Director of eCommerce Systems Engineering

San Francisco CA, Seattle WA or Boise ID

Blurb is seeking an experienced, innovative and collaborative technology leader to lead our eCommerce Systems Engineering team! This is a great opportunity to put your mark on a well-established standalone eCommerce business that is making the transition into a vertically integrated strategic enterprise.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide strong people leadership in line with our culture of collaboration and empowerment. We're intentional about the culture we're trying to build here, driving the company values of Passion, Commitment, Adaptability, Trust and Entrepreneurship and our vision to Make Real Connections -- with our customers, partners, and with each other!
  • Direct and build a cohesive team both internally and externally, and mentor the professional growth of your technical staff
  • Leverage your solid foundation in software engineering to craft and drive to an architectural vision, and build scalable, maintainable, performant and secure systems and tools
  • Be a strong advocate for agile methodologies and drive our continued adoption and refinement of the relevant processes and tools to improve our effectiveness in a spirit of continuous improvement
  • Cultivate strong collaborative relationships with teams such as Product, Marketing, C.S. and the Executive team
  • Understand and represent the inherent tradeoffs between supporting and extending legacy technologies while driving toward the future
  • Be a passionate enabler for the creative expression that our services enable for our customers

To do this, you'll bring to the table:

  • 10+ years in software engineering, including leadership across a diverse set of tools and systems
  • 7+ years leading the development of large-scale, Internet-based, customer-facing applications
  • 5+ years hand-on software development
  • 5+ years in progressively responsible leadership roles
  • 3+ years as a manager or director in an eCommerce environment
  • Experience working with geographically-distributed teams
  • BSCS or equivalent experience

Nice to have:

  • Expertise in our current technology stack, which includes Ruby 1.9, Rails 2, RESTful APIs, Java, HTML/JavaScript/CSS, Jenkins, Microservices, PostgreSQL, C++
  • Experience with upgrading legacy systems
  • Experience with AWS and the tradeoffs between cloud and internally hosted platforms
  • Experience with modern eCommerce platforms such as Shopify
  • Experience with Information Security, in particular maintaining PCI compliance in an eCommerce enterprise
  • A creative energy and passion for custom photo products!!
  • An opinion or two on how to improve and BookWright

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to

Blurb is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. As a Blurb employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver to the best of your ability. If you are prepared for this challenge, tell us your qualifications, experience and interests in this position in a cover letter and resume.  Please be sure and tell us why you think you would be a great addition to the Blurberati!


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Blurb is committed to equal opportunity and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying