VP of Engineering

| Greater LA Area
About Lumi
Lumi helps ecommerce brands produce memorable and sustainable packaging through our online platform and worldwide network of factories. Tens of millions of packages are being shipped every year with Lumi products.
By joining Lumi you will have a front row seat to the rapidly changing way people buy things, and the supply chain behind everything that gets shipped to your doorstep. Learn more →
As the first VP of Engineering at Lumi, you will build the team and engineering organization that helps us make custom manufacturing as scalable as the web. Our mission is to bring online thousands of factories around the world, and make those accessible and scalable for any business — think of it like AWS for custom manufacturing.
You will work closely with founders Jesse Genet (CEO) and Stephan Ango (Chief Product Officer) to grow the engineering organization of Lumi. This means leading the engineering culture of our growth-minded, software-driven company.
Your role will be to develop the culture and team that enables us to achieve complex technical goals. At Lumi we believe firmly in inclusion and diversity. We also have had a distributed engineering culture from day one. It is helpful if you have led remote teams, and we are particularly looking for candidates who will be remote but within geographical proximity of our headquarters in Los Angeles.
Our engineering philosophy is to pick the right tool for each job, and enabling talented engineering leads to own the technical decision making. We use this approach to solve a wide range of technical problems from building complex pricing algorithms, to opening public APIs, building integrations with other software platforms and enabling data science for public and internal purposes. You can read about our use of Haskell and type-driven programming as an example of this approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Scale our tech team by attracting, hiring and mentoring talented engineers
  • Build out teams to develop open public APIs, build integrations, and enable data science activities
  • Manage guidelines and processes for code review, deployments, documentation, devops, and tooling
  • Develop goals and metrics that align technical teams with the rest of the company
  • Define and improve processes for onboarding new team members
  • Maintain our culture of quality code while shipping on time

Qualifications

  • Experience growing an engineering organization to over 50 developers
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of engineering experience
  • 4+ years managing others
  • Comfortable managing distributed teams

What we look for
Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, often working remotely across the world. We believe cross-pollination is one of the best ways to foster community and new ideas. For that reason we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to any of our positions.
Creating a great environment for everyone on the team is something we care deeply about. There are a few qualities we look for in anyone joining Lumi. Here are some of the questions we'll be asking ourselves when reviewing your application:
Curiosity: Your role will evolve as time goes on. Do you have an eagerness to learn new skills, adapt to new situations and get out of your comfort zone?
Communication: Whether it is in written or spoken form, are you able to communicate clearly and concisely with others?
Empathy: Do you collaborate well with others? How do you deal with disagreements? Do you relate to the challenges we seek to solve for our customers?
Work ethic: Do you have a can-do attitude? In the ever-moving world of logistics, will you do your best to not keep others waiting? Can we rely on you to bring rigor and enthusiasm necessary to your work?
Good taste: Are you attentive to details? Do you care about creating an elegant, pleasant experience for customers and those around you?
Note that due to the volume of applications we are not able to reply to everyone. Rest assured, we do read every application. Thanks for considering us!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign

Location

We're just south of the arts district in a renovated warehouse!

An Insider's view of Lumi

What are some social events your company does?

We have an end-of-the-year, candlelit warehouse, Holiday dinner where we feast together and receive a gift from some of the brands we make packaging for. This year we had a Spooky Soirée for Halloween with treats and contests. We’ll have more casual, everyday events like Taco Tuesday, trivia luncheons, and outings around Arts District and DTLA.

Avery

Operations Analyst

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I personally collaborate by building strong relationships with all team members and I like to establish a common ground early. As an organization, we use collaboration technologies to work together in real time such as Front, Slack, and Airtable. We always encourage real time feedback and try hard to create transparency.

Yego

VP Supply Chain

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

During my first 18 months at Lumi, I've been able to take responsibility for some key parts of our code, and I recently moved into my first managerial role. Generally, we encourage developers to take full ownership of the features they work on, and I think Lumi provides a good track for employees who are interested in moving into management.

Phil

Director of Engineering

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I have a desk, but I never sit at it! You’ll find me working in our kitchen or sitting at someone’s desk working on a project. Sitting in the open allows me to pop into team meetings & makes it easy for everyone to ask questions. When a team is growing quickly it’s important everyone knows there are no rules for who you can collaborate with!

Jesse

CEO & Co-Founder

How does the company support your career growth?

Lumi really listens to our personal career goals. We have weekly 1:1s and team meetings where we’re encouraged to openly share our feedback. Everyone really supports each other's growth.
When I was offered the opportunity to teach a structural design class at Pasadena Art Center this year, the whole team encouraged me to pursue it!

Ryan Baysa

Structural Engineer/Lab Lead

What are Lumi Perks + Benefits

Lumi Benefits Overview

Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, often working remotely across the world. We believe cross-pollination is one of the best ways to foster community and new ideas. We provide medical benefits, IRA, generous equity, emotional support animals (dog friendly) & flexible work schedules.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Our engineering team is entirely remote and we offer occasional remote days for all team members as requested.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
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