Head of Software Engineering (Remote)

United States
Engineering /
Remote /
Remote
Epsilon3 is the leading software (SaaS) for complex engineering, manufacturing, testing, and operations.

Launched in 2021, we're led by a team of experienced engineers from SpaceX, NASA, Google, Northrop, and Stanford. Our leadership team worked firsthand on over 100 launches, including ground control for astronauts who traveled to space and back. NASA, Blue Origin, Firefly, the U.S. Space Force use Epsilon3 to manage high-stakes procedures. Our platform is the result of decades of learning, and we deliver on the promise of making complex operations as efficient, reliable, and safe as possible.

We recently raised a $15M Series A funding round led by Lux Capital, Y Combinator (YC S21), and other world-class investors. Our 45-person crew is fully remote, US-based, and passionate about enabling space exploration.

Epsilon3 is looking for a Head of Engineering with deep experience scaling teams and building a positive culture. This leader will need to develop priorities for the software engineering team as well as provide direction on team organization and OKRs. They will work arm-in-arm with the CEO, COO, CISO, and CRO to drive growth and customer engagement. The Head of Engineering will ensure that the most effective tools, resources and structures are put in place for successful execution of our product and engineering goals.

This is a highly-impactful leadership role at a fast-growing startup. The right candidate will have extensive experience in building engineering teams and culture, and will have a passion for our customers and the industries that we serve. The right candidate will also embody our company values, both personally and professionally.

Responsibilities:

    • Build and lead a world-class product and engineering team (currently a team of 25)
    • Collaborate with our GTM and business leaders to ensure alignment on product goals and priorities
    • Implement hiring plans and career development strategies for the engineering team
    • Ensure products and features are developed, tested and released on time
    • Facilitate the development and implementation of disaster recovery and IT security plans
    • Prepare and present reports on engineering status, goals and progress
    • Make infrastructure decisions, ensuring technical excellence, versatility, safety and soundness, resiliency and scalability in the architecting and engineering of product solutions, as well as managing all technical delivery

What we're looking for:

    • A proven engineering department leader with skills in strategic planning, goal setting, processes development, budgeting, and creating opportunities for professional development within technology teams
    • Strategic smarts, including the ability to identify new opportunities, drive clarity, create focus, and make tough decisions in complex and dynamic contexts
    • Ability to communicate and coordinate goals across the entire company
    • Excellent communication, leadership, and strategic thinking abilities with a problem-solving aptitude
    • Solid understanding of broad technology trends and the ability to align innovation with business goals
    • Strong communication skills with ability to convey technical topics in easy-to-understand business terms and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and external partners
    • Proven ability to manage engineering team budgets effectively
    • Excellent hiring, interviewing and recruiting skills
    • Excellent organization and time-management skills
    • Ability to track and identify new technologies to solve complex business issues
    • Knowledge of latest technological advances that could benefit company
    • Knowledge of best information security practices
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
    • Startup, agile mentality
    • Excellent leadership skills

Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 
    • 5+ years of experience in an engineering leadership role
    • 10+ years of experience in software development
    • Experience managing and scaling an organization or team to greater than 50 people
    • Technology startup experience is preferred
    • B2B SaaS and/or space industry experience is preferred
    • Experience with Lean Startup methodologies (Agile software development) is a plus
    • Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English is required
    • US Citizenship required (future security clearance may be needed)
    • Must be located in the United States
The application: Node.js shop with a React frontend. Platform built on Express, with a hybrid monolith and microservices architecture. We use Postgres, CouchDB and InfluxDB databases, with a core emphasis on Postgres. It's all containerized with Docker, orchestrated with Kubernetes, and Helm charts tie it all together in our CI pipeline.


Annual base salary range: $200,000 - $270,000


Epsilon3 provides equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Epsilon3 is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Epsilon3 makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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