Formspring is a global social media company headquartered in San Francisco. Our goal is to create fun, social interactions between people that allow them to get to know each other in a new way. As one of the fastest growing social media sites ever, Formspring has more than 4 billion responses posted, and has over 28 million registered members.
The VP of Engineering will provide technical leadership to build, manage, and scale Formspring. You’ll own all initiatives to scale technology; review, establish, and execute an engineering road map; institute best engineering practices; and deliver solid products.
Overseeing development and operations at Formspring (development, deployment, optimizations, maintenance, and scale)
Growing, managing, and coaching a team of developers and systems engineers
Partner with the product team to improve development and product speed by helping manage the Scrum process, estimate workflow and dependencies, and provide guidance with resourcing
Provide technical guidance and leadership to the engineering team, encourage best practices, improve infrastructure and architecture, and provide solid leadership to set team goals for performance and technical excellence
10+ years software engineering experience (2+ years as an engineering executive)
Proven leadership skills; demonstrated ability to hire, and effectively manage engineering teams
Prior experience building and maintaining a large-scale distributed service
Experience working at an early stage/start up company (ideally consumer web focused)
Excellent understanding of web and mobile technologies
Deep knowledge of Agile/Scrum and project management best practices
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science preferred; or related work experience