Director of Engineering - Mobile

About Open Garden (OG)

OG is creating a connectivity marketplace where people can buy and sell bandwidth. Airbnb created a marketplace where people can buy and sell lodging and Lyft created a marketplace where people can buy and sell car rides. Companies in sharing economy (Airbnb, Lyft, etc.) empower people to monetize underutilized assets. In the case of Airbnb, an underutilized asset is a physical space that people are not using and can be shared (rented) to others and in the case of Lyft, an individual’s personal car can be used as a taxi. At OG, we are doing the same thing by empowering people to sell the bandwidth they are not using (i.e. an underutilized asset) to other people seeking an Internet connection.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the engineering team and reports directly to the VP Engineering
  • Work with company leadership to recruit top engineers and build a positive work culture
  • Mentor and grow your team while keeping them engaged and focused on the product and company vision
  • Help set team goals and technical direction while ensuring that they align with the goals of the larger organization
  • Help implement effective engineering processes and policies
  • Work with Product Manager and Technical Leads on technical requirements
  • Help Technical Leads with software design tradeoffs


  • Demonstrable history of delivering software and/or hardware products with complex requirements in a timely fashion while maintaining high standards, in the networking space
  • Past experience building/managing engineering teams in a startup environment
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years work experience, 1+ years leadership experience, managed team of 10+ people
  • Experience managing a multidisciplinary team
  • Fluency in a wide variety technical skills and ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • You possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • You are highly organized. With many people doing many things in a fast-moving company, strong organizational skills—both for yourself and for the team—will be required
  • You are able to weigh several and often conflicting constraints and make rapid decisions in a dynamic and quickly-growing company

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