VP of Engineering at Leap Motion in San Francisco – Jobs for Women

What they’re probably looking for:

  • Someone with an ability to work with colleagues across departments as well as with customers, in order to explain product capabilities.
  • Enough experience to be confident driving the engineering process from technical requirements through to optimization.
  • Comfortable seizing the opportunity to create new processes and willing to get yourself up to speed.
  • Ability to design detail-oriented processes from discovery through go-to-market.
  • Great at setting high quality standards, and fostering a team that delivers against them.
  • Programming skills, a knowledge of SQL databases, and maybe some Ruby.

When you apply:

  • Look – this is a doozy of a job description. They want someone who can think about architecture, while also writing code, while also driving the tech vision across the company, while also managing a team – with what sounds like little to no support and few existing processes. Show how you can solve problems and implement solutions, and you’ll be in a good spot.
  • Share your most successful programming and/or database decision and results.
  • Explain why you’re passionate about their mission.
  • Highlight the best agile development processes you’ve created working across teams.
  • Provide an example of how you identified and acted upon an opportunity in a chaotic environment.
  • Share how you led a team and what the impact was on quality, and ultimately revenue.

Is Leap Motion right for you:

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Leap Motion’s mission is to build a natural connection between people and technology, unlocking the potential of both. As the VP of Engineering, you will play one of the most critical roles in the company.

Leap Motion opens up magical new worlds and experiences where you can tangibly interact with the digital world. Our tracking technology makes this possible in ways that are simple, powerful, and human. We’re a small company with a global presence, and our platform is transforming fields as diverse as gaming, education, music, industrial simulation and more as we become the default input for virtual and augmented reality.

This is a bleeding-edge space for bleeding-edge people. As we craft the next phase of user interfaces and interactions there is rarely a precedent to follow.

Responsibilities:

Extensive cross-organization collaboration playing a crucial role in interfacing with product and business stakeholders to identify requirements, converting them to functional specs, prioritizing, and driving execution.
Technical product management functions including functional specs, roadmap, project management, issue/risk management, and cross-division coordination.
Be scrappy and leverage the small team to the fullest to work on multiple parallel solutions and tools.
Drive rapid prototyping cycles from technical requirements, software designs, programming, debugging, and optimization
Explore and innovate new technologies, features, and tools
Work collaboratively across team boundaries to share common infrastructure and functional capabilities. Provide feedback into core product teams to influence their roadmap and strategy.
Drive an excellent customer experience, continually raising the bar on functionality, usability, and simplicity.
Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement
Work with Executive Leadership to set engineering priorities and resource needs, as well as provide visibility into risks, schedules and cross-functional dependencies.
Aggressively build and grow a team of talented engineers to achieve our company’s vision
Be a strong communicator of engineering goals, priorities and execution to Leap Motion’s board, management and staff.
Liaise with existing and prospective clients to communicate and negotiate the technical capabilities of our platform.
Instill strong software engineering practices in the team, including continuous delivery and accurate sprint planning.
Liaise with product management & business development on schedules and scope.

Experience:

BA or BS (MSc or PhD preferred) degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field; equivalent experience considered.
10+ years of relevant industry / academia experience in software engineering/architecture field.
Effective communication skills, focusing on presentation of technical information
Able to create the conditions that maximize team productivity and reduce churn
Strong programming knowledge in several programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Go, Python strongly preferred, plus working skills in at least one functional language like Clojure, Erlang, or similar).
7+ years of engineering experience, preferably with some exposure to Ruby.
Strong database skills in SQL and familiarity with several prominent SQL and noSQL solutions.
Experience working on agile software development teams which function in a dev-ops environment, including experience in dev, build, QA, release, and support of your own software.
You should have experience building multi-skilled teams capable of rapid prototyping of new ideas.
Recent experience successfully translating company vision into concrete, measurable engineering deliverables and leading a team of at least 5 software engineers.

Nice to Have:

Proven technical leadership across several releases of a major product.
Track record of large customer facing product delivery at Internet scale.
10+ years of experience managing a multi-disciplinary team.
Proven track record delivering state-of-the-art product.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Entrepreneurial thinking and the ability to act effectively with high-level direction.
Aggressive growth orientation.
Strong orientation toward finding and implementing solutions.
Deep commitment to building an ethical, world-class company with technology at its core.
At home in a very fast-paced environment with a high level of ambiguity.

*Leap Motion is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*NOTE: All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States

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Head of Engineering at BCG Digital Ventures in New York City: Jobs for Women

What they’re probably looking for:

  • Someone with an ability to strategize about the right architecture and put it in place – both technically and by getting buy-in from the internal team.
  • 5 years building digital product experiences for any type of customer. If you have both b2b and b2c you’re in an above average spot!
  • Someone who has a decent understanding of current privacy and security regulations, and has created systems that comply.
  • Comfortable using analytical skills to make better decisions.
  • Great at managing a team and its processes, in a chaotic, rapidly growing company.

When you apply:

  • Share your most successful architecture solution, whether it’s around quality control, selecting a new language, or securing a new data warehouse.
  • Explain why you’re passionate about their mission.
  • Highlight your best experience creating an ROI-positive product experience for a b2b situation, and also your best experience with b2c. If you don’t have both, just explain how your experience in one can translate to the other.
  • Provide an example of a way you grew a team in a stressful environment, and/or how you’ve built a strong employer brand for your engineering department.
  • Include any blockchain, AI/ML, NLP, CRM/CMS, and analytics skills on your resume.

Is BCG Digital Ventures right for you:

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BCG Digital Ventures is an ever-growing global team of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, product experts and investors. We invent, build and launch startups with the world’s most influential companies. The business ventures we create build strategic advantages for the most important global companies enabling them to own the next horizon of innovation.
We are launching a stealth startup, which will build a digital clinical operations platform to disrupt the drug development industry. With funding already in place, this startup will capture part of this 50 billion dollar US market through digital redesign of the clinical trial value chain.

POSITION SUMMARY
We are looking for an exceptional leader who will own the engineering effort of this disruptive startup.

As the Head of Engineering, you will:
Drive Technical Side of the Business

Define, articulate, and execute engineering strategy from launch to scale
Define technical requirements and systems architecture with clarity on feasibility, time, cost, and impact
Develop a foundational data architecture to support long term product aspirations
Apply next generation analytic techniques to the data architecture to continually advance product development and offerings
Build the systems required to for testing, commercial launch, and beyond
Constantly evaluate technological advancements and innovative solutions to drive continuous product improvement
Implement best practice coding methodologies and tools

Drive Excellence

Effectively align resources to achieve key business priorities, including appropriate scope, and high quality / timely product releases
Ensure all processes, services, and software comply with security and privacy regulations including FTC, HIPAA, and GDPR
Manage a multidisciplinary engineering team in a fast-paced environment to deliver reliable, high-performing solutions
Continuously rebalance product / service features which maximize value and minimize effort to focus on the highest-returning initiatives
Define and implement a consistent and repeatable process for quality assurance across all areas of organization and product build
Collaborate with product and design teams to make UX decisions that align with the mission of the business

Drive Talent & Teams
Hire and retain a multidisciplinary, world-class engineering team
Manage teams to deliver high quality products including custom builds as required
Gain and share insights with other leadership team members to continue improving the product and the business
Evangelize technical vision and strategy both internally and externally

Desired Experience & Expertise

7+ years architecting and building products from pre-launch through maturity
7+ years building user-centric digital product experiences, with familiarity across B2C and B2B platforms
Startup experience in key engineering leadership positions at multiple high-growth
technology companies
Experience building next generation data platforms
Preference for a background in healthcare
Ability to stand up an organization and hire engineering talent
An entrepreneurial spirit that is flexible, experimental, and resourceful
Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on data-driven decision-making
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience with the following is a plus
Blockchain
AI/ML
NLP
CRM/CMS development
Real-time analytics

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