The Hired Guns are seeking a gifted Technical Director for a well-funded foundation devoted to solving one of the most intractable environmental crises. This is not just any ordinary job — it’s a calling. And if you’re seeking a career pivot where you can create technology that could help save our planet — this gig’s for you.
As the Technical Director, you’ll be the lead architect envisioning and developing a technology platform that will enable a global mobilization to remedy a major threat to our biosphere.
Sure, you could make more money in Silicon Valley, but that won’t matter if it’s Six Feet Under (water, that is…). This mission-driven organization is a place where you’ll get to drive world-changing work alongside passionate people who share your priorities at a crucial moment in human history.
Of course, no one can save the Earth single-handedly. You’ll use your hiring experience to assemble a hand-picked team of front- and back-end developers who will realize your vision. Together you’ll figure out how to engage volunteers in real-time communal, mission-based activities — with clear achievement paths and recognition moments along the way. Ultimately, you will architect a mobile-first ecosystem that is designed and gamified to mobilize, activate and educate volunteers around the world.
Hired Gun Profile
You’ve worked at some amazing app-based technology companies, but have always read from a playbook designed by your boss (or your boss’s boss). Perhaps you’ve worked on a mapping tool, built an Uber-like platform, or organized an app that allowed users to swarm or just meet up? We’d like to hear from you. If you also have a strong background in gamification — even better. We want to take your experience building addictive technology at scale and put it to the best conceivable use!
A true team player, you’ve always brought something special to the engineering teams you’ve worked on, but it’s becoming clear that your time to lead is now. You have the ideas, the confidence and skills to design your own systems from scratch.
If you have the kind of network that will let you super-size the best tech team rapidly, we want to know all about it!
If you think money’s no good without an Earth where you can spend it, your hero’s journey begins now: as the new Technical Director, you won’t find a better place to hone your development and leadership skills.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.