VP of Engineering at cohesion

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Cohesion is a leading Intelligent Buildings software solution that is disrupting how buildings operate and how people engage with buildings – from real estate owners/investors, operators, building engineers, to tenants and visitors. Our cutting-edge converged IoT-enabled platform brings together building systems, building software, and business applications into a single portal for on web and mobile platforms to forge the path to autonomous buildings.

We are searching for a Director of Engineering to plan, direct, coordinate and oversee the Engineering department, ensuring the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet the current and future needs of the company. The VP of Engineering will be responsible for guiding the company's product vision and maintaining compliance with quality standards. 

What you’ll do

·         Establish strategic direction of the company's engineering and development initiatives and oversee the daily workflow of the department. 

·         Leading and architecting new development projects

·         Assist in recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training department staff, as well as provide constructive and timely performance evaluations for internal and satellite teams

·         Work cross-functionally with Product and Solutions Engineering teams to solve complex problems

·         Follow agile engineering practices such as test-driven development, CI, and CD. Promote usability best practices

·         Oversee the preparation and final approval of project plans

·         Conduct or acquire cost analysis for development projects; prepares or delegates preparation of schedule of project completion dates.

·         Collaborate with the company's executive leadership to develop and meet organizational goals while supplying expertise and guidance on projects, operations, and systems.

·         Identify, recommend, and implement new technologies and systems to improve organizational processes and decision-making.

·         Establish, communicate, and implement engineering and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations.

·         Establish and administer the department's budget.

·         Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in engineering and development 

 

Required Qualifications

·         BS in a related field of Software Development with at least 10+ years of proven, relevant experience in a leadership position

  • Hands-on Experience in cloud-native systems, micro services and event-driven architecture

·         Hands-on programming experience such as .NET, JavaScript, Swift, Scala

·         Extensive knowledge of engineering principles and procedures

·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

·         Ability to work with multiple internal stakeholders 

·         Good knowledge, capabilities and skills in prototype ideation 

·         Understanding of technical architecture and Agile methodologies

·         Strong project management skills 

·         Excellent communication skills with a team-oriented mindset

  • Position requires flexibility to work outside of non-traditional business hours as required to perform job duties.

Desired Qualifications

·         Master's Degree in Technology, Computer Science or a related field

·         Able to assess market conditions and technological innovations, think and act strategically and proactively, and convert strategic visions into actionable plans

·          Able to participate in business development activities including sales engineering meetings

·         Conducts business with honesty, personal integrity, and respect

·         Able to effectively multitask in a dynamic, fast paced startup environment, working as both a self-starter and a reliable team player

·         Understanding of IoT platforms and devices

·         High-level knowledge of Building Automation Systems and networks

 What you can expect from Cohesion

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being.

·         Receiving a competitive compensation package, including bonus, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401k match

·         Receiving a monthly cell phone reimbursement

·         Comprehensive wellness reimbursement program (eligible after 6 months of employment)

·         Enjoying a responsible unlimited PTO program (after 3 months of employment) to help employees maintain work-life balance

·         2-way flexibility of work schedules

·         Dressing for your day

·         Enjoying family leave benefits

·         Temporary transit benefits 

At Cohesion, we see diversity and inclusion as a source of strength. We believe building trust and innovation are best achieved through diverse thought and practice. Individuals seeking employment at Cohesion are considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Our company is located in the Downtown Chicago area and easy to get to with various train and bus stops closeby.

An Insider's view of cohesion

How does your team reward individual success?

The Cohesion team celebrates personal and professional successes of all team members through offering additional professional opportunities and allowing them to be part of more robust projects. We work in a very collaborative environment that encourages everyone to push their boundaries.

Nik

Vice President of Product Implementation

What does your typical day look like?

Everyday is doing something you've never done before; sometimes something nobody has ever done. It's exciting and I'm so honored to be part of such a great team!

Isaac Townsend

Senior Product Manager - Building Automation Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

The company really focuses on making sure you are doing work that you are interested in. They hone in on your interests and are there to help you if you ever need anything. You can always count on them helping you grow.

Jessica

Marketing Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

While every day is an unpredictable scramble, being in Product means I consistently have the opportunity to work with almost every other team on a given day – providing input and materials to help market and sell our platform.

Nora

Senior Product Manager

What are cohesion Perks + Benefits

cohesion Benefits Overview

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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