Job Board/Principle Engineer at Philosophie
You are a seasoned technologist who thrives when tackling hard problems. You know you can’t do it alone, so you’ve become an expert at a client and team collaboration. You’re known for your ability to balance between deep engineering flow as an individual contributor and providing mentorship and guidance as a natural leader.
You’ve worked in a variety of environments, but you’re drawn to consulting because of the fast pace, variety, and ability to experiment with different technologies. You identify as a “Renaissance Person,” constantly learning new topics and pushing yourself to new heights.
This position is based in Los Angeles.
First and foremost, we are makers. We are a team of designers, engineers, and product strategists who care deeply about creating meaningful things. After 10 years and more than 250 projects launched, we know how to get the job done.
As a digital innovation firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York City, we help organizations and entrepreneurs validate and develop their promising ideas through agile design, rapid prototyping, and software craftsmanship. Whether it’s to reduce costs, explore emerging markets, or improve the customer experience, we apply a startup mentality and toolset to deliver meaningful progress faster than our clients think is possible.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Serve as a “client CTO” on a variety of projects, leading engineering and setting the project up for success
Meaningfully contribute solutions, generally in the form of code but also through diagrams, presentations, white-boarding, written reports, etc
Mentor team members through pair programming, code reviews, and other forms of thought leadership. Help teammates navigate difficult work-related and client-related challenges
Unify a team of individual contributors; build a supportive environment that engenders positivity, trust, and camaraderie
Help recruit top talent to join the team
Help scope and plan projects in the sales phase or before new engagements start
Celebrate and share the great work that we do at Philosophie
WE’D LOVE YOU TO BRING
Superior engineering, communication, and leadership skills
Deep understanding of and experience in agile environments
Ability to “fill in the blanks” and make progress even when requirements are ambiguous
A broad toolkit of methods and the pragmatism to use them wisely
History of shipping products that have been used in the wild
Demonstrated willingness to experiment with new technologies and processes to continuously improve the engineering craft at Philosophie
Ability to understand and address your team and client’s emotional needs
Experience in leadership
Humor; because, in the end, working here should be fun
A LITTLE ABOUT THE TEAM
At Philosophie, we love making things. We are a diverse team of designers, engineers, and product strategists. With different backgrounds and skill-sets, we come together to make meaningful technology. Our clients (Fortune 500 to startups) come to us with innovative digital product ideas, and we bring those ideas to life. We believe in agile design, rapid prototyping, and software craftsmanship. The team is trusted to make decisions collaboratively and lead the client to a successful outcome. We’ve been around for almost a decade, but we still apply a startup mentality to everything we do. We work out of our beautiful, creatively inspired offices in Los Angeles and New York. Our culture is deeply collaborative, empowering, kind, and ethical.
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST
At Philosophie, we believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas lead to better products. We've designed our company to be responsive to employees: good ideas are heard and easy to execute on. We welcome people of different backgrounds and perspectives. We do not discriminate; we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories.
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