Engineering Lead, Unlimited

Postmates, San Francisco

Delivery from all your favorites places on-demand

Why compromise? Finally an opportunity that your engineering heart, your career, your mentor and your family can be excited about at the same time! Yes, a job that has it all, i.e., explosive growth, ground-floor architecture, cutting-edge technology, a highly visible charter and a cool vision that you can boast about.

Who are we?

Postmates is disrupting local commerce by providing a marketplace where consumers can purchase goods from any local restaurant or store and local couriers deliver the goods to their home in minutes. Postmates has unlocked on-demand local shopping — providing consumers the convenience of super fast delivery for the largest selection of goods (anything in the whole city!); the benefit and scale of e-commerce for local merchants; and more flexible work for couriers.

This is a tall order, and Postmates relies heavily on our engineering applications and systems to realize this vision. Even though we are already a billion dollar business with millions of customers in 300+ US cities trusting us with more than 2M orders every month, we have only just started our technical journey to build our technology stack in a way that can keep up with our rapid growth.

What does this team do?

Postmates Unlimited is premium subscription product that intends to build best experience and benefits for Members. Unlimited is one of fast growing subscriptions products in the industry. We are looking for an experienced Engineering Lead who will be passionate and objective to build world-class experience for Unlimited members at Postmates. In this role, you will be leading a team of developers cross-functionally across apps development and back-end services to build and ship product. You will jointly own part of company’s strategic goal and responsible for achieving it

As an Engineering Lead, you will partner with product management, data analytics, business operations and other engineering leaders to achieve the OKRs. You will participate in technical design and planning while providing guidance for engineers to ensure they execute well everyday. Further, as team grows you can hire and mentor software developers as needed to continuously improve and innovate the product

To be successful in this role, you need to be a strong technologist who can earn respect and influence peers, partners and other engineering teams. Also, hands-on engineer who can scale from soft developer to a leader as needed to make progress. Further, being data driven, end user focused, and results oriented is essential in this fast-paced, high-growth environment.


Bachelors in Computer Science or a related field
10+ years of experience in building impactful and technically complex software systems
5+ years of progressive experience in managing engineering teams
Proven expertise in building large-scale web applications and distributed systems
Accomplished technical leader with strong track of record delivering results at high speed and quality

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field
2+ years of experience in subscriptions products

About Postmates

Postmates is transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under an hour. Available for iPhone, Android and on the web, the on-demand logistics service connects customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in a city, 24/7. 

Want to learn more about Postmates? Visit Postmates's website.