Technical Co-Founder (Govtech)

Civio is revolutionizing the way businesses access the $4 trillion of public procurement spending by the US government. We use AI to simplify the complex and highly competitive process for private sector businesses providing goods and services to the US public sector, making it more accessible. The B2G market is expected to grow, and AI will play a central role in its future success. If you're an innovator looking to create AI solutions that make a difference, Civio offers an exciting opportunity to do just that.

Civio emerged from and is funded by the AI Fund, headquartered in Palo Alto and founded by Dr. Andrew Ng. At its core, AI Fund is a venture studio dedicated to addressing challenges that propel the world forward. With a vision to meld AI technology with essential applications, AI Fund champions the belief that AI, much like electricity did, has the power to revolutionize a myriad of industries. As part of this endeavor, you'll gain unparalleled access to the world's leading AI luminaries and exclusive AI Fund resources.

As our Technical Co-Founder, you will play a crucial role in developing Civio's technology strategy and software architecture, leading the building of our prototype and MVP solution. We are at stage zero, so you will have the freedom to define the tech stack and build your dream team of experts across software engineering and AI/ML.

Support Includes:
  • We are committed to providing all the essential support needed to launch the engineering team and ensure your success in the role and, ultimately, the company's success:
  • Remote first company for you and the engineering team.
  • Hiring budget for you to build the initial engineering team.
  • Securing design partners for real-world product feedback and prioritization.
  • AI Fund designed a technical proof of concept and AI technical roadmap.
  • Complete V1 front-end design
  • Role Expectations:
  • Leadership & Strategy: Provide visionary leadership and strategy for the engineering team; Establish and drive strategic technology goals and objectives.
  • Team Development: Hire, mentor, and develop engineering talent, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning. Proven success in a remote environment.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with all teams to ensure alignment between business and technological goals.
  • You'll be expected to demonstrate a lead-by-example leadership style, an unparalleled commitment, and a proactive mindset to shape the foundation and drive the company's success from its earliest stages, including:
  • Ready to dive deep, encompassing a hands-on, get-it-done mentality for whatever is needed, regardless of the job role.
  • Be a full-time coach for your team to develop talent and create opportunities for staff.
  • Mentor other departments, such as customer service and implementation, on the technology to best support customers.
  • Being comfortable presenting to the board, addressing the entire company, and engaging in discussions with high-value potential customer prospects.
  • Always strategizing and proactively sharing insights on improving the company, enhancing our product, and empowering our team to achieve greater success.
  • Participation in fundraising activities.
  • Position Requirements Include:
  • Entrepreneurial Experience: Previous experience as a co-founder for a VC-backed technology company.
  • Zero to One: Previous experience building a software product from scratch.
  • Full Stack Development: Across the software development lifecycle, ensuring best practices in both front-end and back-end development.
  • AI/ML Proficiency: Conceptual understanding of AI/ML technologies to drive innovation within our product and ensure the engineering team stays updated with the latest advancements.
  • Integration and Scalability: Familiarity with integrating various data sources, tools, and platforms, ensuring scalability and growth optimization.
  • Data Management: Demonstrated ability to lead and develop data management and governance practices, ensuring data integrity, security, and accessibility.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field a plus.
  • Fundraising: Previous experience raising VC strongly preferred.

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