Head of Engineering


Los Angeles, USA







Head of Core Platform Engineering

Full-time | Los Angeles, New York City | Part-time Travel (Europe, West Coast US)

$150-250k / yr

About Rollup

Rollup is building a collaborative engineering environment for complex hardware.

Rollup will be used by engineers, project managers, and other stakeholders at companies large and small—from nimble startups to eventually even the largest of enterprises.

Our platform can be used to progressively design and iterate on complex systems from the earliest stages of development up to manufacturing and testing.

Why Rollup

Rollup is a fast-growing company on the precipice of economic and technological expansion in complex hardware engineering. In this role, you'll be exposed to incredible customers, exciting developments in deep tech, and the massive financial upsides of a growing startup.

Role Overview

Our head of engineering is responsible for crafting, curating, and directing Rollup’s technical implementation and engineering team.

Rollup is seeking a head of engineering who is very experienced with shipping excellent, modern enterprise SAAS products.

This person will be solely accountable for Rollup’s technical implementation as well as for setting direction and standards for the team.

You’ll be joining a group of extremely talented, warm, and rigorous principal and staff engineers who have built an incredibly complex, performant system to date.

Work Ethic

This statement will give a clear overview of the work ethic expected of you:

Unless there are pressing needs, no one will care if you need to take leave for an appointment in the afternoons. But you won't blink when replying to an email/slack message at 9 pm while watching Netflix on your couch.

Work +Travel Requirements

  • Time commitment: Expected 60+ hours/week. Nominally 2 weeks of vacation per year.

  • Our head of engineering will be required to travel up to several weeks per year (12+) between the US West Coast, East Coast, and Europe.

  • You will be required to be up at odd hours morning and night to bridge time zones.

Role Requirements

  • Proven leadership experience in a senior engineering role, ideally in an Enterprise SAAS environment

  • Be willing to get your hands dirty

  • You should have ideas often

  • Communicate when needed from a document-first / architecture-first perspective

  • Strong knowledge of software development life cycles and modern software development practices

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Deep appreciation for shipping products with high standards including fast performance, excellent user experience, zero downtime, and cutting-edge capabilities

  • Deep appreciation for excellent, rigorous agile project management

  • Demonstrated ability to ship ambitious products on tight, predictable deadlines

  • Previous (extensive) Experience with:

    • Architecture diagramming

    • Cloud: AWS

    • Modern Full-stack web: NodeJS, Typescript, React, API Development, Unit & End-to-end Test Development, Websockets

    • Databases: Postgres, etc.

    • Version control: Git

    • Enterprise Compliance and Security: SOC2

Your role:

  1. Leadership: Oversee the engineering team, providing guidance, mentoring, and feedback to support their professional development. Create an environment that encourages technically ambitious thinking and risk-taking.

  2. Talent Acquisition and Development: Play an active role in hiring processes to grow the team with high-caliber talent. Train new team members and foster their growth and development within the organization.

  3. Strategic Planning with Product: Work closely with the executive team to set the strategic direction for product implementation. Ensure alignment between the engineering team's efforts and our long-term product roadmap.

  4. Technology Vision: Stay informed about emerging technologies and industry trends. Leverage this knowledge to drive the technological vision and architecture of our product.

  5. Quality Assurance: Implement processes and best practices to ensure the delivery of high-quality code, including rigorous testing protocols and code reviews.

  6. Security: Lead the development and implementation of robust security protocols, ensuring our software meets industry standards and safeguards our clients' data.

  7. Monitoring and Performance: Implement and oversee a comprehensive monitoring strategy to ensure our product's consistent performance and reliability

Your Qualities

  • Strategic Thinker

  • Growth-oriented

  • Resilient — Comfortable in dynamic startups. Able to stay focused and manage competing priorities while staying even-keeled and positive as an example to your engineers

  • Technically Ambitious

  • Creative Problem Solver — Driven to develop new and valuable capabilities from clean-sheet designs

Rollup’s Tech

  • Modern, performant, real-time stack

  • React frontend

  • Node, Postgres, Redis, etc., on the backend

  • Github, Slack, Notion, Linear

  • Custom design system in Figma

Bonus Items

  • Experience with verticals such as AI/ML, Hardtech, Aerospace, Defense, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Engineering Software (CAD, CAE, PLM, etc)

Standard Benefits

Office Perks

  • Gym membership

  • Daily, paid-for breakfast and lunches


  • Rollup full-time staff participate in company-paid-for offsites twice a year.



The posted salary (low to high range) is the one we feel in good faith; we would pay for this role.

Ultimately, the final offered salary might exceed the posted range. We consider factors such as education, previous experience, skills, location, and our own needs in making compensation decisions.

As of June 2023, we offer all Full-time Employees Medical, Vision, Dental, and 401k matching benefits.

Equal Opportunity

Rollup Systems Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance.

We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.


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