R&D Director

Israel - Ramat-Gan · Full-time · Leader

About The Position

We are looking for an experienced and talented R&D Director to lead a number of development teams and make a major impact in our most strategic and rapidly evolving product, the Elementor Editor.

We are in hyper-growth mode, so we’re looking for people who can learn and adapt quickly as the company and our product portfolio expands.

Our processes focus around ownership & collaboration, which means that each team member is empowered and accountable.

You’ll be part of the engineering management team, be part of setting our vision and culture. You will work closely with stakeholders in the product department, QA, data, DevOps and others as well with various business departments, striving to maximize business KPI’s.

Work environment

Work Environment

Elementor is the leading website builder platform for professionals on WordPress. Elementor serves web professionals including developers, designers, and marketers, and boasts a new website created every 10 seconds on its platform. 

Elementor is an open-source, GPLv3 licensed offering its platform both as free and premium. Since launching in 2016, Elementor’s reach now extends to more than 180 countries, has more than 5,000,000 active installs, and is loved by many, as seen in over 4.5K five-star reviews it received in the WordPress repository.

Recently we launched the Elementor Cloud with built-in hosting, providing you with a reliable and seamless site creation experience. A one-stop-shop for all your hosting and design needs comes pre-installed with Elementor, security features, and an optimized managed hosting environment.

More awesome facts about Elementor

Simply put, Elementor is the best website builder in the world. It’s not that we are arrogant, there was actually a contest and we won. Twice !!. Elementor has won the best WordPress plugin contest for two years in a row.

We just recently celebrated more than 5M+ websites built on top of Elementor, and Elementor is only 4 years old.

In 2019 there were more than 100+ meetups worldwide, driven by our awesome huge community.

There are Udemy courses that teach web professionals how to use Elementor to produce great stunning websites.

We didn't actually count, but there are probably hundreds of tutorials, guidelines, webinars, and youtube videos out there that educate our community of web creators on how to utilize the Elementor website builder to its full potential.


Useful links to learn more about Elementor

Globes most promising startup for 2020: https://www.globes.co.il/news/home.aspx?fid=12304

Latest news: https://www.themarker.com/technation/.premium-MAGAZINE-1.9330061

Fundraising announcement: https://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1001319873

Recruiting: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=268127181189827

The weather forecast with Dany Rup:  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=965091240582115

Elementor 3.0 : https://elementor.com/blog/elementor-3-new-professional-features/

The Experts Arena: https://elementor.com/blog/introducing-experts/

Elementor Cloud: https://elementor.com/cloud/

The Elementor Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Elementors/

Responsibilities

  • Lead, mentor and manage a group of talented team leaders and software engineers
  • Create a balanced environment for group members to thrive in
  • Recruit, hire, retain and mentor top talent engineers, while continuously improving the team (structure, processes, stability, quality and deliverables)
  • Take part in forming engineering culture, vision and cross-department processes
  • Evaluate architecture alternatives, take part in designing solutions, set technical direction and quality standards and guide implementation
  • Track development process and assume full ownership and accountability over product delivery, quality and timelines
  • Take overall responsibility for recruiting and scaling the team to support its growth needs
  • Planning and development of new user-facing products and features
  • Building robust and scalable software components and services
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

Requirements

Leadership skills:

  • Proven experience as a software Group Manager / R&D Director
  • 7+ years of broad management experience: individuals, teams and projects management
  • Great communication skills
  • A truly team player
  • “I can move a mountain” attitude when needed

Tech know-how:

  • Must have 7+ years of proven experience as a Full- Stack developer, developing and working with JavaScript, CSS and React
  • Experience with WordPress PHP / MySQL development - a big advantage
  • Experience with creating Frameworks & API’s - a big advantage
  • Experience and deep understanding of web application development and life cycle
  • Proficiency with object-oriented concepts & design patterns
  • Good familiarity with Git

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