Founding Tech Lead

If you’re an experienced fullstack software engineer who loves solving difficult challenges and prototyping ideas that defy current notions of team efficiency, we want you to join Velma as a founding engineer.

This role is fully remote in anywhere within a 5 hour timezone of NY (EST)

Feel free to apply here or email me directly at

We’re a venture-backed team dedicated to reinventing how software teams coordinate. We’re using AI to automate and consolidate communication across the company, so everyone can spend time doing the things they love instead of getting bogged down by meetings. Our product is being used daily by hyper growth software companies, and we plan to expand significantly this year.

The founders are Penn alum - Lisa has spent a decade in tech and led Machine Learning teams at ASAPP and Justin was President’s Club in Sales at Bluecore. At Velma, we love the thrill of unsolved problems and get energized when entering new territory. Our mantra is intensity balanced with empathy. We make big bets with our customers in mind. We hold each other accountable but know when to make exceptions. We make tough decisions with honesty and transparency.

If you’re looking for:

  • A fast-paced environment where everyone on the team is highly driven, hard-working, and thoughtful
  • Immediate responsibility, ownership, and the ability to steer the direction of the company
  • Accelerated growth opportunities as we scale, including leading direction of the tech and engineering organization
  • Honed expertise in several different levels of the tech stack, learning new libraries and languages, and experimenting with cutting-edge technology

You'll be working on:

  • From-scratch services and new API integrations
  • Architecture and design of microservices in our ecosystem - balancing simplicity, speed, and flexibility
  • An interactive UI and seamless UX across multiple platforms
  • Feature extraction, data wrangling, fine-tuning and building ML models


  • 4-10 years of software engineering experience
  • At least 1 year of both backend and frontend or 2 years of full-stack experience
  • Want to tech lead, manage, and code

Our tech consists of several microservices comprising a mix of the following (though these won’t be the only ones we work with):

  • Node/Express/React
  • Python/Django
  • Pytorch/Sklearn/Pandas
  • Postgres
  • Gunicorn/Nginx
  • AWS

We support full remote work, and we want you to come grow with us.

Fully Remote (+/- 5 hours from EST)

Stop slipping, start shipping.
Learn how Velma's AI makes this possible.