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VP of Engineering

Company: Lever
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Bright Cellars is looking for a proven and effective engineering leader to join the team as they experience a period of rapid growth. This is an exciting opportunity to come into an environment that's highly productive, results-oriented, and team-driven to scale the organization and processes to the next level.

In addition to handling the day-to-day technical operations of Bright Cellars, the ideal candidate will be particularly passionate about crafting a modern digital product, delivering a first-in-class user experience, and interweaving data and analytics into the core DNA of the company and the product.

To date, Bright Cellars has built a world-class eCommerce experience and begun to lay the infrastructure of a data platform to revolutionize the world of wine. The two main goals of the engineering team going forward are 1) continue to elevate and deliver a top-notch product experience and 2) launch and realize the full potential of our revolutionary data platform to drive consumer insights and industry knowledge.

As our VP of Engineering you will: Build and scale the engineering team by recruiting, leading, and mentoring top talent.

Work closely with the CTO to ensure the engineering projects are aligned with the strategic vision of the company, with a particularly emphasis on overall product experience and data as a key strategic differentiator.

Collaborate directly with engineers, engineering managers, and internal stakeholders to identify high-value projects and deliver effective solutions.

Be an active and engaged voice in the high-level company roadmap.

Prioritize, plan, and budget engineering resources to meet the needs of the company.

Drive engineering practices to ensure a high degree of software quality while maintaining rapid velocity.

Shape and contribute to our collaborative, innovative, and excellence-driven engineering culture.

Tear down roadblocks across teams and seek to empower and engage team members at all levels of the organization.

Develop key goals and metrics to gauge performance.

Requirements 15+ years of experience in software engineering with 5+ years of leadership experience

Proven ability to lead a software organization and execute against high-level strategic goals.

High aptitude for cross-functional communication across diverse business units including Product Management, Marketing, Design, Operations, Concierge, and Finance.

Direct experience working within a fast-paced, data-driven organization.

Direct experience working within an organization with a heavy emphasis on product, design, and engineering.

Significant experience with eCommerce, data, and data platforms -- and a strong desire to learn more.

Experience working within an environment that utilizes Agile methodologies.

Technical experience across a wide array of areas including web services, DevOps, databases / data pipelines / data warehousing, and cloud infrastructure.

You may be a good fit if: You thrive in a startup environment.

You're passionate about building a modern software team that delivers high quality products, delights users, and drives immense business value.

The mission of revolutionizing the wine industry via a data-driven, user-centric approach excites you.

You get excited about all things data - analytics, visualizations, pipelines, warehouses, etc. And you love evangelizing data to others.

Shipping robust, well-designed products is important to you. You care about the UX and design of a product and wont stop until it's done right.

You're open-minded and able to adapt to a variety of situations but also have a good intuition for when more structure is needed.

You're pragmatic and able to balance tradeoffs while aiming for excellence.

You're a wine enthusiast (or look forward to becoming one soon).

Flexible hours

Unlimited paid vacation and sick days

Bike rack and subsidized parking

Covered medical, dental, and vision insurance

Fully stocked sandwich and salad bar with local ingredients

Weekly wine tastings led by our resident sommelier

Relaxed dress code

A fun, friendly office atmosphere in our brand new office space in the heart of Milwaukee’s Third Ward

Unlimited access to Ward4’s co-working space

Opportunity to build something incredible while being surrounded by intelligent, hardworking and motivated coworkers

Keywords: Lever, Milwaukee , VP of Engineering, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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