VP of Engineering

| Austin

You're looking for an adventure where you can tackle complex problems, drive change, and lead teams of talented engineers and data scientists to build new software and data products. You want to collaborate with and mentor people that creatively solve problems, make decisions with conviction and nerd out about the internet. You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable, and you thrive in an environment based on continual improvement. You aren’t afraid to try new things and make mistakes. If this sounds like you, we want you on our team!

New Knowledge is a fast-growing information integrity company on a mission to help our clients understand the internet. We use AI and machine learning to alert brands to potentially damaging online campaigns, and we are revolutionizing the way companies and industries make sense of disinformation, echo chambers, and filter bubbles. We are led by successful entrepreneurs, NSA veterans and disinformation industry experts. Current clients include Fortune 100 customers across a number of industries and our investors include Moonshots Capital, GGV Capital and Capital Factory.

We're looking for a VP of Engineering with 3 or more years of experience. In this role, you will be based out of our Austin office and will report to the CEO. Additionally, you will lead a growing team of Software Engineers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Report directly to the CEO to manage a growing team
  • Lead teams of talented engineers and data scientists to build new software and data products
  • Help design the product’s architecture and technical roadmap
  • Manage timelines and identify when deliverables are at risk and formulate alternatives
  • Help the team balance competing priorities
  • Foster a culture of improvement through mentorship and feedback
  • Inspire and help grow the team
  • Integrate with our research team to build bleeding edge signals to solve disinformation

What You Have:

  • The ability to be great at facilitating professional growth
  • You are process driven and enjoy wearing many hats
  • Preferably you’ve had 3+ years experience leading multiple engineering teams in a startup environment
  • You’re organized and great at communicating
  • You have a strong technical background
  • You have built complex data driven systems
  • You enjoy getting into the weeds
  • You have a passion for learning
  • You’re creative and tenacious - you don’t give up
  • You understand the value of fostering a healthy team
  • Building cool things that work excites you
  • You thrive off the energy and pace of a fast-paced team
  • You’re adaptable and looking for new things to work on

What You’ll Get:

  • Purpose-driven work
  • Market-leading salary and equity compensation
  • Coverage under best in class, flexible medical, vision and dental plans
  • 401(k) with 100% company match up to 4% of salary and immediate vesting
  • Unlimited vacation that you’re encouraged to take, including paid parental leave
  • Stocked kitchen full of healthy snacks and drinks
  • Weekly catered lunch
  • Free parking near our downtown office
  • Free membership to onsite gym and pool
  • Annual budget to purchase books and educational subscriptions
  • Monthly team-wide events like movie screenings at Alamo Drafthouse, escape rooms, and stand up paddle boarding on the river
  • Many more benefits … apply to find out!
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're located downtown, we're not in Capital Factory, there are 8 bars in a 1 block radius from our office, and we pay for parking. Mic drop.

An Insider's view of New Knowledge

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is genuine and welcoming. Too many times tech companies try to contrive their culture, and tell people how they need to act. This couldn't be more different from New Knowledge. It's an environment that celebrates individuality, and welcomes new ideas.

Chelsey

Demand Generation Marketing Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

New Knowledge’s research division, NK Labs, is responsible for driving discoveries in emerging artificial intelligence and machine learning research through open-source DARPA programs — Data-Driven Discovery of Models (D3M) and Active Social Engineering Defense (ASED) — which we use internally to build tools to fight disinformation online.

Numa

Machine Learning Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to incorporate feedback from users to make models and statistics to answer multifaceted questions about communities on social media. I have also had the chance build APIs around my models in order to make them more accessible to users.

Becky

Data Science Manager

What is your vision for the company?

To bring authenticity to the internet. Most people believe the internet is a cocktail party at scale. In reality, the conversation online is driven by hyperactive mobs, or factions as we call them, that exploit platform dynamics to manipulate the narrative.

Jonathon

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

A slightly unhealthy obsession with a futuristic cat that guides how we proactively pounce on this problem. Integrity, obsessive pursuit. nerdiness, collaboration, accountability, and teamwork are the DNA of our company. We are relentless in our pursuit, and IONCAT leads the charge.

Ryan

COO

What are New Knowledge Perks + Benefits

New Knowledge Benefits Overview

We are a startup company in the fun sense, we move quickly and get a lot done, but an established company when it comes to benefits. We have funding and revenue and we know the value of investing in our employees to grow New Knowledge. We offer Fortune 500 level health care benefits, vision + dental, free parking, a 401(k) and professional development opportunities.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Our leadership team is 50% female! New Knowledge is an autonomous company staffed with a diverse array of passionate, brilliant people who trust each other and love what they do.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 14 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Quarterly.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Free parking in our downtown office
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.

Additional Perks + Benefits

People love working here because they get a chance to do purpose-driven work with smart, dedicated colleagues! We like to treat our team by doing monthly team-wide events like Alamo Drafthouse movie screenings, escape rooms, and stand up paddle boarding. We take care of our employees by providing healthy lunches once a week and a variety of snacks and beverages throughout the week. We also offer an annual stipend to purchase the gadgets, books, subscriptions, and other tools you need to be successful and happy at work! There are many more benefits to working here at New Knowledge, just apply to find out!

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