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We love your logistics

About Saltbox

At Saltbox, we believe that operational excellence turns strong brands into great companies. For far too long, digitally-enabled companies working with physical goods have been pushed to the fringes of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We’re here to change that. Within our purpose-built warehouses, we offer flexible workspaces and logistics-enabling solutions that help e-commerce companies start, grow, and scale.

Backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in the world, we are opening locations across the U.S. Founded by experienced executives in real estate, logistics, customer success and technology, we’re on a mission to ensure that every entrepreneur has a place to call home.

Why Saltbox?
Saltbox is home to a diverse group of team members building something from the ground up. Saltbox differentiates itself by enabling each individual to drive a huge impact for the organization while offering them flexibility, remote work options and career advancement opportunities. If you’re looking for a collaborative and flexible work environment that invests in your growth and success, you’ve come to the right place!

What We’re Looking For

Saltbox is looking for an entrepreneurial, product-oriented engineering leader with substantive domain knowledge and a passionate interest in the future of commerce and logistics. The right candidate will exhibit a proven track record of defining and building great products with the team-building and leadership skills to match.

As our first technical hire and the Director of Engineering, you will partner directly with our CEO and Director of Product and have significant responsibility for contributing to the company’s product roadmap and building a world-class engineering team and culture. Remote candidates are welcome, particularly those with experience in building and leading remote engineering teams.

What will you be doing?

  • Key Outcome:  A high-performing engineering organization known for its speed of delivery, business responsiveness, predictability, quality, and efficiency
  • Provide technical and product leadership to envision, build and scale Saltbox’s software solutions designed to provide significant operational leverage to our members
  • Bring domain expertise in commerce and logistics technology and an empathetic point of view toward the challenges and opportunities of our members
  • Work cross-functionally with Logistics Enablement, Real Estate, and Member Experience teams to translate member needs into product features and functions
  • Build from the ground up, inspire, and manage an exceptional engineering team by fostering a culture of excellence, recruiting strong well-rounded internal and external software engineers, and mentoring and developing talent
  • Develop and install engineering best practices in service to rapid, high-quality releases delivered on time
  • Champion and ensure engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes for regular assessment and improvement.
  • Drive a data-driven and continuous improvement culture to improve efficiency, scalability, stability, and security.

What you bring:

  • Independently passionate about the future of e-commerce and logistics, ideally having had substantive prior experience building successful products in a related field.
  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • 5+ successful years as a Director/VP of Engineering at a rapidly growing venture-backed company
  • Experience managing / growing exceptional engineering teams of 15+ people ideally with experience managing managers
  • Hands-on manager with significant expertise in full-stack engineering, API development, and system architecture
  • Experience building/managing a quality engineering discipline
  • Experience leading the development of a rich CI/CD framework
  • Deep experience with Agile development methodologies specifically Scrum
  • Well-versed in modern engineering practices
  • Self-starter w/ GSD attitude and a learning mindset
  • Passion for delighting customers and stakeholders
  • Track record of teams known for delivering with high quality and on-time
  • Known as a true leader in addition to a great manager
  • Strong references from prior employees and leads
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience

What We Offer

Saltbox strives to do everything we can to support our team members. We strongly value creating an environment where our employees are healthy and happy. Because of this, we are committed to generous benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Company-sponsored long and short term disability and life insurance
  • Paid time-off, sick time and paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Team building retreats, coffee chats, and meal perks
    Job training opportunities, learning and professional development budgets

To apply for this job please visit boards.greenhouse.io.