Engineering Director

Engineering Director
Full time — USA or India / Remote

What is Coefficient?

Coefficient is a no-code SaaS tool that enables business teams to access their company data in real-time—and to build power automations on top of this data—directly from their spreadsheets. Whether their data lives in cloud applications, databases, data warehouses, or BI frontends, users can connect their source systems to Coefficient without IT involvement and instantly become orders of magnitude more productive and self-reliant when working with data.

Spreadsheets are the most widely used analytic software and is the mainstay of business users across companies of all sizes. Coefficient combines the power and flexibility of spreadsheets with real-time querying and bi-directional sync capabilities on top of company data systems, empowering the 1 billion spreadsheet users worldwide to automate their workflows using the tool they already know and love.

Coefficient is a VC backed startup in the SF Bay Area. The team is remote-first, allowing talent from any location. The founders are serial entrepreneurs whose last startup, Shopular, was backed by Y Combinator and Sequoia and acquired by Rakuten Ebates.

About the role

We are looking for an Engineering Director to lead our engineering efforts and to help us shape and deliver on our vision. You will wear multiple hats: engineering management, recruiting, hands-on coding and technical architecture.

You will:

  • Work closely with all Coefficient leaders across the company to define and drive a roadmap of priorities for Engineering
  • Lead technical design sessions and make decisions that strike the right balance between technical robustness, flexibility, product quality, security considerations, and project timelines
  • Be responsible for the entire development life cycle of all engineering projects
  • Coordinate collaboration and hand-offs between Product, Design, Engineering and QA
  • Own the design and implementation of key system components and product features
  • Implement robust guidelines and processes for software development, code reviews, continuous integration, testing and deployment to ensure high code quality and system stability
  • Identify and remediate any roadblocks that prevent Engineering team members from doing their best work
  • Recruit, onboard, and mentor talented engineers

You may be a good fit if…

  • You have 10+ years experience working in high-caliber software engineering organizations
  • You have 5+ years engineering management experience
  • You have grown and managed talented engineering teams, and have mentored your team members to become the best versions of themselves
  • You enjoy designing and implementing robust, scalable, and easily extensible backend systems that shun extraneous incidental complexity
  • You take pride in technical excellence, code quality, production system stability, and engineering accountability, and enjoy mentoring your engineering team members to adopt and internalize these core values
  • You have extensive experience building and maintaining backend systems developed primarily in Python or a similar programming language
  • You have experience architecting and operating robust, scalable, and secure cloud infrastructure
  • You relish the challenge of designing high-throughput data pipelines to support interactive, real-time use cases
  • You are thoughtful about software development best practices and care deeply about code quality, clean abstractions and interfaces, and processes (automated and otherwise) that enable an engineering team to ship quickly without breaking things
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Since we are a remote team, good documentation and written record are critical.
  • You are passionate about joining an early-stage startup, growing a team from 10 to 100 (and beyond), and playing a key role in shaping the company’s long-term vision
  • Bonus: You have worked at a startup (or started your own) and have managed engineering teams that ship product at startup pace


We are building a remote-only team and looking for candidates from US time zones or anywhere in India. Having worked and managed teams remotely in the past is a plus.

Bottom line

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing startup, to lead and grow a team of amazingly talented engineers, and to shape the future of our product and company. We are just getting started on our journey to create a new breed of data software that will forever change the way business teams work with data.

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100% remote work

Highly competitive compensation

Unlimited PTO

Great health & dental benefits

Equity in a growing company

Great team & 
company culture