SVP, Technology CafeMom
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED CafeMom is looking for a Senior Vice President to lead the technology efforts across the company. Over the last years, CafeMom has built multiple media properties, developed strategic partnerships with the best brands, and has reached substantial scale and profitability. This is an opportunity for a seasoned engineer and technology leader to play a critical role in the Company's next phase of development This position reports to the CEO and oversees all technology areas including Engineering, Operations, IT, QA, and Business Intelligence.
CafeMom properties include CafeMom.com, MamasLatinas.com, The Stir, and CafeMom Studios as well as our newly-launched social shopping site, The Prowl, and our upcoming Athena data initiative. The SVP will design, develop and maintain our website and application architectures to maximize performance and reliability at scale. You'll work with teams across the company to create and support all of our platforms and media properties representing hundreds of millions of monthly pageviews and 15MM+ unique visitors. You'll be working on new technologies including social shopping, data science and programmatic buying platforms. We're a LAMP (PHP/Perl)-based shop currently and heavily rely on AWS for many services. That said, we're open to any new technologies or approaches that can help us meet our objectives.
This senior management position is both strategic and hands on. We want someone with architecting abilities who will roll up his/her sleeves when needed to help execute and troubleshoot on projects. We want someone who will make technology a strategic advantage for the company and push us forward, and someone who will inspire and excite the technology team and the company at large.
The ideal candidate will have worked in a digital media/social networking company and possess a strong knowledge of the platforms that are required to run such a company, including content management systems, ad serving/management, email and social media management, user registration systems, video serving and many others. CafeMom uses an agile approach to development and is looking for someone that can help us make our process more efficient and streamlined.
You'll manage a growing team of 15+ (with five direct reports) and will be responsible for their career growth, hiring and training. You will develop a strategic approach to allocation technology resources across functions and properties in a rapidly changing environment.You'll also be responsible for managing overall corporate priorities with the rest of the senior management team. Additionally, you'll be responsible for all budgeting and vendor relationships.
Required skills and experience:
Systems and application architecture
Web optimizations for performance and scale
Exceptional troubleshooting skills
Proactively recognizes obstacles with cross group efforts and drives resolution
Ability to recruit, train, develop, and bring the best out in a great tech and engineering team
High energy and passion for the business and IT
Strong communication, presence and interpersonal skills across functions
10 years total experience with at least 5 years in management
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline
Database: MySQL - emphasis on performance tuning, schema and query optimizations, and high availability
Infrastructure: Linux, cloud computing - emphasis on Amazon AWS (specifically EC2, S3, ELB, EBS, Route 53, CloudFront)
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED