Engineering Director, Operations

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Budget Hourly
Flexibility Full remote
Preferred timezone Central Europe Standard Time

About this job

Required experience: Lead experience
Minimal education: Bachelor degree
Employment type: Full time
Role: IT Director
Category: IT Jobs

Job description

As an engineering director of the infrastructure team at Plex, you will lead several distributed teams responsible for our cloud infrastructure, build systems, and core account services. You will also lead a cross-functional team responsible for growth engineering and experimentation, and will collaborate with other teams across the organization.

Who you are:

  • You have prior engineering experience, preferably in DevOps and/or cloud services.
  • You have multiple years of recent experience in engineering management.
  • You enjoy solving problems through organizational thinking and building teams.
  • You empower the individuals on your teams by practicing servant leadership.
  • You’re kind, helpful, smart, and get stuff done.
  • You’re self motivated and able to work well in a distributed team across the globe.
  • You believe in asking for help and helping others when they ask, never throwing a problem over the wall.
  • You thrive in a fast paced environment, with an ability to be nimble and shift priorities as called for in a dynamic space.
  • You are hungry to have an impact, continuously working to improve our product, process and push the team to be it’s best.

In addition, it would be great if:

  • You’ve worked with large and scalable kubernetes deployments
  • You have experience with data analysis and experimentation
  • You love movies and TV and have used Plex

Life at Plex:

Plex is a global streaming media platform that gives millions of customers around the world the freedom to enjoy all the content they love in one simple, beautiful app. We’re on a mission to become the world’s largest and most active community for media lovers, where people help each other discover, curate, enjoy, and share all of their favorite content, every single day. Yes, that’s a really audacious vision, but we all believe we can get there.

Plex is a fully “remote” work-force made up of passionate media enthusiasts hailing from ~20 different countries around the world. Some of us are movie buffs. Some are TV show junkies. Some are addicted to podcasts. Some are passionate about music. The one thing we all share is that we love our media! And we really love that the constantly evolving landscape of mobile and connected devices gives us the opportunity to improve the way you consume your media.

Our community uses Plex to enjoy over 30,000 free movies and shows, nearly 200 free Live TV channels, over 60 million music tracks, and thousands of podcasts across all genres and languages – anytime, anywhere. Our “power users” even stream their own personal media collections to create the ultimate unified viewing experience. Very soon, our customers will be able to discover, organize and enjoy content across all of their streaming services right from their Plex home-page, and they’ll be able to purchase and rent premium content not available in other streaming services. Truly, all of your favorite content, all in one app.

Supported Plex platforms include: Macs, Windows PCs, Linux PCs, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, NVIDIA SHIELD, Xbox, PlayStation, Sonos, Alexa, and more.

What sets us apart:

We are the largest independent streaming platform built by a global team of employees who are fanatical passionate about delivering the highest quality, most unified, and user-friendliest entertainment experience possible.

We have always been a distributed organization, with people making great things happen in nearly 20 different countries and 11 time zones. Above all else, we value kindness, humility, and helpfulness. While we are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the vast majority of our employees are 100% remote, with in-person off-sites to bring team members together a few times a year.

We are passionate about our mission and we work hard, while still providing flexibility around a schedule that works for you.

We love what we’re building and our user community is an integral part of our development process. We actively engage with customers to understand what is working, what they want more of, and how we can be better.

We are committed to improving the communities where we live and work with charitable contributions, partnerships, and service.

We are working to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce and advocate for racial equity, social justice, and equal opportunity in the technology community at large.

Sound interesting? We're looking for an engineering director who is ready to join us to have a material impact in Plex's growth and success.

Plex is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. Plex is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.


  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Hardware stipend
  • Flextime, work from anywhere
  • Comprehensive health insurance (medical/dental/vision) (US employees)
  • 401k (US employees)

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

This job has a geo-restriction in place: Anywhere.














We thank all the candidates who have shown interest in our company, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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About the Plex


Los Gatos, United States


51-200 employees


Entertainment & Recreation


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