Vice President Engineering

Influenster   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 30 days ago

About Us & Our Mission:

Influenster is a digital destination where consumers discover products and reviews that enable them to make well-informed purchase decisions. With over 4.5 million members who have written over 29 million product reviews, we believe the consumer is the expert - everything we do and build as a company is centered around this philosophy.

Values:

At Influenster, we are user obsessed and value user-generated content and user experience above all else. We are proud of our collaborative work environment and practice unfiltered, professional, straightforward, and authentic communication. We are fast and innovative in our work, and we consistently set the bar high. The Influenster team is results driven, solution oriented, and resourceful. Our team sets the bar high to operate with integrity and respect. By empowering each other in the workplace and by empowering the Influenster community we serve, we achieve consistent success by guiding members to make informed, personalized purchases.

Work environment:

We are a dynamic fast paced work environment where each person has a strong voice. We give a high level of responsibility to all our team members and we’re proud of our award-winning collaborative work environment. We are always looking for ways to innovate and we value team members who bring fresh ideas to the table.

VP of Engineering Role:

We're looking for a seasoned engineering and technology leader to help establish and implement the technical strategy for Influenster’s digital platform. This is a hands-on DevOps leadership role that is focused on managing the engineering team, establishing internal communication with other teams, ensuring the team is hitting their goals and products are delivered on time. This role is based full-time in our New York City headquarters.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage the product roadmap working closely with the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer to determine priorities
  • Create an environment of accountability that drives innovation and challenges the team to explore and experiment new ideas/ technologies to grow the business
  • Ensure timely, accurate, and quality execution of all deliverables by remotely distributed team
  • Setup, configuration, operation and update of DevOps environment applying best-practice knowledge to cloud infrastructure, automation, security, and configuration to ensure site reliability and speed
  • Main focal point for team’s business delivery, product quality, product delivery, performance and availability goals
  • Develop and oversee our overall engineering roadmap
  • Enable engineers to work as efficiently and effectively as possible

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in a senior leadership role (in-house) with managing software development teams (preferably distributed) at a fast-growing technology company
  • Proven track record of high output product delivery experience and skills
  • Experience in developing and securing large web and mobile applications
  • Knowledge of AWS cloud environment, configuration,  optimization, security and debugging
  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline
  • Experience with Linux and Python

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Django development environment