Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

TRU LUV’s Head of Engineering will define our technical direction as we scale our organization and emergent pipelines, and leading teams exploring digital ritual and emotionally conscious AI.
  • Level: Senior
  • Based in Toronto, Canada or Sweden
  • Full time

Our company is part of a flourishing ecosystem rooted in diversity and equity. 

We know our success grows from these values. TRU LUV is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. 

DO I NEED TO MEET ALL CRITERIA TO APPLY?

Definitely not! If you share our mission of healing our relationship with technology and our energies of celebration, curiosity, love, intention and care we’d love to meet you and see what is possible!

YOUR IMPACT AS A HEAD OF ENGINEERING AT TRU LUV:

At TRU LUV, we co-create team rituals for conscious self-leadership and peer mentorship as part of a journey of shared transformation. Our products are artifacts of our shared journey. Would you like to explore your consciousness with us?

TRU LUV's Head of Engineering will help us establish and refine our technical direction as we scale our organization and its emergent content pipelines. We've applied concepts for emergence from software systems design and AI design to our organization and woven our organizational systems and AI systems into one system. With a solid foundation of systems architecture, algorithms and data analytics, you will guide and mentor teams exploring the possibilities of our organization, our rituals and our emotionally conscious AI. You will work closely with our executive and leadership teams to actively solve problems related to the day to day management and accomplishments of TRU LUV’s technical operations. 

This role is an opportunity to become a subject matter expert in a new paradigm for tech companies and human-computer interaction and to work closely with Jane McGonigal, Tom Gruber and Brie Code. 

YOUR WORK DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE:

  • Working closely with the CEO to plan, implement or iterate on our organizational and technical architecture and policies and development processes to meet our team, product and business goals
  • Setting a vision for how technology will be used in the company
  • Ensuring that technological resources can scale with TRU LUV’s short- and long-term needs
  • Creating timelines for the development and deployment of all technological services
  • Leading day-to-day technical direction and management
  • Leading sprints by planning and collaborating to maximize your team’s creativity and productivity
  • Researching and exploring technology and trends that can elevate our user experiences and the lives of our development teams
  • Working closely with the rest of the leadership team to establish impact indicators and manage the tracking and reporting of our progress
  • Collaborating with external technical advisors
  • Recruiting and onboarding new team members
  • Negotiating with other leads and directors to plan what is possible with existing or planned tech and to iterate with them on their plans and your team’s plans
  • Establishing and communicating coding pipelines, processes and style guidelines
  • Establishing and communicating documentation and other technical communication guidelines
  • Managing and mentoring our technical team and helping them develop their self-leadership, peer mentorship and technical skills
  • Creating and maintaining a diverse, transformational and emergent team culture that foster group intelligence and group resonance
  • Reporting to our CEO what has felt resonant, what has felt dissonant and what new opportunities have presented themselves 

WHAT YOU BRING TO TRU LUV:

  • A love for humanistic AI and its creation and integration into our lives
  • 3+ years experience in a technical leadership role
  • 3+ years of experience with systems architecture
  • 5+ years experience in a technical role
  • Proficiency in C++ and/or C#
  • Experience with Unity, Visual Studio, Git, Xcode, iOS, Android
  • A degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • Ability to work at a strategic and planning level while supporting day-to-day details and operations
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills 
  • Experience leading in a fast-changing and growing environment
  • Experience identifying and creating new technical processes and balancing workflow needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Ambition and track record to aim for a future CTO role

YOUR TEAM WILL EXPLORE: 

  • Best practices for diverse teams
  • Conscious self-leadership and transformational peer mentorship
  • Emergent systems
  • Self-care and personal development practices
  • A knowledge of tend-and-befriend and other psychological frameworks for ritual design

TO COMPLEMENT OUR EXISTING TEAM, YOU ARE:

  • Curious, self-motivated, and can help mentor a WFH team under minimal supervision
  • Interested in seeking out new techniques and ideas related to tend-and-befriend, love consciousness, transformational mentorship, emergence and pro-social interactions in the games and app industries
  • A proactive, caring and compassionate communicator
  • Solution-oriented, flexible, and comfortable making mistakes, asking questions, giving feedback and helping others as needed
  • Enthusiastic about creating and maintaining a mutually-supportive environment that values diversity, openness, ambition and results
  • Comfortable in a startup environment where plans and priorities can change quickly

SOME THINGS YOU MIGHT LOVE ABOUT WORKING WITH US:

  • We're building a new kind of tech company
  • We're building category-creating technology
  • Our internal culture of conscious self-leadership and transformational peer mentorship and our AI model are interwoven into one unified framework for emergent content generation which we co-create together
  • We support all current and future team members with peer mentoring and ongoing developmental opportunities
  • Our team works with subject matter experts including our CEO, emotionally conscious AI expert, Brie Code; our design advisor, interaction design expert Jane McGonigal; and our AI advisor, humanistic AI thought leader and co-creator of Siri, Tom Gruber
  • You can become a subject matter expert in an exciting new field
  • You can receive expert training for speaking and community engagement opportunities
  • We offer stock options to all team members
  • We offer extended medical insurance and in-house wellness rituals
  • We’ll continue with flexible working arrangements once we return to our office 
  • We offer relocation support to applicants who qualify

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

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We make rituals

Our rituals are not apps nor games but a revolutionary new category of human-computer interaction built by and for love.

To imagine caring technology that intrinsically cultivates compassion and creativity in ourselves and each other, we've imagined an organization and an ecosystem that follow the same principles. 

Our team looks through lenses of social neuroscience, adult developmental psychology, depth psychology, game design, AI, ancient wisdoms and other areas of expertise across cultures and philosophies from the perspectives our own lived experiences as marginalized people. As we co-create, test and iterate we use a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis to expand our experiences and hone our intuitions. 

Our resulting model is a beautiful alternative to the gamification model and has deep implications. 

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