SmartHop is a platform that empowers truckers with the tools and recognition to attain freedom and a prosperous business. Our “business in a box” model allows end-to-end company management, improves load selection, and enables low-cost operational services, thereby allowing small trucking companies to operate with better capabilities than the leading carriers. 

The Opportunity 

Uplifting truckers is what moves us, and in doing so, we will change the industry. Our service aims to become the market standard, so that respect, recognition, and transparency become the norm for every other business that serve truckers. We are building an organization that works together with the shared passion of empowering truckers, the lifeblood of our economy. 

SmartHop is looking for a Director of Engineering to undertake this goal with an understanding that success will have an impact on hundreds of thousands of Americans. This leader will be based in our Miami office, leading large teams executing against operational strategies and will report to the CEO, providing monthly and quarterly revenue and operations guidance and visibility. 

You will work with a team of tech, operations, finance, and account management rock-stars. Manage, develop, and implement a business plan with key deliverables, strategies, product positioning/messaging, and full P&L responsibility to achieve the company's growth objectives. 

About the Role 

As the Director of Engineer at SmartHop, you will have the opportunity to lead the platform architecture, product releases and software development for the company. With the goal of scaling the business, operational teams, and digital interactions with customers. 

You will play a vital role in all aspects of the company’s success, from creating the best possible platform through best-in-class field engineering practices, creating highest standards for operations, hiring and managing talented software / product teams, steering the business through data and analytics, motivating the operational team, while leveraging creative problem solving on every occasion. 

The role is centered on continual improvement and high quality. It requires a highly versatile and well-rounded leader, someone who can create and deliver several products but also roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. It’s the intersection of leadership, analytics, creativity, and problem solving that makes the SmartHop Director of Engineering an exciting and challenging job. 

Location: NYC preferred; options in Miami or Remote.


  • Lead several technical teams of software engineers to deliver quality software on time.
  • Design the whole software architecture and algorithms.
  • Coordinate and help implement cloud-based software components and interfaces.
  • Integrate and test different components from all teams .
  • Align teams priorities based on product requirements and roadmap. 
  • Consider non-functional requirements such as security, border cases, and scalability.
  • Maintain Test and debug code practices
  • Maintain source control process.
  • Deploy in development and production environments.
  • Analyze systems performance, security, and stability.

Skills and Education 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related.
  • At least 8 years of working experience in software development.
  • At least 4 years leading a team of multiple software development / component teams.
  • Proven algorithm design and coding patterns.
  • Proven distributed software architecture design.
  • Microservices / Redundant architecture design principles.
  • Deep knowledge of JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Python.
  • Engineer level Math and Statistics knowledge.
  • Experience with Node.js, Redis, MongoDB, Kafka,React.js 
  • Real-time / Robu applications 
  • UX/UI design principles.
  • Big-Data management and deployment experience.
  • Git code management and deployment.
  • CI-CD / Testing process experience.
  • Google Cloud components management.
  • Tech hiring experience
  • Must have experience leading with Agile methodology.
  • Highly motivated and results driven.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also delivering independent results.
  • Quality and elegant coding skills.

Additional Details

  • Department:  Sales & Customer Success
  • Job Type: Full-time, Exempt
  • Location: NYC preferred; options in Miami or Remote.
  • Work Authorization: US required
  • Benefits:
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Paid Time Off
    • Referral Program
    • Vision Insurance

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