Head Engineer at Smarking


Head Engineer


This is an excellent position for a highly capable software engineer who’s ready to take on bigger responsibilities, team wide leadership, and a leap of faith, to not only continue shipping codes and building amazing products and systems, but also lead and build a team of solid engineers to help scale cutting edge tech solutions from ground up for a massive and overlooked market .

The Head Engineer will report to the CEO directly, and join the management team to provide engineering leadership company wide.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (in the order of priorities):

  • Hands on scaling tech platforms with large data and activity volumes and complex user entities
  • Provide basic managerial and leadership support to enable an engineering team of 5-10
  • Recruiting/hiring strong engineers
  • Work with the CEO to refine/improve engineering production, outcome, and practice
  • Empower other parts of the company with engineering and technical insights


  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of hands on software engineering work experience
  • Proficiency with technologies around Python, Postgres, Flask, Docker, Redis, ElasticSearch, Airflow, Terraform, AWS services (EC2, S3, RDS, and ECS), Javascript/CSS/React/Typescript.
  • Successful hands on experience scaling tech platforms from ground up to large scale
  • Successful experience working with a team of people (cross functionally and leading Jr. engineers) to build and scale systems
  • Experience in recruiting solid software engineers (participation at least if not as a hiring manager)
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching if not leading and managing other software engineers
  • Experience in very early stage tech start ups is a huge plus


  • Hungry for responsibility, impact, and growth
  • Humble to learn, curious to learn, open-minded to learn
  • Team first
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Treat others with respect, empathy, and constructive candor


  • Competitive salary, founding level equity, flexible title.
  • 100% coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurances.
  • 401K plan with 3% company hard match.
  • $100 monthly data plan.
  • Unlimited paid time off.
  • Expenses for setting up home-office.

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