VP of Engineering

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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

MetaCommunications Iowa City, IA

Iowa City, IA
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MetaCommunications is looking for a Vice President of Engineering to lead a world-class development team competing for the top spot in a "hot" space. We're relentlessly innovating while building an incredible company filled with smart, creative, hard-working people who want to make a difference. We are growing fast and have outgrown the single "CTO / VP of Engineering" role.

As Meta's VP of Engineering, you'll be at the helm of our software engineering and product team that is responsible for designing, developing and validating our award-winning enterprise and prosumer cloud-based software products. You will be a part of our executive team and will work alongside our globally renowned CTO to run the team on a day to day basis. You'll start with a large team of direct reports, grow and hire talent as needed to help scale, establish new & improve existing processes, build upon our strong engineering culture and lead the team to deliver beautiful software that will dominate the market. You will be unlikely to have time to "get your hands dirty" with the actual code, but you will be talking product and leading the charge to solve hard technical, architectural, process and logistical problems on a daily basis.

You'll also be responsible for collaborating with all our other teams in innovating product direction and coordinating the implementation of that direction.

The ideal candidate is a great manager and a team builder, has a keen engineering mindset and excellent communication skills, and is a tenacious problem solver with a proven track record in a similar high paced, high performance startup-like environment. Your ultimate job will be to build the absolute best engineering team and fix the issues that are getting in the way of its success.

What you'll be doing


Inspire, lead and grow an outstanding team of software engineers

Continue to inspire and develop a customer-centric culture of excellence

Design and improve engineering and project management processes, practices and standards

Work with the executive team and the product owners to build, maintain and execute product roadmaps

Continuously work to improve product quality and foster a culture of strong engineering design

Manage to budget targets and work with the executive team and the product owners to optimize R&D investment in the next generation of products

Manage product and project milestones, progress and issues

Collect, analyze, and report performance metrics to stakeholders

Collaborate with leadership to build a world-class engineering organization

Work with CTO, UX team and product owners to ship beautiful and functional products

What we're looking for


5+ years as an engineering lead or design engineer

3+ years of software engineering management

3+ years of "in the trenches" startup experience or working with a small team (