VP of Engineering

Declare - New York, NY

About the right team member:

We are looking to hire a VP of Engineering to join our team and bring our technology platform to the next level. You will be responsible for shaping the technical future by setting the vision, strategy, and roadmap and ensuring that goals and objectives are met.

We launched in 2017 and have established the company as the leading leadership community for female leaders with nearly 1,000 members and 50 participating corporate partners. The VP of Engineering will be instrumental in accelerating the business through product development and growing a strong team of engineers. Candidates must be self-starting, adaptable, and prepared to work in a fast-paced environment.


Your challenge:

  • Scope and scale out our technology platform

  • Hire, lead, mentor and grow our engineering team

  • Cultivate a deep understanding of the memberbase throughout their lifecycle. Advocate for solutions based on their needs and pain points

  • Build integrated learning and community features as the foundational features of the platform

  • Make data driven decisions - keep projects on time, within budget and within scope

  • Collect product ideas from across the organization to develop user-centric and scalable solutions to business problems

  • Manage, prioritize, and communicate metric goals, experiments, product backlog and roadmap

  • Test product hypotheses through user research and supporting engineers on technical discovery


You’ll be effective if you have:

  • Outstanding organization and prioritization skills along with strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience building a platform that takes a company/offering from product-market fit to a scalable global platform with hundreds of corporate clients and thousands of users

  • 10+ years of overall engineering experience, including a proven record of successful leadership in data-intensive organizations

  • The ability to absorb technical concepts and make tradeoff decisions

  • A commitment to quality


What works here:

In a lot of ways, we embody the best things about a startup culture. We are self-starters who know how to create something from nothing. Someone who is both independent and values collaboration will be successful here.


About Declare

Declare (formerly “Parity Partners”) is a mission-driven, for-profit business focused on helping companies attract and retain diverse talent and women build a suite of leadership skills to take their careers to new levels. We build leaders. Declare Search, our executive recruiting arm, places diverse talent in top positions. At Declare Lead, we’ve built a community of over 800 women and a strong curriculum of monthly instruction that connects and catalyzes women around a common goal: gender equality and professional advancement.

Here at Declare, we celebrate the power of diverse and vibrant teams. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. As an organization committed to building a diverse team, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates.


Posted On: Thursday, September 26, 2019

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