Director of Engineering – Direct Ordering

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Posted on December 8, 2022


Project Desciption

We are looking for a strategic, analytical Director of Engineering to align the Direct Ordering engineering team goals to organizational priorities, with the ability to partner with Business and Product Leadership to align your engineering teams in support of the roadmap. The ideal candidate will be passionate about scaling and can align their decisions’ impact with the overall business goals. In demonstrating your technical expertise and bias for action, you will develop high-performing engineering teams focused on building the hospitality engine.
Reporting to the VP GM of Direct Ordering, the Director of Engineering will serve as the senior level engineering leader of several teams and responsible for overall execution of project completion from initiation through delivery to ensure product delivery is on schedule and within budget. You will be responsible and accountable for engineering excellence in planning, high-level estimation, team practices, agility, delivery and maintenance of the products. As a member of the Direct Ordering team, your highly impactful role will contribute to the core functionality of the Olo platform.
You can work remotely from anywhere in the U.S. or at Olo’s headquarters in NYC on the 82nd floor of One World Trade Center.

What You’ll Do

Lead Engineering strategy, development, and execution, working closely with stakeholders within the company as well as customers
Collaborate with key stakeholders across the business and clear obstacles to help your leaders, engineering teams, and development initiatives move forward
Be a technical thought leader, influencing direction and strategy across the company and with our brands
Drive top-tier engineering quality and excellence
Influence and drive the technical architecture and key technology decisions along with other technology stakeholder partners to build for the long-term, while managing roadmaps and business needs
Attract, hire, grow, and scale engineering teams focused on building products and platforms for our brands and for internal users
Demonstrated ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems – technical, product and people
Responsible for five engineering manager direct reports that oversee four product engineering teams with over 30 engineers collectively

What We’ll Expect From You

A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
10+ years of experience engineering fault tolerant, high scale distributed systems
7+ years’ experience managing people with 4+ years of managing multiple managers/teams
Demonstrated ability to formulate data driven decisions that lead to results

Nice to Have

Masters or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering and/or relevant software development and engineering management experience
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, manage, and prioritize multiple projects across teams in the unit and set strategy and priorities

About Olo

Olo is the engine of hospitality powering the restaurant industry’s digital transformation. As a leading open SaaS platform, we enable over 600 restaurant brands to jointly reach 85 million connected guests across approximately 84,000 locations. More than two million orders per day run on Olo’s platform, allowing brands to maximize the convergence of digital and brick-and-mortar operations while raising the bar on hospitality. The result: brands do more with less and make every guest feel like a regular. With integrations to over 300 technology partners, our customers can build digital experiences with the largest and most flexible restaurant commerce ecosystem on the market. You have likely used Olo and not even known it! Learn more at
We’re remote-friendly. Since 2015, we have been evolving our culture to continue to support a more distributed workforce and now over 75% of our team works remotely across the U.S. If you’re in the New York City area, you can choose to work remotely or from Olo’s headquarters, located in Tribeca.
We offer great benefits, such as 20 days of paid time off, 10 separate sick days, 11 holidays plus year-end closure, fully paid health, dental and vision care premiums, a 401k match, remote-office stipend, company equity, a generous parental leave plan, volunteer time off, gift matching policy, and more!
Our best estimate of the compensation range for this opportunity is $215-260K annually, depending on the experience you bring and your location. We look forward to discussing your salary expectations and our full total rewards offerings throughout the interview process.

We encourage you to apply!

We value diversity. At Olo, we know a diverse and inclusive team makes our workplace better. Don’t meet every single qualification in the job description? Market data shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, that is free from discrimination and harassment; this allows us to make better decisions and better serve the communities we’re a part of. So if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
All applicants receive consideration for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility, please contact us at

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