced and passionate Director of Engineering to run our development team. Reporting directly to our Co-Founder and CTO, the Director of Engineering will work cross-functionally with the entire leadership team. Our software’s backend is Ruby on Rails and Go with a Postgres database. The candidate needs to be able to consider the entire software development process and the team dynamics, but also get into the details of actual engineering execution.


  • Lead team of 8+ engineers
  • Responsible for all engineering activities
  • Lead product plan implementation to ensure scale, performance, and cost-effective operation
  • Define and implement development and project/program management best practices
  • Collaborate with the leadership team on R&D efforts of new technologies and evolution of the platform
  • Work with Product Management to ensure detailed requirements are created and scoped, and that progress is tracked during development of a given capability
  • Collaborate with executive staff to identify opportunities and risks, as well as create development milestones to meet business goals


Education & Experience

  • BS in CS/EE (Masters in CS/EE is preferred)
  • 6 years of software development – Client, Server, Database systems (B2B SaaS platform is preferred)
  • Experience in leading team of 5 or more engineers
  • Full-stack design, development, and deployment
  • API design to interface with 3rd party solutions
  • Data analytics and AI experience
  • Expert in building processes to accommodate active development on a common code base by multiple teams with separate release schedules
  • Expertise in Ruby on Rails
  • Understanding of SDLC including design, development, source control, build engineering, QA, documentation, and release management
  • Understanding of agile and waterfall development methodologies
  • Experience in building enterprise platforms
  • Experience with marketing technology stacks and their APIs (cloud solutions, CRM, loyalty platforms, email providers, etc.)
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to build strong relationships across all stakeholders

Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to lead and manage teams
  • Passion for coding – work and hobby
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and present complex concepts cross functionally and to management
  • Marketing platform experience a plus
  • Self-starter
  • Takes ownership and drives issues to closure
  • Strong team player that thrives in a rapid-paced and fluid entrepreneurial environment
  • Critical thinker able to concisely represent a point of view
  • Professional demeanor, strong presence, and ability to interact with all levels of personnel within the organization
  • Makes colleagues more productive and successful


Headquartered in downtown Detroit, Quikly has become one of the fastest growing tech startups over the past three years. Quikly is a team of doers passionate about consumer marketing, technology, and design. We’re here to reinvent how brands engage with their customers. 

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