Head of Engineering

| Greater Denver Area
Respondent is a two-sided marketplace that connects market and usability researchers with the highest quality research participants in the world. Our platform gives researchers a single place to quickly find the right participants for their projects, as well as schedule and pay them instantly. It simplifies the work that’s necessary to conducting quality research. Companies like IBM, Airbnb, Uber, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and many more trust and integrate us into their research processes.
We are a small, quickly growing, fully remote tech startup. Working as a distributed team allows us to hire the best talent regardless of location (right now, everyone works in a US Time Zone). All of our employees have areas of expertise as well as a wide breadth of knowledge in their domains. This blog post shares more insight into how we work successfully as a distributed team.
Responsibilities:
* Directly manage seven engineers--we’re growing!--through coaching, giving feedback, having one-on-ones, assisting with career development, giving performance reviews, etc.
* Hire for and build an incredible engineering culture.
* Create and improve engineering processes, applications, and systems for scale (you are leading this from the ground up!), which you will need to ensure are documented and communicated. You will build the blueprint, which will be hugely impactful for the company.
* You will report to the CEO, manage projects and collaborate with key stakeholders, including other teams such as design, product and sales.
* Perform code reviews (we use Node.js).
* Guide and build scalable backend applications to support the growing needs of the business.
* Work with both SQL (we use Postgres) and NoSQL (Neo4j/MongoDB) databases and caching technologies like Redis.
* Take full ownership and responsibility for building, shipping, and maintaining core features, end to end.
* Collaborate with our Co-Founder and Architect to scale infrastructure and introduce new technologies.
* One of your first projects will be to do an audit of how we do things (look at our processes, talk to engineers, etc.) and determine what are priorities should be.
Who you are:
* Proven ability to lead high performing teams and to promote an incredible engineering culture
* BS degree in Computer Science or other related technical fields preferred
* Experience with Node.js applications in production (most of our stack), REST APIs, CI/CD and unit testing
* Comfortable with agile methodologies (scrum, kanban, etc)

We are looking for someone who matches our level of joy for the work we do, brings something new to the team, and elevates our game. Our core values are very important to us and we hope they resonate with you, too. You can read more about them here!
Benefits
Working at Respondent is a unique experience. You will be part of a remote, diversified team around the US. and world. We care deeply about creating a cohesive, tight-knit culture that gets results. That’s why we offer our employees the following:
* Work remotely from anywhere in a US Time Zone (this does not have to be in the US itself, but rather must be in a US Time Zone: ex. Mexico City, Mexico)
* A full office set up, including a MacBook Pro, desk, second screen, ergonomic chair, and wireless mouse & keyboard
* Health insurance for US-based employees covered at 99% for individuals and 50% for dependents (non-US employees receive a healthcare stipend)
* Short Term Disability covered at 100% for all US-based employees
* Dental and Vision insurance offered at group rates to lower the cost for US-based employees
* Four weeks of flexible vacation (need a bit more for religious or country holidays--no problem!)
* Paid holidays
* Stock options
* Company retreats for teammates to get to know one another in-person: our last retreat was in New Orleans!
Respondent is an equal opportunity employer
We understand it takes a diverse team of highly intelligent, passionate, curious, and creative people to solve the challenges involved in Respondent's long term success. Our dynamic team members have incredible perspectives to share, just as we know you do, and we take great pride in being an equal opportunity workplace and encourage candidates from under represented backgrounds to apply.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • AsanaManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

100% Remote

An Insider's view of Respondent

What are some social events your company does?

As a completely distributed team, we are very deliberate about ensuring our team gets to know one another! For example, employees are paired with 2-3 other employees to have a virtual “coffee chat” every two weeks. But we recognize that nothing can substitute time in-person, so we also have company-wide retreats every 9 months to work and have fun!

Kat Myers

Head of People Ops

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We’ve found that setting company goals has been a hugely beneficial framework for establishing autonomy at Respondent. We want everyone to feel like they have creative license and decision making authority at every level of the company. This is very important to us personally and the foundation for building a long lasting and successful company.

Jack Pratten

CEO / Founder

What are Respondent Perks + Benefits

Respondent Benefits Overview

Everyone works remotely!
Medical, dental, vision insurance
Disability insurance
Paid vacation and sick leave
Company offsites (the last one was in New Orleans!)

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Respondent covers 99% of each employee's monthly insurance cost and 50% for dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
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