Head of Engineering

Senior level • Full-time • Remote sau Cluj-Napoca


About our partner

At our partner, they build solutions to help companies optimize their buildings, both for their occupants and for the planet.

Buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. We also spend 90% of our time inside of them, often breathing unhealthy air.

Our partner creates environmental IoT monitoring products, software analytics, and turn-key building integrations to help companies around the world transform their built environment.

They’re a fast growing (3x YoY), venture backed, cashflow-positive startup tackling one of the largest markets in the world: the health and decarbonization of our buildings. Their clients include Microsoft, Linkedin, Google, Apple, and more.

They are a remote-first company with engineering talent primarily distributed across Europe and Asia.

Position Overview

This is a senior leadership position - you will play a central role in defining the future of the company and the future of their industry.

As their first Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for delivering on our partner’s multi-year vision, strategy, and roadmap across all of their products. You will work closely with the CEO, Head of Product, Marketing, Customer Success, and Sales teams to deliver a world-class experience through their products.

Their goal is not to simply build a beautiful hardware product and dashboards for data visualization, but to offer their customers deep insights into the data and extract complex learnings from them.

You will be responsible for recruiting, developing, and coaching a team of engineers creating both hardware and software solutions. They already have an incredible team of individual contributors with 10+ years at companies including Microsoft, Apple, and Samsung - you will be in good company.

You will own all aspects of engineering at our partner. You should be fascinated and excited by both the prospect of building a world-class team and also getting your hands dirty. This might be troubleshooting, problem-solving tricky challenges, or working on strategies to massively scale their technology as they 10x their volume of data captured.

You should be comfortable with uncertainty and enjoy both forging a path where one does not yet exist, while also optimizing existing systems and processes to operate more efficiently.

  • Location: Remote, preferably European or Asian time zones.
  • Working hours: Full-time, flexible
  • Reports to: CEO


  • Own the entire development process and drive change where necessary to enable the engineering team to do their best work.
  • Recruit and develop a world-class engineering organization by providing strong mentorship, coaching, and guidance.
  • Work with your peers in the leadership team to define the company’s strategy, and then translate that into strategy for the engineering team.
  • Develop standards and procedures to ensure that product is shipped on time and to high-quality standards.
  • Work closely with the company’s lead engineers to identify new technologies, architectures, and solutions to support the company’s rapid growth and scale.


  • Within 1 month, you will be comfortable with all of the company’s products, processes, culture, and way of working. You will be able to clearly explain how their current architecture is built, and how their hardware, cloud, and front-end systems interact.
  • Within 6 months, you will have upgraded several internal processes, and the engineering team’s velocity will be at a historical peak.
  • Within 1 year, the engineering team will have doubled in size, and new hardware and software products will be in the hands of customers.
  • Within 3 years, your products will be optimizing the environment and making a measurable dent in the CO2 emissions of tens of thousands of buildings around the world.

​Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in software development or management.
  • 3+ years of experience in engineering leadership recruiting, leading, and scaling technical organizations.
  • Strong experience shaping highly scalable enterprise systems.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
  • Experience working with both software development and with hardware engineering strongly preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing a distributed team.
  • Experience working with supply chain and manufacturing of IoT products.
  • Proven success working closely with Product Management, contributing to the product strategy, and helping to successfully deliver on the product roadmap.
  • Experience working with extremely security-conscious Fortune 500 Enterprise customers.

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