VP of Product at Shipwell

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VP, Product Manager

About us

Shipwell is fundamentally changing the logistics industry and breaking the mold for how supply chain have operated for centuries. We work with thousands of shippers, suppliers, 3pls, and carriers and created the first truly connected digital platform in logistics that provides real-time visibility, automation, and bullet-proof APIs. We build industry-leading connectivity solutions in the cloud using modern architecture for a very old industry that is over 15% of GDP. Come put a dent in the universe with us.

About you

Shipwell is seeking a VP of Product Management to join us in our next phase of product growth. In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of product management, everything from exploring new business opportunities, writing specs, coordinating with relevant stake holders, to owning big and small launches. You’ll be a central part of the company, working cross-functionally with other departments as well as with the leadership team to define the roadmap and strategy. With a product that intersects between the SaaS and e-commerce space, it’s an exciting opportunity to to build something that will have a true impact on scientific research.


About you

You are a forward thinker who will motivate the team and enable them to produce their best work. You have a collaborative mindset that helps align everyone together around central ideas and visions. You ceaselessly endeavor to understand the root problems customers face before entertaining any solutions. You understand business objectives and work to balance speed and quality in product development. Most of all, you are a builder and a problem solver at heart, and you seek to develop thoughtful solutions that will delight our customers.

WHAT YOU WILL DO WHEN YOU GET HERE

  • Lead, coach and support a highly effective team of passionate engineers to foster a high performance culture.
  • Recruit world‐class engineering talent and participate in the recruiting flow including attracting, screening, and closing high caliber candidates.
  • Build trusting relationships and collaborate cross departmentally to execute on company strategy.
  • Set the technical direction for the team, drive the evolution of the systems architecture, and make appropriate technology choices.
  • Manage the delivery of software using Agile best practices including continuous deployment, continuous integration and test driven development.
  • Take a hands-‐on approach to the entire software development lifecycle: perform day-‐to-‐day project management to ensure successful, on-‐time releases; demonstrate ownership and accountability for the team’s delivery.
  • Work effectively with product managers, engineers and the engineering leadership team to allocate engineering resources appropriately across various projects, including balancing customer needs with longer-‐term product roadmap needs.
  • Promote a SMART codebase (Simple, Maintainable, Agile, Refactored and Tested) for a SAFE product (Secure, Available, Fast and Easy).
  • Implement processes and metrics to ensure that the team is extremely efficient and focused, and that products are market ready.
  • Enable a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation and excellence while continuously elevating the quality and caliber of our engineering organization.
  • Create a productive work environment, and keep the team focused and fulfilled.
  • Ensure the team fully understands the goals and objectives of Shipwell as a company and how their work fits into the bigger picture.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE

  • BS, MS, or Ph.D in Computer Science or related technical discipline
  • Proven experience leading engineering teams during the evolution of the Engineering function from start-‐up to mid lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully hiring, managing, coaching and retaining world-‐class engineers.
  • Software development experience building ASP, enterprise SaaS, cloud based solutions, or consumer web platforms supporting millions of users and billions of online transactions per month.
  • Demonstrated experience leading the design, development, delivery and maintenance of large scale and high performance platforms, including online web and data/analytics processing.
  • Recent experience using Agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge of release management and deployment workflow processes, from development release through staging and production deployment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build productive cross-departmental relationships and motivate team members. Must have a positive, can-do attitude and value collaboration.

WHY SHIPWELL?

  • Incredible growth opportunity at one of the fastest growing companies in Austin
  • Competitive Pay
  • 401k
  • Amazing company culture
  • Room to grow and tons of mentoring
  • Onsite Fitness Classes
  • Being a part of a rapidly growing startup company
  • The kitchen is fully stocked with local coffee, drinks, and snacks
  • Company sponsored healthcare insurance and dental insurance
  • Team building events and office competitions
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement
  • Receive an elite technology package to include a brand new MacBook Pro!
  • Opportunity to put your thumbprint on a high-growth company in the early stages
  • An open work environment where everyone, even the new folks, have a voice

Shipwell is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Shipwell, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight. We have pledged to create a diverse and culturally strong company and environment.

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Location

Shipwell is located downtown, in the heart of Austin where plenty of trendy bars, restaurants, and shops are located within walking distance!

An Insider's view of Shipwell

What are some social events your company does?

Shipwell assumes you know how to do your job; outside of core office hours, you are allowed to set your own in-office times. Working from home to deal with a delivery or appointment is a simple notice to a manager, and you're encouraged to make use of the unlimited PTO!

David

Backend Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

How a freight brokerage frees up cumbersome processes using technology! We strive to answer this question so people on the front lines can do more of what they do best. Our teams are the heaviest users and biggest advocates of Shipwell’s platform because it directly solves our industry-specific needs.

Andy

Carrier Compliance & Analytics Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

What makes the team members on my teams successful is their ability to come in everyday with an amazing attitude, effort, and working together as a team!

Taryn

Enterprise Carrier Sales Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Everyone on the team shows up with a unique perspective. We don't train people to be sales robots because sometimes new ideas can drastically improve how the entire team operates. That sort of ingenuity influences our entire company.

Laurel

Strategic Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being a data scientist I spend about 50% of my time with stakeholders, customers, sales representatives, & the carrier success team, to understand how they work and how we can help them. One of the most important lessons I have learnt at Shipwell is that listening is key!

Anna

Associate Data Scientist

What are Shipwell Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes mariocart.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking, A parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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