Vice President of Engineering VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt, a TechStars alumnus, provides instant access to a global community of human translators, accessed over the phone, through Skype and via the web. We are disrupting the translation landscape by providing very high quality, human based translations, delivered at a fraction of the cost of traditional call center solutions. In doing so, we create meaningful job opportunities for multilingual individuals across the globe who translate from the comfort of their homes for our customers in need. Our mission is to fundamentally improve the way in which people communicate across languages by delivering high quality translation solutions to meet the growing needs of international businesses, consumers and leisure travelers worldwide.
Today, VerbalizeIt translation services are accessed by businesses and individuals through Skype, phone and web to navigate language barriers. Our vision is to transform VerbalizeIt into a platform that seamlessly integrates into and powers every translation application in the world.
Launch public APIs for both synchronous and asynchronous translation services
Develop and execute a developer-focused strategy to drive strong API adoption with web and mobile developers
Scale VerbalizeIt infrastructure to support a global community of translators conducting high volume synchronous and asynchronous translations via phone, web and mobile
Drive transition of telephony platform from Tropo to Twilio or a custom-built telephony engine capable of supporting large scale global accessibility and world-class SLAs
Proven experience in building large-scale, Ruby on Rails-based software applications and services
Led development of distributed and high-availability software-as-a-service platform(s)
Formulated and implemented a RESTful API strategy for access by varied client applications and services
Attracted, coached, retained and motivated a team of key internal technical resources necessary to define, lead, and manage a company?s core competencies
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