VP Engineering
Instacanvas - Santa Monica, CA

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Instacanvas is a photography marketplace that°s gone from zero to millions of users in our first year. Based in Santa Monica, we°re backed by several of the world°s top investors including First Round Capital, Founders Fund, and others. Our core mission is to build a real-time catalogue of human life on earth via mobile photography. Lots of big tech challenges ahead, and we°re looking for high caliber engineers to join our team.

Our rooftop office is located within walking distance from the beach and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California. Come join us and help us grow! We°re looking for an experienced VP of Engineering to lead our growing engineering team. The right candidate will be excited about spending lots of their time recruiting, managing, leading, and inspiring our incredible engineers and lots of their time getting their hands dirty with coding.

About You: You have 3+ years of experience in a software development role, with at least 1+ of those years being in a leadership (Director, VP-ish) role. You°ve built websites and applications that scale to millions of users across multiple platforms, including web and mobile. You have experience with Ruby on Rails, or other web development frameworks that follow an MVC pattern such as Python/Django - Rails specifically isn°t that important, but it°s important that you understand modern web development technology. You°re a product-minded engineer who can see the big picture but also gets excited about the details.

You°re eager to take on a leadership position in a startup where you°ll have the opportunity to influence product decisions, mentor more junior developers, and build kickass products. What You°ll Be Doing: Leading the development team on design, architecture, and processes Working directly with the CEO and VP of Product Architecting " building infrastructure to help Instacanvas scale to millions of users Watching your team°s code get used by millions of people the day you build it What We Offer: A competitive salary Stock options! Free lunches, free beers, free t-shirts, and company retreats Attacking a super-fun market alongside an incredible team Want the geeky stuff? Web serving: Ruby-on-Rails 3.2 (Ruby 1.9.3) " jQuery, running on Heroku.

Redis is used for storing transient user data (sessions), some caching is done through Memcachier. Using Slim templates, SCSS (" asset pipeline), Devise/Omniauth. Amazon S3/Cloudfront for storing/serving static assets (images, js/css). Persistent data storage is done with MySQL on RDS.

Background queue processing uses Resque workers running on Heroku. Heroku auto-scaling is done by hirefire. Automated testing is done with Capybara " Rspec.