Director Of Engineering

at Sapien
Location Walton
Date Posted May 5, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


Sapien is building the next-generation of social networking from the ground up around collaborative communities called Tribes, with a new audio experience called Talk and a Token Economy that forms the basis of a radically new business model that monetizes the creation and exchange of value instead of user attention. Our vision is to create a tokenized social value layer that empowers people to build valuable communities across the entire human spectrum.

The ideal candidate will bring years of experience, best practices, and a collaborative attitude to help drive our development initiatives across multiple teams and projects. To be successful you must effectively communicate and manage, coordinating the engineering efforts across product pillars ultimately developing innovative, first-to-market solutions. Our engineering team is a remotely managed, global and diverse team of highly skilled engineers working together to create the next social experience.

Reporting directly to our CTO you will:

  • Have exceptional leadership, communication, and project management skills, several years of management experience, and a belief in developing the skills and talents of others
  • Plan and direct all aspects of engineering project activities
  • Ensure all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with Sapien's established policies and objectives.
  • Meet and report back to upper management,
  • Plan and monitor work schedules
  • Work with multiple and diverse teams
  • Align engineering activities and projects with company goals and objectives
  • Provide technical guidance
  • Be the project manager
  • Deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Help to grow our engineering team to be a world class organization delivering on the Sapien vision
  • Work across teams to understand product requirements, evaluate trade-offs, and deliver the solutions needed to build innovative products
  • Advocate for and apply best practices when it comes to availability, scalability, operational excellence, and cost management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Project management
  • Experience with backend services or distributed systems (API, database, messaging, networking)
  • Experience with frontend services (web, mobile apps, desktop apps)
  • Cloud computing and storage systems
  • Infrastructure and large-scale system design
  • Security
  • QA/Testing
  • Networking, CDN's, and data storage
  • Understanding and use of architectures (application, network, data, technology)
  • Performance mindset
  • Understand / worked with AWS products
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others
  • Worked on distributed team -> use of collaborative tools
  • Be able to oversee and manage the delivery of functionality from design to production
  • Agile

Our tools include:

  • Jira
  • Source Control - Git/Github/GitLab
  • AWS / Docker / Terraform
  • Database: Postgres SQL, use of ORMs
  • Node, Go, Java, React, Native Android/IOS
  • Erlang/Elixer, websockets, messaging
  • Blockchain - understand ethereum core concepts, knowledge of smart contracts (solidity), Layer 2 (Matic/Biconomy), NFT's

Minimum Qualifications:

BS/BA degree in a technical field such as Computer Science or equivalent years of experience

8+ years of experience in management, preferably previous experience in Director of Engineering role

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