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VP of Technology

| Chicago
THE OPPORTUNITY 
Kalderos is scaling rapidly, and we need a VP of Technology with deep technology product development experience who can build and maintain a phenomenal team of technology experts and can ensure Kalderos existing and future solutions solve the challenging problems faced by drug manufacturers. 

With the goal of being crowned king of the Drug Discount Manager category, it is essential that Kalderos moves rapidly to launch a new version of our core product, Grappa, that will allow Kalderos to expand our auditing and point-of-sale chargeback functions to additional discount programs large US pharma companies participate in. In addition, government focus on drug pricing means solutions that enable new ways of facilitating discounted pricing between the manufacturer and the patient must be designed, developed, and launched rapidly.

By enabling new types direct-to-patient and value based pricing arrangements to be implemented, and by building a smart infrastructure that ensures the right price or discount be applied to the right transaction, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something that benefits patients (and is financially rewarding for the team members who help make it happen.) 

THE POSITION
The VP of Technology builds, develops, and manages the team that produces Kalderos’ world-class suite of software products. The ideal candidate is a proven leader who sets the standards for the way Kalderos software is developed, provides an environment for development teams to succeed and works cooperatively with other business units to exceed expectations when delivering scalable and reliable technology solutions to market.
 
 
Detailed Responsibilities to Include:
  • Work with the Chief Technology and Chief Information officers to plan for and implement Kalderos’ technology strategy initiatives
  • Build and maintain a top-notch team of software development engineers and other technical development resources
  • Create a development environment focused on software quality, scalability and continuous integration
  • Establish software development standards and align them with changing technologies
  • Provide expertise and resources to the Project Management Office to ensure successful delivery of Kalderos software solutions
  • Provide input for IT budgets and work to manage operational and capital expenses to meet budget
  • Provide leadership in a fashion that supports Kalderos’ culture, mission and values

 
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have experience with guiding teams who have developed technology solutions in the US drug discount space and will possess the following attributes and requirements: 

  • Personality profile to fit into a high-growth, entrepreneurial culture that requires teamwork and significant interaction with employees at all levels. You must be willing to do real work, and don’t need a big staff to get it done!
  • Be able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment where industry expertise, technology, and design share equal importance in the development of Kalderos’ solutions 
  • Lead in a manner consistent with Kalderos’ culture that fosters open communication, personal initiative, hard work, and gratitude.
  • Analytical mindset with a demonstrated ability using data to influence decision making.
  • BS in computer science or a related field and at least 15 years experience in the Information Technology arena
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Excellence in verbal and written communication with peers irrespective of technical background
  • Proven record of inspiring and motivating development software development teams
  • A passion for the craft and process of software development
 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • You are incredibly smart, highly analytical, and persuasive at the same time.
  • You are comfortable working at a company that celebrates failure, and rewards success.
  • You possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and have a passion for new products and processes.
  • Your team loves working for you. Your colleagues love working with you. Your manager cannot understand how they ever lived without you.
  • You can set operational targets and manage a cross-functional effort to achieve those targets.
  • You motivate others. You communicate clearly. You inspire your coworkers.
  • You identify problems and are decisive about communicating the problem with the larger team, ensuring the problems are corrected early.
  • You cannot stand political games between departments and do not want to work for a company where inside politics drive actions rather than what’s best for the customer.
  • You are a collaborative, hardworking, problem solver, who leads by example.
  • You are way above average, and only want to work at a place that is nowhere near average.
  • You understand that you would not be successful without the team, and you are grateful to your team members who made you successful.
  • You understand that continuous self improvement is part of life, and are willing to accept areas where you could be better and be willing to put in the work to improve yourself and those around you.
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Location

Looking over the Chicago River, we’re located in a WeWork in the heart of Chicago’s downtown.

An Insider's view of Kalderos

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture encourages individuality and strong opinions. There is never a shortage of thoughtful recommendations or particular preferences. All of these differences make our conversations lively - but always progressing towards our goal of bringing transparency and trust to the healthcare space.

Allison

Client Relationship Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As a front end developer, I'm building technology to help improve our customer's experience with our product. Some of the challenges I face involve ensuring what I build integrates effectively with the applications of my cross functional peers. When a problems arise, I know we have an amazing & knowledgeable group of people I can count on.

Sean

Lead Developer

How does the company support your career growth?

We’re a team of smart, passionate and self-directed professionals who thrive on creativity and innovation. Our approach is to foster an environment where people can be constantly expanding their technical skill set and pitch in to solve problems as they discover them -- which results in greater, broader responsibility and professional advancement.

Dave

CTO

What is your vision for the company?

Kalderos is a purpose-driven group of multidisciplinary collaborators -- our purpose is to bring transparency to one of the most opaque parts of the healthcare system. Our solutions will empower all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem to focus on improving the well-being of people, rather than financial engineering.

Micah

COO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our vibe is a combination of trust, collaboration, and stimulation. We’re a young company with big ideas, super smart people, and an eagerness to make some real change. The general attitude is -- be yourself, dress how you want, and get ready to solve some big problems.

Matt

Product Designer

What are Kalderos Perks + Benefits

Kalderos Benefits Overview

We are looking for people that are committed to fulfilling the Kalderos mission and vision. We understand that our employees are the most important asset we have in accomplishing our goals and we believe in providing our employees a robust set of benefits to balance their health, finances, and work/life.

Health: We believe that all of our Kalderos team members deserve access to quality health plans and the options to find one that fits you and your family’s needs.

Finance: We know that there is a lot to worry about when trying to balance your current and future personal
finances and have provided a number of benefits to help alleviate some of the concerns.

Work/Life: We value the time and effort that our employees put into making Kalderos a success and want to make sure that we provide employees benefits to most effectively manage your lives outside of work.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Kalderos offers two plans through Aetna and MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Kalderos offers two plans through Aetna Vision and Metlife Vision.
Health Insurance Benefits
Kalderos offers four comprehensive plans through Aetna. Additional coverage includes free membership to One Medical, Health Advocate and Teledoc.
Life Insurance
Kalderos offers supplemental life insurance through MetLife.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Kalderos offers a fully-vested matching contribution of 100% on the first 3% of employee deferrals, plus 50% on the next 2% deferred
Company Equity
Kalderos offers stock options as part of our standard compensation package.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
At Kalderos, we are focused on getting things done, not on the hours you spend on getting things done.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Kalderos offers a self directed, fair PTO policy. We have a minimum number of PTO days (10) for employees but no maximum.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Kalderos offers pre-tax dollars to pay for your commute on the L or Metra.
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
At Kalderos, we like to celebrate all of our successes whether big or small. We don’t think the small ones ever get enough recognition, that is why we make sure to celebrate them every Thursday.
Fitness Subsidies
We have an on-site gym with a one-time initiation fee.
Professional Development Benefits
Continuing Education stipend
Kalderos wants to foster a culture of continuous personal exploration and improvement - we offer money to develop new skills, refine existing skills, and explore areas of growth for your development.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Beyond our fair PTO policy, flexible working schedule, collaborative work environment, continuous education stipend and weekly happy hours we also are proud to offer a celebration stipend because we believe in celebrating successes whenever they are a part of life or work.

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