Head of Engineering

About Us

DISCO is the industry standard for managing, organizing, and sharing music and other media. We make music and media workflow fast, intuitive, and simple, directly connecting people and their work to save time. Today, we count UMG, Sony, Warner Music, Netflix, Amazon, and Rockstar Games among our customers, and over 250,000 people interact with DISCO each month. Our customers are super passionate about our product and so are we.

About the Role

DISCO is looking for a seasoned engineering leader who is passionate about building high performance engineering teams to join DISCO as our Head of Engineering. We’re looking for a strategic thinker who drives technical excellence and fosters innovation, who’ll lead our engineering team to deliver high-quality products that support the company’s vision and mission. A successful candidate:

  • Is able to successfully balance process (getting things shipped on time, staying on top of technical debt) with strategic and commercial thinking
  • Is experienced in making sound decisions on buy vs build
  • Has the demonstrated ability to translate strategic roadmaps into successful products through strong process and execution
  • Helps their teams be agile and effective and won’t allow process or perfection to prevent progress
  • Has a strong focus on security and compliance
  • Will balance a strong focus on execution with a deep respect for the team and a keen understanding of what drives great performance in individuals and teams.


  • Reporting directly to our COO, you will:

    • Directly supervise engineering managers and, initially, some engineers
    • Partner with our People team to attract and engage top talent
    • Foster a collaborative, ambitious, and outcome-driven culture
    • Provide continuous feedback, address underperformance, and recognize the individual strengths and contributions of your team members
    • Be responsible for high quality and high velocity execution of the engineering org
    • Identify, evaluate, and optimize processes to maximize efficiency
    • Unblock and push the team to hit deadlines
    • Anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges and collaborate with the team to find the best scalable solution
    • Collaborate successfully with cross functional partners including product, support and GTM
    • Assist the GTM org in landing and serving our biggest customers
    • Partner with product on delivering solutions to our customers that keep DISCO ahead of our competitors

Skills and Experience

  • Is a proven leader, who has successfully taken high-performance engineering teams through the scaling period DISCO is in (50 to 100 people)
  • Has a strong record of hiring and developing great, diverse talent
  • Has 7+ years of engineering leadership experience, including experience overseeing an engineering org of 20+
  • Is comfortable operating in an environment where you need to motivate teams by working both with managers and directly with engineers
  • Has successfully managed hybrid and remote teams working across multiple time zones
  • Has 3+ years experience overseeing development of AI/ML products
  • Has experience delivering and maintaining B2B web apps, with some consumer-facing product experience preferred
  • Has a strong sense of urgency to deliver results and inspire the team to achieve beyond what they think is possible
  • Has a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Is enthusiastic about diving into the code and getting your hands dirty when needed
  • Has strong technical mastery in software engineering but remains curious and committed to learning and improving their craft

The Benefits of Working at DISCO

At DISCO, our employees have told us what benefits mean the most to them, and we've listened. So as a DISCO employee, you will work remotely from home (or a co-working space) whilst being supported by a friendly and fun international team.

In addition, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary in a fast-growing startup
  • Four weeks of paid vacation leave per year
  • Two weeks of paid sick leave per year
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • A company laptop
  • Monthly internet allowance/reimbursement
  • Office set-up allowance
  • Annual learning and development allowance
  • The ability to work how you want. We’re not heavy on rule books. Everyone is trusted to figure out the best way to work.

At DISCO, we strongly believe in the uniqueness of thought, experience and perspective that can only be achieved through having an inclusive and diverse workforce. We strive to continue to make DISCO an incredible place to work by fostering a culture of inclusiveness, diversity, openness and collaboration. We value all different kinds of experience, so even if you feel you don't meet all of the necessary criteria for this position, we encourage you to apply.

To apply for this incredible position, please submit your resume along with a cover letter.

Please note we will not accept applications or emails from recruitment agencies, thank you.

Engineering and Development

Remote (Victoria, AU)

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