An extraordinary opportunity to lead the tech team for an early-stage startup with a bold mission and funded by a unique partnership with a Fortune 100 company. Our mission is to accelerate the deployment of sustainable tech innovation in large companies and to create opportunities for the community of tech innovators. The right candidate is excited about:

  • Building a substantial company in a rapidly evolving ecosystem

  • Working with an outstanding team of entrepreneurs and executives

  • Creating value for investors and the team

  • Working with and enhancing a data platform of innovations that are changing the future of industry

  • Helping accelerate sustainable innovation across multiple industry sectors

  • Targeting a huge addressable market


The Product/Technology Lead will serve as a member of the executive team reporting to the CEO and will be responsible for leading the overall architecture and detailed software development to build the current Innovation Engine into a fully functional product complete with user interface and advanced functionality.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and lead the technical team

  • Oversee the build-out of the company's SaaS enterprise platform that is designed to accelerate the deployment of sustainable tech innovation, help companies anticipate and benefit from disruptive innovations, and to provide assistance to innovators

  • Work with CEO as part of management team, help shape company culture and future product versions, be in touch with the future of global tech innovation.


The successful candidate will have an exceptional track record in the development of similar software packages and a history of leadership within a high-growth environment. The candidate should possess strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to collaborate in a fast-moving entrepreneurial culture. A candidate should demonstrate integrity and judgment, and the ability to generate trust and build strong relationships with clients and colleagues. Required competencies include but are not limited to:

  • 7+ years of relevant software development and engineering experience, 3+ years of people management experience, and 2+ years of experience managing software development teams

  • A successful track record of building, leading, developing, and retaining high performance teams in high growth environments

  • Strength in platform architecture development

  • Experience in Data/Platform Security

  • Proven success in project management with ability to meet aggressive timelines and deliver on budget.

  • Comfort with fast-moving tech start up environment

  • High energy, entrepreneurial, and capable of creating new opportunities, a positive culture, and high performance in all areas of the Company

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Familiarity with and ability to oversee niche experts, including:
    • UX/UI
    • Query languages (MySQL), Experience with NoSQL databases (E.g.SOLR)
    • IBM cloud/AWS/Azure and Cloud administration
  • Existing network of connections in the tech industry


  • Platform architecture design and infrastructure planning
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Semantic taxonomies and machine learning experience
  • Predictive analytics
  • Persistent storage/ SQL
  • Distributed systems and Blockchain platforms

About dMASS

dMASS is a NYC-based start-up building an Innovation Engine that connects industry to transformative innovation. The Innovation Engine is an enterprise-focused SaaS platform that enables corporations to identify technology innovations to help mitigate and avoid operational disruption while simultaneously driving new product development and improving competitiveness in the face of disruptive change.

Founded in 2012 by experienced professionals from the innovation and environmental consulting world, dMASS has worked with a number of major corporate clients to refine the vision for the Innovation Engine based upon the Company’s book and proprietary “Naked Value” algorithm. 

Companies see disruptive change as random and unpredictable BUT innovation is predictable if you know how to look for it. The product is pre-launch in the B2B space with a proven market, a proprietary database of 4000+ innovations, and an algorithm for finding, classifying, and tracking technology.  Our product will be AI-driven to enable users to see important trends, identify likely winners and losers from emerging tech, find potential partnerships across many industry verticals, and discover new ways to improve business effectiveness.