Soma Capital Portfolio Jobs

VP of Engineering



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
We are building the future of freight
Mothership's groundbreaking technology is unlocking the world's potential by making freight delivery more efficient. Started in 2017, we're backed by some of venture capital's best investors and have already become the logistics backbone for many of today's most innovative companies.
Our mission is to provide reliable, lightning-fast logistics, powered by the best technology and delivered by the most helpful humans.
As our VP of Engineering, you will spearhead our engineering vision and priorities to deliver a world-class experience for our engineering teams and, as a result, our customers. You will work closely with the product and business teams to develop and execute on the company's overall technology strategy.
Reporting to the CTO, you will lead and develop our product from the ground up by providing strong guidance and management to your direct reports and their teams. You are more than just a self-starter; you are a relentless learner who is passionate about keeping up with industry trends and infusing that knowledge into the roadmap.
This is a rare opportunity to be part of a high-performing team of innovators leading the disruption of a $100+ billion dollar tech-starved industry. You must be the kind of leader who thrives on finding optimal solutions in a changing landscape, and finds satisfaction in identifying and solving complex problems in real time. If you're a talented and endlessly curious leader who is passionate about fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the engineering team, then we'd love to hear from you. Join our team and help us build the future of software at Mothership.

What You'll Do

  • Drive engineering planning, definition, execution, user engagement, and feedback cycles
  • Define and own Engineering OKRs
  • Define and own the release process and coordinate all of the activities required to bring new product and features to market
  • Work directly with product managers and designers to build, test and deploy new features across our suite of web and mobile applications
  • Analyze patterns and trends while identifying new opportunities


  • 10+ years of engineering execution or management at an enterprise or consumer tech company (marketplace experience is a plus)
  • Deep understanding of and appreciation for world-class design and user experiences
  • Highly attuned to industry trends through continual research
  • Ability to succeed with minimal guidance in ambiguous circumstances
  • Avid self-educator who’s constantly leveraging resources in order to lead teams effectively
  • Strong accountability, work ethic, sense of urgency with zero entitlement
  • Excellent communication, people, and problem resolution skills
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) is required

Technologies We're Working With

  • TypeScript
  • Kubernetes
  • Postgres
  • React / NextJS
  • Kafka
  • Redis
  • RabbitMQ
  • NestJS

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive salary and employee stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage (PPO)
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Equipped with the latest technology
Culture at Mothership
We’re an ambitious, productive, and collaborative group. Our team is passionate about our mission and eager to produce work at the highest level.
If this sounds like a place you’d be a great addition to, let’s chat.