Director, Platform Architecture at XO Group in New York, New York

XO Group Inc.
August 2, 2020
New York, New York
Job Type


Director, Platform Architecture


Here at The Knot Worldwide, we believe in doing work that matters. In 15 countries around the world, our leading family of brands (The Knot, WeddingWire, Bodas, GigMasters, The Bump, How They Asked, Lasting, and more) inspire, inform, and celebrate our communities as they move through life’s milestones. From the proposal to creating a home, and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.


The Knot Worldwide is looking for a highly motivated engineering leader with a passion for building elegant, delightful, and scalable web+mobile applications for consumers. The individual's primary role will be to set architectural guidelines and lead a team of engineers that support our squads building The Knot Platform. The candidate will be embedded in an Agile environment and work cross-functionally with product managers, designers, and engineers across squads to provide the best in class web+mobile experiences for our users. The person must have a strong understanding of both front and back end development, highly adaptable to new technologies / software development concepts, and loves to work within a collaborative team environment. 


  • Set architectural guidelines, both software and infrastructure-related, for The Knot Platform
  • Actively participate in the ideation and execution of engineering OKRs, roadmap strategy, architecture discussions, and Agile planning
  • Promote best practices for engineering productivity, automated testing, continuous integration, code standards, and use of AWS
  • Provide engineering mentorship across the team

  • 10+ years overall software engineering experience 
  • 10+ years hands-on proven track record implementing JavaScript frontend applications and scalable backend APIs in a service-oriented architecture on AWS
  • In-depth experience using Ruby on Rails, React, Node, Elasticsearch, Postgres, and AWS
  • In-depth experience working in an Agile, TDD environment 
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Thrives in a collaborative work culture with teammates located in-office or remote, across multiple locations in US and abroad
  • Experience with PHP, iOS, Android, and Mongo is a plus
  • At The Knot Worldwide, we believe you are more than a resume and invite you to go for it, take the leap of faith, and apply for this job if it sparks your passion to join TKWW and make a difference!


  • You Dream Big. You iterate and experiment to drive innovation.
  • You Love Our Users. You keep our global community at the center of everything you do.
  • You Respect All Voices. Inclusion strengthens us and powers your decisions.
  • You Hustle Every Day. You favor urgency and own your outcomes. 
  • You Win Together. People are at the heart of our success and you play as a team.

    The Knot Worldwide offers a unique employee experience and we are deeply proud of our award-winning culture. From flexible vacation and generous parental leave benefits to promoting wellness and giving back to our community, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.


    The Knot Worldwide provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, The Knot Worldwide complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. The Knot Worldwide expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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