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Secoda makes the experience of exploring and using data as intuitive, fast, and useful as using Google Search. When hiring, we prioritize candidates who are ambitious, self-starters, and great teammates. We have a deep sense of ownership, and believe every employee should have an impact on Secoda and its mission.

We are hiring a Head of Engineering to join our engineering team and contribute significantly to our success. You’ll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, shaping our core platform, improving performance, and influence our engineering roadmap. We value your problem-solving skills, technical acumen, and ability to communicate complex ideas. We prioritize your potential, passion for learning, and commitment to quality and velocity that will bring meaningful impact and help shape Secoda..

What You’ll Do:

As the Head of Engineering at Secoda, you will play a critical role in our company. You will:

  • Lead, mentor, and scale the engineering team, fostering a culture of high performance, quality, and velocity.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Product, Design, and Customer Success, to shape and execute the product and engineering roadmap, ensuring our solutions meet customer needs and drive significant value.

  • Drive technical strategy and architecture decisions, staying ahead of scale challenges and technological advancements.

  • Champion engineering best practices, ensuring our platform’s reliability, security, and performance.

  • Play a crucial role in recruitment, hiring, and nurturing top engineering talent, building a diverse and inclusive team.

  • Act as a key stakeholder in strategic decisions, leveraging data to guide technology choices and business direction.

  • Foster a culture of ownership, where every team member feels empowered and accountable for the success of our platform and our customers.

Who You Are:

  • You have 10+ years of experience in software engineering, with a significant portion in a leadership role, ideally in a startup environment.

  • You have a proven track record of building, leading, and scaling engineering teams in fast-paced environments.

  • You excel in strategic planning, able to align technology with business goals, driving significant product and technological advancements.

  • You are a strong communicator, capable of articulating complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • You embody Secoda’s core values, with a passion for data, a customer-first mindset, and a commitment to excellence in everything you do.

Nice to Have:

  • Background in our core technologies: React (TypeScript), Python (Django), Postgres, and AWS.

  • Familiarity with data tools such as Snowflake, BigQuery, Tableau, Looker, Mode, dbt, and Fivetran.

  • Experience navigating the unique challenges of early-stage startups.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Flexible working environment with a remote and hybrid model

  • Comprehensive health benefits

  • Home office stipend and learning and development budget ($1000 per year)

  • Regular company offsites and team events

  • Generous parental leave policy

Who we are: 

  • Curious: We lead with a genuine interest in customers, data, and the unknown. We work hard to understand other points of view, and ask great questions to investigate what is right.

  • Tough: Resilience is key in the unpredictable startup landscape. We embrace audacious goals, understanding that occasional setbacks serve as opportunities to refine our abilities.

  • Humble: We embody humility, eschewing arrogance and complacency while fostering an inclusive atmosphere for all. We remain open to change, recognizing that many of our existing practices may require improvement.

  • Analytical: We are data driven. Our commitment to data-driven decision-making ensures that we are precise, informed, and effective in our actions. We rely on data to guide our strategies and measure our success.

  • Ambitious: We aim for excellence with ambition, not arrogance. We nurture inclusivity and remain open to improving our practices on our journey to be our best.

How we work:

  • Win together: We work and collaborate and celebrate as a team. We leave ego at the door and prioritize the outcomes of the group over individual achievements.

  • Customer First: We are always optimizing the customer’s experience, we put ourselves in the customer’s shoes and always deliver nothing less than the best for our customers.

  • Lightning fast: We focus on what matters most, make fast initial progress, and iterate toward the best outcome. We don’t get caught in analysis paralysis, we make decisions using imperfect information with reliable frameworks.

  • Pixel Perfect: We take immense pride in our work and strive for excellence in everything we do. From the smallest tasks to the most significant projects, we pay attention to detail and aim for the highest standards of quality

  • Own it: We don’t wait for problems to arise; we proactively identify and address potential issues.

  • Puzzle Pieces: We respect each person’s unique strengths and ways of thinking. In our team, everyone’s contribution is welcome and valued. Our uniqueness sparks creativity, leading to innovative ideas and solutions.

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