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Head of Engineering

| Chicago

We help marketers unlock new revenue by arming them with the technology and expertise they need to succeed in mobile marketing. The Vibes Mobile Engagement Platform enables marketers to easily manage all mobile communication channels including text messaging, push notifications, Apple Wallet, Google Pay and mobile web campaigns — all through a single interface. Vibes has delivered more than ten billion mobile experiences on behalf of customers that include Chipotle, Discover, Old Navy, Home Depot, PetSmart, Foot Locker and Allstate, and is recognized as one of only four Tier 1 aggregators by the Common Short Code Administration (CSCA). To learn more about Vibes, visit www.vibes.com.

We are a group of passionate technologists, intent on solving hard problems in the evolving world of mobile engagement. We focus on collaboration and continuous improvement of our products and ourselves. 

You are an experienced technology leader who brings a well-rounded approach to leading engineering teams. You care deeply about the engineers on your team, building trusting, individual relationships to help them grow both their technical and soft skills. You’re passionate about engineering excellence and drive improvements through the entire software development lifecycle to reduce the time to market while maintaining high quality.

Vibes cares about character and culture as much as competency. We strive to build a workplace where people are excited to come to work every day and feel empowered and motivated to do their best work. For a quick take on Vibes' environment and culture, check out: https://vimeo.com/62222614

This is a full-time position located in downtown Chicago at 300 West Adams. 


  • As a coach and mentor, lead, manage, and grow the software engineering organization, driving continuous improvements in individuals and teams, raising the performance bar with every hire and promotion
  • Partnering with the Head of Product, lead continuous improvement efforts of agile and lean practices and processes to help reduce cycle time and increase predictability of product development
  • Partnering with the Head of Technology Operations, drive the practices of continuous delivery – continuous integration, test and deployment automation, shifting left on security – to decrease time to market and increase quality
  • Manage a professional services team building custom solutions to ensure technical alignment with platform initiatives while delivering on customer commitments
  • Partner closely with the Head of Architecture to ensure an aligned and scalable technical strategy
  • Be a voice in the community and industry, representing the brand of Vibes engineering
  • Live up to the Vibes Core Values

Our Core Values

  • Respect, Honesty, and Integrity for All Stakeholders
  • Always be Learning
  • Relentless Focus on the Customer
  • Never be Satisfied
  • Create Value
  • Seek Accountability and Ownership

Vibes is an equal opportunity employer that encourages and fosters diversity in the workplace. We offer a career building experience in a fast-paced organization and industry.

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300 W. Adams St., 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Vibes Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Core Values Award • Quarterly Teamwork Award & Gift • Anniversary Gifts & Service Awards • Wellness Reimbursement • Monthly Cell Phone Reimbursement • Identity Protection Benefit • Annual Holiday Party and Family Halloween Party • Summer Fridays (Memorial Day – Labor Day) • “Welcome” Popcorn and Cookie Bouquet • Monthly Birthday Cupcakes • Charitable Match

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