Vice President of Engineering at project44

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project44 is looking for a Vice President of Engineering with a proven track record that can bring the passion, work ethic and expertise needed to lead a strong Engineering team at a fast-growing tech startup. This is a senior leadership role focused on scaling the organization and practices and delivering best-in-class functionality and usability, with high quality, at a competitive velocity, managing direct reports and driving agile product delivery across multiple teams. The group includes teams that are responsible for both front-end and backend components for our Freight API SaaS service and partners closely with Product Management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote technical innovation and execution excellence to accelerate API adoption in the freight industry
  • Build software solutions which meet and exceed operating targets of reliability and performance with global customers and integration partners.
  • Attract, develop and retain a high performing team, offering ongoing feedback, professional growth opportunities, and overall career guidance
  • Employ agile based development methodologies, and introduce new modes of development practices aligned with changing business priorities and roadmaps
  • Closely partner with product and business teams to influence product decisions, roadmaps and provide subject matter expertise
  • Collaborate with product on prioritization and scheduling of product and engineering features

Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of experience with developing and shipping commercial B2B SaaS software applications, platforms and systems with paying customers
  • Minimum 5 years in leadership roles of increasing responsibility and scope managing engineers and engineering managers and have directly managed groups larger than 50 people 
  • Track record of building credibility and trust with talented software engineers, peers, and cross-functional teams based on competence, not title or authority
  • Managed groups across different geographic locations
  • Expertise in deploying test driven development and automated testing across teams moving towards continuous delivery
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and supporting tools such as Jira, Confluence, Rally, etc.
  • Dynamic & driven individual with enthusiasm for working in a high-profile, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment 
  • Proven track record of working in a fast paced, competing priority environment, capable of partnering with and communicating across multiple functions and teams
  • Excellent communications skills and can speak directly to executives and customers in fast-developing situations, and write critical customer communications
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

Located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart on the Chicago river and central to high energy restaurants, retail, and accessible public transit.
How project44 makes the world run faster, one global network at a time
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

When I interviewed, I was instantly attracted by the company culture, its ambiance, liveliness, and healthy vibe. I was impressed with the charisma and enthusiasm of every person I met. Our teams are highly motivated and diverse talent bringing unique experiences and knowledge with them. The vibe is upbeat driven collaboration!

Ravneet Sidhu

Senior Software Engineer in Test

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

From the start, I could tell that project44 was special; we're a group of really smart people who come together with the ability to experiment, try new things, and collaborate.

Portia LaMotte

Digital Marketing Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

There is no set track for career growth so you can take advantage of a lot very quickly. You can work on different projects and teams, develop new processes, build and improve something internally - you are able to advance and get real hands on experience.

Nate Puskaric

Strategic Account Executive

What is your vision for the company?

We are ultimately building a world supply-chain network that fits within a much broader vision of applying modern technology, data science, and data flow technologies to an industry that's as old as time.

Will Hansmann

CTO

What are some social events your company does?

I love being apart of our Culture Committee. If you have an idea, you're encouraged to share! The committee includes team members across the company and we regularly host events like potlucks, lunch and learns, company outings, volunteer events, intramural sports, & happy hours. The people that I work with are the best- never a dull moment.

Marc Harland

Carrier Onboarding Lead

What are project44 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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