Director of Engineering at Hive | Powderkeg

Location: Seattle

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product & Engineering

About Hive

Hive is the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise AI solutions to power the next wave of intelligent automation. We offer a portfolio of best-in-class deep learning models, built with consensus-validated training data sourced and annotated by our distributed workforce of more than 2 million contributors globally. Hive's APIs enable use cases including automated content moderation, contextual advertising, advertising and sponsorship measurement, document parsing, and more. We process billions of API requests per month for many of the world's largest and most innovative companies.

Hive has raised over $120M in capital from leading investors, including General Catalyst, 8VC, Glynn Capital, Jericho Capital, Bain & Company, Visa Ventures, and others. We have over 170 employees globally in our San Francisco and Delhi offices. Please reach out if you are interested in joining the future of AI!

Director of Engineering Role

In order to execute our vision, we're constantly growing our engineering team. We are looking for an exceptional leader to help us with that growth, making sure that each engineer reaches their full potential. We value hard workers who have no qualms working with terabyte-scale datasets, are interested in learning new technologies at all levels of the stack, and move fast and take ownership of their projects. Our ideal candidate has experience not only managing a team of engineers, but experience managing engineering managers and driving engineering culture at the organization.


  • Drive the execution of the company's long term vision and goals
  • You will own one or more business-critical systems, working closely with cross-functional partners in developing the engineering vision and roadmaps for the organization
  • Directly influence senior engineering talent in decision making for the entire organization
  • Interface closely with product management, machine learning, QA, and sales teams to build roadmap in supporting the long term vision of the team
  • Define and oversee high level security protocols to ensure organizational objectives are achieved
  • Growing and structuring engineering teams and culture
  • Maintain awareness of industry best practices for data maintenance handling as it relates to your role
  • Adhere to policies, guidelines and procedures pertaining to the protection of information assets
  • Report actual or suspected security and/or policy violations/breaches to an appropriate authority


  • You have an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science or similar technical field
  • 4+ years experience developing software as an engineer, with experience in distributed systems and large scale application development a plus
  • 2+ years experience managing engineering teams, with experience managing other managers a plus
  • Are familiar with several programming languages, frameworks, and technologies such as Node, C++, Scala/Spark, SQL, Cassandra, Docker, etcAre experienced in building and maturing engineering teams and infrastructure in a start up environment
  • Management skills: ability to set roadmap and goals for a team and its individual members, delegate, mentor, and deliver results
  • You have a desire to interview engineers, collaborate with a recruiting team, and smoothly onboarding new team members
  • You have experience collaborating with product managers and QA in delivering product features

Who We Are

We are a group of ambitious individuals who are passionate about creating a revolutionary AI company. At Hive, you will have a steep learning curve and an opportunity to contribute to one of the fastest growing AI start-ups in San Francisco. The work you do here will have a noticeable and direct impact on the development of the company.

Thank you for your interest in Hive and we hope to meet you soon!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Director of Engineering
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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