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Director, Engineering

Company Overview

Machine learning is changing the way the world does business. Recommendations are smarter than ever, and predictions are closer to reality. But is it good enough? Many predictions are still off-mark, and companies are missing opportunities to deliver stellar customer experiences and drive down costs with ad hoc data infrastructure and ML processes. At Kaskada, we are revolutionizing enterprise machine learning through the use of real-time data. Our team is delivering an end-to-end machine learning platform powering feature engineering and productionization.


Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineering Manager with a passion for building high functioning, happy teams and growing individual team members. As the first engineering manager at Kaskada, you will have an opportunity to define the role and impact the team processes and interactions driving personal, team and company success. You will manage the rapidly growing engineering team working on the company’s core technology. 

In this role, you will directly manage our engineering team and have oversight of backend, frontend, and devops functions. Your focus will be on driving engineering processes, strategic planning, team mentorship and culture, and ultimately delivering high-quality software that our customers will love. You also will be responsible for hiring top-notch engineers for our fast-growing team. 


About you: 

  • Confident and compassionate leader who values building happy, productive teams 
  • 10+ years of experience in software industry in technical roles 
  • 5+ years of experience managing engineers; experience managing managers is a plus 
  • Passion for people management and mentorship 
  • Strong track record of building product experiences that delight customers 
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Clear, compelling communicator with technical and non-technical peers 
  • Desire to work in a fast-moving startup environment, past startup experience is a plus 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline 


Other Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of best practices for the full development life cycle -- including design, code reviews, build processes, testing, operations and support 
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask 
  • Demonstrated sense of responsibility and capability to deliver quickly 
  •  Experience with large scale, distributed systems ideal but not required 



Kaskada is a Seattle-area startup building a machine learning platform for event-based data. We are a team of doers with leadership roots from Google and AWS. We are actively building a team of other top performers to join the fun. The company is funded by leading PNW and Bay-area VCs, including Voyager Capital, NextGen Venture Partners, Founders’ Co-op, and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Kaskada offers competitive salaries including equity. Employees are also eligible to receive benefits including health insurance, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance, 401(k) plan, and more.


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