VP of Engineering
Austin, TX
Role Summary:
The ideal candidate is a seasoned veteran with experience growing both small and large start-ups. The VP of Engineering is primarily responsible for managing a diverse distributed technology team, collaborating with project managers, contributing to software architecture and planning, mentoring developers, and improving tech processes and standards. You will set and communicate a clear technical direction to support our business goals, constantly raise standards for engineering excellence, and balance long-term goals with short-term needs.

  • Work closely with the Chief Technology Officer, Product Team, and Co-Founders to lead all efforts for product engineering, data architecture, and scaling infrastructure.
  • Oversee solutions architecture approaches and mentor the developers to help improve their skills.
  • Manage current software engineers and focus on recruiting top talent to scale a team of developers who truly care about making a positive impact on the restaurant industry.
  • Help inKind improve current processes, systems design, code quality, and efficiency.
  • Perform code reviews, correcting and mentoring the team through blockers.
  • Initiate and work through the web and app user experience alongside our CTO and Head of Product.
  • Ensure launches are of the highest quality and delivered on time.

  • Must be based in Austin
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in software development, with at least 8 years in leadership roles (ex: VP of engineering, team lead, lead architect, etc)
  • Current experience with multiple modern web development languages
  • Experience recruiting, managing, and mentoring global teams
  • Experience building and scaling consumer and internal products, designing infrastructure systems, and complex data sets.
  • Experience working across teams to understand core needs and define optimal requirements with a bias towards rapid iteration.
  • Deep technical knowledge and the ability to suss out root causes of complex technical problems and provide guidance on solving them.
  • Bias towards empathizing with the end-user, be they an internal team member, or an external customer.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate engineering teams to work together cohesively and collaborate towards our end goal, providing a clear vision of the big picture and how their work impacts others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to concisely document complex technical concepts to both technical audiences, and less technical teams.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS, CI-CD Pipelines, and Project Management tools.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, short term disability, child care, and vision plans
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Parking provided
  • Team building and cultural experiences (i.e. offsites, speaker/seminar series, chef-led classes)
  • Career development training opportunities
  • Office-catered lunches and snacks
  • Monthly credit to spend at inKind's partner restaurants


$190k-$200k per annum DOE

    inKind is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We believe that diversity is vital to inKind's ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please reach out at careers@inkind.com.