Director of Engineering

Leap Motion’s mission is to build a natural connection between people and technology, unlocking the potential of both.  As the Director of Engineering, you will oversee our engineering team day to day and with the rest of our leadership team to make key decisions across the organization. 

Leap Motion opens up magical new worlds and experiences where you can tangibly interact with the digital world. Our tracking technology makes this possible in ways that are simple, powerful, and human. We’re a small company with a global presence, and our platform is transforming fields as diverse as gaming, education, music, industrial simulation and more as we become the default input for virtual and augmented reality.

This is a bleeding-edge space for bleeding-edge people. As we craft the next phase of user interfaces and interactions there is rarely a precedent to follow.


    • Be at the heart of developing new ideas into products by working closely with advanced technology and high profile IP
    • Work alongside and collaborate with product, engineering, and partner teams to deliver products, features, services and tools
    • Drive rapid prototyping cycles from technical requirements, software designs, programming, debugging and optimization
    • Be scrappy and leverage the small team to the fullest to work on multiple parallel solutions and tools
    • Explore and innovate new technologies, features, and tools
    • Work collaboratively across team boundaries to share common infrastructure and functional capabilities
    • Establish a solid project framework and excellent development processes
    • Provide technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and your project peers
    • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams 
    • Participate in company-wide initiatives to develop design patterns, and champion them on the relevant R&D teams 
    • Provide feedback on functionality requests regarding feasibility and complexity 
    • Actively participate in code and design reviews 
    • Have results driven personality, high enthusiasm, energy, and confidence
    • Maintain our products and support their usage by customers/B2B partners


    • 7+ years of experience leading small to large scale engineering teams
    • Proven ability to manage and structure engineering teams for delivering high quality solution in a fast paced environment
    • Desire to continue with "hands-on" development in addition to management to help build and lead great software teams to deliver world-class products
    • Proven ability to provide feedback into core product teams to influence roadmap and strategy


    • Work with a team of some of the best in the industry at the cutting edge of research
    • Competitive Salary + equity package
    • Comprehensive benefit plans, including health, dental, vision, flex spending account
    • "Take as you need" vacation policy
    • WFH is the way of the future
* Leap Motion is an Equal Opportunity Employer
* NOTE: All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States