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Funding1M-5M USD
IndustryWeb 2.0, Social Networking
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VP Product Development / Engineering

at Shape Up The Nation in USA   —   Jul 23, 2014   |  
The VP of Engineering / Product Development / CTO is responsible for the strategic and tactical aspects of the Shape Up The Nation health social-networking platform. This person will provide the leadership and management necessary to ensure that the company has the proper resources to continue to develop a world class product. As a core member of the senior management team this role is critical to the growth and development of Shape Up The Nation.

If you do think you have what it takes – please apply for this position by emailing your resume AND cover letter AND answers to the two following questions to jobs [at] with “VP of Product Development” in the subject line (we will NOT respond unless you follow these directions exactly).

Required application questions:

• What are three things that you did before you went to college that showed personal initiative / outside the box thinking
• What is the most ambitious thing you have done?
• What is the most effective way to minimize database reads in a dynamic LAMP application and improve performance and scalability?
Develop, review and maintain product roadmap with CEO, founders and VP of Engineering
Solicit and manage product development ideas from staff and customers
Answer high-level technology questions for potential clients during the sales and implementation process
Oversee final code review and testing process
Develop relationships with third-party content and service providers
Product development budget responsibility
Set goals with VP of Engineering and review progress regularly
Set goals for programming and web design staff and review regularly
Build and develop product development team
Oversee security assessment and testing with VP of Engineering
Be able to evaluate product development decisions that affect multiple business units
Be able to lead a team (engineers, developers, designers, and QA) and communicate a road map and vision across an organization
Have a passion for improving the health and lives of others
Adapt to a quickly changing and fast-paced environment
Web programming (Ruby, Python, or PHP) and database development (MySQL) experience
Intuitive understanding of user interface design and web user needs
Proven track record of defining, developing and implementing effective product development plans
Proven ability to effectively allocate resources, with budget and time constraints
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