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Jose Muniz

Jose Muniz

VP of Engineering at People.ai

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Hello 👋

Unfortunately, I don't have any available slot for the next 4 weeks

    I am the VP of Engineering at People.ai @ People.ai ($100M raised from a16z, Iconiq, Lightspeed, and YC). During my four years at People.ai, I have scaled out People.ai's Engineering organization from 8 to ~40 Engineers and Data Scientists. We’ve built out a product that uses AI to analyze sales activity and optimize sales processes and we've deployed it at a hundred of the largest enterprises in the world. My background is in systems design and data processing at scale; with research background in databases at MIT and as an early engineer at Sumo Logic. I am a big believer in servant leadership. In my experience, great teams are formed by hiring incredible people and supporting them on a mission that helps both them and the company grow.

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    7 Years

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    Executive

    Industry

    Computer Software

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    Building a Practical Career Ladder for Engineers

    17 June

    Jose Muniz, Vice President of Engineering at People.ai, built an engineering career ladder that even the most skeptical engineers found valuable.

    Career Path
    Engineering
    Optimizing for Results Instead of Velocity

    17 June

    Jose Muniz, Vice President of engineering at People.ai, has refined the product development process to a near science, focusing not on speed of output, but, rather, on delivering results.

    Alignment
    Goal Setting
    Dev Processes
    Engineering
    Learning What It Means to Become a Servant Leader

    13 July

    Jose Muniz, Vice President of Engineering at People.ai, remembers his growth as a servant leader as he rose through the ranks of the industry.

    Leadership
    Psychological Safety
    Engineering
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    Experience

    VP of Engineering

    People.ai

    Sep 2017 - current

    I am the VP of Engineering at People.ai @ People.ai ($100M raised from a16z, Iconiq, Lightspeed, and YC). During my four years at People.ai, I have scaled out People.ai's Engineering organization from 8 to ~40 Engineers and Data Scientists. We’ve built out a product that uses AI to analyze sales activity and optimize sales processes and we've deployed it at a hundred of the largest enterprises in the world.

    Architect

    LogicHub

    Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

    I led the creation of a first sellable product starting from an investor deck, scaling the Engineering team from two to eight backend Engineers. - As LogicHub's second Engineer, I designed and implemented the core components of our product, a threat detection engine. - I led the team to build an MVP from scratch, all the way through enabling our first two customers, including a major US bank.

    Engineering Manager

    Sumo Logic

    Oct 2012 - Apr 2016

    – Built infrastructure to collect all customer data, first as an individual contributor and then as the Engineering Manager for the team. – As an individual contributor, implemented core features such as a scalable distributed system for ingesting customer data generated in the cloud. These features helped grow Sumo's ingestion capacity by > 100x. – As a lead for the team, architected several improvements to our ingestion service and deployed agents, including performance, usability, scalability projects, and integrations with third-party services. – Built up a team of eight engineers from scratch, providing mentoring and technical guidance, and helping develop technical leadership inside the team. – Awarded 2016 Founders Award for contributions to the company

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