VP of Engineering

Globys - Seattle, WA

Vice President, Engineering

Seattle, WA

At Globys, we develop a cloud-based billing portal platform that enables business customers of all sizes to self-serve and securely transact with their providers. Our platform is used by companies around the world, including T-Mobile, Vodafone, and TELUS to deliver exceptional portal experiences to their customers while significantly reducing costly manual processes. Our patented technology processes massive amounts of data and provides end users with a unified and personalized view of their accounts and services. This is an opportunity to work with large scale data systems and visualizations to solve real-world business problems for some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies.

Globys is quickly expanding & improving our B2B portal experience. We are embarking on some new and exciting challenges. With this, we are looking for a Vice President of Engineering to join our Seattle team. This position will report to our CEO, be a member of our Senior Leadership team and have worldwide team management responsibility.

Our ideal candidate will have proven technical leadership capabilities, a deep technical acumen to provide mentorship and coaching, strong process and efficiency skills to streamline our development and deployment process, a passion for solving complex and strategically important business problems and a collaborative and influential working partnership across multiple distributed teams. In this global role, moderate amounts of international travel will be required.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Build and lead a high-performance team that thrives in an agile development environment.

  • Foster an environment of continual improvement through regular technical debt reduction and an architectural strategy plan.

  • Help to streamline our engineering process and procedure to ensure our team is operating at full capacity and is supported by a modern-day development process.

  • Using extensive management skills and experience, develop technical and managerial leadership skills and create a vibrant culture of mutual support and motivation.

  • Stay in sync with multiple development and product teams, routinely reviewing specs and roadmaps to assure development cycles stay on time and are of the highest quality.

  • Develop and drive release management, testing, and deployment practices that increase timeliness, efficiency, and quality of code and deployments.

  • Direct and control the activities of the engineering teams.

  • Develop organizational design and global blueprint that will increase the overall efficacy of our engineering.

  • Set organizational priorities, resource trade-offs, and operating models to meet business priorities.

  • Ensure that the core technology and professional services organizations are operating at maximum efficiency with appropriate levels of maintenance whilst constantly fostering the ability to innovate and grow.

  • Set technology standards and direct the execution of initiatives from inception through execution.

  • Ensure systems have high availability and performance.

  • Work closely with PMO in developing capacity models to forecast the delivery schedule for team project portfolio, model different scenarios, and future project resource needs.

  • Define key metrics and analytics for measuring the performance of the development teams.

  • Provide planning support for 2 to 3-year view on technology and/or operational strategies for the business unit(s) supported.


Required skills and proficiencies to be successful:

  • Demonstrated leadership building out complex software.

  • Experience delivering high-quality software design and development including experience with RESTful web services and microservices.

  • 10+ years of experience in enterprise and/or web development. Strong knowledge of C# and JavaScript preferred. Bonus points for experience with WebAPI and MVC.

  • Strong experience with one of the web frameworks such as React (preferred), Bootstrap, Backbone, Angular, and Vue.

  • 10+ years of engineering management experience, preferably with 5+ years of increasing leadership responsibilities with management of distributed teams.

  • Strong background in driving large technical projects from conception to rollout/production.

  • Experience in managing production incidents with a repeatable process.

  • Ability to use “just enough” metrics to make data-driven decisions without losing flexibility.

  • Experience working in scaled, multi-team Agile/SCRUM development programs.

  • Knowledge of cutting-edge technologies and toolkits.

  • Minimum of BS in Computer Science or in a related field.

  • Requires international travel


This position will be a great fit for you if:

  • You love being a part of a distributed, dynamic, and fast-paced team that encourages you to learn and grow.

  • You desire to work with some of the world’s top telecom brands.

  • You like to dig in and get to work.

  • You love finding solutions to interesting problems and figuring out how things work.

  • You welcome having autonomy with complex tasks.

  • You are passionate about using your experience and expertise to inspire the team.

  • Strong dedication to creating a vibrant culture of personal growth.

  • A keen sense of humor and avid curiosity.

  • Obsessive focus on the customer.

Posted On: Friday, June 21, 2019

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