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

Elementor is the leading website builder for professionals on WordPress, powering 6M+ active sites. Elementor is the ultimate WordPress page builder that lets you create beautiful WordPress websites easily and quickly.

The key difference is that you can reach a high level of design without needing any coding knowledge. It includes dozens of useful widgets & features like drag & drop and live to edit, achieve a perfect pixel design with ease, a stunningly designed template library, a unique mobile editing toolset and a visual revision history feature.

Recently we launched the Elementor Experts, an arena that allows everyone to find an Elementor Expert who will build the best website for them.

There are even more products to come to extend the Elementor ecosystem and create a complete package for web creators to build their business on top of Elementor. 

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 6M 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

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/

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

eadership 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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