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Director of Engineering



Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Founded by veteran business executive, Noosheen Hashemi, and Director of Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Michael Snyder, January AI is the first “precision health” company that combines continuous glucose monitoring along with heart rate, sleep, activity and food tracking, to enable you to see the impact of your diet and exercise on your body in real-time.
We help you understand your personal metabolic health, giving you visibility into how your body metabolizes food, and guiding you towards simple changes to avoid serious health issues later in life. The need for this has never been greater: 1 in 3 adults in the US are now pre-diabetic, and 80% are not even aware of it. January’s app gives you immediate insights about your diet and blood sugar levels––all without sensors!.
At January AI, we believe that every day is January 1st, with the fresh start that comes with the new year.
January AI is backed by Marc Benioff (CEO and founder of Salesforce), Jerry Yang (founder of Yahoo!), and Steve Chen (founder of YouTube), among others.
We are seeking a highly skilled, motivated and hands-on Director of Engineering with a strong understanding of mobile software development and engineering best practices. You will be responsible for leading and expanding a team of mobile engineers to oversee the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of our iOS applications. You will play a key role in strategic planning, aligning engineering goals with our business objectives, and ensuring that our mobile offerings meet the highest standards of quality and performance. Collaborating closely with other senior engineers, product managers, and cross-functional teams, you will drive the delivery of innovative technical solutions that fulfill our business needs and enhance user engagement.
- Define and execute the strategic direction for all mobile engineering efforts to align with the company’s business goals.
- Build and lead a team of high-performers. Foster a culture of innovation, timely releases, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Address poor performance effectively. Ensure that the engineering team meets sprint goals and project deadlines with high-quality deliverables. Streamline processes to boost efficiency and effectiveness in project completion.
- Allocate resources effectively. Provide hands-on technical leadership in coding, architectural design, and the integration of new technologies. Provide technical guidance and mentorship to teams, helping to troubleshoot and solve high-impact and complex technical issues.
- Work closely with other engineering leaders, product management, and design teams to ensure projects are well-defined and executed effectively.
- Uphold and advance high standards of engineering excellence and reliability. Implement best practices for software development, testing, and deployment (CI/CD) processes.
- Stay ahead of the curve with emerging technologies and industry trends that can be leveraged to enhance product offerings and customer experiences.
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels, including presentations to executive teams, to report on progress, proposals, and technical solutions.
- Wear multiple hats by engaging in cross-departmental projects, and coordination efforts, enhancing overall business operations.
- Minimum of 7 years of overall software development experience.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in iOS development leading large-scale consumer apps with a significant user base.
- Strong proficiency in Swift and SwiftUI; At least 2 years of experience developing in Swift.
- Familiarity with modern programming languages, architecture patterns, and emerging technologies.
- Demonstrated success in leading large engineering teams in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Ability to think strategically to align engineering goals with broader business objectives. Experience with strategic planning, resource allocation, and project management.
- Proficient in problem-solving and managing complex projects. Capable of directing teams in high-stakes situations and delivering solutions that meet technical and market requirements.
- Strong ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and to negotiate and influence business decisions.
- BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject.
January is an equal-opportunity employer.
We are a diverse team committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Our HQ office is in sunny and beautiful downtown Menlo Park, CA, within walking distance to Caltrain and local cafes and restaurants.
Our team collaborates in real-time during standard working hours Pacific Time.
Local or West Coast-based candidates are preferred.
Benefits and Perks of working Full-time at January include: Competitive salary and equity packages; 401k with corporate matching; Health, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance; Commuter benefits.
Base salary will depend on skills, qualifications, experience, and location.
We do not accept third-party solicitation for employment.