Context Conversations is a virtual education platform, connecting clients with scholars around the world to discuss thousands of topics ranging from art to history to food to culture. Context Learning was born from Context Travel, an 18-year old tour operator providing cultural and historical tours in over 60 world capitals. Heading into 2020, Context Travel was rapidly growing and gaining market share under a 2-year-old leadership team with venture capital backing, and a growing tech/product team of 10. After the travel and hospitality industry was decimated by COVID-19, rather than sitting on our heels waiting for tourism demand to return, our team of survivors quickly pivoted to bring Context Travel digital. Context Conversations was born within six weeks and has since grown to be an independently sustainable business line which we are planning to integrate with the travel line when tourism returns in 2021 and beyond.
Context is looking for a self-starting Director of Engineering who can step into a leadership role from day one and take full ownership of the codebase that the former tech team left behind. This is a rare opportunity to build a strategy and team without needing to also lay infrastructure from scratch. The ideal candidate is looking forward to managing and growing a team of engineers but hasn’t quite left behind their love of rolling up their sleeves and writing code. Your time to start would be spent ~30% coding, 40% overseeing dev contractors and hiring, 30% strategy.
We are looking for this candidate to have the following experience:
In addition to the above, we’d like to see the following soft traits:
In exchange, we are thrilled to offer:
This is a full-time role that we are looking to fill as soon as we find the right candidate. The Tech Lead will report to our Miami-based Chief Commercial Officer. We were a distributed team prior to COVID and have well-established remote-work practices. You must have your own laptop and a strong wifi connection. US East Coast hours required. We regret that we cannot sponsor international applicants at this time.
Context is an equal opportunity employer and we consider all applications without regard to race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status