Chicago, IL

Director of Engineering




Ubiety Technologies, Inc is dedicated to developing innovative device detection and RF signaling products that improve the safety and security of homes, businesses, and communities. We offer a fast-paced, highly collaborative startup environment where you will be inventing and developing transformative products to improve the lives of our customers. You will be working alongside extremely talented engineers and creative designers from inception through delivery of a revolutionary product.

We are seeking a Director of Engineering who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is hungry to be a hands-on leader, taking ownership of a fast-growing engineering team and driving execution against our technical roadmap. You will get to work across a wide spectrum of technologies and problems, and you likely consider yourself a Polyglot and aGeneralist. You are someone who is as comfortable solving problems in AWS as you are brainstorming with the QA team about how to best build and integrate an InventoryManagement system into our testing workflow. If you don’t understand how to make something work but are excited by the prospect of helping figure it out and take it to a production system, this role is for you. Your exploration and execution will help define what products we bring to market a year from now. You’re a tinkerer, and you’ve got an interest in what makes things work... You want to wear multiple hats, and you’re excited by the prospect of doing something different tomorrow than what you did today and yesterday. If you are committed to teamwork, learning, and hustle you will thrive in this role.

The Director of Engineering is as much of a technical ninja as they are a business-minded strategic planner, with expert-level technology and communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, informatively, tactfully, and effectively across all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate will exhibit strong communication skills especially amongst technical teams, and have the proven ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions. Furthermore, the Director of Engineering is an active coach and mentor whose goal is to grow and maximize the team’s potential.

In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience and performance. We believe strongly that if you contribute to adding to Ubiety’s value, you should share in that value.

Standard Salary Range: $175k - $215k Annually plus equity

What you'll need

Basic Requirements:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience in a team environment contributing to a shared codebase
  • Fluency in Python
  • Extensive experience with AWS Services, with specific hands-on experience in EC2, ECS, Lambda, S3, RDS/Aurora/postgres, Redis, Route53, and CloudFront
  • Solid understanding of Database technologies such as SQL, pgSQL, and relational database schema design
  • Track record of employing high-quality architectural principles, and identifying and choosing between multiple architectural options
  • Experience delivering and owning web-scale data and infrastructure systems in production
  • Demonstrable track record of successfully leading, managing, and mentoring engineering teams
  • Demonstrable experience managing and contributing to technology solutions across the full stack (frontend, backend, cloud infrastructure, DevOps, etc)
  • Experience implementing best practices for backend software development projects in a team environment (code reviews, style guides, unit and E2E test frameworks, etc)
  • Experience with Git and both contributing to and managing CI/CD workflows
  • English language proficiency
  • Primary work location in Chicago, IL highly preferred

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in managing IoT device fleets and related infrastructure
  • Experience with cost-optimizing backend infrastructure
  • Extensive experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Extensive experience designing, developing, and tuning server-side applications, including in a cloud-based environment with high availability standards
  • Understanding of multiple NOSQL database options in addition to relational databases, and experience making decisions on which to use for various use cases
  • Familiarity with advanced, niche AWS services and database products
  • Experience managing a constant stream of user feedback, and grooming that feedback into the engineering backlog
  • Demonstrable experience successfully leading engineering teams through high-growth startup environments

What you'll be doing

  • Own the architectural decisions for Ubiety’s engineering team. Be the visionary force behind technical solutions, driving the team’s engineering practices toward test driven development, continuous integration, automated deployment, and high availability.
  • Provide the engineering team with a roadmap and toolkit for implementing best practices for software engineering toward higher code quality, test coverage, and continuous integration / continuous deployment
  • Assist in preparing the long-term strategic plans for the engineering organization, and implement those plans across all engineering teams
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies, manage an engineering backlog and release plan, track team-level metrics, and remove blockers (burndown chart, release burn up, etc)
  • Actively participate in the design of product features, spanning across sensor hardware and software, backend and cloud infrastructure, APIs, and frontend (mobile app and web app)
  • Collaborate on architecture definitions, always thinking of solutions that are scalable and secure
  • Review teammates’ code, with emphasis on correctness of the implementation as well as performance, styling suggestions, and readability/maintainability
  • Contribute ideas for what we should be building next to support our product, business, and infrastructure scalability goals
  • Mentor and lead engineering team members
  • Be highly autonomous; contribute your own ideas for what to build next, and ideas on how to improve the engineering team and the entire organization

Note: These responsibilities are just a starting place! We’re a small company, we don’t have rigid roles, and we have a lot to do - we can help you grow wherever your interests take you.

What we'll do for you

  • A small, tightly-knit team that cares about each other, and cares about leveling everyone up together!
  • A high level of autonomy, and opportunity to take as much of a leadership role as you are interested in
  • A highly collaborative environment with an extreme level of transparency and visibility at all levels of the company
  • A true meritocracy - we care about deliverables, not drama or politics. We’ve got too much to do!
  • Competitive salary with equity ownership of a fast-growing company
  • Continuous learning courses and training offered for free to all employees
  • Basic health care coverage at no cost to all employees
  • Flexible schedule
  • Unlimited PTO policy - Work hard, deliver on your goals, and then take the time to play hard, disconnect, and recharge.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled

Ubiety Technologies, Inc is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  Ubiety Technologies does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other protected characteristic in accordance with federal, state and local law.  

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