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DEFCON AI is a modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A) company that provides cutting-edge technology solutions for generating operationally relevant insights for the next generation of logistics and mobility decision making. An AI- driven software incorporating an intelligent agent within a simulation environment — DEFCON is the next driving force in defining how logistics disruptions are handled.


Entrusted with the creation and subsequent leadership of our High-Performance Engineering (HPE) team. This involves recruiting top talent, embedding foundational team practices, and nurturing a culture of excellence.

Job Requirements for Lead Engineer 

Building & Leading the HPE

A pivotal responsibility will be to build from the ground up and then lead our High-Performance Engineering (HPE) team. This involves recruiting talent, setting foundational team practices, and fostering a culture of excellence. Once established, the Lead Engineer will guide this elite team.

Recruitment Acumen

Demonstrated experience in identifying, interviewing, and onboarding top-tier talent, ensuring that the team's composition aligns with DefconAI's vision and goals.

Cultural Establishment

Ability to instill a positive team culture, anchored in collaboration, continuous learning, and innovation. The selected candidate should be adept at creating an environment where every team member feels valued, heard, and empowered.


A substantial background, spanning at least 10 years in software development, with a notable portion spent in leadership roles overseeing development teams.

Technical Expertise:

  • Mastery over C, C++, and C# programming languages. The ideal candidate should have a portfolio of projects or contributions that underscores their proficiency.
  • Hands-on experience with the Mono framework.
  • In-depth understanding of cloud development paradigms, including proficiency with leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. The candidate should be well-versed with cloud-native application development, containerization, and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Linux, from its kernel intricacies to user applications, and a track record of deploying software solutions on Linux.
  • Strong scripting skills, with experience in scripting languages like Python, Bash, or Perl, and an understanding of their applications in automating processes, enhancing system functionality, and facilitating routine tasks.

Strategic Vision: Ability to chart the technological course for projects, ensuring they resonate with DEFCON AI's overarching objectives and address client requirements.

Analytical Aptitude: Possess keen analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with the capability to guide the team through complex software challenges and direct the team toward viable solutions.

Effective Communication: Skilled in distilling technical complexities into comprehensible terms for varied audiences, and motivating the team with a shared vision.

Adaptive Nature: Resilience and adaptability in the face of an ever-changing tech landscape, with a knack for rapidly integrating new technologies and methodologies.

Agile Methodology Expertise: Profound understanding and hands-on experience with agile development methodologies, and the ability to champion these practices within the team.

Agility in Tech: Demonstrated adaptability in the fast-paced tech landscape, continually embracing and integrating new technologies and methodologies.

Education: While formal education in Computer Science or related fields is a plus, DefconAI values hands-on experience and demonstrable skills above all. Candidates with over 10 years of relevant experience will be considered regardless of their academic pedigree.

Continuous Learner: A commitment to perpetually update one's skill set, staying aligned with the latest in technology trends and best practices.

Project Management Skills: Familiarity with popular project management tools such as JIRA, ensuring smooth workflows and adherence to project timelines.


  • 100% company paid health, dental, vision and wellness benefits package including mental health care.
  • Flexible work hours, we are an outcomes based, remote-first company.
  • Opportunities for professional development and continued learning.  
  • Quarterly travel to meet your team in person.

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