VP of Engineering at Burro (Philadelphia, PA)

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The #1 challenge facing our global food supply system (and incidentally the world’s largest industry, agriculture) is labor scarcity. Based in Philadelphia and backed by top Agtech and autonomy investors, including S2G, Cibus, FPrime, Toyota Ventures, FFVC, Xplorer, and Radicle, Burro was created to solve the labor shortages facing farmers using robotics. 

Burros can be described as Disney's Wall-E for agriculture and work outdoors, in a 1.0 format. They function, today, as computer vision based autonomous ground vehicles for carrying, towing, and scouting, and are designed to lay the base for the fully autonomous future of work outdoors. We have a growing triple digit fleet deployed in paid commercial use within vineyards, nurseries, berries, and beyond, and demand for our product is accelerating, so we are growing our team. 

As we expand, we're looking for a dynamic and driven VPE who can drive our growing team towards exceptional results. In this role, you’ll report to our CEO and work alongside our CTO to lead a growing team of 20+ engineers pioneering vision-based commercial robots in dynamic unstructured environments. If this sounds like a challenge you want to tackle, join us!

Responsibilities

  • Manage a high-performing engineering team known for its speed of delivery, business responsiveness, predictability, quality, and efficiency
  • Collaborate with our CTO to develop and deliver our technical vision for Burro
  • Work with our VP of Product to drive new product features into engineering work flow
  • Responsible for hiring and growing a world-class engineering team 
  • Drive delivery of high quality software
  • Empower the engineering team to achieve technical and operational excellence

Requirements

  • Computer science degree or equivalent; degree in management (i.e. MBA) a plus
  • 10+ years of experience in the software product industry with at least 5+ in a position of senior engineering management
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams
  • Self-starter with a learning mindset and strong interest in robotics
  • Deep experience with software development lifecycle methodologies
  • Willing to travel to the field (up to 20%) to meet with customers and understand our product
  • Startup experience

Perks

  • Competitive salary and benefits package (medical/dental/vision)
  • 401K Plan
  • Generous early-stage equity 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid parental leave

More Information on Burro
Burro operates in the Robotics industry. The company is located in Philadelphia, PA. Burro was founded in 2017. It has 36 total employees. To see all 2 open jobs at Burro, click here.
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