Head of Engineering

Loom is a Moxxie portfolio company and looking to hire their first Head of Engineering! Awesome team and important mission.Here's the job req and more details below! the jobEngineering LeadLOOM is a platform for sexual and reproductive wellbeing. Backed by leading venture funds and weaving together inclusivity, empathy and science, we are building an entirely new approach to online health education covering everything from periods and sex to pregnancy and menopause. LOOM is hiring a Senior Full Stack Engineer to take on the role of Engineering Lead. You will be the first software engineer on our exceptional growing team. As such, you will have the opportunity to assume leadership of our digital education MVP, a web first, mobile optimized site combining video, audio, and text-based learning resources and editorial content. You will have a hands-on, impactful role in building an innovative approach to digital education as you work with LOOM’s team to fulfill our mission of helping women everywhere thrive in their bodies at every stage. You will report to and work closely with our Head of Product as you thoughtfully strategize and and develop the front and back ends of LOOM’s site through our public launch and beyond. You are as inspired as we are about LOOM’s mission and opportunity in women’s reproductive health education. You’re a collaborative and communicative leader and team player, excited to join a Seed-stage, growing company and build a world-changing platform that brings together education, wellbeing, and social and reproductive justice.What You’ll Do: Support in the design, architecture and build of LOOM’s first digital education & editorial platform from beta through public launch, and beyond as LOOM’s first engineering hire.Work with a leading development agency to ensure a smooth and efficient handoff of the product prior to launch.Work with the Head of Product and executive team to evolve the technical roadmap and strategy in concert with the broader product roadmap. Work with the Head of Product and, eventually, a Product Design Lead to analyze product usage and ensure happy customers.Write clean, high-quality code and tests while keeping the user experience fast and reliable.Manage and implement DevOps processes.Maintain and update technical documentation. Monitor and resolve client-side and server-side issues.Uphold industry standards and engineering best practices, while remaining pragmatic and bringing consistency to codebases and processes you encounter.Work with a wide range of systems, processes and technologies to own and solve problems from end-to-end.Deploy frequent improvements to make all aspects of the digital product more performant, reliable, secure, testable and maintainable.Translate and enable arising business functions and requirements:Research and recommend suitable technology solutions and platforms.Develop functional specifications that can be executed in development.Build new and/or extend existing features for both internal and external users.Achieve elegant solutions across the digital product.Grow with LOOM as we scale our engineering team. Required Technical Skills & Qualifications:At least 5+ years experience in a professional software engineering positionCS degree not required, but nice to have. Alternatively, a strong track record of quality, thoughtful work is acceptableEnjoy being a generalist, working on both the frontend and backend applications, having intimate familiarity with both, and expertise in at least one of the twoDemonstrated successful history of taking products through launch and leading through rapid iteration cyclesSolution-oriented thinking and obsession with implementing designs/functionality as specified.Deep knowledge and experience in UI Technologies (i.e. Reactjs, Nextjs, JavaScript)Experience with any of the following programming languages: Python, Java, Reactjs, Javascript, TypescriptExperience developing applications using the framework Python Flask is a plusExperience with headless CMS implementation such as Contentful and Prismic is a plusExperience with cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the webExperience implementing various DevOps related processes such as continuous integration and deployment using tools such as Circleci and GitflowExperience with API driven payment processing platforms like StripeExperience writing REST APIsAbility to stitch together many different services and processes together even if you have not worked with them beforeFamiliarity with digital media formats for video is helpfulExperience building on cloud-based infrastructure such as Google CloudUphold best practices in engineering, security, and designHave a belief in automation and tooling as a critical part of the software lifecycleSolid knowledge of algorithms and design patternsWhy We’re Excited About You:Working Style & Execution:You have an entrepreneurial mindset, including a high tolerance for ambiguity, a penchant for experimentation, a bias towards action and data-driven decision making.You are deeply empathetic, constantly putting yourself in the shoes of our users and other members of the team.You have the ability to bring the same energy to high level strategic and creative thinking as you do to detail-oriented execution.You have a strong product sensibility and obsess about the design, but balance that obsession with pragmatism and efficiency in implementation on the engineering side.You have a proven ability to excel both within a team and individually, and you enjoy both modes, depending on the needs at hand.You’re a problem solver. You find the creative, sustainable, and simple solutions to solve the root of the problem. Your solutions solve not only the current issues, but build the foundation for the future.You are self-motivated, proactive, and can autonomously take a project to completion. You anticipate and jump on the next big opportunity on your own.You prefer impact rather than activity. You have experience working with remote teams/contractors. Skill in overcoming the inherent communication and alignment challenges associated with remote teams is a plus.Communication & Feedback:You have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You are just as comfortable communicating technical ideas, strategy and goals with other engineers as you are with non-technical people. Further, you embrace opportunities to educate non-technical team members around your work and vision for LOOM’s platform. You seek out and respond well to direct feedback on tasks, processes, and communication from peers, managers, and mentors. You practice active listening and really hear what people are saying.You have a strong point of view that you’re willing to thoughtfully defend and you don’t shy away from debating ideas as a way to arrive at the best solution. You also enjoy the process of collaborative decision making. Why You’re Excited About Us:We’re a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of empowering women to thrive in their bodies through sexual and reproductive health education and content. We’re human-centered, research driven, rigorous, and creative. We work towards stretch goals and empower our team by providing a clear vision and the tools to fulfill it. We believe that hiring smart, thoughtful, emotionally intelligent people and giving them ownership of their work leads to the best results. We’re doing work that matters and want to change the world for women. As a certified B-Corp we’re not only interested in our economic success but continually work to support organizations and efforts that fight for Reproductive Justice and health equity. Using software to provide excellent digital educational content is at the heart of what we are building at LOOM and this role will have a huge opportunity to shape our platform, product, and long term strategy.Our brand is Black-owned, activist and political. An unapologetic focus on diversity, equality, and Reproductive Justice underpins the work we do. We offer opportunities for ongoing, consistent work as a team in the areas of DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) in conjunction with SEE (Somatics, Energetics, and Emotion). We believe that enhancing our emotional, energetic, and somatic skills is essential to optimizing our individual and collective Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging work. We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support your unique needs, and encourage work-life balance.What LOOM Offers You:Compensation & Benefits:Competitive salary commensurate with role and experienceEquity participationComprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits. LOOM covers 85% of health // 75% dental & vision.Generous paid parental leave policyDiscretionary Time Off policyRegular company-sponsored opportunities for group and individual wellbeing work, including meditation, movement, breathwork, and moreProfessional and personal growth opportunities & supportLOOM is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at LOOM are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.