VP of Engineering at Molecula

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Organizations have reached a tipping point in data access where the effort involved in making data accessible is exceeding the value extracted from the data. Access to large, distributed data today is too complex, and the technologies to manage it are designed for scale rather than efficiency. As the adoption of advanced analytics and machine learning continues to accelerate, data readiness and availability will be the primordial ingredient required for success. The ultimate goal is instant access to real time data at high concurrency, but few if any businesses achieve this. 

Molecula does achieve this via a novel data representation which is built from the ground up for storing and manipulating features. Our feature-oriented data format goes beyond columnar to find the most efficient data representation for analytics, and we do some unconventional things in software to make this possible. 

Molecula’s vision is to unlock human potential through the power of real-time data. Our core technology is an enterprise feature store that solves the massive data readiness problem and allows companies to focus on extracting value from their data. We are a fast-growing startup with a cohesive team determined to bring about a complete transformation in the way enterprises and application providers advance by providing access to data at the speed of thought.

Molecula is searching for a people and process oriented VP of Engineering who can help scale the Engineering organization from ~15 to 50+ in 2021 while simultaneously managing the transition from delivering an on-premise product to building a SaaS platform and nurturing an open source community. This person should have a track record of building high performing organizations, including skills in organizational design, hiring and developing people, and collaborating effectively with other parts of the business on technical issues, deliverables, and plans.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Hire, grow, and retain the best talent.
  • Set high standards and hold folks accountable to them in a positive way.
  • Organizational design.
    • Setting up teams, roles, and management hierarchy.
    • Defining communication interfaces between teams and management.
  • Helping cross-functional teams gel and perform well.
  • Keeping Engineering aligned with other business units through regular communication.
  • Designing and implementing scalable processes for software development and operations.


Desired outcomes of this role:

  • The business has high trust in Engineering.
  • Engineering is healthy and trending positively on key metrics such as deployment frequency, change failure rate, and mean time to recovery.
  • Engineering team has grown with high quality individuals.
    • Retention and metrics like employee net promoter score are high and trending well.
  • Engineering is a predictable machine, cranking out value sprint over sprint.
  • Molecula is known brand to engineers in Austin and more broadly as a great place to work.


The health of the engineering organization is central to our ability to bring our core innovation to the market and the world. This role is about constantly improving that health as we grow.


  • 10+ years of work experience. 3+ in engineering leadership, and ideally the prior years are in engineering.
  • CS/Engineering degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with agile methodology, especially Scrum.
  • Agile/Scrum certifications are a bonus.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing/scaling engineering teams to deliver a SaaS product.
  • Experience with data-centric products like databases.
  • Comfortable working in a startup environment.


  • Integrity—above all else, you are honest. Without trust, we fail.
  • Initiative—new challenges arise constantly, you take responsibility for meeting them rather than waiting to be told what to do.
  • Commitment—you follow through, you get things across the finish line.
  • Scientific Mindset—you make an effort to understand things deeply and test your hypotheses, however you also know that it can be more efficient to go with your instincts and tradeoff against the next value...
  • Speed—You push to iterate quickly and find the minimum that can be done to get to the next learning and manage risk.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Austin, TX

An Insider's view of Molecula

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're an agile team with incredible internal motivation. This creates a contagious energy that makes coming into work exciting and transcends into the remote workspace. With remote employees and a team in Palo Alto, we do a great job of embracing our diverse talent across the world while still acting as one. We love our weekly virtual happy hours!


VP Customer Success

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about creating UI that makes data more accessible and digestible for both non-technical and technical folks. Our UI empowers non-techies to understand trends and gain a high level view of what their data represents and allows more technical people to dig in deeper to all of their data without having a ton of setup work.


Frontend Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I was making the decision to join, H.O. said to me, “this is going to be like getting 100 MBAs at once,” and he was not wrong. The career growth I’ve experienced during my time at Molecula has undoubtedly changed my life’s trajectory. I attribute this to my teammates, the problems we are solving, and the pace at which we operate.


Director of Product

What is your vision for the company?

We see a future where data is as ubiquitous as air and water and where any human or machine that needs input to make decisions can access any and all the data she, he or it needs. This ability to instantly access data will become a basic right and will lay the foundation for a super evolution that unlocks human potential in ways we can not fathom.

Higinio "H.O."


How does the company support your career growth?

The Molecula leadership team empowers everyone within the organization to explore their passions even if it's not within their job description. I started as an intern and didn't realize what an amazing experience it would be. I'm so happy I accepted my full-time offer and am an integral part of building the company's Sales and Marketing processes.


Business Development Representative

What are Molecula Perks + Benefits

Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Our senior leadership team is fabulously diverse and empowers our teams to strive for greatness while keeping our values of diversity and inclusion high up on our priority list.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Molecula offers free disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Molecula's dental plan is 100% employer paid.
Vision Benefits
Molecula offers 100% employer paid vision insurance.
Health Insurance Benefits
Molecula offers a great 100% employer paid healthcare plan with BCBS PPO.
Life Insurance
Molecula pays for life insurance for its employees at no cost to the employee.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Molecula offers generous equity plans to employees.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 16 weeks of paid maternity leave for mothers. Molecula also provides 10 weeks of paid leave for fathers and adoptive or foster parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Molecula is great with flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
We have several teammates who work remotely and make sure to include them in our company events and culture. They are definitely a big part of our team culture and the team loves the flexibility.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Molecula hosts awesome virtual and in-person happy hours!
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