Director of Cloud Engineering


New York, NY, USA Remote


$200-240k (annually)



Aug 13

Who We Are

Aescape exists to help every body feel and live better, longer.

Aescape (pronounced 'escape') is redefining the therapeutic massage and wellness category through intelligent technology that helps people feel and live better, longer.

We bring together innovative research, revolutionary technology, and a holistic approach to physical wellness and recovery, in what will be a groundbreaking solution for the massage industry. We’re proud to share that we recently raised a $30MM Series A round, affirming what we know to be true: we’re truly revolutionizing the massage experience.

Founder and serial entrepreneur Eric Litman (4 prior exits) is joined by an exceptional leadership team sourced from Peloton, Tonal, Amazon, Accenture, Apple, Bird, Meta, and Intuitive Surgical - together they are building this category-defining business. And you have the opportunity to be a part of it!

What You'll Do

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive roadmap for all cloud engineering initiatives using Jira, ensuring alignment with company objectives and timelines.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and manage dependencies, plan work across teams, and ensure successful project execution.
  • Either be located in New York or spend at least one week a month working from New York to facilitate in-person collaboration and engagement.
  • Lead the recruitment, development, and management of the cloud engineering function, encompassing API development, cloud monitoring, scale, security, and backend/cloud support for other engineering and business functions.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to senior leadership and key stakeholders on the progress, challenges, and achievements of the cloud engineering team's work.
  • Take ownership of software compliance initiatives, including leading efforts to achieve SOC 2 compliance. This involves developing relevant policies and collaborating with vendors for tasks such as penetration testing.
  • Ensure the cloud software is designed, implemented, and maintained to be highly available, scalable, and resilient.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the cloud engineering team, encouraging the exploration of new tools, technologies, and best practices.

What You'll Bring

  • Over 10 years of experience working as a software engineering leader.
  • Proven experience launching production software infrastructure leveraging a major cloud provider (AWS preferred).
  • Expertise in developing and supporting production cloud microservices, with proficiency in Golang.
  • Strong experience in supporting production relational databases, particularly PostgreSQL.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead managers, along with a track record of leading teams of 20 or more engineers.
  • Expert knowledge of the full software stack and agile development process.
  • Familiarity with providing software support for a hardware product and supply chain.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively across cross-functional teams.
  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in cloud computing to drive strategic decision-making and maintain our competitive edge.

Who You Are

  • Strong leadership and team-building skills with a track record of mentoring and developing engineering talent.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to addressing challenges.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities and adapting to changing circumstances.
  • Results-driven mindset with a focus on achieving both short-term and long-term goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate and influence across all levels of the organization.

Why You’ll Love Working Here

  • Join a trailblazing tech company anticipated to transform the massage industry
  • Making a difference with a product that empowers healthier and happier living
  • Team culture driven by passion, ambition, empowerment, inclusion, curiosity, and fun! :)
  • We’ll grow together—your personal and professional growth are equally important
  • An environment that empowers individuals, emboldens teams, and rewards achievement
  • Early stage equity in a company led by serial entrepreneurs with multiple exits
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance for the employee is covered by us
  • A 401k program with a 4% company match that vests immediately
  • The freedom to schedule paid time off when you need it + 16 weeks parental leave
  • Working late? Dinner is on us! :P
  • Competitive pay from $200,000 to $240,000 base + target bonus + equity stock options.

At Aescape, we're looking for passionate, driven, curious people who love a challenge. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your other skills will shine and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. We welcome diverse perspectives and people who aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join our team and you’ll see why we say, Try Once, Believe Forever.

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