Director of Software Engineering, Digital Platform


Mountain View, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 1975 W. El Camino Real, Suite 306, Mountain View, CA, 94040

About Willow

We’re Willow, a team of inventors, mothers, fathers, aunties and uncles on a mission to help women live their best lives starting with the Willow Wearable Breast Pump.

Job Description

Willow is a platform for products that help improve the lives and health of women. We are a mission-driven team of experienced inventors, mothers, and fathers dedicated to making a difference in women’s lives. The Willow™ Wearable Breast Pump is the first solution in our platform. Moms who pump told us that they often need to press pause on life while they pump and that their dream pump would be truly mobile and unplugged.  Willow is a complete re-imagining of the breast pump - it is the world’s first all-in-one breast pump that fits in a bra.  


The Director, Software Engineering will be part of a greenfield team crafting the Willow Digital Platform for motherhood. You will deeply understand the vision to then design and build the team and technology to robustly iterate and launch, get our first product out, and rapidly scale the platform to achieve its full potential.  


Reporting to our VP of Product, Digital Platform, you will be one of the first members of the growing technical team. Our ideal candidate brings a powerful combination of customer focus and passion, technical prowess and outstanding execution. You have contributed to the architecture and design of large scale systems. You lead effective discussions and drive to decisions collaboratively. You create a strong software engineering culture and empower your team. You are a self-starter with a bias to action. You will be deeply connected to and motivated by our mission applying your expertise and skills to make a massive impact for moms worldwide. 


Roles & Responsibilities | What you'll do:


  • Be a mentor: you build, nurture, and grow a talented team.
  • Solve complex problems: You will distill what capabilities are truly needed and can go from a single sentence, “We need to solve for X”, and figure out how you intend to solve it and what you need for success.
  • Build: You and your team develop products end to end which means depending on the feature set you may work on everything from data modeling, architecting a new API or crafting intuitive user interfaces.
  • Iterate: You collaborate brilliantly with product & design to build, launch &  iterate products that are simple yet impactful, extensible yet maintainable delivering maximum value to the business and customer. 
  • Deliver quality software: You actively review code and maintain a high quality standard for your team.


Experience | What you'll bring:


  • 10+ years work experience architecting and building large scale distributed systems for internet applications and  5+ years as a people manager managing multiple engineering teams.
  • Passion for delivering products end-to-end, from ideation through planning and scoping to implementation and experimental A/B testing
  • Strong coding abilities and a strong understanding of data structures, algorithms and design patterns.
  • Proven ability to partner with leaders across the organization to set product strategy
  • A tenacity for learning constantly pushing the boundary of what is possible.
  • Pioneered and established engineering best practices while creating and sustaining a strong team culture.
  • Experience with cross platform mobile development (Preferred)
  • Relevant industry experience, coding bootcamps, or degrees in Computer Science or a related technical discipline. 


Willow is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

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