VP Engineering

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The VP, Engineering will :

● Hire, mentor and manage the development team.

● Own the technical implementation of our web based solutions.

● Be hands on (when necessary) and on top of new languages, frameworks, and methodologies enough to make solid recommendations on where we need to be.

● Help make technical decisions and facilitating good discussions with the development staff to make sure everyone is bought in.

● Work closely with the team leads, program manager, and scrum master to ensure our development team is performing at an optimum level.

● Work closely with the CTO to ensure the infrastructure, processes, and software implementation is solid.

Skills:

● Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

● Should have experience delivering complex projects with demanding deadlines.

● Ability to translate technical information to the non-technical, especially upward.

● Must have a good sense of urgency and feeling of ownership over what you are assigned to.

● Strong analytical, problem solving and diagnostic skills.

● How to code for, and support, a high traffic site.

● Familiarity with the Agile Scrum software development methodology.

● Knowledge of TDD and continuous integration.

Requirements:

  • Must have 7-10 years of experience in a development role, with an advanced skill set in some of the following: Node.js, Backbone.js, AngularJS, React, Amazon Web Services, Docker, NoSQL / MongoDB, Express, HTML5, CSS3, TDD, CircleCi, JIRA
  • Must have 4+ years of management experience.
  • Must be a leader… not a boss.
  • Must have experience developing for a high traffic web site.
  • Must have a strong desire to do great things, as a team.

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