Vice President of Engineering

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted: 05-19-2017
Position can be flexible to location but preferred locations are Cambridge, MA or Santa Clara, CA. 

Vice President of Engineering
 
Overview: 
VidScale is seeking to recruit an experienced engineering vice president to scale the global engineering team. VidScale and our partners are building world’s largest distributed computing platform. The candidate will be reporting to the COO and working cross the organisation as well as with partners and clients. The right candidate will have a proven track record to design and build applications with an emphasis on infrastructure which are designed for scale. Additionally, the candidate will work closely with the Product Management and CTO office teams to provide a world-class environment. 
Responsibilities: 
The vice president of engineering is responsible for the development and delivery of quality VidScale solutions.   
  • Managing, coaching and mentoring growing teams of software engineers  
  • Driving technical projects and providing leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Taking responsibility for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects
  • Working closely with product management teams to ensure we're building the best product and shipping in a time manner
  • Participates with the teams and product management to review software
    requirements and help ensure feasibility of design and story development and mapping
  • To lead the software development and quality assurance teams to deliver quality solutions
  • Will have an extraordinary focus on quality products (agile development with scrum teams that include QA team members) and have access to developers that he/she can bring into the team
Qualifications: 
Minimum qualifications: 
  • Must have CDN experience 
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 7+ years of technical leadership and people management experience
  • Experience taking a product / service from concept to production
  • Proven track record dealing with rapid growth
  • Must be able to evangelise our approach and solution in the industry 
  • Experience leading large geographically distributed teams
Preferred qualifications:
  • 12+ years of combined management / software development experience
  • Experience leading software development and verification
  • Experience shipping successful products
  • Strong distributed systems and architecture knowledge.
  • Effective leader with a passion for building and scaling engineering organizations
  • Experience leading software development teams within big data, analytics, RKT, Kubernetes, Dockers as modern orchestration tools and for engineering teams for a service company
  • Experience with an Agile development process required.
  • Must have experience in multiple cloud environments including: EC2, OpenStack, and PaaS platforms 
  • Experience working with large scale data concepts such as data lakes, machine learning, real-time data streaming, and data acquisition pipelines
  • Additional technical expertise in the following areas: HTTP caching proxy, Linux, development, Web 2.0 and CDN (Content Delivery Networks, cloud native applications, and services
About VidScale UDN: 
 
VidScale is the first distributed edge compute platform that enables services such as content delivery to deployed on service provider access networks.  Our goal is to enable the next generation of applications such as VR/AR, gaming, IoT, and big data to be deployed in a tiered compute infrastructure that enables massive scale with ultra-low latency. Our first service, a massively scalable Content Delivery service is already in production with our OEM partners.  Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the largest names in the business.
 
Located in Cambridge Massachusetts and Santa Clara California with Tier-1 Service Provider suppliers as OEM customers and developers located all over the world, VidScale is poised to disrupt the market in a very big way. 
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