Who are we?
Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company with a mission to radically improve urban life. We aim to create inclusive, large-scale communities by bringing together an innovative planning approach, products and services designed to address urban challenges, and capital for real estate and advanced infrastructure.
Since our founding in 2015, we've grown into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto. Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts from real estate, urban planning, government, finance, technology, and engineering, among other backgrounds.
To date, we've incubated and invested in multiple companies focused on solving city problems, and we've launched the Sidewalk Toronto project, which aims to create a community along Toronto's waterfront that achieves new standards of sustainability, affordability, and economic opportunity for all.
With the potential to catalyze and scale new models for inclusive growth, our work is both highly exciting and complex. We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!
What is the role?
In your role as a Director of Engineering, you will be a key leader of Sidewalk Labs’ Engineering team, working to build the products, services, and solutions that can radically improve the lives of city residents and visitors, while protecting user privacy and security. This will involve solving complex computational problems, dealing with messy sources of data, and building systems that scale.
If you’ve ever mused over the origins of a stop-and-start traffic jam, puzzled about how to make a local train run faster, or wondered how a single traffic light can be tuned to help traffic flow freely miles down the road, you might be right for the Sidewalk Labs mobility team.
Mobility technology involves working across software, firmware and custom hardware (though you needn’t be an expert in all three, and we have a hardware team), and developing deep partnerships with our designers, product managers, mobility experts and city partners to deliver products that change the way we move around. This is not a standard software engineering position.
This is a large discipline. Challenges could involve simulating new approaches to make mobility networks run efficiently, building novel sensors that protect the privacy of users, or using the latest in machine learning to extract signals from large data sets while removing all hints of personal information.
This is an ideal position for either a rising leader looking to take the next step up in their career, or a current manager looking to get back to being more hands-on. The role will involve growing and managing a team of engineers and setting technical direction to take early stage ideas to market.
What you have to achieve:
The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is based on merit and business need.