VP of Software Engineering
- Team Leadership: Provide mentorship and guidance to the engineering team members, fostering a positive work environment that encourages collaboration and open communication.
- Strategic Planning: Develop and implement a strategic plan for the growth and development of the engineering organization, taking into account future hiring needs, project demands, and skill gaps.
- Team Development: Create individual development plans for engineers to grow in their technical and interpersonal skills, fostering a learning-centric environment.
- Culture Building: Advocate for a positive, inclusive, and equitable culture within the organization, ensuring everyone feels valued and their contributions matter.
- Performance Management: Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure the team's success and guide their future growth.
- Partnership: Work hand-in-hand with Product and Growth teams to maintain one team, one roadmap philosophy. Ensure that all projects, whether feature work or technical investments are seen as a joint responsibility, maintaining team focus on the most impactful initiatives.
Ideal Candidate Qualities:
- 🔒 Authenticity: Demonstrates ethical leadership, honesty, and transparency in all interactions.
- 💖 Empathy: Shows understanding and concern for the well-being of team members, demonstrating a humane orientation to leadership.
- 🌟 Resilience: Demonstrates positivity and resilience in the face of challenges, providing inspiration and motivation to the team.
- 🌱 Growth Mindset: Encourages continuous learning and personal development within the team, focusing on the human dynamic and the unique needs and strengths of all stakeholders.
- 🎯 Strategic Thinking: Exhibits the ability to think strategically and act decisively, balancing immediate needs with long-term goals.
- 🌍 Inclusive Leadership: Champions diversity and inclusion, promoting equitable opportunities and treatment for all team members.
- 🤝 Collaborative: Excels at breaking down silos and creating a "one team, one roadmap" culture. Has a strong ability to facilitate productive relationships across teams.
- Proven experience in a senior leadership role within an engineering team, preferably in a startup environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Proficiency in software development methodologies and best practices.
What we offer:
- Salary: $330,000/yr
- This role is remote with the ability to travel up to 20% for team ‘onsite’ meetings.
- We have an Industrious co-working space in Seattle, with the flexibility to rent in other locations.
- Health insurance: Premera Blue Cross (medical dental, vision, HSA) 85% premium coverage for employees, 75% for dependants.
- Generous company equity: 9,500 shares annually, vesting immediately each month.
- Paid time off: Unlimited (3-5 weeks is the norm)
- 11 paid holidays, sick leave, etc.
- A supportive and collaborative work environment.
- Leadership Coaching and opportunities for professional growth, learning, and development.