Engineering Manager

$185,000 - $210,000 yearly
  • Myst AI
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Aug 31, 2021
Full time role Engineering: Software Information Technology

Job Description


At Myst AI, we’re building a machine learning platform that enables data scientists to create highly accurate time series forecasts at massive scale. Our vision is to create a world in which demand and supply are in continuous balance, so resources are used efficiently and sustainably for a better planet. Our current focus is to help energy companies better predict the future – to increase renewable energy adoption and reduce carbon emissions. There is an enormous addressable market (>$100B) for this platform, with an opportunity to drive significant impact in a variety of industries.

What does an Engineering Manager at Myst AI do?

As our first Engineering Manager, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of our software development team. Because we’re still a small team, this will include making individual contributions to our software product and providing technical leadership to major projects. You will manage the goals of the engineering team, contribute to our product strategy, partner with the Head of Data Science to ensure our technical work streams are aligned, and help develop our software engineers.
We’re looking for someone with at least 6 years of relevant work experience with a consistent record of being an effective leader – technically and as a people manager. You will report directly to the CEO and work hand-in-hand with our leadership team! The role is expected to quickly grow into our Head of Engineering. 

What might you work on:

    • Managing a software engineering team that builds, designs, implements, and maintains the frontend and backend for the Myst Platform product
    • Key engineering challenges for Myst today (e.g. scalable and distributed storage of time series data)
    • Managing robust and scalable systems in order to get ahead of exponential demand
    • Influencing and establishing best engineering practices through solid design decisions, processes, and tools
    • Planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects that move the business forward
    • Developing technical north stars and milestones that drive long-term changes to technical architecture
    • Partnering closely with our product and data science teams to ensure we're building the best-in-class products

What do you need to be successful:

    • 6+ years of hands-on work experience in a software engineering environment
    • At least 1 year successfully leading a 7-10+ engineering team (hiring and mentoring, setting technical direction, etc.) in a feedback-rich environment 
    • Experience building and shipping scalable B2B software systems with high-volume, complex data for technical users
    • Exposure to state-of-the-art technologies (e.g. GKE, Cloud Spanner) and ideally productionizing machine learning models or with complex workflow orchestration
    • Strong advocate for product excellence and engineering best-practices, such as code health and creating delightful user experiences
    • Driven, organized, and communicative – thriving in environments with high ambiguity
    • Empathetic leader with high EQ – excellent culture fit for Myst (kind, humble, collaborative, curious)
    • Interested in Myst – our technical vision and/or impacting climate change!

How we show up:

• We care about Quality: We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and continuous improvement in our journey to long-term success. 
• We believe in Diligence: We move slow to go fast because our forecasts are critical for our clients. We monitor performance and build reliable systems that clients can depend on.
• We are Resourceful: We believe in being owners of our work. When challenges arise, we find a path forward.
• We seek to Understand: We are intensely curious and welcome honest feedback, which creates an open and collaborative culture of growth.

About Myst

Myst AI is a Series A company funded by top VCs, including Google. We passionately believe that some of humanity’s biggest problems such as climate change and food waste can be solved, in part, through better forecasting. We currently work with many of the world’s leading energy companies, often helping them save millions of dollars a year while reducing their carbon footprint. 
We believe in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team; and we’re committed to creating a culture in which people can bring their whole self to work. Some of the best people we’ve worked with did not follow conventional paths. If you think you’re a good fit, even if you don’t meet the exact qualifications, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you!
Myst offers a competitive salary, stock options, health benefits, 401k matching, and other great perks to full-time employees.

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