Current Opening

Engineering Project Lead

Portland, OR or Arlington, VA


At Galois, we specialize in the research and development of technologies that solve computer science’s most difficult problems. We are a community of people dedicated to creating trustworthiness in critical systems. Our organizational structure is collaborative, one-level flat, and based on principles of well-defined accountabilities and authorities, transparency, and stewardship. Our community emphasizes individual citizenship rather than hierarchy. We value the freedom to pursue our passions in and out of work. We’re not interested in being a typical business; we are interested in operating from first principles.​​

We are looking for a passionate individual with experience in engineering leadership roles and a strong technical background to join our expanding team as an Engineering Project Lead. 

The Engineering Project Lead is an essential role at Galois, responsible not only for leading projects and teams but also for actively influencing the culture of their local office and supporting the broader organization.​ Ideal candidates will embody servant leadership, have a keen interest in trends in engineering and people leadership, and excel at leading teams and projects to success. 

Engineering Project Leads are responsible for all aspects of their project’s success, including delivering client value, building teams, project planning, guiding work execution, budgeting, and overall team health. They have freedom of choice, working with their team to find the best practices for the project, team, and client’s needs. Project teams involve multiple engineers and researchers and likely include team members from academia, industry partners, and government agencies, and range in duration from a few months to several years.​ Projects at Galois are most commonly led in a partnership between them and a Principal Investigator, who leads the research agenda and sets the technical direction for the project.

At a minimum, successful candidates have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in servant leadership positions, fostering collaboration, and building vibrant and cohesive teams
  • Extensive experience engaging and leading technical teams
  • Extensive experience leading software engineering or research projects
  • Demonstrated success with strategic technical planning
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn new technologies and technical domains

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Extensive experience leading or working in technical areas such as functional programming, formal verification, secure computation, and overall computer science areas of research and development
  • History of roles with fiscal responsibilities

If you think this role fits what you seek, watch a video on engineering leadership at Galois, and learn more about our culture through life at Galois. And for more context on engineering leadership at Galois, see this blog post.