VP of Engineering/Lead Technical Hire

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Handsome is seeking a Technical Lead, potential SVP of Engineering as a direct-hire for a startup in the Austin Texas area. In this role you will manage an off-shore development team and develop technical strategy and architecture. You’ll work directly with the CEO and COO co-founders, contributing to business and product strategy, in addition to your technical responsibilities.

What you’ll do

  • Manage the development and release of an iOS social networking application for beauty professionals.

  • Contribute directly to the development of the professional networking application 

  • Establish and monitor product development plans and budgets.

  • Evolve technical strategy of the platform as needs and demands change.

  • Work with the co-founders to define and execute business, product, and technical strategy.

  • Participate in fundraising by representing the technical side of the business to investors.

  • Grow a technical team to advance the application and scale as the user-base grows.

This role requires you to have extraordinary interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and the ability to inspire and engage multi-functional teams in a complex and rapidly evolving environment. You will lead by example, encouraging and inspiring your teams to build creative solutions at scale. You’ll be expected to foster a culture of trust and exhibit the values of Scientific Mindset, Openness, One Team, Participation, and Mastery.

Who You Are

  • A Senior Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience building iOS and Android applications and web applications.

  • An experienced software development leader (2+ years) building and leading software development teams.

  • Ability to strategically guide and influence teams to apply the right client and server technologies and software development practices to flexibly and reliably satisfy business and user requirements.

  • Experience in a variety of software development techniques, with a practical understanding of their real-world advantages/drawbacks 

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with the capability and willingness to adapt and improvise within a startup environment.

  • A drive to contribute to the development of a new business by contributing in all areas of the business including business planning, marketing discussions, communicating with investors, talking with users, and the development and delivery of the application.

Why Join

You will be working directly with two dynamic and accomplished co-founders with many years of experience developing businesses in the beauty industry and beyond. This team has a clear vision for building a professional network for an underserved group of professionals in the beauty industry and the experience needed to execute on that vision.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.


 

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