Director of Engineering - Infrastructure

  • Location
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 1, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Fintech

Build the world’s fastest Identity and Checkout products

Company Mission

Our mission is to make buying online faster, safer and easier for everyone. Fast Login and Fast Checkout enable a one-click sign-in and purchasing experience that makes it easier for people to buy and merchants to sell. The company’s products work on any browser, device or platform to deliver a consistent, stress-free purchasing experience. Fast is entirely consumer-focused and invests heavily in its users’ privacy and data security. Headquartered in San Francisco but open to a globally remote workforce, we are a founders-led, privately held company funded by Stripe, Index Ventures, Susa Ventures and other world-class investors.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and demonstrate our values through equitable pay, fantastic benefits, and access to all reasonable accommodations.

We are seeking an experienced Director of Engineering that will lead our infrastructure group to build and ship our Fast checkout experience to merchants across the world. In this role, you will lead our infrastructure teams to build critical components and will be responsible for maintaining our websites and mobile apps by adopting open source monitoring and configuration management technologies. You will be responsible for evolving our service oriented architecture and securing infrastructure against potential threats. You will be responsible for defining and standardizing our internal processes and tools that allow product engineering teams to iterate quickly on new products based on customer feedback and evolving business needs.


  • Lead and grow world class infrastructure teams of talented engineers through direct mentorship, vision setting and advocacy and support for the overall tech organization
  • Continuously raise the bar by hiring exceptional talent for the team.  Spend a significant amount of time partnering with recruiting to scale the engineering organization
  • Work with the Head of Engineering on org design to insure engineers are working on the right projects at the right time
  • Set the technical vision and direction in partnership with engineering management for the team’s roadmap while closely interacting with cross functional roles in product management and design to built internal tools and improve developer efficiency
  • Manage and proactively communicate with stakeholders on project progress throughout the entirety of the feature  lifecycle
  • Participate in org-wide initiatives to build an inclusive, healthy, and collaborative engineering culture at Fast


  • Prior experience as a DoE or Senior Engineering Manager,  leading multiple teams at tech companies at scale
  • Prior experience maintaining infrastructure for large scale distributed systems
  • CS degree or equivalent experience


  • Experience in e-commerce industry
  • Previous mature startup experience


  • Benefits and Perks- Because People Matter
  • Comprehensive insurance (paid 99% by the company) with no deductible, and 10 dollar copays
  • Globally remote with flexible work schedules to fit your needs
  • Generous parental/family leave for all caregivers- available at any time within 12 months after the new family member joins you
  • 401k with match up to 4%

Equity grant

  • People-focused PTO that you determine- time off is there when you want it, when you need it
  • Frequent inclusive events scheduled to allow everyone to express their voice (or dance skills)
  • Monthly exercise and internet stipends---and snacks