Director, Engineering

UpKeep - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 2 months ago

UpKeep is a rapidly growing tech startup looking to hire a full-time Director of Engineering to join our close-knit team in Westwood, CA (our Los Angeles HQ near UCLA).
Founded in 2014, our mission was to help hard-working and underserved technicians, facility managers, and maintenance teams become more productive through the adoption of new technology. Today, UpKeep has created a modern and intuitive mobile software that is simplifying work orders, maintenance requests, and inventory/asset management across multiple industries. We're focused on remaining the most innovative and collaborative CMMS product on the market by constantly improving the ways we empower the world's deskless workforce. We currently employ 50+ amazing people that work together to support over 160,000 global users.
Backed by Y Combinator and Emergence Capital, we've raised $13M in funding from some of the top VC’s in the world. We were recently recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by Built in LA, and Tech in Motion's "Best Startup in LA"
Our employees receive top-notch benefits such as company equity, unlimited PTO, 401k, and affordable health insurance options. We love our casual dress code, fully stocked kitchen, weekly catered lunches, and dog-friendly office. At UpKeep, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside truly talented, genuine, and warm people who strive for progress, not perfection. Let's do this together!
What you’ll do:

  • Lead, coach, and support a highly effective team of passionate engineers to foster a high-performance culture

  • Set the technical direction for the team, drive the evolution of the systems architecture, and make appropriate technology choices

  • Take a hands-on approach to the entire software development lifecycle: perform day-to-day project management to ensure successful, on-time releases; demonstrate ownership and accountability for the team's delivery

  • Enable a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation, and excellence while continuously elevating the quality and caliber of our engineering organization

  • Recruit world-class engineering talent and participate in the recruiting flow including attracting, screening, and closing high caliber candidates

  • Build trusting relationships and collaborate cross-departmentally to execute on company strategy

  • Work effectively with product managers, engineers, and the engineering leadership team to allocate engineering resources appropriately across various projects, including balancing customer needs with longer-term product roadmap needs

  • Implement processes and metrics to ensure that the team is extremely efficient and focused and that products are market-ready

  • Create a productive work environment, and keep the team focused and fulfilled

  • Ensure the team fully understands the goals and objectives and how their work fits into the bigger picture

What you’ve done:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical discipline

  • 5+ years’ software development experience

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully hiring, managing, coaching and retaining world-class engineers

  • Demonstrated experience leading the design, development, delivery, and maintenance of large scale and high-performance platforms, including online web and data/analytics processing

  • Knowledge of release management and deployment workflow processes, from development release through staging and production deployment

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build productive cross-departmental relationships and motivate team members

  • Must have a positive, can-do attitude and value collaboration

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UpKeep is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, creed, marital status, pregnancy, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other protected category. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Throughout our interview process, if you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please email
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