Director of Engineering

Published Date:
September 10, 2020
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OUR MISSION

Truckers move America’s economy. They should never struggle to find decent pay and fair treatment. SmartHop is on a mission to arm truckers with the information, technology, and know-how to take control of their business and feel the freedom of being an independent trucker again.

SmartHop is a tech-enabled platform giving owner-operators and small trucking companies easy load booking, end-to-end back-office support, and above-market RPMs. We want truckers to earn more and stress less by giving them the tools and recognition they need to succeed in the changing world of trucking.

THE OPPORTUNITY

SmartHop is looking for a Director of Engineering to undertake this goal with an understanding that success will have an impact on hundreds of thousands of Americans. This leader will be based in our Miami office, leading large teams executing against operational strategies and will report to the CEO, providing monthly and quarterly revenue and operations guidance and visibility. 

You will work with a team of tech, operations, finance, and account management rock stars. Manage, develop, and implement a business plan with key deliverables, strategies, product positioning/messaging, and full P&L responsibility to achieve the company's growth objectives.

POSITION OVERVIEW

As the Director of Engineer SmartHop, you will have the opportunity to lead the platform architecture, product releases and software development for the company. With the goal of scaling the business, operational teams, and digital interactions with customers. 

You will play a vital role in all aspects of the company’s success, from creating the best possible platform through best-in-class field engineering practices, creating highest standards for operations, hiring and managing talented software / product teams, steering the business through data and analytics, motivating the operational team, while leveraging creative problem solving on every occasion. 

The role is centered on continual improvement and high quality. It requires a highly versatile and well-rounded leader, someone who can create and deliver several products but also roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. It’s the intersection of leadership, analytics, creativity, and problem solving that makes the SmartHop Director of Engineering an exciting and challenging job. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead several technical teams of software engineers to deliver quality software on time.
  • Design the whole software architecture and algorithms.
  • Coordinate and help implement cloud-based software components and interfaces.
  • Integrate and test different components from all teams.
  • Align teams priorities based on product requirements and road-map. 
  • Consider non-functional requirements such as security, border cases, and scalability.
  • Maintain Test and debug code practices.
  • Maintain source control process.
  • Deploy in development and production environments.
  • Analyze systems performance, security, and stability.

SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related.
  • At least 8 years of working experience in software development.
  • At least 4 years leading a team of multiple software development / component teams.
  • Proven algorithm design and coding patterns.
  • Proven distributed software architecture design.
  • Microservices / Redundant architecture design principles.
  • Deep knowledge of Javascript, HTML5, CSS, Python.
  • Engineer level Math and Statistics knowledge.
  • Experience with Node.js, Redis, MongoDB, Kafka,React.js 
  • Real-time / Robu applications. 
  • UX/UI design principles.
  • Big-Data management and deployment experience.
  • Git code management and deployment.
  • CI-CD / Testing process experience.
  • Google Cloud components management.
  • Tech hiring experience.
  • Must have experience leading with Agile methodology.
  • Highly motivated and results driven.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also delivering independent results.
  • Quality and elegant coding skills. 

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Who's behind SmartHop?

The Perfect Combination of Truckers & Techies

We've also got a great group of Engineers, Data Scientists, Industry Experts, Operations and Financial Analysts, Designers and Customer Success Experts that make this all a success, they just don't like taking pictures.