The Company

Metropolis is an AI and computer vision start-up building the technological and real estate infrastructure to facilitate the future of mobility. 

Your Opportunity 

This is your opportunity to join early and build something remarkable at the intersection of technology, mobility, and real estate. We are reimagining the parking experience today but developing an ecosystem to support all forms of mobility tomorrow; and if you have a passion for transforming the urban landscape to more intelligently facilitate EV charging, last mile transport, autonomous vehicles, and even electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL), please consider joining us.

Our Team

The Company is led by an experienced executive team with diverse backgrounds, including a successful LA-based tech founder, a technical leader from eHarmony and DogVacay, and senior professionals from major global financial services firms and the world's leading mobility companies; our first-class engineering talent joins us from Facebook, Palantir, Bird, Factual, FourSquare Canoo, and others.

We approach life with wonder and curiosity. We’re inventors, skeptics and, at times, have been called crazy. We challenge one another with passion, from principle and with respect. But above all, we are relentless in our drive to build a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive culture.

Role

We are seeking a seasoned Director of Engineering to join our team. Reporting to the CTO, you will lead the Application Development team that includes backend, frontend (web and mobile) engineers. As the leader of the team that implements all Product initiatives, you will be responsible for the overall execution of the Product roadmap and vision. You will build relationships with key stakeholders across the organization and be the technical point of contact for all Product features. While we are growing rapidly, we are still at the stage where you can shape the culture of the Engineering team by hiring amazing talent and mentoring the team members. Even though the role will have tactical elements that focus on execution of the product initiatives, this is a highly strategic role that will give you the freedom to shape the direction of the Engineering org. 

When you join Metropolis, you’ll join a team of world-class product leaders and engineers, building an ecosystem of technologies at the intersection of parking, mobility, and real estate. Our goal is to build an inclusive culture where everyone has a voice and the best idea wins. You will play a key role in building and maintaining this culture as our organization grows.

Responsibilities 

  • Lead the Application Development team and ensure they are aligned with the mission, vision, values and objectives of the company. 
  • Implement an effective organization structure within the Engineering team that balances accountability and scalability with product velocity and innovation.
  • Invest in the career development of the team members, develop future leaders and create a culture of cohesion and teamwork.
  • Own the talent evaluation and acquisition process to ensure that we have world class engineers across all skill and experience levels.
  • Collaborate with the leaders in the Product org and own the execution of the roadmap and shape the direction of the product.
  • Work directly with the CTO on the hiring plan and ensure that the team stays within the limitations of the allocated budget.
  • Establish metrics to measure the productivity of the Application Development team, hold people accountable and identify people issues early. Identify and implement tools and process improvements to increase developer satisfaction and productivity.
  • Collaborate with the leaders of the Machine Learning, Hardware, Platform and Technical Operations teams to ensure cross-functional alignment.
  • Present technical strategy, team performance, developer metrics, production release quality and other metrics to the Executive team.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • MS or BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • 12+ years of experience with at least 5+ years of experience leading and managing software engineering teams of moderate size.
  • 8+ years of experience as a hands-on senior, staff or principal engineer before transitioning to managing teams.
  • Prior hands-on experience building applications using JVM based languages would be preferred but not essential.
  • Strong understanding of software engineering principles including the ability to be a key participant in all technical architecture meetings. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing highly technical teams and building complex products that have achieved scale.
  • Demonstrated experience building diverse and world class software development teams; leading the recruiting process to ensure candidate quality and efficient decision making.
  • Proven ability to set and execute against a clear technology vision, including the ability to measure developer productivity, identify bottlenecks and break down problems to find unique solutions.
  • Very strong project management skills. Identify implementation roadblocks, process improvements, release management improvements and other tactics to ensure timely delivery of features, while maintaining high quality.
  • Ability to earn the respect of the development team and a passion for creating a learning-based organization to invest in the team and to oversee the professional development of the team members. 
  • Firm understanding of the close relationship that needs to exist between the Engineering and Product teams.
  • Exceptional leadership, management communication and presentation skills with experience building relationships with business customers at all levels.
  • Previous experience working inside innovative, high-growth environments.
  • Startup experience while valuable is not required.

Benefits

  • Attractive compensation and generous benefits package (100% Medical, 50% Vision and 50% Dental)
  • Company 401(k) match up to 6% of salary
  • Paid company snacks and after-hour meals
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Gym reimbursement program
  • 529 savings plan
  • Commuter benefits

When you join Metropolis, you’ll join a team of world-class product leaders and engineers, building an ecosystem of technologies at the intersection of parking, mobility, and real estate. Our goal is to build an inclusive culture where everyone has a voice and the best idea wins. You will play a key role in building and maintaining this culture as our organization grows.  

 

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