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
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
Be an active and engaged voice in the high-level company
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
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
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
You're passionate about building a modern software team that
delivers high quality products, delights users, and drives immense
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
You're open-minded and able to adapt to a variety of situations
but also have a good intuition for when more structure is
You're pragmatic and able to balance tradeoffs while aiming for
You're a wine enthusiast (or look forward to becoming one
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