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👾VP of Engineering

Oath Care

Oath Care

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

VP of Engineering

TL;DR: Oath is a well-capitalized, early-stage startup hiring a VP of Engineering. We are a remote-first team headquartered in San Francisco, CA, hiring within the US. Our mission is to meaningfully improve health outcomes for the next generation of families through matched community and personalized medicine. Details about us and the role below.

About the role

As VP of Engineering, you’ll be responsible for delivering complex, high-quality projects by leading a team of talented engineers. You’ll grow the engineering team and provide them with leadership and coaching. You will lead software development projects through all stages of the product development lifecycle and manage the day-to-day activities of the frontend and backend development teams in an Agile Development environment. This role reports directly to our Chief Technology Officer.

What you’ll do

Build and manage a team of developers (contract and FTE) to execute on product development.
Design and build maintainable, scalable and secure software and lead the technical architecture of frontend and backend systems
Partner with product managers, designers, and analysts to deeply understand the needs of our users and build a product that serves those needs
Oversee technical scope, analysis, requirements gathering, design, development, prototyping, testing, documentation, and deployment of solutions leveraging React.js (web), React Native (mobile), Python Django, and AWS.
Recruit high-performing, passionate engineers and create a culture of continuous learning.
Set up best-practice engineering processes including testing, deployment and experimentation. Identify and improve gaps in our existing product and processes.

Who you are

You have 7+ years of experience developing performant, scalable, mobile and/or web-based applications
You have 3+ years of leadership experience, managing a successful engineering team. You’re comfortable managing teams of both contractors (US-based and offshore) and full-time employees .
You have development experience and proficiency in a modern programming languages, preferably React.js, React Native, Typescript/Javascript for frontend and Python for backend.
You have practical experience using SQL databases, relational (PostgresSQL) and document databases, ElasticSearch, and/or Redis.
You have a healthy understanding of AWS cloud infrastructure as well as continuous deployment and integration patterns.
You have practical experience building RESTful microservices and have successfully led teams to deliver solutions at scale.
You have a strong sense of ownership in the business and are excited to collaborate with leaders across the organization to succeed together.
You have excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
You have a BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline or commensurate experience.

This role is for you if

You want a combination of management/leadership and being in the code as an individual contributor (writing code, reviewing code)
You have experience leading projects as a tech lead and manager
You want to work at a well resourced, small startup that’s moving quickly and like to be scrappy
You are passionate about improving maternal and child health outcomes

This role may not be for you if

You have not managed engineers before and have only individual contributor experience
You want a purely management role and don’t want to spend time with code
You need things to be totally organized and fully staffed to make progress

About Oath

💙  Humans are hardwired for connection. This is especially true during big life shifts, like becoming a parent for the first time. The learning curve is so steep that parents are terrified they’ll do something wrong, overwhelmed with bad information, and painfully isolated.
👶 Oath is a purpose-built social platform for families across different life stages. We curate intimate groups of 10-15 parents, match them with a trained facilitator, and layer in stage-specific medical providers to create a comprehensive support system for modern parenthood.
🧬 Our model is grounded in 40+ years of scientific and clinical research. These studies show that there is a dose-response correlation between long-term stress in early childhood and 7 out of the top 10 causes of mortality in the US, all of which are chronic diseases. (Yes, you read that right.) This kind of stress affects us all: it cuts across all socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural lines. Research shows that the most powerful antidote to childhood chronic stress is having strong, consistent community bonds.
🚀 Oath is a social company building the future of healthcare. We believe that providing every parent and child with comprehensive, intimate, group-based care can unlock our collective ability to thrive. We’re backed by top-tier investors, including General Catalyst, Ross Fubini at XYZ, Christina Farr at OMERS Ventures, and Eros Resmini, former CMO of Discord.

👋 How to apply

Fill out the form below and if we think there could be a good mutual fit, we’ll follow up within 48 hours to set up a chat.