Director of Engineering @ HIA Technologies Inc. - Pasadena, CA

Director of Engineering

HIA Technologies Inc.
Pasadena, CA
11 days ago


HIA has developed aone-of-a-kind DIGITAL HUMAN platform with the goal to transform the way healthcareproviders automate their repetitive conversations with their patients andemployees,. We have built tools that allow providers to quickly createand deploy highly interactive, personalized and branded on-screen characters thatcan conduct sophisticated conversations with large numbers of peoplesimultaneously; ask and answer questions; and collect data on the interactions. HIA’s products are now in field trials in severalapplications which represent massive market opportunities worldwide of 100’s ofbillions of dollars.

HIA is an equalopportunity employer.


We are seeking a stellarDirector of engineering to lead our engineering team in developingnext-generation applications and tools. Theposition requires an individual who can develop a sound technology strategy,set the architecture direction, implement engineering best practices, and be ahands-on technologist. The candidate will oversee the in-house engineeringstaff as well as multiple offshore teams and will need to demonstrate excellentmanagement and communication skills.


  • Lead the engineeringteam in the development of all tools across the project portfolio.
  • Manage and further growa team of in-house and off-shore developers.
  • Provide thoughtleadership to define/refine a future-proof system architecture; lead theevaluation of software platforms and applications; evangelize best practices
  • Collaborate with product,user experience and internal stakeholders on all initiatives.


  • Experienced in

o Managing a multi-disciplinary team of 5+engineers along with offshore development.

o Fullstack development (including C#, NodeJS, React, Angular, XML, XSLT, HTML, CSS,JSON, JavaScript).
o Buildingand managing database systems, including NoSQL.
o DevelopingRESTful APIs and using Swagger.
o Coderepository and management systems (Git or similar)
o DeployingSaaS systems
  • (Highly desirable) Familiaritywith
o ChatBotframeworks and apps for Machine Learning, STT, TTS
o Unity-based3D app development
o Azureand AWS cloud infrastructure management
o AR/VR/XRproduction process and design of experiences (viewable on mobile devices andheadsets)
o GeneralIT, Network, Confluence, JIRA, GSuite.
  • Bachelor’s in ComputerScience, engineering or other technical degree required.
  • Strong start-up instinctsand drive.
  • Strong leadership andmanagement skills with track record of delivering complex projects on time, inscope, in budget.
  • Deep understanding ofthe Agile / Scrum methodology and of Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Demonstrated ability toachieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
  • Solid understanding ofquality assurance testing.
  • Pro-active and possessa hands-on, collaborative working style.
  • Excellent communicationskills that bridge technology concepts with stakeholders/management
  • Unquestioned personaland professional integrity.


This is ahigh-equity position in the present early-stage of the company. HIA also offers industry-competitive cashcompensation as well as first class benefits (health, dental, vision, disabilityinsurance).