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VP of Engineering

at Fashioning Change, Inc. in San Diego, CA   —   Jun 29, 2014   |  
Adriana Herrera, Founder and CEOKevin Ball, Co-Founder and CTOKestrel Jenkins, Brand ConciergeSteve Klebanoff, Software EngineerBEERstormWe like to mix up work locations.
Overview
This role will be responsible for using their technical expertise to build a disruptive world changing platform, with a focus on product development and execution processes; that will leverage brilliant people, evolve engineering systems and tools, and operationally build excellent business processes to create a progressive for-good company that stomps out its mainstream competitors.
Responsibilities
Management of growing teams— Plan current needs with longer-term product roadmap needs; weighing, balancing and communication of the trade-offs.
Operational—Determine, direct and implement the processes and metrics to the engineering team to ensure the product is market-ready. Improve efficiency and drive the evolution of systems architecture.
Evaluate technologies—Work closely with the Chief of Architect to evaluate new technologies and infrastructure investments. Always three-moves ahead for optional near-term and long-term choices. Deep breadth of knowledge both for internal business supporting technology and consumer facing web technologies. Knowledge of Ruby, Javascript, Python, PHP.
Hiring—Find, recruit, and hire the VERY best. Be the advocate for the next generation software engineers. Spearhead recruiting and company image to local markets. Must love the idea of building a “cult” of amazing technologists whose religion is hacking the world for good.
Experience
Preferred 10 years of senior management experience
Skills
Been there, done that: This candidate must understand how startups operate, both from a business perspective and from a technology perspective. This person will have a passion for scaling e-commerce companies.
Piped Piper Leader: A natural leader and people manager, as a master of both technology inspiration and discipline/process. A recruiting, training and motivation master.
Decisive: Reacts quickly and appropriately to solve problems. Prioritize action, marshal and deploy resources efficiently and EXECUTE. Ability to create and articulate sense of core purpose, vision, possibilities, strategies and plans for the team and department as it relates to the entire organization.
Communicator: We take pride in our proactive direct and mindful communication. This person will have a strong, clear, straightforward communication style.
Lover of Details: Detail-oriented, able to multi-task, not easily stressed out but knows how to manage it. Must have the ability to understand the importance of details and balance them with rapid iteration.
Strategic Problem Solving and Execution: Analytic and strategic planner, authored business technology plans, proven ability to get to solutions for complex problems (as an owner of the idea not just an idea giver); proven ability to convert a “feel for the marketplace” into actionable products. Must be a data geek.
Team Player: Upbeat, positive, high energy and able to relate well with diverse stakeholders both inside and outside of the company. We are a fun team of talented people that move fast. We work hard but are very goofy - we have no room for egos. This person must thrive in a rapid pace environment. They will help push the pace with efficiency while not compromising quality.
Life Long Learner: Must have a passion for total quality and continuous improvement. We love to learn and fuse together interdisciplinary approaches. This person must share our curiosity for the world and respective areas of expertise.
Education
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university. Master's degree in related field is highly preferred.
Compensation
Competitive Salary + Equity
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