Director of Engineering

Job description

We are looking for a Director of Engineering to join our leadership team and to mentor and lead all things software engineering at Enervee. You will report directly to the CTO and will be responsible for the following:

  • Being a servant leader - putting the team before yourself 
  • Be responsible for the technical quality of our products
  • Serve as a technical expert with skills necessary to manage and develop several teams
  • Strong knowledge of application design, development and testing techniques
  • Coach and mentor our growing software engineering team
    • Have bi-weekly one-on-ones with each of your team members
    • Host a weekly team meeting
    • Organize team building events
  • Assess team health, remove organizational impediments, and make room for failure
  • Expect and spark innovation of your team: ideas, code, tests, culture
  • Intervene, when needed, to help guide your team back towards their goals
  • Engage in code reviews to ensure team members are contributing code that meets the short and long-term goals of the product
  • Help facilitate technology choices and ensure they align with the needed stakeholders
  • Work towards performance measurements that complement agile values
  • Harness the metrics coming from the team and product owner both to help the team improve its own throughput and also to inform stakeholders about how the teams are conforming to value
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and mathematical mind, capable of evaluating and solving various complex problems
  • Provide performance reviews and manage your team’s salary within your budget
  • Grow your team by driving the hiring and on-boarding process

Our stack includes -- but is certainly not limited to the following technologies:

  • Python
  • Django
  • Angular
  • nodeJS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • CentOS
  • Hashicorp Vault

Our infrastructure is ran entirely out of AWS, and we currently utilize services such as EC2, EKS, Lambda, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, CloudTrail, RDS, S3, CloudFront, ElastiCache, Elastic Search, Redshift, and more. We use Bitbucket Server (git) and GitLab as our SCM's, Bamboo and GitLab for builds and CI, and Jira for project management. We currently have over 100 EC2, and 50 RDS instances running in AWS.


The technology department you’d be joining consists of 20 people, and we have around 50 total employees, making our in-house technology team account for almost half of the company’s total size. Our software engineering team would report into you, consisting of 8 awesome team members (and growing). Our QA team that we’ve started to hire will also report into you. You would also manage any software related external relationships. For example, we currently have 5 outsourced software engineers that work from Fresno California, and you would own that relationship.


Our culture and environment is very much team-driven. We decide everything from the frameworks we use to project management methodologies as a team. Nothing is set in stone, and we’re always open to testing and especially giving new ideas a chance. If you see areas for improvement both in code or in our culture, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape us for the better.


At Enervee, You…

Will Not:

  • Burnout by working 60+ hour weeks
  • Be expected to deliver on expectations you did not agree to
  • Work with “rock stars” who believe their way is the only way

Will:

  • Be a team player in a flat-structured, highly collaborative, lean environment
  • Take risks and try new things to help move us forward
  • Mentor and coach your peers to help them become better engineers


Job requirements

What You Bring to the Team 

  • At least 10 years of experience in software development
  • At least 5 years of experience leading teams
  • At least 3 years of experience mentoring and coaching developers (managing)
  • Expert knowledge of the agile methodologies, benefits and pitfalls, and how to manage expectations with non-technical managers
  • Comfortable working in a high growth startup environment

Why You Will Love Being Part of Enervee

People are our greatest asset and we want to empower our Director of Engineering to help achieve our vision!

  • We celebrate diversity, encourage Innovation, work collaboratively, and practice transparency
  • Sustainability is our business model as well as our mode of operation
  • We're passionate about our partners and we genuinely appreciate them
  • We are led by an experienced leadership team committed to empowerment and passionate about professional development and growth

How We Care

The well-being of our employees is pivotal, and we address this through various perks and initiatives we periodically assess and enhance. We care about your present as well as your future and provide competitive compensation in addition to the following:

  • 401K retirement saving plan with an above industry average employer match
  • Every employee has a stake in our mission with our Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision plans (100% Employer paid for employees and at 50% for Dependents) + Employer covered life and AD&D insurance + Access to health, well-being, personal development and counseling resources
  • Unrestricted PTO + Flexible work schedule + Paid Parental Leave for 12 weeks
  • Online meal delivery program for employees through GrubHub
  • Mission aligned company events, including volunteering
  • Choose your own devices program