VP of Engineering at Livly

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Livly is hiring a VP of Engineering to lead our quickly growing engineering team. You will partner with leadership to define our technical vision and product roadmap. You will develop new and scale existing processes across both tech and people functions. If you’re a natural leader, have the ability to solve complex problems, and enjoy managing and developing talented engineers, we’re looking for you!  


Who we are: Livly is an operating system for all digital and physical experiences in buildings across the world. Our mission is to create joy through great technology and services - one building, person and digital experience at a time.  


What you'll do in this role:  

  • Partner with CTO and executive leadership to lead the technical vision.  
  • Partner with head of product on prioritization and roadmap management from ideation through execution and iteration. 
  • Extensive engineering expertise in the areas otooling, prints, specifications, product maintenance, budgeting, and software products. 
  • Develop standards and procedures to ensure quality standards are met and maintained. 
  • Responsible for SDLC optimization.  
  • Employ agile based development methodologies. 
  • Recruit top talent by working with our talent team to continuously enhance processes.  
  • Contribute in building an engineering brand that effectively portrays the engineering employee value proposition externally.  
  • Manage and develop top performing teams including training, performance management, feedback, and professional development for all engineering team members. 
  • Build an engineering brand that portrays the engineering employee value proposition externally.  

You’ll love this role if you’re:  

  • A problem solver. You have a track record of identifying and implementing innovative solutions that drive efficiency and push the business forward. 
  • An effective communicator. You have the ability to establish effective relationships across the organization and partner accordingly to navigate complex situations. 
  • A top-notch communicator. You know how to give good news, give bad news, and listen. 
  • A natural leader. You have strong decision-making skills, can thrive under pressure, and are able to instill motivation and accountability in your team members. 

What you bring to this role:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience with 15+ years of experience as an engineer across multiple environments. 
  • Experience working in venture-backed startups, with experience spanning from early-stage to late-stage series round companies is a huge plus. 
  • Principal level engineer or higher level of experience in one area of engineering. 
  • 8+ years experience of engineering leading a team of 30+ people, including management at multiple companies.  
  • Proven track record of building and leading world class teams. 
  • Proven track record of building credibility and trust with talented software engineers, peers, and cross-functional teams.  
  • Strong knowledge of C# and .Net. 
  • Strong understanding of ops and infrastructure. 
  • Background in continuous integration and continuous deployment. 
  • Knowledge of QA, automated testing, and testing frameworks. 
  • Proficient in agile methodologies and use of metrics.  
  • Knowledge of new technology trends and its applications for new products in the marketplace. 

What Livly offers you:  

  • The opportunity to be creative, make an impact, and grow professionally while working in a collaborative, high-energy environment. 
  • Competitive salary and great benefits. We cover 80% of Medical Premiums, and offer dental, vision, and commuter benefits. 
  • Fun perks like snacks in officewellness initiatives, team events, and Livly gear. 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


Interspread amongst West Loop's luxe lofts and retail boutiques are tech startups, restaurants, and design stores giving this area its creative edge!

What are Livly Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Be Livly Committee aims to bring the entire Livly team together through philanthropic, educational, and fun events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Livly covers 80% of our employee’s healthcare premiums.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave for the primary caretaker. Livly also provides 2 weeks of fully paid parental leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Livly’s vacation policy includes up to 15 days of PTO. Livly also offers seven paid holidays, in addition to one floating holiday.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Livly encourages employees who are sick to stay home. When needed, it is possible to work from home when sick.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Livly has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, and more!
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Livly has frequent team and company-wide happy hours - we love a good theme!
Fitness Subsidies
Livly offers discounted gym memberships
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Livly offers a Learning and Development Stipend that provides employees the opportunity to pursue professional development opportunities.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Need a break? Grab a book from our bookshelf and read some of our favorites!
Paid industry certifications
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