Madrona Venture Labs is the startup studio and incubation arm of Madrona Venture Group – the PNW’s leading venture capital firm. Together, we partner with founders from day one to build venture-scale companies focused on AI-driven applications, web3, next-gen infrastructure, and the future of work.
About the Role
Every year, we validate, develop, and secure seed funding for 3 to 5 companies. Each company needs high-quality, experienced engineers to lead the way. As a Technical Expert-in-Residence, you will be instrumental in planning and executing technical roadmaps for a variety of companies in diverse domains through validation prototypes and initial product designs. You will contribute to common components that improve our ability to get companies up and running from a blank page. You will design greenfield architectures and help scope work to bring in other engineers where applicable. Your focus will often be on backend and data infrastructure, but you will also prototype frontend interfaces as needed.
The Technical Expert-in-Residence role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to multiple early-stage companies and learn from our top-tier team of operators. Our intent is to eventually match you to a company or idea that aligns with your skillset or interests as a full-time founding technical leader within a 12-month period of you joining our team.
As a Technical Expert-In-Residence, you will focus on identifying the most impactful customer needs and designing technology to deliver effective solutions. You’ll wear many hats, and the specifics will vary between projects. The following should give you a sense of the common types of common activities you will be contributing to:
Don’t meet every single requirement listed above? That's ok. If you’re excited about this role and our mission to support founders from day one, for the long run, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
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