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DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

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Banyan Water Overview: Banyan Water is a growing IoT start-up revolutionizing the way enterprise commercial customers monitor, manage, and mitigate water risk and cost. We call it total water management for the built environment. We are venture backed and growing. Our customer base includes Fortune 500 and leading real estate companies. Banyan Water has an immediate opening for a hands-on Engineering Director to lead the development of Banyan’s software and technology team. You will be responsible for organizing the team’s day-to-day work and delivering the long-term technology roadmap for our company. You are an experienced engineering leader who cares deeply about building empathetic, high-performing engineering teams. You enjoy creating opportunities and helping engineers grow in ways that align with business needs. This is a high impact role reporting to the CEO, and you will help Banyan grow by setting our technology direction, building and nurturing a growing engineering team, and helping to nurture and grow our core business. This position is located in Austin, Texas.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Deliver complex, high-impact projects 
  • Operate the team day-to-day and be hands-on in project management and sprint planning
  • Manage and develop the team through hiring, retaining, mentoring, developing, and continually building the team’s capabilities
  • Manage offshore development resources when appropriate
  • Drive company, software product, and team objectives, carrying your team and relevant stakeholders along in the decision-making
  • Collaborate with software product peers to develop and guide implementation of software projects that deliver value to customers and partners  
  • Lead multi-year technology strategies that support the company mission 
  • Ensure major architectural decisions and technology choices support future possibilities for the company and mitigate critical risks related to engineering and technology 
  • Attend weekly sprint planning and provide prioritization guidance
  • Maintain accountability (via delegation) for progress on multiple engineering deliverables
  • Communicate project progress to stakeholders (all-hands share-outs, etc)
  • Collaborate closely with software product, sales, and operations teams to develop roadmaps and manage priorities
  • Conduct regular 1:1’s with engineers; identify and eliminate productivity blockers
  • Conduct engineering team performance reviews

What you need in order to be successful in this role

  • At least 5 years of experience scaling, developing, engaging, and leading a high-performing team that delivers high-impact and high-value work
  • B.S. in Computer Science, advanced degree preferred
  • Previous experience building start-ups
  • Clear and persuasive communication of complex technical information to a broad audience, including executives, product managers, and non-technical colleagues, and a commitment to fostering and growing cross-team relationships
  • Experience facilitating work in ways that counteract unconscious bias
  • Passion for and interest in developing, coaching, and supporting engineers
  • Previous experience in energy efficiency or smart buildings/metering a plus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

Banyan is located in the heart of North Austin. Plenty of breweries and restaurants keep us busy and smiling in this up and coming part of town!

An Insider's view of Banyan Water

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In my last job I had often worked seven days a week for ten plus hours a day. At Banyan there's an expectation that you'll accomplish what you need to each and every day, while still allowing for personal time, exercise, and a social life. Banyan offers fair PTO as they know the importance of rest, as well as flexible scheduling for personal needs.

Greg

Water Conservation Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Understanding water flow. Although this may sound straightforward, it is one of the final areas to be disrupted by IoT technologies. As we're learning and collecting data, we're constantly refining our approach to success and applying known tools like artificial intelligence to something so simple as flowing water.

Ben

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

I think an entrepreneurial attitude goes a long way to being successful at Banyan Water. We are a small team tackling big challenges, and so we often has to step up to the plate on assignments and projects you might be unfamiliar with. It's fast paced, but you have the opportunity to learn a ton!

Ian

Demand Generation Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We're a mission driven organization because water scarcity is one of the most critical issues of our time. Here at Banyan we're addressing that through cutting edge technology. Our goal is to be the leading provider of data driven solutions to conserve water on both a national and global scale.

Gillan

CEO

What are some social events your company does?

At the end of each month we have an all hands meeting. These are not only great opportunities to ask questions for leadership or compliment someone on a job well done, but the lunches are usually catered from a great local restaurant!

Andrew

Accounting Manager

What are Banyan Water Perks + Benefits

Banyan Water Benefits Overview

We partner with TriNet HR services, giving us incredible benefits that are pretty unique for a small company like ours.

We have company sponsored Health, Dental, Vision, 401(K), along with PTO, Paid Holidays, and commuter benefits.

Culture
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Banyan Water offers
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Parking
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