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VP of Engineering

$130k – $150k • 0.1% – 1.0%
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Hockeystick is looking for a VP of Engineering to help us scale to the next stage.

We have built a strong foundation for our product using a modern stack (Elixir, GraphQL, React, Relay, styled-component). We have a strong focus on engineering excellence and we have proper code review, CI and CD processes in place. Our engineering team of 8 has been grown in house with many taking leadership and ownership of their work. Yes, we are an amazing bunch but we know our limits. We are looking for someone to help us grow from 8 to 50+.

The next chapter of Hockeystick will be scaling. We are looking for someone who has strong experience in delivering robust applications so that this is not something that you spend time tinkering on. You will be focusing on scaling our engineering culture, polishing our data pipeline, improving our machine learning capabilities, optimizing development to production cycles, presenting our research and work to the world, mentoring our team leads, and, most importantly, building a great product for our users around the world.

YOUR EXPERIENCE
To be successful in this role, you should consider the following before you apply:

- You have previous startup experience and are an entrepreneur at heart.
- You have experience scaling startups from a few to many engineers.
- You care deeply about communication - that you view code as a medium of it. Your interactions on GitHub exemplifies that.
- You understand product building is a team sport. You need your partners in design and product, and you've deeply been immersed in the business and strategy.
- You believe that a healthy culture and happy teams are essential for building a good product.
- Your team speaks highly of you. Bonus if some of them come with you.
- You work very hard but you don't let yourself burnout.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. Hockeystick is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In your first 3 months, you will be:
- getting to understand every part of the codebase;
- working closely with every team member to understand their capabilities and their growth path
- working closely with our CEO and Head of Product to remove uncertainties in our product roadmap
- hiring new software engineers to grow our team

In your first 6 months, you will be:
- reviewing, improving and championing our engineering process ensuring that there's a good balance of quality, velocity, and developer happiness
- reviewing and improving our organizational and security controls, including our commitment to privacy regulations and controls like SOC2
- improving and optimizing our data collection and grading pipeline and our machine learning processes
- communicating personal and career growth plan to the engineering team for scaling up to 50+

In your first year, you will be:
- making improvements to hiring, security, product management, software architecture, QA and testing, dev ops, data science, vendor relationships, team growth and retention
- on track to scale our engineering team from 8 to 50+


WHY HOCKEYSTICK?
We are a data-first product company that has been adopted by global tech ecosystems around the world. We have pioneered a unique approach to collecting data where users retain control of their data. We believe in Open Data and are a major publisher of open data and open standards.

Your personal growth is important to us, and our career development program will make it happen: a generous health benefits package, annual learning budget, one-on-one coaching, skills development workshops, and more.

A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE COMPANY
We believe that the unique contributions of everyone at Hockeystick is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

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CEO of Hockeystick, co-founder of Scalability, Year One Labs. Entrepreneur and Angel for 20 years.

Elaine Coopersmith

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Career business and technology transformation professional, countless digital products shipped, problem solver, trusted leader and adviser.

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