Senior Software Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023
Who We Are

The problem: Every minute matters in fire response. As climate change amplifies the intensity of wildfires—with longer fire seasons, dryer fuels, and faster winds—new ignitions spread faster and put more communities at risk. Today, most wildfires are detected by bystanders and reported via 911, meaning it can take hours to detect a fire, verify its exact location and size, and dispatch first responders. Fire authorities need a faster way to detect, confirm, and pinpoint fires, so that they can quickly respond—preventing small flare-ups from becoming devastating infernos.

About Pano: Pano is a venture-backed early-stage climate tech startup that is the leader in wildfire early detection, leveraging the latest advancements in IoT, AI, satellites, and SaaS software to deliver actionable intelligence to customers. Pano leverages mountaintop cameras and satellites to detect the first traces of smoke and put real-time fire images in the hands of asset owners and first responders to speed up containment. Pano is already partnering with major utilities, fire authorities, and government agencies in the USA and Australia. Recent media coverage includes being named one of the Top 10 most innovative companies in AI of 2023 by FastCompany and recipient of the Innovative Mobile Service and Application Award at Mobile World Congress through our partnership with T-Mobile.

Pano brings together a diverse team bridging frontline, wildland firefighting experience with best-in-class know-how in operations, logistics, artificial intelligence, and software. Our team is composed of experienced technology professionals from companies such as Apple, Cisco, Nest, and DoorDash. Headquartered in San Francisco with an office and factory in the Mission District, our hybrid team works from locations around the world. Founded in mid-2020, we’ve raised over $45M from leading VC funds, including a just announced $17M Series A extension .

The Role

The senior software engineering manager will lead the software engineering team responsible for developing the Pano360 web application and internal software tools. The Pano360 web application enables Pano customers to view camera data from Pano’s network of stations, receive alerts about new wild-fires, and monitor active fire in real-time. The internal software tools enable the operations and customer success teams to function efficiently and improve the ability of our customers to learn about and manage wildfires.

  • Your team will develop new customer-facing features, meet large enterprise security requirements, and improve the reliability and scalability of the systems.
  • Work with product management to develop the product roadmap
  • Lead the team through the full software development life cycle, including development, testing, deployment, operation and support of the software
  • Build a culture that is efficient at execution with knowledge shared across the team
  • Ensure the engineering team operates smoothly, including running efficient meetings

  • 10+ years of engineering experience plus a BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience managing a software engineering team building a full-stack cloud-based application
  • 3+ years of operating in an early-stage startup (<100 engineers)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience building software as a service for heavily regulated large enterprises (including governments)
  • Excellent communication skills

$220,000 - $275,000 a year

Final salary offered is based upon multiple factors including individual job-related qualifications, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and location. In addition to salary, this position is also eligible for stock options.

Pano is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and supporting our team-members regardless of where they come from. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.