VP of Engineering
May 3, 2022
New York, New York (Remote)
Our platform helps employers become better managers by giving them the tools they need to automate, simplify, and humanize the labor management process (think scheduling, time tracking, payroll processing integrations, and reporting + analytics). We're building the first all in one platform for scheduling and time tracking, vendor and labor management, and financial wellness. Our mission is to create a better and more human work experience for managers and employees.
Employees on our platform can also access a suite of services to help them more effectively manage their job schedules and personal finances. Our product is a financial wellness benefit program that allows employees to cash out earnings instantly for the work they've already completed.
We powers some of the largest workforces in sectors such as events, hospitality, staffing, and many more. Employers turn to us when they want to streamline operations, reduce turnover, and increase workplace satisfaction.
About this Role:
We’re looking for a VP of Engineering with the vision and drive to help build our engineering team at a time of enormous growth. You’re a proven leader and excited to work in a fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for and will have broad responsibility over engineering vision, strategy, execution, team development as they relate to all of our products. This is one of the most impactful roles for the success of our company and will report directly to the Co-Founder/CTO and manage a team of engineering professionals.
What You Will Do:
Scale our engineering teams and build a world-class engineering organization that engineers relish being a part of. Grow our engineering teams by coaching and mentoring our current leaders and inspiring them with a compelling vision & strategy and by recruiting additional top talent
Act as the primary stakeholder and the evangelist for our engineering org & culture and rally our teams to reach new heights
Partner with our Product leadership to develop the vision for our Platform and Products and represent the technical aspects/considerations of the strategy
Use a "Product Management" mindset to engage with internal and external stakeholders to align on engineering vision, strategy and priorities that deliver measurable results. You should be able to present and drive alignment around the vision and strategy to create a clear long range roadmap.
Define and own the Engineering OKRs & roadmap and conduct quarterly roadmap reviews
Drive multiple high profile program work streams spanning our data, platform and product engineering teams.
Work closely with our CTO and our product & engineering leadership to set standards around patterns, frameworks, technologies, and processes to promote a simple and consistent approach across multiple types of services
Identify trends and promote solutions across multiple product areas by being an influencer around software architecture best practices, including quality, supportability, scalability, performance, availability, maintainability, extensibility, and security.
Drive transparency and decision making through the product and engineering leadership team with blameless postmortems and iterative improvement programs that focus on product scale and quality.
Role model Servant Leadership, making leadership excellence a continuous priority for your own personal development and that of your team(s)
Embrace, model and champion all of our values - adding to the growth of our culture
Strong work ethic with the ability to understand and exhibit Agile principles and methodology
5+ years of leading large cross-cultural geo-distributed teams across multiple time zones
15+ years of experience in software development building large-scale (web + mobile) SaaS and/or Marketplace products.
10+ years of experience leading geo-distributed enterprise scale engineering teams. We are looking for individuals with demonstrated repeat business growth or exit successes in high profile startups, specifically with experience building platforms
Strong ability to inspire and guide others
Deep understanding and commitment to software engineering practices/processes (e.g., Lean, Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, TDD, XP) and continuous improvement through measurement
Deep experience with AWS, modern data processing products, and microservices architecture
Experience leading data engineering and data science teams
Experience leading platform engineering and SRE teams
Ability to operate effectively in both tactical and strategic capacities - You can comfortably adjust your altitude and roll up your sleeves as needed
Experience with rapid scaling of engineering organization by hiring and retaining exceptional talent
Commitment to product excellence and experience promoting the right balance between best practices and feature delivery
Demonstrated experience in promoting culture and diversity throughout a large engineering organization to achieve transformational change
Excellent communication skills for both horizontal and vertical organizational lines
Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
Servant Leader and Agile DNA
100% Employer Paid Health Care, Including Dental and Vision
Work From Home Flexibility
Unlimited Paid Time Off