Your browser cookies must be enabled in order to apply for this job. Please contact [email protected] if you need further instruction on how to do that.

Director of Engineering, Automation

Automation | Hayward, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Ripcord is the world’s leading robotics digitization company, combining hardware and software robotics to process and digitize paper-based records via an Integrated SaaS offering. Focused on smart robotics digitization, smart content management with AI and helping better enable RPA and business processes.

Ripcord is transforming the $62 billion records management, RPA, MPS, and ECM space through robots that scan, index and categorize paper records, making them searchable in the cloud and integrated into existing business processes and enabling RPA. Ripcord is based in California and has raised $110 million from leading investors including CDK Global, Kleiner Perkins, GV, Baidu, Lux Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Steve Wozniak, Legend Star, and Icon Ventures.

We respect and look after one another at Ripcord. We want everyone to feel supported, safe, free to innovate and take risks that result in breakthroughs that challenge the status quo. Crazy ideas are welcome here! Our team is fun, driven, and energetic. Every day we work with industrial robots, computer vision systems, and a diverse stack of software tools to tie it all together.


Ripcord’s Automation team continuously seeks to develop and deploy the state-of-the-art automated systems and technologies necessary to digitize the world’s paper. Leveraging a platform of technologies including robotics, computer vision, and machine learning, we thrive on integrating leading edge technologies into our manufacturing environment.

Reporting into Ripcord's CTO, our next Director of Engineering, Automation will play a pivotal role in Ripcord's growth over the next few years. In this role, you’ll drive automation research & development, guide and develop a team of multi-disciplinary engineers, work cross-functionally as a key stakeholder in Ripcord’s international expansion strategy, and implement right-sized processes as we scale.

What You Will Do  

  • Manage, lead, and develop a team of multi-disciplinary engineers 

  • Implement standardized hardware development processes  leveraging best practices developed in previous roles

  • Integrate experience and expertise beyond hardware to guide the development of flexible automated systems

  • Manage and build external relationships with key manufacturing partners and component suppliers

  • Actively collaborate with leaders from Product, Software Engineering, Operations, Security, and the Office of the CEO to set and execute on top business priorities

  • Develop and implement data-focused framework for support and continuous improvement of deployed systems 

  • Apply deep understanding of best practices in technology innovation and delivery to lead R&D of new automated systems and technologies

What You Will Need

  • About 8+ years of experience designing, managing, and supporting complex hardware technology at scale. Experience with industrial automation and manufacturing is preferred. 

  • Ability to lead and develop a multidisciplinary engineering team driven by a culture of collaboration and productivity

  • A demonstrated focus on quality and on-time delivery with a playbook to prove it    

  • Experience working on large scale hardware deployments involving multiple internal and external stakeholders

  • A degree from an engineering discipline like Mechanical, Software, or Electrical engineering is highly prefered 

What You Will Receive

  • Free onsite gym complete with treadmills, free-weights, and even a Peloton Bicycle! 
  • Fun stuff like a ping pong table, video games, pool table, electric scooters and more!  
  • A great selection of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks & refreshments on-site
  • Several employer paid healthcare plans (zero monthly premiums for you and your dependents!)
  • Generous parental leave programs 
  • Catered breakfast & lunch daily 
  • Great vision & dental insurance
  • Comprehensive leave policy
  • Commuting benefits
  • Dog-friendly office! 
  • Stock options

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Ripcord, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it. Ripcord is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Important Note 

We never request personally identifiable information or bank account information during our recruiting or hiring process; nor do we offer up front payments as part of an offer of employment or ask you to download any 3rd party apps such as Telegram.