Head of Engineering


Every student inspired, every school funded, and every community thriving. 

Booster grew out of the vision to transform the way schools raise funds — from cookie dough and popcorn, to a character and fitness program that impacts students just as much as hitting a fundraising target. 17 years in, it feels like we’re just getting started as we continue to grow quickly and innovate around how we can best serve and strengthen schools. Next year we will serve over 3,600 schools and raise $130 million dollars with 800+ team members. We have a unique value proposition of on-campus service, logistics, and software, but the most remarked thing about our business is our culture. We have a ton of fun, love to celebrate, and are committed to creating environments that foster leadership and development in every position.

Over the last several years, our core web application has changed the way we do business. As we move into our third decade as a company, technology is only becoming more crucial to our vision and is one of our most important strategies for continued impact and growth. Our goal is to become the leader in the digital experience of fundraising, and we are seeking an experienced engineering leader who can scale our team from one to multiple teams in order to accelerate the transformation of our web application, funrun.com. This leader will  build a product that enables rapid growth into a new market segment (DIY fundraising), significantly expand our experimentation and A/B testing capacity, and drive efforts to launch new businesses and product offerings.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership: Grow and lead the Engineering Team
    • Build and structure the team with allocated budget within 6 months
    • Develop and retain team members, and create a 5-star team culture
  • Product Planning: Assess for and plan delivery of products and features
    • Partner with product and other stakeholders to determine strategy, resource approach, and timelines to hit business objectives
  • Expert Execution: Deliver iterative quality releases on schedule
    • Complete Project Titan (iterative application rebuild) within planned milestones and quality as determined by minimal bugs, stable systems, and the ability to innovate quickly
    • Exhibit full command of the software development process. Drive continuous improvement that results in improving or stable velocity, completing sprints, and frequent releases. 
    • Deliver new features, effective A/B measurement, and improve our overarching KPI ($ raised per student) 
Skills and Experience:
  • • 5+ years as the head of engineering with experience scaling engineering teams
      • • Have led org structure shifts, identified needed roles, and determined approach for outsourcing, remote vs. on-premise, and build or buy
      • • Have led process improvement with increased level of complexity
      • • Hired and developed talent
  • • Preferred: Experience leading an iterative rebuild from a legacy system
  • • Knowledge of Object Oriented Development and Design Patterns, AWS, creating and consuming APIs, Git and Github. 
  • •Preferred: 10 + years direct contribution in LAMP stack environment (PHP)