Director of Engineering (remote)

Director of Engineering (remote)

About Inrupt

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created Solid to realize the web as he fully envisioned it. It's an Open Standard that connects people to their data.

Inrupt provides enterprise-grade Solid software and services. Our products are the expression of decades of experience in security, compliance, and operational excellence.

Inrupt powers innovation for the shared benefit of individuals, developers and organizations. We lead a worldwide movement of inventors, investors, technologists, business leaders and governments who are committed to a web that works for everyone.

Governments and corporations are in early stages of deployment, the Company is very well funded and poised for significant scale.

  • Accountable for product delivery commitments.
  • Ensure the quality of the product releases.
  • Set stakeholder expectations and communicate regularly; avoid surprises.
  • Develop strong relationships with other departments.  
  • Set goals with the engineering teams and ensure they have what they need to deliver on those goals. 
  • Ensure scope is clear and requirements are of sufficient quality to enable estimation and development.
  • Ensure that the engineering team composition and capacity satisfies our short and long-term needs.
  • Verify practices adhere to regulatory compliance and security standards
  • Ensure continuous improvement in the performance of the engineering organization.
  • Use the four key metrics to measure improvement progress and guide investigations for continuous improvement; Lead time to change, Deployment frequency, Mean time to restore (MTTR), Change failure rate.
  • Provide clear reporting on all relevant aspects of the engineering organisation.
  • Build a DevSecOps culture
  • Foster the culture to include respect, autonomy, purpose and mastery.

About You
  • Strong Engineering background with knowledge of modern engineering principles and best practices
  • Experience developing enterprise grade software products
  • Experience of working with a small department of less than 20 people and scaling that to over 100 people as the business grows
  • Experience of moving teams from an R&D mindset where new products are developed, to a production mindset where the products are used in critical enterprise operations 
  • Experience with delivering product roadmaps and working with a variety of estimation techniques
  • Experience of managing process improvements within and across teams
  • Proven ability to incorporate the management of risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies into the development lifecycle                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Experience applying quality assurance strategies to distributed systems 
  • Demonstrable success providing leadership to multi disciplinary teams 
  • Demonstrable experience of agile and lean practices
  • You are an excellent communicator, easily conveying ideas to teams and stakeholders. Ability to explain complex topics in simple language
  • Come from a system engineering and integration background

  • Experience with Linked-Data technologies and graph databases
  • Experience developing distributed software systems that need to scale to handle large numbers of requests and large amounts of data
  • Experience developing software systems that handle personal data and significant privacy requirements
How we will support you

We strive to empower our team members to be self-directed and self-motivated in their work.

  • Remote First: We've always been a fully distributed company with team members all over the world.
  • Commitment to Personal Growth: Every team member has an annual budget to invest in their professional development including an annual conference budget.
  • Work/Life Balance: Flexible working hours and unlimited paid time off. We want you to thrive both in and out of the office. We trust you to use good judgment and take the time off that you need to bring your best self to work.
  • Social Events: As a fully remote company it’s important that we get some time together to socialize and get to know one another outside of the day to day projects and meetings we work on.  Therefore, we organize quarterly online social events e.g remote cooking classes, quizzes etc.
  • Work Anniversary Gifts
  • $800 Office Set-Up Allowance

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inrupt provides equal work opportunities to all team members and applicants, and it prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, caste, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by our policies or federal, state, or local laws.

We want to ensure that our hiring process is accessible. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request.

Additional Considerations
  • Sometimes we meet up! Expect some travel: once a year for our all-hands meetup and occasional team meetings throughout the year, usually in London.
  • A successful candidate will be subject to a background check and must receive satisfactory results of the same, as a condition of joining the team.
  • By applying for this role, you confirm that all information submitted is accurate and complete. You further acknowledge that providing false or fraudulent information during the application process is cause for denial of an offer, revocation of any existing offer, or other adverse action, up to and including termination after the start of your commencement of work.
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