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Senior Director of Engineering

Company: Yardstik
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Company: Yardstik

Location: Minneapolis

Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Director of Engineering

Reports To: CTO

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

Position Summary :

We are looking for an experienced Senior Director of Engineeringwho will be heading up our development team to deliver on productvision, customer needs, and competitive landscape as well asproduct enhancements for new and existing products. Directs andcoordinates activities of engineering department by creating andfollowing 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 stakeholdersacross the organization you will help to define and prioritize ourroadmap.

Gathering Requirements & Creating Solutions. You’ll be workingto understand client/market needs and work to distill complexproblems into accessible, actionable, and accurate solutions.

Define and Implement Agile Frameworks. Enhance existing agileprocesses for scalability.

Develop design architecture and documentation for plannedimplementations and changes

Directs department activities to design new products, modifyexisting designs, improve production techniques, and develop testprocedures.

Leadership

Lead a team of dynamic software developers to build and maintaincore frameworks that support application development in a SaaSenvironment. Provide coaching, mentoring, and support to the directreport staff in both technical and non-technical issues. Ensure thehigh productivity of the team members.

Prioritizing, Optimizing, & Supporting Releases. You’ll live inClubhouse with our engineers, constantly creating incrementalreleases to squash critical bugs, while focusing our coreengineering horsepower on new product development/iteration. You’llwork to balance speed vs. feature set trade-offs in real-time, andultimately ensure our final products deliver on key external andinternal requirements.

Assist teams in Integration configuration and testing alongsidethe client and supporting vendors

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

Be responsible for planning, scoping, designing, andimplementing custom integrations and new customerimplementations

Customer Facing

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

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

Keep feature stakeholders updated throughout the developmentcycle. Provide liaison with relevant parties, including productmanagement, QA, other development teams, production, productsupport, etc., to facilitate the release process. Managedevelopment-related customer escalation when needed

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

General

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

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

Deeply collaborative & consensus-driven; ability to drivealignment & requirements to satisfy range of external & internalclients/stakeholders.

To perform the job successfully, an individual shoulddemonstrate the following.

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

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timelymanner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; developsalternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solvingsituations; uses reason even when dealing with emotionaltopics.

Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinatesprojects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects ontime and budget; manages project team activities.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications ofdecisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstratesknowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategicgoals.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieveorganizational goals; understands the organization's strengths &weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies externalthreats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changingconditions.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meetschallenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions forimproving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presentsideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

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

Qualifications : To perform this job successfully, anindividual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative ofthe knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions.

Experience:

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

Experience directly speaking to and working with customersdirectly - great communication skills converting complexengineering topics to simple business/requirements terms

Successful startup experience and/or scaling a business isstrongly desired

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

Experience developing partnerships with third-partycompanies

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

Experience in working with Global/Regional teams

Strong communication and coordination skills along withmulti-tasking capabilities to get things done in a fast-pacedenvironment

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

Certificates and Licenses:

None required.

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

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

Physical Demands : The physical demands described here arerepresentative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities 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 employmentdecisions are based on business needs, job requirements, andindividual qualifications without regard to age, color, disability,equal pay/compensation, genetic information, national origin,pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexualorientation and gender identity), sexual harassment or veteranstatus. Yardstik will not tolerate discrimination or harassmentbased on any of these characteristics.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusivelist of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents willfollow any other instructions, and perform any other relatedduties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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