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Remote Vice President of Engineering

Company: Design Pickle LLC
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

About This RoleHello, prospective pickle! We are looking for a proven, results-oriented, and strategic executive to lead all aspects of technology and cement our position as the category-defining market leader in unlimited graphic design and creative services. The ideal candidate will be product-centric and able to balance technical aspirations with the business reality of customer needs. Serving as the most senior technology leader, you will be a key member of the leadership team. You will be responsible for the technical vision for the company while leading and scaling a global engineering organization. If you strive for high standards and excellence in software engineering, architecture, and product delivery, this is the ideal opportunity for you!Reports to: Chief Operating OfficerOn a daily basis, works closely with Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Finance, People, and Product teams.Location: Design Pickle is a fully remote company with a Company Hub in Scottsdale, Arizona.Who We Are Looking ForFirst, Design Pickle is anything but typical. We're a group of hard-working, creativity-loving individuals from around the world.Do we love pickles, too? Most of us! But don't stress if pickles aren't your thing. It's not a deal-breaker. We do look for a passion and interest in something, though, because our employees' uniqueness is what helped make us the great company we are today. We stand by our vision, purpose, and values, and these are mission-critical to how you show up every single day.Specific to your role, we're looking for individuals who have...10+ years of experience leading successful technology/engineering organizations at scale.Deep knowledge and experience leading cloud-based development in a high-growth company, cyber and information security, big data engineering and system architecture design. Proven ability to build software from the ground up, optimize mature products, and balance short-term and long-term technology investments across a portfolio of products and services.Experience leading technology projects across different time zones, languages, and engineering teams in multiple locations.Ability to quickly learn new technologies and assess their strengths and weaknesses from both a technical and business viability perspective.Experience effectively managing time between hands-on problem solving and big-picture planning.Outstanding verbal, written, organizational and project management skills.You are a builder and not afraid to get into the weeds and contribute to programming efforts. All leaders, including senior leadership, are not here to just tell people what to do. They are here to get stuff done.Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related technical discipline.Bonus Pickle PointsDeep technical hands-on experience in technology enabled services or self-service software solutions.Experience with software architectures and system design.Experience with cloud technologies, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence.Familiarity with AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka, GraphQL, Ruby on Rails, Python, Go, React.Excellent debugging and performance analysis skills.Strong design sensibilities in UX.Experience in software research and technology incubation.High tolerance to ambiguity and ability to make progress in the face of it.Key Objectives and ResponsibilitiesSet the overall vision and direct the strategic plan for the engineering organization, focusing on architecture and development strategies consistent with Design Pickle's business objectives, evaluating new and emerging technologies, and identifying opportunities that can unlock customer value and operational scale. Build and lead a world-class Engineering organization consisting of software engineering, development operations, and security. Design and execute a strategic plan for developing and empowering teams with process disciplines that optimize production quality and drive development efficiency and operational excellence.Participate in long-term strategic and operational planning, working closely with the CEO and COO and collaboratively with the Head of Product to guide the direction of the product portfolio and prioritize development initiatives to achieve business goals and objectives.Continue Design Pickle's commitment to creating incredible user experiences and developing and mature backend services supporting the platform, enabling future global scale, and reducing the reliance on 3rd party integrations.Monitor & upskill capabilities and adopt AI/ML approaches/algorithms to advance performance. Track and respond to performance on revenue yield, conversion, retention, utilization, etc. and drive continuous improvement and proactive issue identification and resolution.Forecast & maintain budget targets (cloud, people, licenses, etc.) and productivity of technical resources. Establish, define and track metrics and monitor progress to ensure that objectives are achieved in software development and technical operations. Collaborate with key partners - product, sales, marketing, people, and finance - to align strategic goals with technology-driven initiatives.Foster a strong technical culture that rewards transparency, experimentation, and innovation and is focused on serving the customer rather than merely the company's success.Benefits, Compensation, and PerksUncapped PTO: Hate seeing your PTO hours decrease as the year goes on? Not anymore! There is no cap or number associated with the amount of PTO days you can request.Major medical healthcare: We major medical plans through United Healthcare which is managed seamlessly through Employee NavigatorDental and vision insurance: We work with Beam Dental and VSP for ancillary coverage.Remote-work flexibility: More productive at home? Not based in Scottsdale, AZ? Fine with us! We are a remote-first company with people all over the country. 401K: Plan for your future with a 401K, managed by Securian Financial, with a 3% company match.World-class Company Hub: More productive in an office? Also, fine with us! Our Company Hub is set up with state-of-the-art standing desks, high-definition monitors, breakout rooms for meetings and calls, a podcast studio, a relaxation room, a merch wall, and a cold plunge! ---.yes, we said a cold plunge. In-office gym: Our Company Hub also has a small CrossFit-style gym with Peloton studio available for any pickles to use! Life-changing massage chair: We change lives through creativity...and massages. Our team has traveled far and wide to take advantage of a life-changing massage chair that is housed in our Company Hub. One massage is all it will take to radically transform your life. New parent leave: Design Pickle encourages all primary caregivers to take up to 8 weeks leave for a new family member, including adoption, at full salary. Paid training and personal development: We offer a yearly stipend for employees to continue to grow their skillset and learn things to help them in their careers.Pet insurance: Have a furry friend? Design Pickle offers pet insurance through United Pet Care for discounted vet visits, medication, and procedures. Team retreats, social events, and adventures: Pickle collaboration is important to us! We host regular social events, get-togethers, and experiences for our staff. About Design PickleDesign Pickle was founded in 2015 with a vision to change lives through its creative software, solutions, and services. Since then, the company has grown to be the #1 flat-rate creative services company in the world. We have served tens of thousands of clients with a team that spans the globe. In 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, Inc. 5000 listed Design Pickle as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. We are a company that takes our core values to heart: Be the SPARKLet your fire and passion inspire someone else's day.DRIVE PerformanceSeek out new ways to improve performance, satisfaction, and impact for our customers. Less is more rules supreme.Give it to me STRAIGHTLead with radical and professional candor in every situation. Graciously accept when others do the same. Move forward together and aligned.HELP when nobody's watchingFind opportunities to support each other and our clients beyond the day-to-day.Lean into HARDWe thoughtfully select our challenges and tenaciously commit to conquering them.Make your own PICKLESWe are a collection of incredible individuals who challenge ourselves and each other to grow. Change is celebrated as a sign of progress.You can learn more about our company, our vision, and what we stand for on our website and social channels. We can't wait to meet you-thank you in advance for your application!Design Pickle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You will often hear members of the Design Pickle team refer to themselves as pickles. Pickles come in an infinite amount of variety, and as such, the pickles at Design Pickle celebrate every aspect of our diverse workforce and do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, nationality, (dis)ability, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation.All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. The right pickle for the right opportunity. Design Pickle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Notice to Staffing and Recruiting AgenciesDesign Pickle will not accept resumes from any source other than the candidate. Any unsolicited resume sent to Design Pickle will be considered Design Pickle sourced.PI197494874

Keywords: Design Pickle LLC, Scottsdale , Remote Vice President of Engineering, Executive , Scottsdale, Arizona

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