Women Impact Tech

Head of Platform Engineering

    Culver City, CA

About the Role:

Position: Head of Platform Engineering

Reports to: VP of Engineering


We’re hiring a Head of Platform Engineering to join our small and fast growing team of engineers to guide the team in designing and building solutions that scale. In this role, you’ll support the team in leading fellow engineers in developing opportunities that help the business grow on our site, and in partnership with our digital product teams, finance, operations, and marketing. We believe that great digital experiences are an important part of any company’s success, and we think you’ll agree.

As a subscription service, we help our customers better invest in the products they’ve subscribed to, by reinforcing the habits that help them in their long-term mission. You’ll be a part of a strong digital product team of designers, product managers, and data analysts to continuously add to and improve our customers’ experiences online.


  • Lead the system design, architecture, and execution of projects, in collaboration with Engineering and Product leadership.
  • Document the strategy and technical implementation, as well as the dependencies and prioritization that support team initiatives.
  • Establish engineering processes, define company engineering standards, identify and implement core technologies, and remove technical hurdles.
  • Build solutions for appropriate scalability. You see the value in following convention when possible, and understand how the basics can scale.

Our Stack:

  • Our homepage (marketing pages) use React, Gatsby, GraphQL, and Contentful.
  • Our checkout + account experiences use EmberJS.
  • Our back-end is a Rails API that handles everything from account creation and payments, all the way through to fulfillment.
  • See more here: https://stackshare.io/ritual-com/ritual

Who You Are:

  • Passionate. You love building solutions that a business can leverage in multiple ways, knowing that the best solution for the customer and company is out there.
  • Well-Rounded. You've worked on creating back-end micro-services, front-end component systems, API design/versioning, webhooks, load balancers, caching solutions, and more - much more.
  • Detail-Oriented. You take pride in your work, and look for opportunities to iterate and make it better.
  • Problem Solver. You prioritize a simple solution over a complex one, leaning on the tools available to make your job easier, while ensuring solid test coverage backs up the decisions you’ve made.
  • Analytical. You believe that great data enables you and others to make better decisions.
  • Cross-Functional. You can dive deep and have complex technical conversations with your engineering team, nerd out over design decisions, and then turn around and explain those same conversations to non-technical teams.
  • A Leader. You have experience in leading, managing, coaching, and mentoring other engineers toward delivering timely, high-quality software together.

What You Need:

  • Education: BS in Computer Science or other engineering/technical field preferred. Equivalent experience also accepted.
  • Experience: 7+ years of developing clean, scalable and efficient web apps in a fast-paced environment, 2-3+ years in a senior capacity or leading small teams/projects.
  • Strong experience in Ruby. The ability to architect and build scalable solutions and integrations - back to front, with a passion for strong test coverage, documentation, monitoring, and incident management processes.
  • A demonstrated eye for system design, as well as the ability to identify and solve real-world user problems.
  • An understanding of troubleshooting issues that may arise, and planning for scale.
  • Interest in guiding our company toward necessary technologies as we continue to scale our platform and suite of tools.

Why Ritual?

Since launching in October 2016, Ritual has grown to be a cultural revolution in the health industry. We’re not about pseudoscience, half-truths or health fads. We are simple, effective, and backed by real science. We have some pretty great benefits & perks related to our office environment, however, they have been limited due to the global health situation. See below for our adjusted available benefits + perks until we can get back into the office together!

● Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

● Healthcare & Dependent Care FSA

● Equity participation

● 401k Match – Up to 4%

● Pet Insurance

● Free Ritual Forever

● Unlimited PTO – 10 days minimum to keep you fresh

● 18 paid holidays

● Bi-Annual Performance Reviews

● “Ritual First Fridays” – Entire company takes off the first Friday of each month while we are working remotely

● 12 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave and we cover health insurance during any additional time taken under-protected baby bonding time off

● Periodic group workouts with trainers on Zoom

● Work from Home stipend

● Childcare stipend (monthly expense)

● Flex time for returning to work birth-parents

Ritual is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to bringing together humans from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We strive to create a diverse & inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together.

Meet Ritual

Based in sunny Los Angeles, Ritual is a direct-to-consumer health brand that believes it’s crucial to know not just what you’re putting into your body, but why you need it in the first place.