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VP Engineering

at Zipongo in Hercules, CA   —   Apr 17, 2014   |  
Overview
We are looking for a VP of Engineering who will be a hands-on leader for our platform, web and mobile teams, with a passion for applying technology to advance health. Our ideal candidate has experience in both startups and mature technology organizations and combines great people management skills with deep expertise in the technologies that power fast, scalable web applications. In addition to leading and growing our talented development team, we seek someone who enjoys other aspects of leadership at a fast-growing company: managing a tightly-knit development team, innovating on all levels of the stack, designing features, making good product decisions, marketing, and recruiting. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-moving, startup environment, has a personal interest in health and wellness, and is passionate about Zipongo's mission.

(No offshore contractor inquiries please. You need to be local in the Bay Area and eligible to work in the US.)
Responsibilities
Lead software development at Zipongo -- web, platform and mobile apps, and build the dream team you’ve always wanted.
Own overall planning, execution and success of technical projects, working closely with the product and design teams.
Make smart technical decisions around scaling our core architecture, especially the server-side algorithms and APIs that power our web and mobile applications.
Extend the Zipongo platform for easy use by 3rd party application developers.
Recruit and build an A+ team in the U.S.; effective management of our remote team.
Experience
5+ years of experience managing development teams, and establishing a culture of collaboration and execution.
Shipped web and/or mobile products at scale (hundreds of thousands of users).
Hands-on experience with best practices - rapid, test-driven development, continuous deployment, task management, and clean, well-documented code.
Experience managing productive engineering teams and an active interest in being the liaison with groups outside engineering (e.g. product, sales, and marketing).
Experience with consumer applications where incoming data is analyzed in real-time and relayed back to a web/mobile app instantly.
Experience defining APIs for internal and external use, and opening up a platform to 3rd party developers.
Prior experience working in the nutrition, healthcare, or recipe space and with personalization analytics a plus.
Skills
Familiar with open source technologies, especially: PHP, mySQL, MongoDB, MVC frameworks, Zend, Subversion, Git and front-end web development. Firm grasp on security and other ops related issues.
Education
BS or MS in Computer Science or related field.
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