VP of Engineering
Riffyn, Inc. - Oakland, CA - riffyn.com
Riffyn seeks a Vice President (VP) of Engineering to lead and inspire an extraordinary engineering team, and to continuously improve the development process. As the VP of Engineering, you will report to the CTO and will be responsible for ensuring that the product vision is realized through excellence in execution. You will be collaborating and coordinating with the Product Design, Quality Assurance and SaaS Operations teams on sprint planning and product releases. You will be an integral part of making sure the “trains run on time.” You will also work with the executive team to develop product and operational strategies, and continuously improve the culture and performance of the organization as a whole.
The ideal candidate a great communicator, has demonstrated excellence in the management of software engineering teams, and will excel in recruiting, team building, and problem solving.
Riffyn provides research design and analytics software (SaaS) to biotech, pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. Riffyn SaaS offers a unique “design-first” approach to scientific experimentation and product development that solves previously intractable data fragmentation issues. Riffyn provides global R&D organizations with unprecedented access to high-quality data, process design information and integrative data analytics.
VP of Engineering Responsibilities and Expertise:
Role: lead, manage and mentor a team of engineers
Aptitude for organizational design and team dynamics
High degree of emotional intelligence
Know how to recruit and develop top engineering talent
Know how to motivate people and supervise efficient team operations
Project management and execution
Role: responsible for development and delivery of the product improvements to specifications and timelines
Experienced in the agile development process
Understand and coordinate the complete product lifecycle from concept to execution and delivery
Develop project plans in collaboration with Product Design, Quality Assurance and SaaS Operations
Recommend and implement new processes and ideas to improve sprints and efficiency.
Role: responsible for co-developing the technical strategy with the CTO, and for developing and maintaining a technical roadmap that will continue to innovate from a technical standpoint
Deep technical background and aptitude across a breadth of modern software and cloud technologies
Develop standards and procedures to ensure quality standards are met and maintained
Ensure appropriate implementation of engineering methodologies and processes.
Recommend new tools, technologies, and areas of improvement
Strategy development and communication
Role: serve as part of the senior staff, working with others to develop company strategy and product strategy
Great communicator that influences up, down and sideways
Serve as a main communication channel between the engineering team and the rest of the company