Director of Engineering

| Greater Denver Area

An Audacious Mission

Today, coordinating business travel is complex because of competing interests, opaque industry practices, convoluted systems, and bad software.

But we believe that travel is a force-multiplier for growth.

Travel connects teams to new and existing co-workers, partners, and customers. It enables new opportunities, produces unexpected collaboration, and shifts perspectives. That’s why we focus daily on making travel more about why you’re going and less about how you’ll get there. 

Our mission is to make in-person collaboration effortless.

The Role

We have an opportunity for an experienced and hungry engineering leader to build and scale the technology team and practices of a quickly-emerging market-leading company.
 
You’ll be responsible for hiring a team of stellar engineers with the expectation of growing your team to 3x in your first 12 months. You’ll establish and ensure an engineering culture that promotes iterative learning, predictable delivery, agility, and transparency.
 
We have a strong focus on building high-quality and well-engineered products (our CEO was a former engineer!), and you will have the opportunity to lead us in how we maintain this focus during an aggressive growth period.
 
Finally, as the leader of the entire engineering org, you’ll also be a key stakeholder in making strategic decisions that affect our future growth and product roadmap. 
 
This is a truly unique opportunity for someone to embark on a career-transforming journey. As such, it is going to require a truly unique individual to do it well; we suggest you read this blog post and ensure you’re a “whole-body” YES to everything in it before applying.
 
In return, we provide full benefits, unlimited vacation time, a competitive salary, stock options, and a chance to change the face of travel.
Responsibilities
  • Empower engineers to make the biggest possible impact on the company.
  • Quickly resolve blockers that prevent engineers from effectively accomplishing their work.
  • Ensure engineers have access to subject matter experts, documentation, support, and near-real-time feedback.
  • Organize a team that delivers high-quality engineering projects that timely meet business objectives.
  • Implement software development lifecycle practices that support shipping high-quality code that reduces bugs and maintains the security of our customer’s data.
  • Support engineers in accomplishing their professional development goals by ensuring they are working on challenging, engaging problems and that they know the growth paths available to them and how they can further their career.

The Typical Day

  • One-on-one meeting with an engineer for feedback and discussing growth areas.
  • White-boarding session with a couple engineers to brainstorm the best architecture solution for a refactor of a critical system.
  • Coffee with a local startup’s engineering leader discussing best-practices for scaling early-stage dev teams.
  • Collaborating with product to determine the best allocation of resources to accomplish upcoming goals.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated expertise running agile software teams, particularly in the Enterprise Software and/or SaaS space.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully scaling engineering teams from under 10 to 30+
  • BA/BS (or MA/MS) or equivalent experience.
  • At least 7 years of experience in engineering at a software company
  • Outstanding visual, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in-person at our office in Denver (we're in RiNo!).
 
 
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

3459 Ringsby Court, Denver, CO 80216

What are Pana Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
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