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Director of Engineering






Los Angeles, CA, US / Santa Monica, CA, US


Job Description

Director of Engineering:
Very hands-on, startup-experienced, engineering manager
Natural leader who can fast track to CTO role
Help our platform scale from millions to billions of daily events

Our Vision:
7 billion strangers connecting and transacting their life experience and knowledge conversationally. Sensay is defining the future of human purpose. More on our "why" here:

Our Product
Sensay is the most helpful person you’ve never met. One contact to access millions. Tell Sensay what you need in your favorite messenger and you are routed and connected with a relevant human in about 90 seconds. Forbes praised Sensay as the one chatbot company that lives up to the hype. See here:

Your Mission:
Make our platform do new tricks to drive user delight, help us help others.

Background & Skills:
Polyglot - you know at least 3 programming languages, because…
We have a mixed environment with Ruby, Python and Elixir
Hacker DNA - because the really awesome stuff is built outside sprints
Open source - you’re kind of a big deal on github
Scaler - build lean but anticipate 100X growth surges & care about infrastructure
Experience creating robust APIs to support multiple apps
Test-driven and analytics driven development approach
Server side focus but must care about UX design a little (or play nicely with those who do)
Experience with natural language processing (NLP)
Experience with machine learning or recommendation engines
Know how to add an EC2 instance to a load balancer
Know how to create redundancy between multiple environments

What we look for in team members:
Helps first & raises everyone's game
Gives a damn (many damns)
Wicked smarts tempered by humility
Leadership tempered by kindness
Believes in magic, disbelieves “impossible”
Recent startup experience from somewhere we've heard of

Things we believe:
Win by helping others win
Humans are awesome (H.I. comes before A.I.)
Holacracy over hierarchy
Office dogs, fun and tacos

Location : Santa Monica, CA (on the Third Street Promenade)

Salary and equity commensurate with experience level
BYOP (build your own perk based on something you liked from your last gig)
Talent and culture are everything to us so we want to attract and retain those who are the best fit

Did you read all that? Wow! Here are a couple of easter eggs...

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