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VP of Engineering

Company: Logistics, Austin, TX
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 21, 2018

Job Description:

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Searching for your dream job At Company, we are changing the same-day delivery experience for companies and their customers.

Come see what it’s like to have an amazing employee experience, continually rated as one of the best places to work in Austin, TX.

Company is looking for a Vice President (VP) of Engineering to lead our software engineering and data science teams day-to-day and be part of the Company senior team. The technical team you lead is critical to ensuring Company delivers the best product and technologies to our customers. Working transparently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams, the VP of Engineering will report to the CEO and be the key leader of the Technology group.

ROLE ON THE ENGINEERING TEAM

In this role, you will be responsible for an organization of multiple senior software engineers, architect, data scientist, quality engineers and offshore contractors. You will focus on building, engaging, and growing the team through activities like recruiting, performance management, mentoring, talent development, code reviews, team organization, communication and reinforcement of the connection between the team's work and Company’s objectives.

The VP of Engineering will also be responsible for leading, accelerating, and managing positive change as we scale, grow, and improve our technology platforms -- tasks include architecture overview, artificial intelligence development, engineering productivity improvements, and process maturation.

PRODUCT PARTNERSHIP

You will be a collaborative partner with the VP of Product and inform the technical & feature roadmap needed to scale all products and systems. The VP of engineering is responsible for assessing the time it will take to deliver features (or products) and delivering quality releases on that schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS Experience leading broad architecture initiatives Great technical savvy and ability to coach your team to make good technical decisions while not allowing perfect to get in the way of good You're a leader who cares about your team members and invests in their growth while coaching for impact as opposed to activity You have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent You have 8+ years experience in engineering leadership at the director level or higher You are passionate about building and mentoring high performing engineering teams focusing on rewarding impact and outcomes You have very strong communication and teamwork skill RESPONSIBILITIES Inspire, lead, and develop teams of software engineers who are building innovative solutions Align goals across the team so that the technology is helping all departments move in the same direction Work in strong partnership with product leadership to define and drive execution of the product roadmap in a timely manner and driving towards a schedule Implement reliable and efficient processes to accelerate development and improve quality Translation of complex technical issues into easy to understand layman terms for a non-technical audience Foster a culture of continuous improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics

Keywords: Logistics, Austin, TX, Austin, VP of Engineering, Engineering, Austin, Texas

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