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Engineering Lead

Full-Time
Remote
Austin
Chicago
New York

About Us

Rhetoric is a platform to record powerful and persuasive presentations in a digital environment. We are a seed-stage startup backed by top investors in Silicon Valley: Floodgate, Bloomberg Beta, A*, Liquid-2, and Tango.vc.

Your Role

We are looking for a strong engineering lead to join the team. As our first in-house engineering hire, you will take ownership of our technical stack,  and help drive the vision of the company.

  • Background: 4+ years of experience developing and launching products. You have ideally built and launched web apps from scratch.
  • Ownership: Interested in owning the technical direction for Rhetoric. This means building a scalable and secure system, prioritizing features and engineering requirements based on user feedback, and constantly evaluating future needs.
  • Proficiency: Experience with FE and BE (React, Python, Postgres, Heroku) with an interest in natural language processing. Preference for server side engineers.
  • UX: Obsesses over building *incredible* user experiences. You love reviewing user behavior metrics and running experiments.
  • Team: Prioritizes an inclusive and diverse culture. Evaluates team needs and hires accordingly. You are open to project managing 1-2 remote contractors if necessary.
  • Bonus Points: If you have worked with speech-to-text and/or video APIs

Process

We value transparency and guarantee to move the interview process along as quickly as possible. Watch an intro video here. Here is what it will look like:

  • Fill out this form or schedule a discovery call with Raman (CEO & Founder) here. This will be 15-20 minutes and primarily about us. We’ll tell you a bit more about the vision, the team, and what we are looking for (experience, fit, salary, etc.). If this seems interesting to you...
  • We’ll schedule a deep dive call (45 minutes). We’d love to hear about your background, what excites you, and what you are looking for in your next role.
  • If we are mutually excited, we’ll schedule an in-person meeting (we’ll come to you) and some additional intro meetings with the rest of our team / investors.

In your first 3 months, you will:

  • Build. You will take an ownership role immediately - diving into the roadmap and we’ll review the roadmap together and make adjustments. Rhetoric we be a shared vision, and we will work closely to align on purpose and mission so that we can execute efficiently.

Culture

We value transparency and guarantee to move the interview process along as quickly as possible. Watch an intro video here. Here is what it will look like:

  • Fill out this form or schedule a discovery call with Raman (CEO & Founder) here. This will be 15-20 minutes and primarily about us. We’ll tell you a bit more about the vision, the team, and what we are looking for (experience, fit, salary, etc.). If this seems interesting to you...
  • We’ll schedule a deep dive call (45 minutes). We’d love to hear about your background, what excites you, and what you are looking for in your next role.
  • If we are mutually excited, we’ll schedule an in-person meeting (we’ll come to you) and some additional intro meetings with the rest of our team / investors.

In your first 3 months, you will:

  • Build. You will take an ownership role immediately - diving into the roadmap and we’ll review the roadmap together and make adjustments. Rhetoric we be a shared vision, and we will work closely to align on purpose and mission so that we can execute efficiently.

Engineering Lead

Full-Time
Remote
Austin
Chicago
New York
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