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Senior Director of Engineering

Company: Yardstik
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Ya rdstik is a new venture-backed software company based in Minneapolis. If you have always been interested in working for a startup and being one of the first members of the fast-paced culture, then this opportunity is for you. Yardstik is seeking a full-time Director of Engineering in Minneapolis. Senior Director of Engineering

Company: Yardstik

Location: Minneapolis

Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Director of Engineering

Reports To: CTO

Ya rdstik is a new venture-backed software company based in Minneapolis. If you have always been interested in working for a startup and being one of the first members of the fast-paced culture, then this opportunity is for you. Yardstik is seeking a full-time Director of Engineering in Minneapolis.

Position Summary :

We are looking for an experienced Senior Director of Engineering who will be heading up our development team to deliver on product vision, customer needs, and competitive landscape as well as product enhancements for new and existing products. Directs and coordinates activities of engineering department by creating and following agile frameworks.

Essential Accountabilities:

Lead, Manage, Accountability (LMA)

Project Management and Release Process

Development Process

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic

Collaborate on Product Strategy. Working along with stakeholders across the organization you will help to define and prioritize our roadmap.

Gathering Requirements & Creating Solutions. You'll be working to understand client/market needs and work to distill complex problems into accessible, actionable, and accurate solutions.

Define and Implement Agile Frameworks. Enhance existing agile processes for scalability.

Develop design architecture and documentation for planned implementations and changes

Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.

Leadership

Lead a team of dynamic software developers to build and maintain core frameworks that support application development in a SaaS environment. Provide coaching, mentoring, and support to the direct report staff in both technical and non-technical issues. Ensure the high productivity of the team members.

Prioritizing, Optimizing, & Supporting Releases. You'll live in Clubhouse with our engineers, constantly creating incremental releases to squash critical bugs, while focusing our core engineering horsepower on new product development/iteration. You'll work to balance speed vs. feature set trade-offs in real-time, and ultimately ensure our final products deliver on key external and internal requirements.

Assist teams in Integration configuration and testing alongside the client and supporting vendors

Ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment, where the need to both regularly (re)prioritize incremental releases, yet simultaneously focus on larger epics is key.

Be responsible for planning, scoping, designing, and implementing custom integrations and new customer implementations

Customer Facing

Ability to communicate the highly technical subject matter in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences

Facilitate knowledge transfer and educate clients on developing and operating interfaces to and from a SaaS platform

Keep feature stakeholders updated throughout the development cycle. Provide liaison with relevant parties, including product management, QA, other development teams, production, product support, etc., to facilitate the release process. Manage development-related customer escalation when needed

Deep customer obsession, and DNA-level drive to ensure we build the products & features our customers actually need, will pay for and will use to successfully drive business outcomes.

General

Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects.

Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations and develops recommendations accordingly.

Deeply collaborative & consensus-driven; ability to drive alignment & requirements to satisfy range of external & internal clients/stakeholders.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands the organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Qualifications : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience:

At least 8+ years of experience in strategizing and solutioning the enablement of SaaS platform including integrations

Experience directly speaking to and working with customers directly - great communication skills converting complex engineering topics to simple business/requirements terms

Successful startup experience and/or scaling a business is strongly desired

Domain expertise in application lifecycle management, web application operations, SaaS cloud services.

Experience developing partnerships with third-party companies

Extensive technical background covering data exchange integration using technologies such as REST APIs,

Experience in working with Global/Regional teams

Strong communication and coordination skills along with multi-tasking capabilities to get things done in a fast-paced environment

Proven performance using agile methodologies (both kanban & scrum); ability to work with a growing engineering team of 5-25 engineers.

Certificates and Licenses:

None required.

Work Environment : Currently Yardstik is a remote work environment and will be evaluating office space needs as we grow and understand the Covid19 pandemic realities.

Travel : In the future, some travel may be required.

Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What we Offer:

Company Health Insurance Plan

Employee Option Pool

401k Retirement Plan

Health Savings Account

Liberal Vacation Policy

Yardstik is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to age, color, disability, equal pay/compensation, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), sexual harassment or veteran status. Yardstik will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

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Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands the organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Qualifications : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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At least 8+ years of experience in strategizing and solutioning the enablement of SaaS platform including integrations

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Successful startup experience and/or scaling a business is strongly desired

Domain expertise in application lifecycle management, web application operations, SaaS cloud services.

Experience developing partnerships with third-party companies

Extensive technical background covering data exchange integration using technologies such as REST APIs,

Experience in working with Global/Regional teams

Strong communication and coordination skills along with multi-tasking capabilities to get things done in a fast-paced environment

Proven performance using agile methodologies (both kanban & scrum); ability to work with a growing engineering team of 5-25 engineers.

Certificates and Licenses:

None required.

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