SnapEDA is the first & leading search engine for electronics design

Head of Engineering

$185K - $265K / 0.50% - 5.00%
Redwood City, CA, US
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

SnapEDA, the leading platform for electrical engineers, is revolutionizing electronics design with artificial intelligence. We help 1.5 million engineers design products like drones, electric cars, and virtual reality headsets 10x faster.

We're fresh off a funding round backed by the world's best investors, including Y Combinator, Bow Capital, Friends & Family Capital, Preston-Werner Ventures, and many notable angels.

What you’ll be doing

As the Director of Engineering at SnapEDA, you will helm our technology strategy, driving both our AI vision and broader technical initiatives. Apart from spearheading AI applications, you will lead the entire engineering department and play a pivotal role in aligning technological advancements with business goals, ensuring that SnapEDA stays at the forefront of innovation.

Note: SnapEDA is a startup, which means this is a hands-on role, which requires being current and fluent with coding.

Our tech stack: Python/Django/Postgres/Heroku


  • Owning all the technology, including all our microservices, applications, APIs, databases, etc. and ensuring they are performing well
  • Ideally 50/50 coding vs management to start, with this decreasing as the team grows
  • Executing an ambitious technology roadmap that aligns with strategic objectives and growth
  • Building, leading, and mentoring the engineering teams, with the primary focus on the AI division
  • Overseeing the end-to-end delivery of all features and technologies, ensuring high-quality standards from design and development to testing, deployment, documentation, and maintenance
  • Engaging with other teams and disciplines within SnapEDA, ensuring a cohesive approach to product development
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for SnapEDA’s technological direction, both internally and externally

About You

  • A visionary leader with the ability to strategize and execute complex technological products
  • Demonstrated experience working across various engineering disciplines with a creative approach
  • Strong decision-making skills, with a bias for action
  • Exceptional ability to navigate ambiguity and drive clarity
  • Passion for creating user-centric products and services
  • Fluent with data to measure KPIs, OKRs, and other software measurements
  • Enjoys being hands-on but also has experience recruiting and growing a team


-Bachelor's or Masters in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

  • At least 5 years of leadership experience
  • At least 10 years of software development experience
  • Hands-on experience with advanced AI models like GPT, LLAMA, BERT, or Transformer-based architecture
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Demonstrable success in driving technological projects that have a significant business impact
  • Stellar communication skills with a knack for earning trust at all organizational levels
  • Track record of scaling and managing engineering teams, including hiring and talent development

Bonus Points

  • Deep understanding or background in electronics
  • Experience in an early-stage or high-growth startup environment

What We Offer

  • A role at the helm of technology, with vast opportunities for impact and innovation
  • Competitive compensation package, inclusive of salary, equity, and bonuses
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance
  • 401k plan
  • A chance to shape the future of over 1.5 million electrical engineers and the broader electronics design industry

At SnapEDA, we're a passionate team, dedicated to creating exceptional products and driving meaningful business outcomes. If you're a visionary technologist looking to make a massive impact, we’d love to hear from you!

About SnapEDA

SnapEDA is a platform for electronics design. Our search engine for CAD models helps over 1 million professional engineers design hardware faster, at organizations like Google, Amazon, NASA, and many more. At the same time, we're helping component suppliers scale their revenue in a digital age with our product recommendation and attribution technology.

Team Size:30
Location:San Francisco
Natasha Baker
Natasha Baker