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VP, Software Engineering

| Chicago

What you will be doing:

Lumere is looking for a technology leader to oversee its platform engineering and infrastructure teams. The successful candidate has been battle-tested in a growth-stage SaaS company and is ready to apply those learnings as the head of our growing software organization.

 

Your technical talent and experience will be crucial to our success, but the right candidate for this role is equally motivated by coaching, developing and managing software engineers. The ideal candidate should also be excited to represent our first class team everywhere from industry conferences to the board room. The VP, Software Engineering will report to the CTO and have 3-5 direct reports and a total team of 15-20.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead our engineering teams in solving the big technical challenges, from performance bottlenecks to our evolving and modernizing our CI/CD workflow
  • Work with product, design, and analytics professionals to ensure our engineers are positioned to satisfy their sprint commitments
  • Work side by side with our founder/CTO to create and execute our ‘technical vision’ and provide strategic guidance for the business
  • Lend your software architecture skills across the engineering team to help identify opportunities for code consolidation and improvement
  • Review pull requests, troubleshoot tough development issues, and foster our pair-programming and team-wide knowledge sharing efforts
  • Develop and maintain code standards and hold us accountable to them
  • Help engineers identify their personal development priorities and help us support them in their efforts to achieve them
  • Represent the engineering team in leadership meetings
  • Evangelize the team’s work in the Chicago tech and open source community and promote recruiting efforts

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience overseeing engineering departments and leading engineering team strategy
  • A talent for helping engineers understand the big picture, as well as the appropriate level of investment and abstraction for a given problem
  • SaaS software development and architecture experience
  • A bias for action and ability to know what needs doing
  • The ability to create a strong sense of urgency and empowerment from within a culture that values sustainability and the happiness of its developers
  • The ability to deliver radically candid feedback and coaching in real time
  • Excellent interpersonal and hiring instincts
  • A high-energy, unfailingly positive attitude
  • Exposure with at least some of our stack (Python/Django, Vue.js, PostgreSQL) preferred

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Vue.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • IntercomEmail

Location

33 N LaSalle St. Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60602

What are Lumere Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Culinary Care
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Affinity Groups, Sports teams, GrassRoots Environmental Group, Book Clubs, Manager Forums, etc.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
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
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Health and wellness initiatives: discounted gym membership, in-office yoga and meditation, variety of snack and beverage options, monthly catered lunch, and more! • Competitive compensation package (includes equity • Social events: Books and Brews, game nights, recreational sports leagues, team outings, fireside chats, and volunteer programs • Ongoing professional development and mentorship opportunities • Open and collaborative office environment, standing desks, beer and cold brew on tap, and casual dress

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