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Head of Engineering

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Founded by a veteran team, Ascendo.AI is focused on building next generation technology to drive towards autonomous support for the experts in B2B companies. We are looking for a hands on Software engineering director with experience in architecting and delivering cutting edge software solutions. This is a unique opportunity to join an early stage on the ground floor and become a key contributor.

As part of the management team, this person will lead our software development efforts and bring our capabilities to new audiences by delivering best in class solutions. The position reports directly to the CEO, so candidates should be comfortable interacting with business-level issues and thinking strategically. This is an ideal role for a veteran looking for the next big thing, or a programming rockstar looking to gain executive management experience. In either case, this player-coach position will require hands on programming duties along with building and managing the team as we grow.

Prior to Ascendo, our founders have had a number of successes that include brining industry-changing products to market, SaaS, and exits. Our current customers are equally passionate in driving the next gen change on how experts solve end customer issues. We are a small and close-knit team, we are strong believers in work-life balance and flexibility, where the focus is on output and results.

3+ years of technical position
5-10 years of software development, with significant work in Machine Learning, data integration and enterprise search
Demonstrated ability working in a small, fast-paced startup environment
Proven success working in dispersed, cross-organizational teams
Working with Agile methodology and development
Experience in design and development of distributed applications, APIs, and data

Required Skills
Strong and effective inter-personal skills
Demonstrated ability to provide new product concepts and deliver projects that meet or exceed requirements
Advanced Python, Data Science/ML design and development skills
Strong object-oriented analysis and design experience and familiar with design patterns and various software architectures
Ability to implement and utilize Git, unit testing, and deployment
Scripting/programming expertise

Job Duties
Provide new product concepts and deliver projects on schedule and on budget that meet business as well as technical objectives
Building, leading and mentoring a team of software engineers
Ability to operate as a player-coach with significant coding duties until the team is in place
Ability to travel 10% of the time

Education / Background
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent (Master’s degree preferred)
Education or relevant experience in Data Science and SaaS application

Equity participation
US citizen
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