Director of Engineering

  • Engineering
  • Austin, United States

Director of Engineering

Job description

Sunroom is a venture-backed (series A) startup, headquartered in Austin, started by the Favor founders. At Sunroom, we're dramatically improving the home and apartment search process. In the future, we believe leasing will be self-service and renting a home will be as easy as booking a hotel.


  • Here's our product:
    • We're building a mobile-first website and app. We have self-showing lock technology, renter tools, and a platform for real estate owners to get visibility into property metrics and show feedback.

  • Here's our tech stack:
    • Our platform was built mostly in Node.js & React.

    • We sit on top of multiple APIs.

    • Sunroom uses AWS and a postgres db.

  • Engineering Team: The engineering team comprises 5 talented full-stack engineers based in Mexico. We also have a Q/A Engineer, and this role will work closely with the Head of Product, Senior Product Designer, and Junior Project Manager.

About the Role

  • Leading Engineering: You’ll build on the existing infrastructure while developing other new features from the ground up. Work cross-functionally with several teams, including engineering, product and go-to-market teams.

  • Building the Team: Hire and mentor engineers, including backend, frontend, and full stack developers.

  • Maximizing Output: Set up the right processes to deliver our roadmap, scale our team and build upon our culture.


  • 5+ years of experience leading a technical team at a fast-growing startup.
  • Being okay with both managing and coding at the same time.
    • Our team is still small, and we want someone who’s going to roll up their sleeves and work as both a player and coach.

  • Prior experience working in a fast-growing organization, and enjoy leading an evolving team.

  • Agile product development background. Experience using Jira.

  • You have built mobile-first applications.

  • Successful track record as an exceptional communicator and comfortable in presenting to both business and technical executives.

What You’ll Get

  • Significant impact at a fast-growing company.

  • Competitive market compensation (stock/salary).

  • Health, dental and vision coverage through BCBS.

  • Monthly team events and happy hours!

  • Open PTO; flexible work environment.