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Head of Software Engineering

| Marina Del Rey & Playa Vista

We’re looking for humble, but ambitious, razor-sharp Back-End Engineering technical leader who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take product development, cloud services research and platform engineering seriously; you’re passionate about technology and, even more so, about leadership. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints. That’s where you come in.

We are currently seeking a Head of Engineering to help senior management drive technical vision, architectural guidance and provide leadership for a team of BE engineers in an innovative and fast paced environment. Our selection process will emphasize hands on engineering and other technical or architectural skills as well as leadership/management/SDLC process/organizational skills equally. The ideal candidate must be a master of their domain and be able to contribute as an individual contributor (software engineer and architect) half of the time. Furthermore, the ideal candidate must be able to improve SDLC and Scrum processes or inspire, champion and teach his / her team when the need arises. We are looking for a rare mix of intelligence, integrity, domain knowledge, verbal and written agility, and diplomacy which allows you to rapidly earn the trust of technically astute engineers and product astute product managers.

Requirements

Responsible:

  • Responsible for championing persistence, business logic and other back-end layers architectural and SDLC process strategy as well as the planning and successful execution of said strategy
  • Effectively balance technical leadership and software engineering individual contributor responsibilities
  • Directly or indirectly drive BE projects and provide architectural and technical leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Continually retrospect and drive innovation within the back-end development process to ensure our software engineers execute at the highest possible level
  • Hire, onboard, develop and manage Back-End (BE) engineers
  • Manage Tech Debt management
  • Responsible for execution of SDLC processes to include sprint pre-planning/planning, retros, demos, architecture and code reviews
  • Work closely with the rest of the tech leads, data scientists, senior engineering leadership and product managers to ensure we're building awesome, feature-rich, scalable and secure product lines, products and features
  • Work closely with the rest of the tech leads and senior engineering leadership team to ensure we're building highly reusable codebase
  • Provide the mentoring and guidance to BE engineers. Create an environment for BE engineers to continually reach new heights within their career



Requirements:

  • 10 plus years solid experience in back end open source based technologies, including at least 4 - 5 years in Ruby or RoR cloud based ecosystems
  • 4 plus years solid experience as a technical lead, including at least 2 years in large scale platform environment
  • CS degree required or equivalent work experience
  • Solid procedural and object oriented Software Engineering fundamentals
  • 3 plus years of relevant experience managing fast-paced and dynamic Scrum team
  • A proven track record of senior level software engineering and architecture accomplishments in a high-capacity, large-scale, internet-based product platform
  • Capable of technical deep-dives, yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to hold their own in a strategy discussion with senior technical or product leadership
  • Comfortable recruiting a team of very bright, experienced engineers capable of working on projects and at scale unlike any other they've encountered
  • Very experienced with Agile / Scrum methodologies
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Expert understanding of RoR framework
  • Solid understanding of AWS services
  • Solid experience with containerized applications and serverless functions
  • Strong understanding of and experience with testing practices
  • Strong automation and CI / CD experience
  • Pivotal Tracker or Jira, Docker, CI/CD, GitHub tools experience, some would say you are a master
  • If I asked your previous team members about you, they would say you were a great leader and even better contributor. They would also very much welcome an opportunity to work for you once again


Preferred:

  • Some experience collaborating with ML/AI teams
  • Experience in data-driven environments
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Technology we use

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Location

It's said that Playa Vista is where Silicon Valley meets SoCal - Think big names in tech, residences, dining, and centrally located for commuters.

An Insider's view of Engineer.ai

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Engineer.ai LA is a bunch of hardworking people in open and fun atmosphere. We're playful - we bond over our favorite food trucks and spar over who controls the office playlist. Calling us a family may be cliche, but it's pretty accurate.

Jordan

Customer Product Expert

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Through our Builder product, we’re making software accessible to everyone. It’s cool because software engineering has been disrupting industries since the 1980s but never evolving its own and I’m excited to be a part of the team that’s doing just that.

Alex

Global Vice President of Engineering

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown leaps and bounds since being at Engineer.ai. When I first started, my focus was primarily on lead generation and business development. My role since then has transformed into much more as I've had the opportunity to dabble in sales, partnership related initiatives and product management to some extent.

Mikaeel

Account Executive

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We look for people who are passionate about loosely held beliefs. We have a culture which encourages our people to be curious, experiment, and use their experienced points of view to challenge the status quo. We start with why in everything we do, it's part of our core DNA. We want everyone to be entrepreneurial.

Sachin

CEO & Chief Wizard

What are Engineer.ai Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Engineer.ai provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
We unwind over drinks on occasion as some local hot spots!
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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