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Head of Engineering

San Francisco - Engineering Full-time
We are looking for a Head of Engineering to lead and grow our 10-person engineering team across iOS, Android, Back-End, Front-End, and Data Science. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to step in and level up an existing engineering organization composed of senior engineering talent. We've taken Fitbod from 0-1 and now need your help scale our team and achieve our mission of equipping anyone with expert fitness guidance.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work directly with technical founders to help usher in the next phase of growth for Fitbod. You'll directly help hundreds of thousands of current Fitbod customers practice fitness, and in the future help millions of people lead healthier, more active lives.
Your Responsibilities:
  • Vision & Strategy: Define the technical roadmap for large-scope and high-impact initiatives that uniquely enable our company mission. You'll be responsible for technical execution across multiple product lines at scale (iOS, Android, Front-End, Back-End, QA, Web, API, Data Science). Your problem-solving will frequently requires analysis of unique problems without precedent or defined structure.

  • Hiring: Define headcount needs. Mature and standardize our engineering pipeline and recruiting processes. Raise public profile of Fitbod Engineering. Grow candidate pipelines to match business needs. Tap into your network to source, evaluate strong fits, and close candidates.

  • Culture: Collaboratively define engineering values and decision-making process. Refine engineering performance management. Iterate on existing organizational design to support scaling headcount. Evolve culture to match business needs. Implement engineering best practices and coding standards.

  • Processes: Implement processes that enable engineers to do their best work with high degree of quality. Improve and lead project management workflows such as sprint planning. Coordinate engineering workflows across multiple product lines at scale. Extend challenges and ensure direction gets set. Delegate ownership and accountability.

  • Mentorship: Actively coach and grow direct reports. Advance people's careers and help them achieve career goals. Grow staff into managers or principle level ICs. Practice career coaching and provide constructive, critical feedback to reports.

  • Cross Functional: Be able to move beyond your own area of expertise and provide valuable guidance on other areas/verticals. Coordinate work among various teammates and verticals to execute projects.
  • Requirements
  • 10+ years of engineering experience in a medium or larger software company including 4+ years running high performance teams.
  • You have managed and grown teams of 10 - 30 people.
  • You have prior experience at a venture-backed startup.
  • You have experience running teams in an Agile or Scrum environment.
  • You posses business acumen - a strong understanding of business dynamics, goals, and how Engineering fits into Fitbod's overall business.
  • You have a track record of delivering features and functionality on time with high quality.
  • BS in computer science or equivalent experience.

  • About Fitbod:
    Fitbod is a subscription service offering personalized fitness plans for gym-goers and home exercisers. With over 100 million exercises logged, Fitbod boasts one of the largest and most comprehensive fitness data sets in the world. Powered by this data set, we’ve created the most advanced workout recommendation engine that builds completely unique and personalized workouts for hundreds of thousands of paying subscribers. Data-driven personalization enables our customers to exercise, on average 9 workouts per month, 55 minutes each.

    About the Founders:
    Allen Chen’s (CEO) background blends over a decade of computer science with a life-long passion for strength and sports training (two-time captain of the UCLA rugby team). Prior to founding Fitbod, Allen served as the Vice President of Quantitative Trading Strategies at BNP Paribas where he engineered high-frequency and portfolio optimization strategies. During his Mathematics of Finance Masters program at Columbia University, Allen developed his data-driven fitness thesis and the initial workout recommendation algorithm. Allen dropped out of this Masters program to found Fitbod.

    Jesse Venticinque (CPO), brings over 12 years of experience in consumer product strategy and UX design to Fitbod. Before Fitbod, Jesse was an early hire at Linkedin and lead design for a variety of Linkedin’s mobile products. He’s also a startup veteran of companies such as Slideshare, Altschool and Predictify. He holds a M.S. of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and B.S. of Cognitive Sciences from UCLA. Since the inception of Fitbod, Jesse has single-handedly executed the design and user experience behind Fitbod - an app praised as Apple’s Editors Choice and garnered over 80,000 five-star reviews.

    Remote-based work a possibility for the right candidate.

    A great way to stand out is to be an active Fitbod user or to have recently tried the product.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.