Director, Product Engineering




Orbital Insight’s mission is to understand what we are doing on and to the Earth and to make that information available to decision makers around the world. We do that by building a multi-tenant SAAS platform that takes in dozens of geospatial data sources, including satellite and drone imagery, anonymous cell phone pings, ship location data, and many more, and then applying state-of-the art AI and Data Science algorithms at scales that would require years to decades of human labor. To make this possible we need world-class experts in Computer Vision, Data Science, and large-scale cloud computing. If you would like to be challenged to build systems that can solve large complex analytics problems never before solved then we would like to talk to you.

We are a very engaged community of engineers. We enjoy supporting each other's performance and growth. If you believe in collaboration, encourage open communication, and constantly pursue improvements, look no further than Orbital Insight.

This position will be based in our Palo Alto, CA office. Currently, Orbital Insight is fully remote (working from home) until the end of the year, due to COVID.

Who you are

  • You focus obsessively on the customer, only releasing the highest quality products.
  • You execute flawlessly, balancing many disparate milestones with ease.
  • You extract excellence from your team, holding both them and yourself accountable.
  • You lead by example, proactively exhibiting technical and organizational excellence.
  • You communicate effectively with product and business teams, ensuring alignment and delivery.
  • You invest in personal growth and innovation, fostering the acquisition and retention of technical talent.
  • Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of inhouse and offshore engineers and managers to develop, enhance, and support our customer facing products.
  • Act as a player-coach, performing code reviews and leading technical design discussions.
  • Partner closely with product managers and business teams to understand and clarify requirements for new products and features.
  • Lead agile teams to execute the Product Roadmap, including milestones and deadlines.
  • Expand Product Engineering, conducting interviews and building a world class team.
  • Work with Engineering Leadership to define a unified strategy (OKRs), enforce best practices (KPIs), and deliver against key metrics (SLAs).
  • Collaborate with the Head of Engineering to define the technical direction of the company and lead the engineering organization.
  • Build and maintain an engineering culture of trust, execution, and inclusion that guides us ever-closer to our company’s vision
  • Qualifications

  • Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a quantitative field
  • 10+ years of experience working with production level software
  • 5+ years of experience as a technical lead/architect of web applications
  • 5+ years of experience managing teams of 10 or more engineers
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams of computer vision and data scientists
  • 3+ years of experience with each of Python, JS, React, & PostgreSQL
  • Preference:
  • 3+ years of experience with Docker and either AWS or Azure
  • 3+ years of experience with agile methodologies and ability to mentor others
  • 2+ years of experience managing offshore team members
  • Additional Information

    Orbital Insight is a fast growing provider of geospatial data and geo­-analytic services to commercial, nonprofit and public sector clients across the globe. Leveraging advancements in computer vision and cloud computing, Orbital Insight is turning millions of images into a big picture understanding of the world that is quantitatively grounded in observation, creating unprecedented transparency, and empowering global decision makers with new sources of objective, quantified socio­-economic insights.

    We are backed by marquee investors such as Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, In­-Q­- Tel and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.
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