VP, Engineering at Fairygodboss
New York City, NY, US

Fairygodboss is looking for a VP of Engineering who will drive the overall technical vision and execution of the FGB marketplace. With modern technology at its core, Fairygodboss is uniquely positioned to connect women with each other and revolutionize the way companies engage with and recruit female and diverse employees. There is a significant opportunity in the market for FGB to deepen its enterprise partnerships, broaden its consumer base, and expand its offerings globally. 

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to CEO and Co-Founder, Georgene Huang, the VP of Engineering will:

Lead the engineering and data science organization in having a transformative impact on the way women access and receive career information, and advance diversity in the workforce.

Establish, execute, and achieve the company’s technical vision and scaling milestones in strategic alignment with business objectives, user and client experience, and revenue goals.

Collaborate with other executives to align technical architecture and business strategy, vision, and long-term product priorities.

Scale and mentor a team of early-career but exceptionally capable and passionate engineers who like to ship code and tackle hard engineering problems.

Own your team’s deliverables and ensure they continue to ship scalable, highly-available products that delight users and customers.

Cultivate skills and manage team performance, guiding individuals and the entire engineering organization in career progression, promotions, performance improvement, and hiring practices.

Track competitive marketplace and industry trends to drive Fairygodboss’ technology and infrastructure vision, value proposition, and roadmap.

Encourage a data-driven and continuous improvement culture to improve the efficiency, scalability, stability, and security.

Champion and ensure engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes for regular assessment and improvement.

Professional Qualifications

Engineering leadership experience in a high-growth company, preferably in a marketplace or community-oriented platform.

Exceptionally technically capable in order to manage a very growth-oriented technical team that is hungry for technical leadership and mentorship (despite this role not requiring hands-on coding).

Extremely committed to leading transformative company growth in a frugal and scrappy manner.

Strong understanding of complex and multi-sided markets or similar B2B2C technology who believes in building great solutions for business problems.

Proven leader with the ability to build and lead outstanding teams, scale an organization, and properly structure teams north of 30.

Experience designing, building, deploying and sustaining a healthy, secure, software development lifecycle and deploying multi-tenant solutions.

Experience with modern technology and the latest open source distributed systems and architecture; experience with AWS, Azure, Docker, continuous integration/deployment, data engineering/science and modern development languages such as Javascript, Python, ReactJS, Node.js.

Deep knowledge of key architectural principles found in highly scalable systems designed for real-time, asynchronous patterns.

Skilled at implementing and optimizing software engineering and product development methodologies and processes.

An eloquent and savvy leader who can communicate and execute goals and objectives working with all stakeholders: founders, investors, and employees.

High EQ with strong influencing skills, to create corporate-wide alignment around technical vision and prioritizations.

A management style that is aligned with the philosophy and culture of Fairygodboss, a values based style driven by growth, action, teamwork, and integrity.

Develop and deliver the annual operating and capital budgets to ensure the right resources are available to move technological capabilities forward. 

Personal Characteristics

Successful in both scrappy and entrepreneurial environments as well as more sophisticated and later stage organizations.

Inventive, with a vision that far transcends what is visible today.

High energy and action-oriented with a history of getting things done in complex environments.

Superior analytical skills and attention to detail with good business judgment and exceptional maturity, diplomacy, and communication skills (both written and verbal).

Results orientation with a strong work ethic. Must be tenacious, with the emotional intelligence to know when to push harder and when to look for alternative approaches.

Integrity beyond reproach that serves as the basis for the ethical soundness of a true leader.

Self-starter mentality, yet a team player with a collaborative approach and management style.

Company Description:

Fairygodboss is the largest career community for women*. Our mission is to help the women in our community by providing free resources and a safe, inclusive environment for highly motivated women to connect with other career-minded individuals and help one another to succeed. Millions of women visit Fairygodboss for career connections, jobs, community advice, virtual events and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women.

Our customers include over 150 Fortune 1000 companies including: Apple, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and IBM.