VP of Engineering Haiku Deck
Do the words, "Let me just fire up this PowerPoint deck," fill you with dread? Same with us.
That's why we built Haiku Deck, an all new iPad app that is changing the way people create and share beautiful presentations. We love what we've built and we need your help to make it better.
Deck is looking for a passionate VP of Engineering to help us grow our team, scale our service, and deliver our brand of awesome to millions of customers around the world.
Our VP of Engineering will be responsible for the evolution of Haiku Deck?s technology, enabling a consistent experience for all users across web, client, and mobile experiences. You are intensely passionate about delivering innovative software experiences and you must possess a track record of success building and leading high performance engineering teams and creating a culture that fosters simplicity, beauty and fun with a strong bias towards execution and delivery. You should be particularly passionate about great UI/UX, and must have the technical chops to be hands-on, contributing to the code, as well as managing all areas of the product development lifecycle: design, development, test, product, operations, and maintenance. You will partner closely with other members of the team. The recipe for success in this role will be to focus and motivate your engineering team to continually deliver technology solutions that exceed our customers? expectations.
Work with CEO and CTO and other leaders to define the product strategy, and define and deliver the technology strategy and technology roadmap.
Fuel a passion within the team for designing and building new innovative products/features that delight customers; foster a highly customer-centric development culture.
Aim for high development standards, excellence, communicate effectively, and encourage a performance-driven and agile culture.
Manage the development release cycles closely to ensure continuing progress, and consistent, on-time delivery of high quality software and application features.
Hire world class engineers and technologists to expand our high performance team to rapidly iterate our existing platform and applications.
Be capable of contributing to the project development by rolling up your sleeves and writing awesome code.
Inspire fun and lead with integrity.
Provide coaching and mentoring to all team members and keep a continual focus on making others around you great.
Create an effective communication pipeline between the engineers and the rest of the company.
15+ years of progressive product development experience, including 6+ years leading engineering teams, preferably high-scale web and mobile software environments.
Demonstrated ability to be a hands-on manager and adept at coding.
Successful track record of building and operating high performance web scale applications with millions of users with a knack for anticipating our needs as we accelerate our rapid growth.
Extensive experience with deep web, mobile, and client side application development. Direct experience with elements of our current stack is helpful, including:
Broad API Experience, especially with payment processing and social media integration
HTML5 Canvas and SVG image manipulation
Continuous Integration with Jenkins
MongoDB / Parse.com
Comfortable managing servers in distributed hosting environments
Comfortable working with huge data sets and massively high concurrent-user load
Savvy in the art and science of analytics
Highly entrepreneurial, self-starter
Demonstrated ability to lead through ambiguous situations and markets
Skilled at defining objectives and making consistent progress toward deliverables in a fast-paced environment.
Broad technical expertise (and the willingness/excitement to share) that will inspire engineers and encourage creative, collaborative problem solving.
Demonstrated maturity, clear communication, decision-making, and analytical skills.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
BS degree in Computer Science (MS or advanced technical degree preferred).
Must be wise in the ways of software development in the context of a startup environment.
Must be a proven leader who can build teams and drive success.
Must be creative - Send us a Haiku Deck about you.
Must be awesome - Show us how awesome you are at something unusual
Must be motivated. We're a small team. We'll be counting on you to deal with ambiguity, solve problems, and work with little direction. Can you stay motivated and organized when things get crazy? Can you keep your cool under pressure? Can you make your case while remaining respectful of your teammates?
Must have a sense of humor. We believe in having fun here in the office.
Must be ready to learn quickly from the best. Our team brings tons of real-world and startup experience to the table. We've launched products for Microsoft, Cranium, GoMiles.com, VMWare, Yahoo, Rhapsody, and others. There's minimal documentation when you're building the future. Can you share your knowledge efficiently, do you already know it all?
This is a full-time position starting immediately. Pay will include a mix of salary and equity depending on level of experience. We offer full benefits including paid medical, dental, and vision.
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