Director of Engineering

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

About Zipongo

Zipongo is a digital nutrition platform that takes the guesswork out of healthy eating with personalized meal recommendations based on biometrics and food preferences. We work with employers, health plans and wellness companies to reduce chronic disease and improve the health of their employees and members. Our solution delivers real-time support for all the places a person makes food decisions – at home, at work, at the grocery story, and at restaurants. Pointing users to the healthiest recipe and menu choices reduces the likelihood of making poor food choices based on convenience, cost and other factors.

We're on a mission to reduce chronic disease by making it easy to eat well. Are you ready to join our team and make a difference?

About You

Zipongo is looking to for an engineering leader who will provide thought leadership and technical guidance to take the existing systems and applications to the next level. You will hire great engineers who complement the existing team/skills. You will facilitate the execution of multiple projects running in parallel and you enjoy collaborating with the key stakeholders in Product, Design, Data Science, Marketing, Customer Success on achieving optimized solutions. You draw enormous satisfaction in directly managing talented engineers and fulfilling your key role in the organization as a champion of a culture built around people and trust.


  • Nurture, motivate and get the most out of our internal talent
  • Hire great engineers
  • Contributes to the evolution of best practices and ensures they are put to use by the team
  • Contributes to the evolution of process development; recognizes where it’s needed and more importantly where it’s not to ensure smart and efficient execution by the team
  • Play a key leader in product spec and tech design review sessions
  • Mentoring and providing guidance to other members of the engineering team
  • Conducts retrospectives and drives action items forward
  • Disseminate high level requirements into specifics
  • Take complex problems and arrive at efficient solutions.

What we're looking for:

  • Love motivating people by empowering them and providing ample context / feedback.
  • Skilled in evaluating internal talent and in recognizing amazing external talent
  • Love to lead by example
  • Data driven and very quick to learn
  • Humble and you know what you don’t know
  • Strong ability to disseminate vague requirements into specifics, has the experience to take complex problems and arrive at efficient solutions.

To all recruitment agencies (unless otherwise notified in writing): Zipongo does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job alias, Zipongo employees or any other Zipongo company location.  Zipongo is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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