** We're aiming to have this position hired by the end of January **

Role: Senior Engineer

Salary: 100k+, depending on experience

Benefits: Equity, Paid Vacation, Annual Bonus, Maternity/Paternity Leave

Reports to: Nathan McMinn, CTO

We are looking for an engineer to take full responsibility for the technical design and delivery of our SaaS solution. If you thrive in a hands-on role building the product as you lead a small, high performing team, then we want you at Conserv. As the Lead Engineer you’ll partner with our product team to deliver tools that excite our existing customers and help us acquire new ones.


  • Lead, mentor, and grow a team working on a complex SaaS product
  • Be the leading voice on engineering opportunities, effort, risks for the rest of the team
  • Plan team sprints balancing customer needs, team capacity and product priorities
  • Build pixel perfect web interfaces with a focus on consistency and usability
  • Interpret requirements and design flexible, scalable system components
  • Increase test coverage and overall platform reliability, while resolving support issues quickly
  • Consistently increase the quality and tempo of our engineering effort
  • Set monthly and quarterly goals for engineering success

We’re building a cutting edge solution in the cloud using Node and React, backed by Postgres, packaged into Docker containers and deployed via CircleCI, into an AWS environment managed by Terraform.


  • 3+ years of experience in a senior engineering role
  • Experience leading high performing engineering teams to great outcomes
  • Expert level JavaScript and cloud architect skills
  • Customer-centric mindset with a focus on shipping fast and iterating
  • Comfortable with end-to-end IoT solutions from sensors to analytics
  • Ability to design, develop, and maintain a public API for customers and partners
  • Experience with collections and preservation is a plus, but not required
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills
  • Critical, independent problem-solver

Our Mission

There are millions of people around the world committed to preserving our cultural heritage - in libraries, museums, archives, historic properties, and private collections. This community is focused on preservation -- the process of identifying and minimizing risks to collections arising from the environment, pests, theft, and other agents of deterioration. Because current preservation tools are inadequate - too hard to use (not built for us) and too expensive (not a good value) - important elements of our cultural heritage are at risk.

Conserv exists to increase access to quality preventive conservation technology. We are making big investments in hardware and software to enable cultural heritage professionals to more easily prevent damage to collections. We believe that preventive conservation is the sustainable way forward for preservation.

Conserv exists to listen and respond to the needs of collections care professionals. We are designing products to support professionals from diverse backgrounds at collections of all shapes, sizes, and budgets. Our tools reflect a belief in progress over perfection for every collection.

Conserv exists to support preservation research and commercialization efforts. Working with our customers, we’re developing shared datasets that will empower preservation researchers to ask new questions. And we’re partnering with researchers to ensure that the best ideas turn into practical applications for collections around the world. We’re a force multiplier for preservation research projects.

Conserv exists to further the mission of the collections we serve. We are helping tell the stories of our partners - incredibly interesting people doing important work. We believe that our success starts with the success of the people we serve. We aim to be a preservation partner, not just another vendor.

Conserv is now evolving from an environmental monitoring tool into a complete platform for preventive conservation work. Over the next few years we’re developing tools for pest management, disaster planning and recovery, predictive damage modeling, fractional conservation services, and a virtual courier offering.

These are our ambitious projects to re-shape what’s possible for preservation professionals. The old constraints are gone. Conserv is a company completely focused on collections with a team that can deliver. We’re looking forward to building whatever we can dream up together.

- Austin Senseman, CEO