Silicon Valley Insight specializes in building full digital products from scratch (design, prototype, development, and launch) including “full stack” web and native mobile applications. Their partners include blue chip tech companies, multi-million dollar start-ups, and famous Los Angeles celebrities.
Now they're looking for an Engineering Lead, who has experience bringing together engineering teams in the past and who knows both big company practices and flexible start up needs while still being hands on in code. Someone who understand the value of processes, best practices, and mentoring younger engineers, and can lead architectural and technical design decisions as they scale the company. They value you rolling up your sleeves and leading by example to make things happen as a key part of managing as a leader.
Mainly GMT+3, but be ready to take evening calls with leadership team / clients between 8pm and 11pm GMT+3 about 1-2 times per week.
They're mindful and respectful of the TZ you're in and won't be asking to stay up late unless it's a very serious matter (example: a first "introduction" call with a new client).
Ruby on Rails, React.js, React Native (occasionally dropping to native world with Swift, Java/Kotlin), Node.js, TypeScript, Python, GraphQL, AWS, Heroku, Expo, Terraform, CircleCI, Docker.
Makar Stetsenko, Engineering Manager.
Why we are recommending
- Unmatched learning opportunities with world class team members who have worked at companies like Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Samsung, and HP.
- Work on meaningful client projects that create value for their customers’ businesses and internal products that create value for their team.
- Chance to explore new things - new technologies, new tools, new projects, new industries.
- Their vision is that every team member could one day be the CEO/CTO/VP Product/Eng of a company that they spin out of SVI.
- Have opportunity to get experience and grow in virtually any area of business.
What product will you be working on
- Work on a range of products and industries. Some of the projects that they work right now include: Biotech, SaaS, Music/Publishing Industry, Marketplaces.
- Work on building software for web and mobile platforms, a multitude of APIs and Backends.
- You’ll be crucial for scaling the company, growing the team and solidifying best practices.
- Developing the technical plan and guiding the team during implementation. Get hands on in the code in high leverage situations on a regular basis.
- Help your team members grow into engineering leaders themselves.
- You're comfortable working with multiple stakeholders in a tight, fast-moving team to collaborate to make a clearly communicated and flexible roadmap.
- They don’t expect you to know every language, but they do expect you to be comfortable ramping up in any of these areas: Ruby on Rails, React.js, React Native, Node.js, TypeScript, Python, GraphQL, AWS, Heroku, Expo, Terraform, CircleCI, Docker.
- T-shaped person who has strong computer science fundamentals.
- Deep technical expertise in their core area.
- Ready and willing to work flexibly in new areas.
- Core Engineering skills over knowledge of a specific framework. However, they expect you to easily pick up their tools and do meaningful contributions when required.
- English C1.
- Flexible work hours; you will (almost) always have someone on your team online with you.
- Flat and open organizational structure with family-like relationships.
- Competitive salary relative to your skill level, autonomy, and capability to add value to the team. There is opportunity for yearly evaluations and performance-based growth.
Be ready for a comprehensive interview process. A person on this job will play a critical role in growing the company in 2021. Will collaborate with everyone from the Leadership team and be directly responsible for critical projects.
- Get to know call with someone from the Leadership team.
- Series of Technical/Management Interviews (depending on the background expect 2 deep dives).
- Test project. This will be tailored to you. Can be a coding or written assignment (Design Document, Technical Proposal).
- Project review.
- One more call with a team member.
- Compensation review call.
- Call with CEO.
- They're big fans of the following books: High output management (by Andy Grove), The One Minute Manager (by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson), The Checklist Manifesto (by Atul Gawande), The Mom Test (by Rob Fitzpatrick). That's to name a few.
- They expect you to be strong in CS (algos, data structures), System Design (e.g. they expect you to be comfortable discussing topics covered in Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppmann), Engineering Management and Strategy (e.g. part of the interview could be writing an Engineering Design Document, link).