Lead Platform Engineer / Architect ( Tech Engineering Manager)

You will be the first engineering manager who will work directly with the founder and other senior leaders of the company. You will fuel the growth of the company’s India operations by working with three key stakeholders: clients, an engineering team (which you will lead), and our senior leadership, to deliver a variety of production-ready systems with high client-impact.

About the Company:

A fully-funded start-up using bleeding-edge computer science (e.g. artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc.) to re-write the rules of the software industry by building intelligent machines that augment or replace human labor in the technology industry itself!

The team includes several PhDs and graduates from topnotch universities such as MIT, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, and top rankers/medalists from the IITs and NITs. The senior leadership include a former founder of a VC/hedge fund, a computer scientist from Harvard, and a former founder of a successful digital media firm. The team has collectively published more than 100 papers in international journals and conference and also been granted over 20 patents. The board members include some of the most well-known entrepreneurs across the globe, and early clients include some of the most innovative Fortune 100 companies today.

Lead Platform Engineer

Experience

Approximately 4-10 years with an attitude to learn almost anything.

Qualification

  • Systematic problem solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive
  • Experience writing code in Python, C++, Java, and/or Go
  • Experience of having built production-ready systems
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with Continuous Integration tooling and maintenance
  • Experience delivering to clients (and client interactions)
  • Experience leading/mentoring engineers

Responsibilities

  • Managing a team of bright engineers, each of whom is building a production-ready system for various clients
  • Architecture and technical performance design (and reviews) for each engineer’s system
  • Feature design and reviews
  • Code reviews of each system to ensure best practices
  • Onboard and train new engineers joining your team
  • Project managing timelines, deadlines, feature sets, and releases
  • Manage system issues and client escalations to ensure timely resolution
  • Ability to regularly communicate/meet with clients to ensure expectations are met

Essentially this role entails combining the best of a project manager AND a technical architect.

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