VP of Engineering

San Francisco, CA, United States • $150k - $225k


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


$150k - $225k


101 - 250 people


500 3 Rd St Ste 245
San Francisco, CA, 94107, US

Tech Stack

  • Hardware
  • Firmware
  • Embedded Systems
  • Node.js
  • BLE
  • Android
  • iOS Development
  • Swift
  • AWS
  • MyNewt
  • RTOS
  • Wifi

Role Description

We hire for intellectual curiosity, work ethic, and accountability. We provide growth. Let's start with why we exist...

At Proxy, we believe that humans should be empowered, rather than beholden, to technology, and that technology should be used to make our experiences in the world frictionless. Our vision is to live in a world where the technology and services we use can securely recognize our physical presence and seamlessly provide us with an experience personalized to our individual needs and preferences. Most importantly - The ability to do this with complete control of your personal data and privacy.

Why this role exists...

  • We have every technical challenge - and the burden of uncompromising values related to security and privacy. 
  • Structuring organizations to build seamless interactions and communication between hardware, firmware, radios, embedded software, mobile, backend, frontends, infrastructure and platforms delivery is ... really really hard...seriously - very not easy. 
  • Doing this at scale and maintaining a high level of quality is even harder.
  • Building something new, that people love, and depend on every day, that’s the hardest problem of all.

and so...

  • We think hiring someone with deep technical depth, curiosity and experience applying those traits to tough problems will help us get better.
  • We would like it to be someone with experience bringing mission driven teams together.
  • We firmly believe that finding people who are energized when they find a problem create the energy needed to get through it
  • We think applying focus, good judgement, and clarity to technology teams in these moments is the MOST important
  • You don't need to be like minded but you should want to build teams that like other minds. :-)

What your previous experience might look like...   Look, our CEO once built F1 race cars and managed a rock band (shhh, and yes, we have pictures ;-)  AND he's also a great engineer. So, you'll have to forgive us for not presuming too much here. 

  • 10+ Years of experience developing software or hardware or both? (hell, we might get lucky)
  • 5+ years managing highly performant engineering teams
  • Minimum 5+ years writing code. If you haven't banged your head against a wall looking for a bug, how do you intend to help your team without knowing that pain?
  • A computer science degree ... or a passion for dismantling expensive things and putting them back together, maybe better?

To achieve our vision Proxy provides users with a universal identity signal, called their “Proxy.” Your Proxy is secure, is personal and it enables you to automate interactions with the things that you choose to interact with everyday. By pioneering the protocol that enables users to securely and privately communicate with any device that features Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

About Proxy

Proxy is a digital identity platform that empowers people to authenticate and interact with devices in the physical world using their smartphone.

Company Culture

There is an enthusiasm for new technologies with a focus on the ultimate customer experience.

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