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Director of Engineering Operations

Company: Uncubed
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Ediscovery made easy.Intuitive software for document analysis. We're thrilled to announce our recent $202 million Series D funding round! Our mission is to promote justice by illuminating truth. We believe that justice is served by truth, and our platform helps users discover it. Cloud-native and AI-powered, Everlaw is revolutionizing the way law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments handle mountains of digital data for internal investigations, ediscovery, and case preparation. We're growing rapidly and we're looking for passionate people to join us on the next phase of this incredible journey! As the first Director of Engineering Operations at Everlaw, you'll have the unique opportunity to influence the strategic directions, objectives and plans of the Engineering Organization. This is a newly created position reporting to the VP of Engineering. In this role, you will manage a team of Engineering Operations team members to create, improve and run the processes and operations necessary to scale up our rapidly-growing Engineering team. You will contribute centrally to the development of organizational policies within Engineering and help us translate business strategy into functional plans and guide execution across the organization. You will help solve complex logistical, planning problems using data driven approaches. Engineering is the backbone of the Everlaw Platform. We build features and functionality into the product and ensure its smooth functioning. We also provide data and insights to the rest of Everlaw. At our core, we like to build and enjoy the creative process of building software that is smart, that works well, that scales well and that is reliable and secure. We do this by supporting and empowering our team members to do their best work, by tackling challenging and complex engineering problems and by nurturing and supporting each team member through mentoring, coaching and comprehensive feedback. - At Everlaw, our mission is to promote justice by illuminating truth. Our company culture is open and democratic. We're committed to the professional growth of our team members, offering an annual Learning and Development stipend and regular check-ins with managers regarding career goals. If you're looking for a place that values passion, integrity, thinking big, and a desire to learn, we'd love to hear from you! Think you're missing some of the skills and are hesitant to apply? We do not believe in the "perfect" candidate and encourage you to apply if you feel you can bring value to our team. This is a full-time, exempt position located onsite in Oakland, California.

  • We want you to feel like part of the team early on! Our onboarding process will integrate you into the company with informative sessions on our product, policies, processes, and team structure and goals. And you'll spend meaningful time getting to know your direct reports and discover what excites and challenges them.
  • We're excited for you to learn, grow, and contribute right away! We trust that you'll bring experience and knowledge that will uplift and uplevel the team, but we don't expect you to know everything on Day 1.
  • Become product certified! You will learn the ins and outs of the Everlaw platform through a series of training modules. In your role, you'll...
    • Participate with senior management to establish strategic priorities, plans and objectives. Work closely with Engineers and Product Leads to weigh in on priorities for the Engineering organization.
    • Understand the operational needs of the engineering team through the eyes of the Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Security Engineers, Data Analysts and Engineering Managers at Everlaw
    • Translate business strategy into functional plans and guide its execution. You will make final decisions on implementation of processes and ensure operational effectiveness. You will help your team members manage execution on key large projects that involve planning with several developers.
    • Provide team leadership by managing, coaching and inspiring Engineering Operations team members and, through them, their teams. Get to know and actively coach your team members with timely and actionable feedback synthesized from various peers. Serve as a catch-all facilitator for your team and be their biggest advocate.
    • Contribute to hiring and growing the team by recruiting members of your team and improving our hiring processes
    • Work closely with Engineering Managers and Product to improve our workflows and communicate progress on deliverables, and provide insights to define and drive the objectives and key results of the Engineering organization
    • Create, manage, and execute on large-scale processes such as improving our on-call system, managing our Product releases, managing our bug management processes, running planning and goal setting processes across Engineering
    • Be metrics oriented and instill and lead with a deep understanding and application of key metrics across all engineering areas. Improve our tooling -to help with better automation of processes. About you
      • You have at least 4+ years of experience in Program Management and/or Operations (such as Release Management or Operations Research or Technical Project Management) at a tech company
      • You have at least 5+ years of experience managing a team of people
      • You have contributed significantly to the strategy of your organization by -translating business priorities into functional plans and executing them at scale
      • You have rolled out complex process initiatives and ensured smooth adoption across large organizations before
      • You are a creative problem solver that enjoys solving problems from the ground-up for large teams and have demonstrated developing new methods to solving problems you have encountered
      • You are eager to build. You scale processes and your team to meet the needs of the company and support its growth with data
      • You motivate, rather than command. You have strong in-bound listening skills and strong outbound communication skills, both verbal and written. You have a strong history and interest in serving your reports and multiplying their effect
      • You lead from the front by setting a good example and being willing to tackle less glamorous tasks, holding yourself accountable, and frankly acknowledging mistakes
      • You are authorized to work in the United States. Please note that currently, Everlaw is not sponsoring employment visas
      • Substantial equity -
      • Retirement plan with company matching -
      • Health, dental, and vision
      • Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care expenses
      • Paid parental leave and sick leave
      • Membership to Modern Health to help employees prioritize mental health and wellness
      • Annual allocation for Learning & Development opportunities and applicable professional membership dues
      • Company-sponsored life and disability insurance
      • Work in Uptown Oakland, just steps from the BART line and dozens of restaurants and walking distance to Lake Merritt
      • Flexible work-from-home days on Tuesdays and Thursdays
      • Monthly home internet reimbursement
      • Select your preference of hardware (Mac or PC) and customize your desk setup
      • Enjoy a wide variety of snacks and beverages in the Oakland office
      • Bond over company-wide out-of-the-box events and fun activities with your team
      • Time off for company-sponsored volunteer events and 4 paid hours per quarter to volunteer at a charitable organization of your choice
      • Take advantage of learning and career development opportunities - At Everlaw, we are deeply invested in pursuing the truth, for our clients and for our employees. We know that when you're empowered to pursue your passions, it is reflected in the work. That's why we're committed to the professional growth of all our team members, offering an annual learning and development stipend and regular career check-ins with managers. If you're looking for a place that values passion, integrity, and a desire to learn, we'd love to hear from you! - We help law firms, government agencies, and corporations sift through millions of documents of evidence in big lawsuits and investigations to find the proverbial smoking gun (or needle in the haystack -- pick your metaphor). It's a multi-billion dollar space typically dominated by service-oriented vendors, and we're coming at it with cutting-edge technology and elegant design. It's working, and we've been growing very rapidly: we host hundreds of terabytes of data and work with all 50 state Attorneys General and hundreds of law firms on some of the most high-profile cases litigated today. - Everlaw is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. We respect the gender, gender identity and gender expression of our applicants and employees, and we honor requests for pronouns. It is our policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, including the California Equal Pay Act . Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. As of December 8, 2021, Everlaw will require all of its employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption applies. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, unless you have received a medical or religious exemption. About Everlaw Our MissionEverlaw believes that legal teams deserve cutting-edge technology in their pursuit of justice. Our team of top Silicon Valley engineers is on a mission to replace antiquated, clunky, on-premises software with an integrated, elegant platform for litigating a case from discovery to the courtroom. Everlaw delivers a fresh experience through blink-speed search, an intuitive user interface, real-time collaboration, accessible predictive coding, and robust case-building tools. With Everlaw, don't settle. Win. Slack's cloud-based collaboration tools and services are used worldwide.

Keywords: Uncubed, Oakland , Director of Engineering Operations, Engineering , Oakland, California

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