Director / VP of Engineering

Brilliant • Posted July 1st

Software Development
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Brilliant is hiring a mid-to-senior engineering leader to work on our platform and help grow our engineering team (currently size of 5, targeting about 8 by end of 2021).

We're built on Ruby/Rails with some React/JS mixed in.

The right candidate will be a steady, kind leader who is interested in the underlying business logic and sees technology as supportive of the business and not the other way around.

  • Technology decisions of the company
  • Ensuring continued, reliable operation of technical and product infrastructure
  • Security and integrity of technology infrastructure and data
  • Consistent and predictable delivery of quality software and technical infrastructure
  • Determining technical resource and capability requirements to meet company priorities and working with leadership to fill those requirements including timelines and costs
  • Providing meaningful input into the future of the business based on current and future technology capabilities
  • Managing overall engineering team priorities and appropriately balancing priorities between engineering needs and company priorities
  • Hiring and managing teams to support software engineering, technical infrastructure development, and IT related tasks; includes onboarding, training, mentoring, and career development plans
  • "Voice of the Engineers" representing the interests of the engineering team to the broader organization, both as a leader and as a member of the executive team
  • Support the general leadership of the company, participate in leadership team meetings
  • 10+ years experience in software engineering
  • Experience with hiring and managing teams
  • Experience in a rapidly-growing company preferred
  • Located in North America (for time zone reasons)