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VP of Engineering

Washington DC Area OR Remote

Bright is pioneering the use of AI and simulations in corporate L&D. With that mission comes high standards for performance, security, latency, and accuracy. The VP of Engineering will lead the management of Bright's full tech stack, including performance and cost optimization for: hosting, custom LLM development, transcription models, mobile app deployment, and much more. We are looking for the next wave of hires interested in joining a fast-growing software company. We're establishing a culture that balances innovation/performance, and family life - those things don't have to be at odds! We already have a diverse team, and as an Equal Opportunity Employer, plan to keep it that way. We are passionate about helping our customers re-imagine learning, while growing their business in the process!

How You'll Spend Your Day:

  • Designing, documenting, and managing Bright's tech strategy to ensure the highest levels of uptime, performance, and security

  • Partnering with our Product Leader to shape Bright's fast moving AI-powered product suite

  • Managing and advising Bright's global team of engineers throughout the scoping, code development, and release processes

  • Participating in detailed code planning + reviews to ensure optimization of all features and data management

  • Working closely with Director of Quality to ensure full product and code documentation + end-to-end testing for all releases

  • Reporting to the Bright Board of Directors on technology performance and roadmap

  • Travel: Up to 20% depending on demand; would be for targeted visits during key customer milestones (not the Monday-Thursday consulting travel model!)


  • 10+ years experience managing an AI digital product (preferably in a B2B and/or Edtech software company)

  • Experience leading a team in high-pace, startup environments

  • Proven track record of delivering high scalability / high reliability software with a global user base

  • In love with the ambiguity that a startup environment brings; while we have a plan, we welcome those can help shape the future as well

What's In It For You?

  • Getting in on the ground floor of a startup that seeks to redefine the future of corporate learning

  • Mentorship and close support from our team - we truly want everyone who touches Bright to be wildly successful in the coming years

  • Flexible work arrangements, including primarily work-from-home arrangements

  • Interaction with an experienced leadership, investor, and advisor team, and access to their networks

Compensation + Benefits:

  • $180k - $210k base

  • 20 - 40% annual performance bonus eligibility

  • Leadership equity grant through our Employee Stock Plan (ESP)

  • Health and 401k benefits package

If you're interested in applying, please click 'Apply' below to send us an email with your resume and backstory. Can't wait to meet you!

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