Engineering Manager, Risk

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?

Serving a three-way marketplace (buyer, courier, merchant) and operating via four platforms: web, iOS, Android and  partner APIs, poses extremely challenging risk & identity problems. Our business moves products, money, and people in the real world and requires world class protection. The risk organization protects users’ accounts & privacy, detects and prevents fraud on all three verticals, and supports the development of secure products.  

What will you do?

  • Lead one or more teams of engineers building real time defenses based on business logic and machine learning, with supporting infrastructure
  • Partner with product management, analytics, data science and other engineering leaders to build and deliver comprehensive defenses
  • Lead technical design and architecture and make important decisions with far reaching consequences
  • Provide guidance and support for engineers to help them execute well everyday
  • Grow the teams via hiring & mentoring

Basic Qualifications

  • Education in hard science: CS, Engineering, Math, Physics et al
  • 5+ years of experience in building impactful and technically complex software systems in startup companies
  • 2+ years of experience as tech lead (not looking for a “people manager” 10x)
  • Proven expertise in building large-scale applications, distributed systems and data pipelines
  • Experience in highly available, mission critical component development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in engineering systems for real time business decisions and ML models
  • Experience in data-intensive systems involving many sources of different nature
  • Domain knowledge in risk management, identity, credit card fraud, security
  • Good understanding of data science and machine learning

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.