SurfAir (51-200 Employees, 34% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

9% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 34% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $113.7M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

Surf Air is a consumer air travel company based in Los Angeles, California that is reinventing flying through the power of electrification. We are on a mission to build the air travel ecosystem that sustainably connects the world’s communities. We are passionate about travel, sustainability, and leading the aviation industry forward. We are looking for talented individuals that are passionate about shaping the future of air mobility.

There are three primary departments that work closely together: Marketplace, Amp Division, and Air Operations. We are looking for talented individuals that are passionate about shaping the future of air mobility and inventing something the world has never seen before.

As a Director of Engineering, you will report to the Head of Engineering.

Position Title:  

  • Director of Software Engineering

Role Objectives:

  • Work closely with the Head of Engineering to determine overall engineering strategy, collaborate on the product roadmap, and create the engineering roadmap.
  • Collaborate with the other groups within the technology org, including product, design, and data, as well as cross-functionally with marketing, sales, and other departments, to ensure holistic, high-quality delivery.
  • Manage and hire for a team of energetic, efficient, process-oriented, and data minded engineers. Help your direct reports to grow and develop as engineers, teammates, managers and leaders.
  • Create a culture of product engineering excellence, with an effective feedback loop between the execution and business teams. Provide routine feedback via code reviews and one-on-ones. Mentor, coach, and support the professional growth of everyone on your team; create career paths and goals for each team member.
  • Leverage the building blocks of modern technology marketplaces to develop systems catering to the needs of both the demand and supply sides.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to architect and manage internal/external systems
  • External systems:
    • Airline PSS (reservation management system)
    • Payments (credit card, wire transfer, etc.)
    • Customer relationship management system (select and integrate)
  • Internal systems
    • Customer-facing application
    • Marcom website
    • Member services dashboard
    • React native mobile app (design and build)
    • Static site generators
    • Marketing tech

Experience with the following or comparable technologies:

  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • React
  • AWS/managed hosting
  • Gatsby

Education & Experience:

  • Ideal candidate has experience creating/growing/scaling a modern technology product and engineering teams
  • Bonus for building software that ties together the digital and physical worlds.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

At Surf Air Mobility, we are committed to building a more inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups into the cleantech sector and aerospace industry. We strongly encourage applications from qualified applicants and members of underrepresented groups. Surf Air Mobility is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Surf Air Mobility is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Tagged as: 51-200 Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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