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Director of Engineering @ Mechanism Ventures

Company Description

Mechanism Ventures is an early-stage venture firm that works hands-on with entrepreneurs to

cofound, fund, and scale ambitious companies.

In the Mechanism model, we work with entrepreneurs to identify and validate ideas before

investment. We then provide the growth expertise to gain early traction as well as the business

support to create positive unit economics, profitability, and scale.

The Mechanism team has a track record of investing in and cofounding multiple $100M+

revenue companies.

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:
  • 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
  • Managed a few bottom line impacting initiatives
  • 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
  • Worked on the initial product decisions to get a company started quickly
  • Setup product strategies for an early stage company
  • Hired freelancers to increase 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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