THE POSITION

Position:                    Director of Engineering

Location:                   Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)

 

OVERVIEW  

Vice is looking for a seasoned engineering and technology leader to help establish and implement the technical strategy for Vice’s digital platform. The rockstar candidate for this role will have impeccable communication skills and a deep analytical mind - knowing how to work with both developers and non-technical stakeholders. As a senior leader - you will join Vice’s Product & Engineering team and help foster a continued culture of technical excellence and be a major part of building kick-ass consumer facing products that have global reach.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with VP of Engineering to set platform strategy
  • Hands on technical mentorship of engineering teams participating in architecture design, code review, pair programming, and implementation of proven software design patterns
  • Ensuring scalability of highly visible consumer facing products and backend services
  • Participate in recruiting diverse top tier engineering talent against an aggressive hiring roadmap
  • Accelerate and optimize developer velocity by helping to implement best practices and owning results
  • Engage with Product Management, Program Management, Design, Data / Analytics, Devops teams to deliver world class experiences

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or MSc in Computer Science or relevant STEM fields
  • 7-10+ Years development experience
  • Experience managing cross functional/multidiscipline distributed teams
  • Strong mastery of modern web technologies and Javascript frameworks (Node, React, Vue)
  • Demonstrable experience with performance optimization
  • Understanding of media / publishing workflows / advertising monetization strategies
  • Deep experience working with AWS technologies and real-time decisioning / edge processing

 

BONUSES:

  • Familiarity with video streaming technologies (adaptive bitrate encoding, HLS, DASH)
  • Vendor management and negotiation experience
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