Sr. Vice President, Engineering
Delivery Agent - San Francisco, CA

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The Senior Vice President, Engineering will lead the software engineering function in designing, developing, releasing and maintaining software solutions according to business needs, including interactive multi-channel e-commerce platforms and data management systems. We want a Senior Vice President, Engineering whose experience has been formed and shaped by leadership practices that directly impact results. This person will be a driving force in developing numerous, diverse and technically ambitious projects across multiple platforms, as well as establishing a strong engineering team, innovation process and engineering development roadmaps.
As the Senior Vice President, Engineering, you will lead and inspire a growing technical team looking to take us to the next level with development best practices, leading-edge project management and fearless innovation. Our ideal candidate will represent the engineering team at the executive level, and will be responsible for encouraging, developing and growing cohesive relationships with all other areas of the organization. In the process, you will provide leadership and inspiration in the engineering of well-executed products for our customers, clients and internal business units, using cutting edge technology. We want to hear from people who have had hands-on experience developing complex, high-traffic web applications in a commercial environment. This position will work closely with operations and IT to ensure that the appropriate infrastructure is available to support delivered solutions and QA to ensure high quality software. This position is based in San Francisco, CA.

Key Responsibilities:
Lead all aspects of engineering for Delivery Agent’s world-class e-commerce platform including design, development and support.

Drive on-time and high quality engineering efforts by implementing and executing an engineering innovation process and roadmap that aligns with the goals and strategy of Delivery Agent.

Hands-on technical experience driving product architecture, looking at the big picture and how the design will fit into the corporate strategy.

Tackle complex technical challenges with a solution oriented approach to business and technical issues

Ensure definition and production of central engineering documents, documentation of functionality and designs at an architectural level.

Identification and evangelization of technical best practices, standards and strategies.

Assure on-time development to architecture diagrams, data schemas and use cases.

Execution, implementation and project management of all phases of web engineering and methodologies for project utilization.

Oversee design and launch of high scale APIs for content delivery network(s).

Mentor engineering team with technology learning to enable developers to stay current with new tools and skills.

Research and implementation of latest relevant technology.

Preferred Technical Skills:
Leading teams with:
Strong knowledge of Object-oriented PHP 5 and LAMP stack

Strong knowledge MySQL and general database design

Strong understanding of HTML, XML, XHTML, Smarty, JavaScript, JQuery, Mootools, Ajax and CSS

Experience with CVS/Subversion/Git, Unix/Linux shell scripting

Experience with REST and SOAP style interfaces and service-oriented architecture

System security within various platforms including SSL certificates, single sign-on, data encryption and role-based authorization

MVC; Zend Framework preferred

C++ programming a plus

Experience in full Agile software development life cycle and methodologies

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field. Master’s degree in Computer Science highly desired.

10+ years of professional experience managing engineering teams that have designed developed and launched complex online consumer products.

Strong experience developing and implementing product engineering roadmaps and innovation processes that lead to on-time, quality execution.

Strong project management experience to ensure on-time execution, quality and delivery of engineering projects within budget.

Current knowledge of emerging technologies.

Hands-on, detail-driven leadership style with passion for delivering high quality products on-time and within budget

Works well under pressure and relentlessly strives to achieve customer satisfaction.

Accomplished technical leader with strong business acumen.

A Track record of top-notch delivery and demonstrates flexibility and excellent communication skills.

Commitment to performance, results and operational excellence.

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