Vice President of Engineering

 
Company Background:
Kinetic Data is an emerging leader at the forefront of the $300 billion+ market for digital workflow and self-service automation. The Kinetic Platform offers unrivaled flexibility to launch and manage continuous process improvement as needs change and evolve across the enterprise...and not just in IT. 
 
The highly-scalable, multi-tenant platform is built for the most complex and demanding environments and has proven value for the most stringent needs of multiple federal agencies and U.S. military and commercial organizations for cross-platform integration and a unified “single pane of glass” customer experience.
 
The Kinetic Platform is made up of a React front-end, Java + Ruby back-end, and a mix of Cassandra and relational databases for persistence. Our customers can choose to install the platform on-prem or leverage our AWS-hosted solution called kinops.
 
Our Core Values:
High Passion- Involved and invested to help shape Kinetic’s future in your role
Pride in Work- Striving to become the best at your work
Customer Success Driven- Delivers the right solution with a customer-first mindset
Self Motivated- Identifies, prioritizes and takes ownership of meaningful work
Honesty and Integrity- Does the right thing even when no one is watching
 
Position Summary:

We are in search of a Vice President of Engineering. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking leader experienced in attracting, developing, and leading talented groups of engineers and technicians as we grow our organization. A successful technical leader will lead through data and insights, obsess about customer outcomes in every decision she/he makes, and lead by developing the trust and respect of teammates. 

Currently, the development team is small and looking for a technical leader to help grow the individuals in terms of skills, thinking and application of technical acumen to problem statements, both today and tomorrow. Ideally, we seek a Software  Engineering leader who has " been there, done that” within a start-up.

You will be surrounded by individuals who are passionate about our mission and the impact we can make in this business area. You will experience a supportive, committed, and helpful working environment. There is an opportunity to engage in multiple areas, test concepts, and work cross-functionally to drive change.

 
What You'll Be Doing:
 

The successful candidate will have the ability to attract and develop engineering talent and cultivate technology partnerships to execute strategy.

  • Create a team and culture that embodies technology innovation and drive business results
  • Lead the development and implementation of critical technology solutions for our client's business and their customers
  • Responsible for working with stakeholders in creating a clear, convincing technical vision and strategy
  • Responsible for scaling and building our products across multiple markets
  • Manage the engineering team and inspire the team to learn, grow, collaborate and seek fulfillment in their work
  • Build organizational capability within our team by recruiting and retaining outstanding talent and providing mentoring and training

You will enjoy a working environment that fosters a sense of belonging and where you can be yourself, a flexible “remote first” work policy and compensation and benefits commensurate with your experience.  

 
Key Experiences You Possess:
  • Recognized leader in Digital Software Engineering, with more than 10 years of experience driving business growth through application and adoption of emerging technologies for customer success and optimization
  • Technical Thought Leadership: Expert in ability to understand customer needs and problems and architect emerging technology and capability solutions
  • Talent Management / Development: Excels at attracting and developing diverse technical talent, identifying, and cultivating skills and capabilities
  • Customer First: Aims to provide the best experience to internal employees and end customers
  • Shape Strategy: Collaborative with the ability to shift from big picture, strategic thinking to the tactical implementation
  • Balance: Clearly evaluate the creation of new functionality for current and future customer needs, infrastructure management and the elimination of technical debt in terms of resource prioritization
 
What Makes You Special:
  • Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred (IT, Computer Science, Math, Engineering or related field)
  • 10+ years custom software engineering and engineering management experience
  • 10+ years experience driving business growth through development and adoption of emerging technologies for customer success and business optimization
  • Deep experience with modern technologies, architectures, and agile development methods
  • Experience with cloud-first development and microservice architectures
  • Demonstrated program delivery leadership & experience, including major program sponsorship/leadership
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving IT landscape and keep pace with latest thinking and new technologies
  • Experience in effectively managing cross-functional teams, influencing key stakeholders across the organization, and communicating with business executives
 
What you'll need to apply:
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent experience in related fields for computer science
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-growth, rapidly changing environment
  • Proof of US citizenship
 
Benefits:
  • Comprehensive Health insurance includes full premium coverage and 90% of out of pocket, in network expenses
  • SIMPLE IRA match
  • Remote first, flexible working hours
  
If this sounds like you, email your resume to us at careers@kineticdata.com