Director of Engineering

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Rex is creating new tech leadership to serve people. Big tech leadership has lost its social license to lead. They’re focused on extracting value, rather than creating it; muzzling dissent rather than freeing our voices; oppressing rebels rather than being the rebel. We are changing this. At Rex, technology will once again serve people. Review our culture page to understand what we are building. 

At the intersection of real estate and technology, Rex is a startup incubator continuing to launch companies within our ecosystem which are focused on PropertyTech, FinTech, and InsuranceTech. Our initiatives page provides more details on current companies. 

Job Role Overview

We are hiring a Director of Engineering that understands the strategy and implementation of the 0-1 build out, but also understands how companies prepare for scale. You have high ownership in solving complex problems, strategically think through how to evolve, train, and grow your engineering team, and inspire team members through your strong work ethic. You’re passionate about building new technologies that can serve people and can effectively lead and manage the teams that create them. You have an extreme bias to action and have never been accused of being overly analytical. You’re smart enough to identify and forthright enough to cut through any BS, both upwards and laterally. 

What you’ll do:

  • Hire and mentor A+ engineering talent, both local and outsourced
  • Oversee and provide technical guidance to engineering teams and senior management of Rex launches
  • Lead the engineering team in setting goals, managing timelines, and building high-quality, well-architected code
  • Maintain the extremely fast-paced demands of a startup while ensuring we build quickly, yet always in a way that doesn’t preclude scaling
  • Be a tenacious thought partner to the founder in ensuring the platform is built well to meet both short term goals and long term durability and growth
  • Spearhead project management and drive engineering teams in running sprints, reviewing code, etc. 
  • Communicate effectively and clearly to multiple stakeholders: engineers, operations, and executive teams
  • Influence the teams to greatness and achieve the impossible

What you offer:

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience 
  • 5+ years of Engineering Leadership experience 
  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • Manage and lead teams of 20+ engineers 
  • Roll up your sleeves and dive into the code for reviews, run sprints, train, and mentor engineers
  • Strong track record of building and driving world-class engineering teams

Our Stack: JavaScript, TypeScript, ReactJS, Express, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, and more.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and early-in equity awards
  • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Unlimited (discretionary) PTO in addition to Holidays and your birthday off
  • Monthly gym membership stipend
  • Health Savings Account with employer contribution
  • Dependent Flexible Spending Account
  • Mental health telecounseling options
  • We are committed to serving others with a focus on faith, family, and freedom

From the top-down, we are committed to investing in the development of all team members in both a professional and personal setting. We host monthly company socials where employees and family members get together to build our community. Regular performance evaluations are intended to provide a feedback loop, providing opportunities for consistent growth on both ends.



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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages

Location

We are currently renovating our headquarters downtown, near UT. In the meantime, we are working out of one of the apartment properties that Rex owns.

An Insider's view of Rex

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe at Rex is "Austin chill". We are a mix of laid-back, determined individuals who all have a quirky side that melds well together. Each day is filled with hilarious banter, intelligent collaboration and forward movement. An experience that you don't always get by working fully remote.

Christy

Senior Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

Expansion! Super excited to be expanding our product into new markets! I love the excitement there is from new customers using our product.

Madi

Texas Market Launcher

How does the company support your career growth?

The company has strong virtues which they take very seriously. Part of those virtues includes empathizing and caring for their employees. Since my time here, I have always felt heard, included in the big picture, and felt that I have made a real impact. The leadership is amazing here that made it possible for me to learn and continuously grow.

Ritu

Product Designer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I work with all of our teammates on building out their weekly priorities based on the current business goals. In addition, I meet with each teammate on a biweekly basis to discuss their career development, including the near-term tangible steps they can take to reach their career goals.

Nikhail

Director of Operations

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

At Rex we are focused on using technology to create economic opportunities and empower people to improve their lives. If you are excited to solve technical challenges AND want to create products that improve people's lives - Rex is the place for you!

Casey

VP of Engineering

What are Rex Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
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