Vice President, Software Engineering
TakeLessons - San Diego, CA

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TakeLessons, the largest online service marketplace for music lessons in the U.S., has been connecting music students with the best local music teachers since 2006. The Company provides convenient, safe, affordable and fun music lessons to students of all ages. A pioneer in the online services space, TakeLessons also equips teachers with web-based scheduling, billing and communication tools. As we move into additional vertical lines of business we are seeking a leader for our Software Engineering team.

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What will I be responsible for?
  • Web software applications used by tens of thousands customers and instructors nationwide for finding and booking education services.
  • All aspects of the software development including architecture, software design, coding, QA, and DevOps.
  • Leading a growing team of engineers working in a full web development stack using technologies such as JQuery, Symfony, PHP, PostgreSQL, and Linux.
  • Collaboration with the Product Management team to understand the product roadmap and plan infrastructure projects which assist in scaling the business.
  • Play a key role in the strategic planning process as we build and leverage our software platform to achieve the Company’s strategic goals.
What education, skills and experience do I need to be considered for this role?
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, or related engineering field. MBA preferred but not required.
  • 10 years of progressive engineering management experience, including demonstrated success in leading software teams
  • Expert-level knowledge and recent hands-on experience with full-stack web development on Linux, including JQuery, Javascript, PHP, and PostgreSQL/MySQL
  • Experience working on websites that have scaled up to 100,000+ active users using cloud-based hosting and a service-oriented architecture
  • Expert-level proficiency with OOD principles, software architecture, and data modeling
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex technical subject matter to a variety of audiences, including presentations to the executive team and Board of Directors
  • Demonstrated success in leading and evolving Agile software development teams and effectively collaborating with the Product Management department
  • Strong leadership, people management, and inter-personal skills combined with the ability to develop these skills in others
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and executing strategic and tactical plans for technology departments, including budgets
Benefits and Culture

TakeLessons offers a variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Life and Vision; PTO; Holidays; and discounted music lessons.

To learn more about our culture, please visit

• All applicants must apply online
• Requisition ID #75
• No phone calls or agencies please
• Sponsorship not available
• Limited Relocation Available
• We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diverse backgrounds

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