Software Engineering - Tech Lead

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About Zipline 

Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.

About You and The Role  

Zipline is leading a revolution-- the flight side of our business designs and manufacturers the world's only commercially operating drone fleet.  And the services side of our business uses those drones to provide a just-in-time, healthcare distribution service. We believe the introduction of just-in-time logistics can fundamentally transform how healthcare systems are designed and magnify access to all people.  

The Software Services team builds the essential software used by the people in our healthcare distribution service. This includes the software used by Zipline Operators to run our distribution centers, software used by Recipients to order healthcare products, and software used by Clients and Suppliers for visibility. So the users include both internal Zipliners and our external customers. 

It's an extra large scope, with some fun challenges such as-- our people need access in both low & high connectivity environments, we serve in a truly global context, aviation & healthcare are two highly regulated environments, and our service is human-life-critical.

Today we have a small, but mighty team of web engineers that own the full-stack for software used by our operators, recipients and clients.  We know that investing in our Software Services team (both the people & the work) is key to achieving our company's mission.  

So we need  a leader who 

  • Believes strongly in building software that works backwards from real needs (customer obsessed and product minded!)
  • Is excited to lead and grow a team of diverse, distributed software engineers of all experience levels (that means some exciting hiring opportunities & chances to grow people) 
  • Has a high technical bar that can help us creatively solve for the future
  • Is a cultural pillar-- you'll be building an important team and actively shaping our working culture
What You'll Do
  • People & Team
    • Manage our small, diverse, distributed team of full-stack software engineers
    • Hire and grow that team to get-ahead of future sales & product needs
  • Technical
    • Make technical decisions and set technical strategy
    • Code Reviews (you know what great code looks like)
  • Planning & Partnering
    • Own the full technical roadmap-- this means balancing new feature development, feature improvement and technical debt
    • Partnering with the product team & customers to strategize on what to build and when
    • Helping build the foundational practices for both our product design & sprint planning processes
What You'll Bring
  • People & Team
    • A passion for coaching and growing people who are all stages of their career
    • Experience in mentoring and coaching people (not necessarily as the direct manager)
    • Experience in recruiting and making hiring decisions 
  • Technical
    • A high bar for software quality, and knowledge on the interventions needed to improve it across the stack, i.e. everything from ad hoc data cleaning to driving for systematic solutions to data interpretability at the source
    • Strong full-stack skills (to up-level others), including both Javascript and Python (we are a React and Python Shop)
    • Knowledgeable with both team-wide and individual best practices for analyst & developer productivity, e.g. Agile, CI/CD, testing best practices
    • Understanding of data-centric software development (Python, Git, Docker, Spark, Airflow, AWS)
  • Planning & Partnering
    • A mixture of customer obsession and product vision 
    • Ability to translate product requirements into technical implementation plans
    • Ability to work with both technical and non-technical partners -- you'll be directly working with the product team, and customers (at Zipline, we strive to keep engineers close to customers)  
    • The judgment on when to say Yes and No! Ship when we need to ship and punt when we can afford to punt
    • Nice To Have: Organizational Skills (we could use some more people who enjoy bringing structure to a bit of chaos!)
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.

We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

Location: Must be able to travel to South San Francisco (Headquarters) to work with stakeholders with some frequency (1-2 times quarterly max) and overlap working hours with both GMT and PST time zones.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

South San Francisco, CA 94080

What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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