Director of Engineering

Mechanism Ventures
Remote
Position Description
We are hiring a Director of Engineering who will be responsible for both writing code and directing the broader network of Software Developers. In this role, you will work on the Product team and report directly to the Technology Principal.

What You'll Do


  • You will work with the Technology Principal and Project Principal on creating processes within Mechanism and to support and guide portfolio companies on building products, selecting platforms, and analytics workflow.
  • You will work with portfolio companies on best practices for finding and managing Mechanism Ops Contractors on the Developer and Data Science practice areas.
  • You will create and execute the process of building Products at Mechanism Labs.
  • You will be a trusted advisor to portfolio companies on quick experimentation to solve or optimize business challenges by helping find platforms or building custom solutions efficiently.
  • You will do individual contributor work as a senior developer.

Who You Are
  • Tech enthusiast. You are always on top of what is going on in the tech space and how new developments could be leveraged to help Mechanism and portfolio companies do better. A lot of our stack uses Javascript, experience is a big plus.
  • Collaborative. You work effectively with both Mechanism and portfolio company teams to solve the task at hand with the utmost empathy towards those involved in the task.
  • Strategic. You can efficiently understand business challenges and come up with a plan that addresses short, medium, and long-term approaches to solving the challenge.
  • Driven. You must be passionate about helping PortCos succeed.
  • Humble. You find it easy to check your ego at the door and to take and give thoughtful feedback.

What to Expect
The rate of learning at early-stage companies is so high that priorities constantly evolve. Thus, being highly adaptable and flexible is key. However, we’d like to share a general idea of the direct impact you could make within the first three months on the team:

● 30 Days



  • Get up to speed on how things are done at Mechanism
  • Get your first few individual contributor work deliverables
  • Learn our sprint process and be able to drive a project
  • Work with the growth team to drive initiatives to its completion
  • Work with design on product initiatives

● 60 Days
  • Managed a few bottom line impacting initiatives
  • Planned and executed a few A/B Tests
  • Planned and mapped user journeys and data collection for analysis of the funnel

● 90 Days
  • Worked on the initial product decisions to get a company started quickly
  • Setup product strategies for an early-stage company
  • Hired freelancers to increase the bandwidth of the team

Time Commitment
This is a full-time position

Location
This is a fully remote position. We operate as a distributed team and can work from anywhere.

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