Lead Engineer, Data Platform at proton.ai

9 months ago Development & Programming Middle, Senior, Lead Full-Time 135,000 $/Year

As the first engineering manager for a data platform team, you'll build features that enable outside organizations to use our powerful set of APIs and interface with our product.

Who We're Looking For

  • Our team codes in Go, JavaScript (using the Vue framework), and Python, with modern scalable document- and key-based data stores behind them. We prefer excellence to expediency. Backed by our microservice architecture, we want the best tool not the most convenient. If there’s a compelling case to write something in Clojure, we can and will do it. With strong foundations, specific knowledge of these tools is not required. As the driver of engineering on this team, you'll have a chance to define the technology vision for our order entry systems.
  • As an early member of the company, you’ll have a chance to shape how we grow, making key decisions around technical choices, and defining our culture. We're working to build a sustainable environment where excellence sits alongside a recognition we operate in a system and a need to nurture learning at all levels. Our growing corps of engineering leadership, including this role, should bring more expertise into that equation.

About Us

Proton.ai is revolutionizing wholesale distribution. Distributors sell nearly every physical good you come across. Key to the economy, they make up over 28% of GDP. But there’s a problem. Selling as a distributor is complicated. Distributors carry hundreds of thousands of complicated products, making it impossible for distributors to know what their customers need. Proton cuts through this complexity with AI. We provide a solution that modernizes distributors' sales efforts. And in doing so, we help distributors better serve their customers and grow.

Our company is in hypergrowth mode. We’ve grown by more than six fold year over year. Needless to say, it’s an exciting time to join the Proton.ai team.

The Role

As the first engineering manager for a data platform team, you'll build features that enable outside organizations to use our powerful set of APIs and interface with our product. You’ll serve as the engineering leader for a team, helping your fellow team members deepen their expertise, effectively collaborate, and develop a technology vision. Together with the product team, you'll work to build scalable solutions to big problems. This position reports to our chief technology officer.

Your Impact

On a typical day you might:

  • Collaborate with your product manager to prioritize new features and propose features for our roadmap

  • Meet with other engineering leaders to discuss lessons learned and how to scale them to the rest of the engineering team

  • Meet with engineers you manage to solve problems and help them grow and progress in their careers

  • Build core pieces of data technology used by other development teams to power their software and systems with our powerful data collation and machine learning APIs


This is a full-time remote position within North America (or willing to work USA hours). Salary is $135k. We cover 99% of your health insurance cost, offer an unconditional 401(k) contribution, and have a vacation policy that actually wants you to take time off.

You may also notice we hire a little differently. We're looking for where can go, not where you've been. We'd encourage you to visit our engineering blog to learn more about how we hire.

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