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VP of Engineering

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Posted 4 months ago

Ruby Labs is a leading tech company that operates subscription-based consumer products in the self-help and wellness market. 

Our common vision is to create a tech company that builds a world-class self-help and wellness platform, to empower people to make self-care a way of life. A platform that is easily accessible for everyone and enjoyed for years. Since our launch, we've brought two successful products to the global market: Able and Hint, and are on track to launch a third in 2022.

The Opportunity

Ruby Labs is seeking an experienced VP, Engineering who will build, grow, and lead engineers across multiple product teams and platforms. In this role, you’ll bring your operational leadership, technical expertise, and proven people development skills to bear on strategic decisions about our technical ecosystem, product roadmap, and engineering culture.

Ideally, you are passionate, detail-oriented, an excellent communicator, an independent thinker, and incredibly innovative. You will bring deep expertise in implementing development processes to drive team execution and meet business goals. You will be a key member of the Technology leadership team. This role will be remote, and you could be based anywhere in the UK,US or Europe.

Responsibilities

  • Manage, build, motivate and retain Ruby Labs engineering team
    • Grow the team; optimize our recruiting process and hire across all backgrounds, all levels of seniority specialist technical domains, scaling the team from 40 to 100 over the next two years
      • Create a strong and high-perfoming culture while rewarding results
        • Create a technology plan that allows engineers to make amazing decisions while scaling up, and releasing new features.
          • Own the engineering infrastructure and budget. Continue building our tech ops competency for efficiency, reliability, scale, and security.
            • As a VP of Engineering you will be in charge of support, the different engineering departments, work closely with Product and Sales and you will report to the CEO.
              • Run a best-in-class engineering process to maximize work quality and team productivity
              • About you

                • 7+ years’ experience in a software development role, information technology role, or related field
                  • 4+ years experience leading a distributed organization of 200+
                    • Highly technical with expertise in infrastructure, architecture, mobile development, and DevOps
                      • Experience working with consumer-facing products or in e-commerce
                        • Excellent leadership, organization building, and management skills
                          • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently, “think big” in setting development strategy
                            • Passionate about helping engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers
                              • Strong executive presence - confident in producing and presenting work to executives, Company, and Board
                                • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or related field; Master’s degree in information technology or a technology-related discipline preferred
                                  • Excellent analytical skills
                                  • Benefits

                                    • Top of the market salary and  equity
                                      • High talent density
                                        • Unlimited PTO
                                          • Flexible working hours
                                            • Apple equipment
                                              • Opportunity to work with products that focus on making self-care a way of life
                                                • And much more!
                                                • The Team

                                                  You will be joining a strong team of 100 people passionate about building the best-in-class product. RL has incredible team members, users, and ambitions... which is where you come in.

                                                  We are a remote-first company, and our team is distributed globally. This was a deliberate choice to prioritise work-life balance and ensure we can accommodate the best people whilst fostering diversity.

                                                  Our Values

                                                  Ruby Labs is founded on values we all share and are ready to stand for. They bring us together well beyond our current products and technologies.

                                                  #Driven by data

                                                  We believe in knowledge and continuously champion learning and experimentation. As we are relentlessly driven by data, we place value on rationality and real insights, not unproven beliefs.

                                                  #Innovation

                                                  We praise smart innovation. We’re inquisitive, exact and always challenge our beliefs. Like a researcher, we take established knowledge and add something new. We create something better than the original, not just different.

                                                  #Dream big

                                                  In an industry where only the best products succeed, prioritizing our work is a must. We don’t waste time on low-key projects. We only go after the most disruptive, effective and exceptional ideas.

                                                  #Transparency

                                                  To get the best results, you need to see the full picture. That’s why our team has access to all information and is involved in key decisions. We also give each other honest feedback, so we can learn and improve.

                                                  #Excellence

                                                  Self-help wellness is a competitive industry with demanding users. Excellence is a necessity. At Ruby Labs, this means solving problems by breaking the rules, learning quickly and delivering superior execution.

                                                  #Open-mindedness

                                                  We’re open to experiments and ready to take measured risks to get great results. We also value diversity and know the power of collective intelligence. If you have a better solution, we want to hear it.

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