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VSCO is a creative channel.

Director of Engineering, Chicago

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You are a collaborative engineering leader who understands the nuances of building large-scale consumer products. You’re at your best working in cross-functional environments of growth and experimentation. You get energy from building teams and are motivated by the impact you can make on our mission to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity. 

We are seeking an engineering leader who will lead development on our revenue and subscription systems and products, as well as lead our office in Chicago. As the founding hire for Chicago, you will be responsible for creating a team that values ownership, camaraderie, execution, and inclusivity. The systems, integrations, and experiments your team will build will have a direct impact on our creators’ experience, as well as the top and bottom line on our company performance. 


The day-to-day

* Build, mentor, and coach a cross-disciplinary Engineering team with continuous feedback, clarity, and empathy
* Build and maintain systems, technologies, and documentation to catalyze our company’s continued, fast-paced growth
* Collaborate with teams in Engineering, Product, Design, Finance, and Marketing to drive our business forward
* Manage multiple project timelines and deliverables at a leadership level and within the engineering team, in the Chicago office as well as with our office in Oakland
* Lead and represent our Chicago office with humility and pride - from team-building to cascading communication to close involvement in location-specific office affairs, your impact will be company-wide 


* 8+ years leading teams that build products at scale; experience on a large scale consumer app is preferred, but not a requirement
* Strong communication skills, with an empathetic, collaborative, and growth mindset
* Practiced in experimentation; we leverage data to guide our decision making, and constantly run experiments across all parts of our stack
* Experience coaching managers and teams in building high-quality products at scale; your team will build products from scratch, as well as adapt and maintain our current products
* Experience scaling teams working across multiple locations, and guiding career development for engineers, and engineering managers
* Must play nicely with others, we build together, as one team

Nice to have

* A deep appreciation for photography, video and/or other aspects of the arts would be greatly valued


About VSCO
VSCO is a creative channel. We build creative tools, spaces and connections driven by self-expression. Our Mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity.
Job Perks
Free delicious lunches daily, amazing snack selections, and the best coffee around. Equity, health, vision and dental insurance for families, and a flexible vacation policy. 
Creative Freedom
We value the creative process and our employees’ opinions — input is encouraged, regardless of your position or title. We want to work with people who are driven and demonstrate initiative in taking our mission to the next level.
The Working Life
At VSCO, everyone works hard but also takes the time to enjoy life outside of the office. Balance is important to us.
It Won’t Be Boring
Try new things. Think outside the box. We celebrate an environment that fights stagnation and challenges the status quo.
Interested in this position?
Tell us why you want to work at VSCO and what we should know about you.
VSCO believes in building a safe place for creative expression and celebrating that which makes us human, welcoming unique and personal backgrounds and experiences. We’re proud to foster diverse perspectives within VSCO as we continue to build an inclusive culture.

Healthcare coverage

Paid family & medical leave

Flexible time off policy

Food & beverage program

Tech and wellness stipend

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