Who We Are

Walnut is a fast growing startup in the sales automation space, backed by top-notch investors.

We help some of the best sales teams in the world to dramatically perform better, by easily creating failure-free, interactive, and personalized demo experiences for each prospect - without coding.

We are a young company that values culture, transparency, and achievements, and put our founding members at the very heart of our company.

Engineering Managers at Walnut see their team as their product. While they are technically credible and know the details of what engineers work on, their time is spent safeguarding their team's health, hiring a world-class team, and putting them in the best position to succeed. They own the delivery of product commitments and are always looking to improve productivity. They must also coordinate across departments to accomplish collaborative goals. A VP of R&D unifies and focuses all of Walnut development and is part of the executive team.

What your day to day will look like:

  • Build and maintain a world class remote first engineering culture that balances between quality and speed.
  • Drive recruiting of a world class team at all levels
  • Help their managers and engineers grow their skills and experience
  • Measure and improve the happiness of Engineering
  • Define and measure project management processes
  • Implement and measure process improvements that are causal to most critical needs
  • Participate and support a psychological safety of the department
  • Build a cultural foundation of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Drive quarterly OKRs around company goals
  • Be accountable for product quality, security, and performance
  • Work across departments within engineering
  • Work closely with Senior leaders of Product Management to provide a consistent/successful interface between Engineering Development and Product Management
  • Work with company leadership to make sure Engineering Development is aligned with company wide goals
  • Support constantly changing priorities between product features, availability, performance, security and reliability
  • Support process for incident management including quality control of RCAs

Requirements:

  • Experience working in a fully distributed/remote environment
  • Experience scaling R&D from 20 to 100 people
  • 5+ years experience managing teams in mid/small size companies
  • 5+ years experience managing managers
  • Amazing verbal and written communication skills

Performance Indicators:

  • Sales Renewal CSAT
  • Hiring Actual vs. Plan
  • Accelerate metrics(MTTR etc)
  • R&D OKRs

 

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