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VP of Engineering

Company: Advertising & PR, Chicago, IL
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

Company is looking for a leader to build and manage our development team to enable us to focus on the delivery of our existing and new products. Reporting to our CTO, our VP will oversee hiring, management and mentorship of developers who are passionate about writing great code and creating innovative products that are changing the way our clients work.

Our VP of Engineering will oversee methodology, tools and processes. This role leads delivery management and support Company products in the pipeline. You will also be charged with promoting and improving upon an already strong and thriving engineering culture.

To ensure this, we are seeking a candidate who will foster our core values including code quality, peer reviews, and collaboration. We want candidates who care about our code as much as our team 's well being, and can help to provide guidance and structure.

If you want the chance to contribute to the creation and evolution of products that change the way an industry works, keep reading.

So, what will you be doing Build, lead and always be working to develop a team of talented, challenged and happy developers (and hopefully some apprentices, too). Help to organize and grow the development teams to meet our business goals. Work with CTO and team to foster a culture that empowers us to think big. Then, distill ideas into product creation. Make everyone in the dev organization more successful, addressing any issues getting in the way of our success. Be responsible for hiring and managing front-end and back end developers of all levels. Be the primary interface point between the development organization and the other teams within Signal. Work closely with Product Management to plan and negotiate iterative development cycles in an Agile environment. Focus on the development and delivery of products within the constraints of our existing technical architecture, providing feedback and suggestions to advance our technical vision. A real desire to collaborate with everyone inside Signal. Keen sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize problems, analyze and resolve issues. Be a proven relationship builder. Your colleagues speak of your abilities in hushed, reverential tones. What do we need from you Experience. You have successfully led a large team of teams. You foster cooperation, learning and coordination between development and ops functions, and embrace open source practices. You care about the code you and your teams put out, values quality over quantity. You speak engineer and team members feel confident you understand the issues underlying technical challenges. You know how to scale development to lead rapid product innovation. Great communicator, great issue resolver. You know how to give good news, bad news and listen. You like Agile. You respect Site Reliability work. You geek out on Continuous Delivery. A solid foundation in computer science with practical experience in data structures, algorithms, and software design. You are comfortable in a varied tech stack. We are polyglots and use the best language and tool for the job. Commitment to open source technologies.

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