VP Engineering Rocketrip
Rocketrip is a Y-Combinator and Canaan Ventures-backed company that makes professional travel expenses personal, providing an incentive-based platform leveraging game mechanics to align employee interests with company policy, allowing organizations to significantly reduce their travel and entertainment costs and rewarding employees with real value for helping the cause.
Rocketrip is looking for an engineering leader with not only the technical chops to roll up their sleeves and provide technical leadership to major projects, but also manage a team of engineers. You not only optimize your own code but make sure engineers are able to optimize theirs.
As VP of Engineering you will have a strong software background preferably with Internet experience, with a track record of strong coding and individual technical accomplishments. You will be a strong leader who is capable of motivating and energizing the very best software engineers as well as gaining their respect.
The software engineers in your team will be developing tools and platforms in areas including API integrations, monetization, e-commerce, analytics tools, business intelligence and smart monitoring. In this role, you'll be responsible for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects. You will possess an entrepreneurial drive, and a demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast paced environment.
Provide technical leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment; oversee maturation and definition of the technology stack, solution architecture and development processes and methodologies.
Report directly to the co-founder and Head of Product and Technology to provide priorities and technical direction to the Engineering team and grow the technical team.
Take responsibility for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects; work closely with product management to ensure we're building the best products.
Manage software engineering and QA teams to prioritize and drive iterative product releases.
Develop and lead team to understand and resolve defects, execute on test plans, test scripts and test environments.
BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related engineering field or equivalent practical experience.
5 years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience.
Hands-on programming capabilities in Python and/or Ruby.
MS or Ph.D in Computer Science or closely related field.
10 years of relevant industry experience, with 3-4 years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience (managing teams of developers).
Experience shipping successful products.
SaaS, Web and/or commerce experience.
Strong distributed systems and architecture knowledge and experience with multi-tiered mission-critical systems.
Strong leader capable of motivating the very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect.
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