Director of Engineering

Brooklyn, NY — Full-time

At Alluvium, we put machine learning to work inside the production lifecycle of industrial operations. Our products provide operators a portal into the stability of that production and a means to ensure its continuity. We work with some of the world’s largest and most complex industrial operations: oil refinery platforms, power generation stations, and advanced manufacturing plants. While sophisticated mathematics and computation are at the heart of our technology, our products succeed by empowering the men and women working in these complex industrial systems to make better decisions faster, allowing them to focus on their work and trust us with their data.

As Director of Engineering, your primary duty will be to maximize the capacity of our engineering team to fulfill the product vision of Alluvium. To do this, you will work directly with the CEO to develop technical strategic plans for the company. You will have a broad remit within the company to determine how and when aspects of our product are developed, and by whom. This responsibility includes a sharp focus on ensuring our company values are instilled in the products themselves as well as the processes by which they are developed.

We are currently seeking a Director of Engineering to lead our world class team of engineers, product developers, and data scientists. This is a unique opportunity to join Alluvium’s management team and have a significant impact on the products as well as the company.

What You Will Do

  • Manage an experienced, highly skilled, multi-functional, and distributed team 
  • Build short-term work plans, and long-term roadmaps, to deliver on the product vision
  • Build an efficient and scalable engineering development process
  • Adjudicate technical conflicts within the product or among the engineering team
  • Identify personnel needs and manage the recruiting and onboarding of new team members
  • Mentor your team to develop new leaders and empower them to become independent managers
  • Spend time with our customers to better understand how they work, how they use software, and how we can improve both experiences
  • Regularly collaborate with the CEO in support of their duties and contribute to board-level discussions

Desired Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of engineering management experience 
  • A demonstrable history of shipping products from multi-functional teams
  • A portfolio of work showing contributions to product strategy and collaboration with management teams
  • Experience growing small engineering teams into large ones
  • Ability to communicate complex technical ideas to non-technical audiences
  • Bonus: have experience with — or knowledge of — industrial systems, network protocols, and/or data historian platforms

Important Things to Know About Us

  • We are an early-stage startup, founded with a strong technical vision but very little pre-existing knowledge of how our customers got work done. Since day one, we have had to learn how to build for — and sell to — our customers. We have learned a great deal, but we know we have infinitely more to learn as we continue building our products and grow our company. This process is uncomfortable and difficult, but it is what we are constituted to do. By joining the team, it will also be what you are expected to do. In other words, if you are looking to wake up every day with absolute certainty as to what you will be working on, or thinking about, this is not a good fit.
  • Our work exists at the intersection of old, hard, dirty, and dangerous jobs and advanced machine learning and software engineering. We are pretty good at the latter but are always seeking to better understand how our customers do their work. For this reason, we regularly work outside of the office: putting on hard hats, ear plugs, fire retardant clothing, and/or oxygen masks to seek firsthand experiences of our customers’ work. For us, these are some of our most memorable and exciting workdays. But, this is not for everyone. If this sounds exciting, let’s meet; if not, this is not a good fit.
  • Alluvium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. We strive to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of experience and expertise of our community. We know that our success depends on recruiting and retaining talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds, as well as professional and personal experiences.If you are from an underrepresented group in technology, we would love to meet you.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and early stage equity packages
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and family leave policies 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Multidisciplinary team to grow and lead with
  • … did we mention the fire retardant suits?

How We Work

  • Put people first, because we strive for human impact in everything we do
  • Stop and listen, because listening is where learning begins
  • Welcome evolution, because the best way to do something may always be changing
  • Seek the firsthand, because getting it right often takes getting real dirt on your hands
  • Lead with humility, because to succeed you must be conscious of your own ignorance

How We Do Not Work

  • In isolation, because the problems we are solving for our customers are big and hairy, and in order to solve them we require regular collaboration and communications with each other
  • On a single track of work, because building our company is as important to us as building our products
  • At all hours, because we have families, and we cherish our time with them
  • In the office everyday, because we believe people do their best work on their own terms, but also that sometimes there is no substitute for sitting with your colleagues and building

If you are interested in joining our team in Brooklyn, NY please fill out the form below.

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