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VP, Engineering

Software Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Title: VP, Engineering
Company: Felix
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: CEO, Felix
FLSA Status: Exempt

WE THINK BIG, WE LEARN FAST, WE GET THINGS DONE

Felix is a leading local advertising technology company.  Our solutions make it easier for local businesses to connect with the right customer at the right time.   We are an IAC company and part of reshaping the world along with brands like Match.com, Tinder, College Humor, Vimeo, HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List, Dot Dash and dozens of other successful internet brands. Located in the heart of Manhattan, we are growing fast and need talented individuals to join our team!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Further Felix’s technical vision and lead all aspects of the company’s engineering development.
  • Collaborate across all lines of the business to advance KPI’s
  • Manage Product team budget
  • Serve as subject matter expert on Felix’s stack and unique challenges, and ad tech/e-commerce infrastructure
  • Keep Felix’s engineering culture and vibe as awesome as it is today while organizing and driving the productivity of our engineering team
  • Along with the CEO, clearly define and orchestrate processes, procedures and best practices for Felix’s engineering team
  • Serve as day-to-day go-to person for engineering directors on people management.
  • Mentor, motivate and provide feedback as necessary
  • Work closely with project management to ensure coordination and prioritization of project resources within engineering is aligned to the business
  • Key leader in engineering recruitment and dev culture evangelizing 
  • Identify technology and product opportunities in the marketplace
  • Keep abreast of emerging behaviors, technologies, and companies that are changing our client’s businesses
  • Lead or collaborate on aspects of client engagements as needed
  • Be able to lead/execute expert interviews and client presentations
  • Lead the mentoring and management of technology and development staff      

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 8+ years experience of proven leadership and product development, preferably in the areas of advanced and emerging technologies, where you have consistently demonstrated outstanding performance
  • Experience in a large tech org or an early stage startup that experienced significant growth
  • Experience with Web Application (Listing directory, CRM) running on various Web-Application Frameworks, Python CherryPy, Sprint Boot, Playframework, Apache Tomcat. Skills needed: Java, Python, JSP, HTTP, HTML, CSS,JS, JavaScript, JSON, AJAX, JQuery, MySQL
  • Experience with Telephony platform using Asterisk, Asterisk AGI in C/C++. Skills needed: C, C++, SIP, RTP
  • Experience with Weka for Machine Learning
  • Product-centered approach and thinking
  • Background as a production software engineer and architect
  • Track record of building successful products and platforms
  • Proven experience building sustainable teams
  • Practitioner within technology disciplines, particularly with experience ranging from enterprise to consumer products
  • Excellent written and oral/presentation skills