In a world driven by productivity, we’re increasingly overworked, overwhelmed, and out of touch with what it means to feel well. Our fast-paced society places us in a vulnerable position to keep up with demands while coping with the negative lifestyle consequences that come with it: high stress, mental burnout, poor habits, and poor health.
Ancient Ritual is an integrative wellness company designing simple, elegant tools to help others regain their deepest states of well-being. Informed by ancient wisdom and modern science, we operate at the intersection of cutting-edge research and holistic healing practice.
Founded in 2020, we are a group of like-minded seekers with backgrounds in design, engineering, and entrepreneurship coming together to explore what it means to be well. Our team is diverse, inquisitive, and driven by purpose—reflective of the larger community of athletes, industry leaders, and investors who support us.
If you care about the same things that we do and you want to make an impact on the world, Ancient Ritual might just be for you. We’re seeking passionate, talented, principled, entrepreneurial, focused, caring and ambitious individuals that believe in the same things we do and want to help us expand these ideas into design forward products that support people’s lives.
If you also have the following knowledge, skills and abilities also, you should certainly apply:
BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus
8-10 years experience in connected hardware and software development; building systems supporting connected consumer hardware products
Experience in management or leadership role is a big plus!
Exposure to any of the following functionalities a big plus!
Proficiency with server-side languages such as Kotlin, Java, TypeScript or Go. Language agnosticism is a bonus. Proficiency in at least one statically typed language a must.
Proficiency with SQL database technologies such as Postgres, MySQL, or Oracle.
Proficiency with virtualization tools such as Docker
Expertise in continuous integration solutions and tools such as TravisCI
Familiarity with embedded Linux development and OTA deployment systems.
Familiarity with client side frameworks such as React
In-depth knowledge of web systems architecture, design and development
Excellent communication, leadership, and strategic thinking abilities with a problem-solving aptitude
Strong department leader with skills in strategic planning, goal setting, processes development, budgeting, and creating opportunities for professional development within technology teams.
Experience with medical or wellness device products
Experience with LED lighting systems, and audio-visual sensory products and DSP
Devops experience managing, maintaining and triaging cloud deployed systems
Devops experience managing, maintaining and triaging OTA deployment systems for embedded applications
Other Items We Look For
These are the list of items that we look for in everyone
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Engineering will manage the Engineering department of Ancient Ritual, focusing on 3 main priorities:
Priority 1: Responsible for the technology infrastructure of the company. Work directly under the CEO and will act as both a technology and business expert, making decisions that will impact the current and future operations of the company
Priority 2: Oversee and participate in key engineering projects from start to finish, evaluating the needs of users and internal business goals, development of engineering roadmaps and plans, analysis of any technical issues to program highly functional systems and the execution of these projects
Priority 3: Hands-on software development; working with and managing a small engineering team to deliver on the engineering roadmaps, collaborating closely with a hardware development team
Ancient Ritual is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind, including but not limited to that which is based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression & preference, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and termination. We make decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, contact us at email@example.com with any questions.