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Factorial - Infrastructure Engineering Director. R

  • Itnig
  • Full time
  • Spain
  • 03/05/2021

Factorial is building the company's operating system. We help organizations automate human resources processes with a beautifully crafted product. While doing that, we give their data back so organizations can make better decisions. Factorial has a unique and massive opportunity only getting more significant due to covid 19: companies have accelerated their digital transformation. The company is four years old, and we've recently raised 15M after reaching product-market-fit.

At Factorial, we have a team of 30 talented and kind engineers with a meager turnover rate. Ownership and accountability are at the core of our values. We will trust you and your team to make and execute decisions. We want people to make an impact, and we will do whatever it takes to facilitate that at Factorial.

Despite being a fast-growing startup, we promote a healthy work-life balance. We are a remote-first and family-friendly organization. We understand that work may not be your priority at all times, so we let you manage your own time and ambitions. We all have good and bad moments, and work shouldn't feel like a burden.

We have two open positions for the Infrastructure team that leads tactical and strategic initiatives to improve the reliability, security, performance, and developer experience at Factorial. This team is also in charge of mentoring the rest of the engineering organization into DevOps practices. As an engineering director, you will be in charge of the roadmap and recruiting and mentoring the team.

Who are you?

  • You are friendly and prefer Socratic discussion over winning arguments.
  • You have led organizations and love managing humans.
  • You have hired and mentored people.
  • You have found creative/pragmatic solutions to business problems.
  • You have led technological decisions that had strategic outcomes.
  • You have extensive developer experience building web applications. Our stack is Rails, React, and AWS (if you have experience in those, you will onboard faster).
  • You are hands-on and an expert in with system design and their technologies: Cloud providers, containers, schedulers, balancers, etc...

What are you going to do? (more or less in chronological order)

  • You will ship to production on the first day.
  • You will be addressing minor bugs and improvements to learn the product, codebase, and processes during the first two weeks.
  • You will attend the weekly engineering managers meeting to talk about the team, projects, and strategic initiatives. As you get more confident in the role, it is expected that you present challenges and opportunities to the other managers.
  • You will engage in recurring 1:1s with your team, focusing on personal growth and career development. Status updates are done within the team rituals.
  • You are going to participate in all the team rituals – kick-offs, retros, weekly planning –. You will attend as a spectator in the first weeks and fully engaged once you start feeling comfortable with the role.
  • You will hire or let go engineers if you think it will help your team reach their objectives.
  • You will keep coding, sometimes strategic initiatives, or just helping the team, depending on your availability.
  • You will define and implement SLOs to help other teams reach their objectives.
  • You will iterate on the team's quarterly OKR definition until you find one you feel comfortable committing to.
  • You will understand all the system's nuances and how the technology implements it, mentoring people on the team.


  • 65.000€ – 85.000€ Salary + equity
  • Flexible time off and schedule (within reasonable limits)
  • Medical insurance for Spanish employees
  • Budget for learning & development

About Itnig

We are an Internet startup builder based in Barcelona that strives to give value and attract the most talented performers in Europe, with whom we want to keep building the Internet companies of the future.Itnig is an ecosystem shared by Internet startups such as Camaloon, Quipu, Playfulbet...

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