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Director of Engineering

FriendFinder Networks


FriendFinder Networks is currently seeking a director of engineering to lead our live-streaming and on-line dating platform teams. As the Director of Engineering, you will report directly to our CEO and be responsible for leading our engineering team, bridging the gap between the technical and business aspects of our organization and helping to drive innovation and positive cultural change. We strive to create an environment where our engineers can use the latest technologies and techniques to develop our products to meet customer demand. If you are excited by the challenge of leading teams of highly talented engineers, then we want to hear from you!

Our ideal candidate should have a strong background leading the simultaneous development of multiple software products and teams of engineers, both front and back end, throughout the engineering lifecycle from concept to delivery. We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate strong competencies in legacy/modern software languages and related technologies, maintaining high-availability platforms and cultivating development best practices, architecture and methodologies. This individual should have extensive experience in team building, conflict and issue resolution, defining and maintaining developmental standards and communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences.



  • Lead the development lifecycle of our front-end, back-end and streaming video teams
  • Provide technical direction and resolve conflicts
  • Translate business objectives into technical requirements and work with cross organizational (product, customer service, marketing, et al) leaders to develop a strategic technical roadmap
  • Work with product and project managers to ensure the timely and reliable delivery of our roadmap
  • Define, maintain and reward adherence to  developmental best practices, methodologies and process standards
  • Work with our ops department and CTO in support of a stable, high performing product experience
  • Lead and deliver executive reporting across systems and initiatives
  • Empower, cultivate and grow dynamic engineering team leaders under your purview
  • Work with our talent teams to define hiring expectations/goals in support of a healthy and diverse pipeline of engineering candidates
  • Cultivate an outstanding, diverse culture that inspires optimal product and engineering investment in our team members



  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • 15+ years of relevant experience in software engineering
  • 10+ years in engineering management/leadership, preferably in oversight of multiple products supported by multiple teams
  • Experience with SOA and microservice architectures
  • Experience successfully operating in the SAFe Framework
  • Experience with RDBMS, NoSQL, and distributed systems (both in system design and data storage)
  • Hands-on knowledge of containers, Kubernetes, deployment configurations and manifests
  • Experience building large distributed Web-centric multi-page applications for global customer base that uses both desktop and mobile devices
  • Practical understanding of performance architecture and tuning for large parallel applications
  • Hands-on experience with CICD tools and pipelines, unit tests, diagnostics
  • Exposure to security/authentication/encryption technologies and concepts


  • Experience delivering new products as well as refactoring/upgrading legacy products
  • Strong track record of developing positive relationships, collaboration across teams, coordinating multiple project schedules and handling complex, cross-discipline projects
  • Demonstrate a data-driven approach to leading teams by determining KPMs and monitoring/improving those performance parameters
  • Demonstrate a history of implementing innovative processes and methodologies to improve team morale and productivity while boosting engagement
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a remote, collaborative, and globally distributed team environment, while building and maintaining an inclusive culture
  • Must be comfortable with adult content
  • Must be at least 21 years old



  • Able to be methodical in documenting and testing your code
  • Comfortable working independently and as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a high degree of honesty and integrity
  • Deadline oriented and multi-tasking ability in a fast-paced environment
  • Team-player, positive attitude, and flexible



FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary.  The benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) with a 6% match on eligible earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical (Kaiser HMO, Blue Cross PPO), Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (20 days PTO) and Holiday Pay (12 company paid holidays off)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Tattoo Friendly
  • LGBQT Friendly





Not only do we love what we do, but we truly believe in it. We grow through positive education, skill training, courses, big stories, and big dreams. We are constantly improving and striving for perfection to revolutionize and enhance the lives of our members.



The main precondition of any relationship is the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to truly understand them. Satisfied customers, employees, and business partners are not just a cog in the wheel, but the main ingredient of the company’s success.



FriendFinder Networks has embraced diversity from the beginning of its history dating back to the mid 1990s. We created the first online personals sites for gays and lesbians, for non-English-speaking audiences, and for those who enjoy what was once called “alternative lifestyles”. Headquartered in San Francisco / Silicon Valley and staffed throughout the world, our team also relies on diversity of background, perspectives, and ideas.

SALARY RANGE: $250,000 to $280,000

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