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VP, Engineering

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Unified is a well-funded, fast-growing startup that works with some of the most exciting names in the social networking and cloud computing industries, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

General Description

Unified Media Inc. is looking for a Vice President of Engineering to join our team. This position will work closely with our CEO, COO and will be the expected leader of our engineering team.  The VP will be responsible for all aspects of our engineering product development, focusing on the structure and operation as a cohesive unit, delivering designs to agreed specifications within time and budget constraints.  In addition, this position is responsible for providing innovative solutions to customer needs for the first enterprise system for managing emerging media.


  • 10+ years of professional experience with solid understanding of engineering technical issues, financial sales and marketing as related to product design and development
  • Manage diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities 
  • Strong relationship, strategy, project, problem-solving and change-management skills
  • Provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management for all product development
  • Ensure implementation of formal processes to support the product development process
  • Back-end development skills with Python and the Django framework
  • Front-end development skills with CSS, HTML, Javascript and JQuery
  • Database development with RDBMS, especially PostgreSQL
  • Comprehensive understanding of Linux, especially Ubuntu\Debian
  • Experience designing RESTful web services a plus
Other Skills
  • Strong communication, operational, project management, team-building and leadership skills 
  • Experience using project and issue management systems, ideally JIRA
  • Experience using source control systems, ideally subversion
  • Experience deploying systems using the Amazon AWS platform and relevant technology (EC2, EBS, S3)
  • Understanding of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc).  Experience with one or more of these APIs a definite plus
  • Understanding of online advertising and associate technology
  • A team player!