Director of Engineering / Head of Engineering at Sealed

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Who are we?

Sealed is a home wellness company on a mission to make homes healthier, more comfortable, and cleaner for the planet.  We are transforming energy, finance and home improvement to deliver clean air and comfort with less energy. Sealed modernizes home heating and cooling with upgrades like insulation and HVAC technology. We match the right contractor, cover the upfront costs, and stand behind the work: we only get paid if your house saves energy. Sealed, one of Fast Company’s top ten most innovative energy companies of 2021, is venture backed, with offices in New York City and employees around the USA. Learn more at Sealed.com

What will you do?

Sealed is building a world-class software engineering team and we need you to lead it.  This is a career defining opportunity to build an incredible team of engineers and technologists.  Our software is B2C, B2B and will have multiple points of integration with numerous tools and platforms.  As a Series B company, we plan to grow quickly over the coming years, and your leadership will be critical to that success. Your team will develop on a service-oriented architecture, building exciting applications that make it easy for homeowners to make their living space more comfortable and increase their quality of life. The software you create will allow Sealed to scale to millions of homes. 

Your north star will be a customer experience that can deliver a clean home project without human interaction. In order to meet this challenge, you will work closely with Product Management, Design, Data Science, and other business stakeholders to prioritize development and determine the best strategies to maximize business value.

What does success look like?

As the leader of our Engineering function, first and foremost you are recruiting, hiring and developing a strong, talented and diverse team of software engineers from around the world.  The organization you build must be customer centric, data driven, and highly collaborative partners with Product.  You empower your teams by helping them set clear goals and objectives, support them, and hold them accountable. 

You have the final say on decisions regarding our tech stack, applications, and architecture.  You are viewed as a partner by the rest of the org and accomplish most of your goals through “soft power” strategies to drive alignment across the team. You do this by building trust through active listening and excellent communication skills.

Most importantly, by working diligently and collaboratively, your teams create results. You oversee the creation and launch of new applications and features that evolve processes that haven’t changed in decades. The pace of development accelerates due to intelligent investments in infrastructure and documentation. Your Engineering organization is a shining example of agile development best practices. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Oversee front-end and back-end development teams and their projects
  • Monitor reliability and performance of all internal systems to drive improvements
  • Ensure compliance with security regulations
  • Work with the Head of Product to prepare and manage the engineering department’s budget
  • Design strategies for future development projects based on the company’s overall objectives and resources
  • Hire excellent engineers and coordinate their training and development
  • Coordinate with external stakeholders for new integrations and tools
  • Review and update policies relevant to internal systems and equipment
  • Oversee company IT department

Requirements

  • 5+ years of leading multiple software development teams in agile development environments.
  • Extensive experience coordinating large, complex and time-bound projects
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.  You communicate clearly and effectively (both written and IRL) to engineers, CEOs, and everyone in between.
  • Backend software engineering experience, with at least 2 years of experience at a high growth Seed, Series A or Series B company
  • Experience building software applications for home services, fintech or cleantech industries 
  • A strong understanding of multiple programming languages including Scala, Java, and/or Python
  • Experience developing within a service-oriented architecture
  • Experience building infrastructure to run, monitor, and optimize data pipelines
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Docker, Pub/Sub, Firebase, CircleCI
  • Experience designing and maintaining schema and documentation for relational and document-oriented databases

This role reports to the VP of Product, who oversees product, design, engineering and data science teams. 

Compensation/Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Stock options
  • Health benefits, including some focused on mental health 
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid family leave 
  • Paid medical leave
  • Work from home stipend 
  • Learning & development stipend
  • Flexible work environment: work remotely from anywhere within the US or from our headquarters office in NYC once COVID infection rates decline and we determine it is safe to work indoors as a team again
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An Insider's view of Sealed

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office environment encourages collaboration and team building between departments and individuals. Sealed promotes healthy living in and out of the office with yoga classes, work out clubs and going to the bar! We also have plenty of office dogs to go around!

Matt

AE Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I try and create opportunities to have both casual and meaningful interactions with the rest of the team. During on-boarding, I give a presentation to all new Sealed members giving the history of the company and the potential we have to make a large energy and environmental impact.

Andy

Founder and President

How does the company support your career growth?

I have grown a lot in 1 year at Sealed generally, and I have improved my sales skills enough to be promoted from SDR to AE. Sealed loves to invest in their employees and promote from within. Management is always willing to meet with people to discuss their career goals and help lay out the expectations for ways you can advance.

Justin

Account Executive

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Whether addressing complex industry-wide challenges or addressing dilemmas in our business’ day-to-day, we encourage our team to seek to understand the root causes of problems, and to try solutions from new angles. Being curious, inquisitive, and persistent in overcoming obstacles are central values at Sealed.

Lauren

CEO and Cofounder

What makes someone successful on your team?

It's not hard to be successful when you truly believe that what you're working towards: helping people be more comfortable and healthy, all the while bettering the environment. This belief in the product, paired with determination and hard work makes someone successful at Sealed.

Jan

Operations Analyst

What are Sealed Perks + Benefits

Sealed Benefits Overview

Unlimited PTO and generous healthcare plans (including vision, dental and life/disability options).
Remote work options (within the US) available for most roles.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Fun Committee!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Sealed hosts company outings monthly! Some favorites have been ping pong tournament, Mets games, and a Zoom visit with a hippo at the zoo (during quarantine)
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

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