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Founding Engineering Leader - Skeema

Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures

United States
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023
The companyDid you know that over 35 billion hours are spent on the internet every day, with the vast majority of that time spent on browsers? However, the design of today’s tabbed browsers and their information organization mechanisms are outdated, dating back more than 20 years to an era of information scarcity.Skeema is on a mission to change this. By leveraging the latest in AI technology, Skeema is building a self-organizing system that fundamentally transforms how we interact with our personal digital content. And our initial focus is on solving a problem that affects us all: Browser Tab Overload.As a founding engineering leader at Skeema, you will have the unique opportunity to work alongside a preeminent expert who has dedicated their career to the intersection of AI and interaction design. You will play a critical role in developing and scaling our groundbreaking technology, shaping the future of how we organize and interact with digital content.The roleSkeema is looking for an experienced engineering leader to be part of the founding team. This leader will partner with the CEO in creating our flagship product and in preparing Skeema to execute its product & company visions. This role is responsible for turning our vision into reality, building and growing our technical team and foundation. This role will drive iteration on Skeema’s technology and build a core technical team as the company scales. The right candidate will be comfortable acting as a player/coach initially and through the early stages of the company.What you'll do
  • Be part of the founding team to partner cross-functionally with the CEO and other co-founders to create the product
  • Create a development roadmap that maps with expenditures to build a timely product
  • Leverage a passion for advanced AI and delightful interaction design to deliver a high-performing, fun, collaborative company culture
  • Partner with Product Management and Design to create a world-class culture
  • Hire technical talent, lead and grow the team effectively
  • Fill technical gaps on the team, be comfortable writing code directly
  • Oversee full-stack product development and devops teams -- front- and back-end experience
  • Deploy strategies to ensure efficient product release and iteration
  • Report progress and updates to the board
  • Work with the Menlo Labs team to support venture development

What we look for
  • Experience architecting and building full stack web applications using modern Javascript frameworks, such as React and Vue
  • Experience building AI/ML applications
  • 7+ years of experience working in a disciplined software technology environment
  • Experience leading development teams in backend, frontend and devops technology
  • Experience in a high-growth startup, building teams from the ground up
  • Experience creating a consumer or b2b2c product from the ground up
  • Strong cross-functional experience partnering with UX and Product
  • Have strong recommendations and relationships with their previous team