Vice President of Engineering

| Chicago
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What we are looking for:

We are looking for a leader who is passionate about people and technology. This person will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects, business commitments, and customer needs of the platform. We are looking for an individual who can build, manage, and motivate a Software Development team and direct the company towards its primary technical objectives, define and align those technical objectives with the strategic goals of the organization, and help CityBase grow.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the engineering team; defining the standards that will guide engineering initiatives.
  • Define the future architectural direction of CityBase technology; maturing our products from custom, client-specific solutions to scalable enterprise solutions across the entire product suite.
  • Enable the business to meet revenue targets and customer timelines; represent the voice of engineering for sales and marketing, assist in creating realistic project plans, tracking development progress, create feedback loops with sales and marketing, and staying within project budget.
  • Solve tough problems; lead the decomposition of complex technical and process problems into clearly defined solutions that teams can execute on. 
  • Empower, inspire and support a team of engineering leaders and individual contributors, helping each member of your team realize their professional development goals.
  • Determine engineering staffing strategy; including building effective teams and adjusting staffing to meet the needs of the business. 
  • Be an outstanding manager; directly manage members of the engineering team, promote collaboration, problem-solving, and inclusivity within and across teams. 
  • Identify and address factors inhibiting the efficiency and effectiveness of development processes.
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and business leaders to develop a roadmap of features balanced with the need to address technical debt.
  • Define departmental cost and staffing goals; manage costs to meet or exceed annual engineering budget.
  • Define the career paths for engineering and QA team members.
  • Create a culture of learning and innovation; coordinate/lead activities that promote professional development across the department, while advancing our solutions.
  • Participate in thought-leadership activities that promote CityBase as a company and our products.

 

Requirements

  • 10+ years of professional software development experience with an object-oriented or functional programming language.
  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineering team lead or engineering manager, demonstrating a dedication to creating an environment that facilitates happy and fulfilled developers.
  • Experience growing start-ups; tackling technical debt while meeting revenue targets.
  • Understanding of microservice architecture patterns and anti-patterns.

 

Nice to have

  • Deep knowledge of the challenges inherent in concurrent and distributed programming and strategies for managing them
  • Familiarity with Linux, Git, Docker, and AWS
  • Experience developing software with Ruby and/or Elixir

 

Benefits

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) (no matching yet, but we’re working on it)
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible spending account and dependent flexible spending account
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • Short and long term disability and life insurance
  • Yearly, per employee conference and continued education budget
  • Fitness membership stipend
  • Free snacks and drinks

 

About CityBase:

At its best, local government is a unifying force with the power to dramatically improve lives. Govtech-company CityBase is helping smart people build intelligent government, working with cities, counties, utilities, and states to create a place as dynamic as the people who live in it, work in it, and contribute to it. Accessible and responsive, adaptive and efficient, our cloud-based platform is digitizing the city-hall experience and impacting constituents nationwide.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • RubyLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
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Location

A central downtown Chicago Loop location close to all major CTA lines, in a high-rise office with spectacular views of the city and Lake Michigan.

An Insider's view of CityBase

How does your team reward individual success?

We have an awesome rewards platform called Bonusly that allows us to give points to our peers for helping out with things like code reviews,  organizing office events or volunteering for a good cause. The cool thing is we can convert our points into things like Amazon and Chipotle gift cards. 

Gabriel

Director of Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We believe in being accessible to one another: if you have a question or need help from the development, support, or hardware teams, you can always ask and expect their support. We have an easygoing vibe. People don't micro-manage. This atmosphere has allowed me to own my projects and to really grow.

Allen

Field Technician

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

It’s been a great opportunity to grow my career within a growing company. I started at CityBase as a manager and am now a director. I’ve learned new skills on the job while collaborating with every team in the organization. Working in a lean and growing team means that every role in the organization can make valuable contributions to our future.

Elizabeth

Marketing Director

What is your vision for the company?

We make government easier for everyone. Offering a single platform that gives cities everything they need to deliver services. We give businesses and residents a single experience so they don't have to waste time context-switching. This also creates unique, emergent benefits, such as helping cities use data to deliver a more personalized service.

Jason

VP of Product

What are some social events your company does?

Before Covid, we would have an annual family picnic and a winter holiday party, as well as events such as Cinco de Mayo, LGBTQIA Pride Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, a Lollapalooza party, etc. Now that we are remote, we’ve had virtual scavenger hunts, trivia, book club, yoga and mindfulness classes, and other creative ways to keep connected to the team.

Catherine

HR Manager

What are CityBase Perks + Benefits

CityBase Benefits Overview

At CityBase, we value benefits that offer flexibility and improve work-life balance. That includes flexible hours, more work-from-home options, and unlimited vacation time.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Care4Friends, The Giving Tree, Letters to Santa for local CPS schools.
Partners with Nonprofits
CityBase has partnered with Feeding America, Chicago Public Schools, iPaintMyMind, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a volunteer culture committee called Build the Base dedicated to planning events, parties and celebrations for CityBase.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Virtual Yoga, and mindfulness (meditation).
Mental Health Benefits
Free counseling sessions, dedicated mental health awareness month, additional mental health resources provided by Human Resources upon request. Reimbursement of mental health expenses amid COVID.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Facilitated by Human Interest
Company Equity
CityBase offers stock options through its employee profit-sharing program, including vesting over a three-year period
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent FSA that can go towards child-care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. CityBase also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker. Not only for childbirth, but also for adoption and fostering
Flexible Work Schedule
CityBase provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes remote and hybrid remote work, and flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home full-time remote as well as a hybrid model of some days remote and some days in-office.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 months of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
CityBase sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually, including our Summer picnic and Holiday party.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
CityBase employees receive 400 hours per year of paid sick leave per year.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
CityBase offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Employees can contribute monthly towards parking expenses via our Flex commuter benefits.
Recreational Clubs
CityBase book club, Audiophile enthusiasts, interest-groups via Slack.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
CityBase offers employees professional development opportunities like LinkedIn learning, ITA1871. Software-focused conferences such as INBOUND, Elixir-Conf, etc.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Parental Leave. Competitive Pay & Stock Options.

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