Engineering

VP, Engineering

Full Time - Austin, TX

At Favor you will have the ability to create interesting and cool software that will be used by hundreds of thousands of people.  We are a mobile first consumer app that is powered by a complex system behind the scenes. Do you like to work on complex problems and create simple straightforward solutions?  Do you like to make customers happy? Favor’s goal is to let people get anything delivered with a great user experience throughout the process.

Favor’s Engineering team makes high-touch logistics happen in real time.  We are responsible for the complex systems that make a Favor happen. This entails the logistics of finding the perfect runner, the communication between our customers and our runners, keeping thousands of mobile applications in sync, payment  and so much more. Are you a great leader, an excellent recruiter, a great communicator, and a great issue resolver? We are looking for someone like you to help make Favor and the engineering team achieve their goal of getting anything delivered with a great user experience.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage multiple teams in the engineering department
  • Provide technical and architectural guidance for technical leaders in engineering
  • Work directly with product management and other organization departments at Favor
  • Ability to understand the needs of the business and how engineering plays a role
  • Help define and evolve the software development lifecycle process
  • Be a coach and mentor for engineers and managers on the team

Requirements

  • Demonstrated engineering leadership for an innovative technology platform
  • 5+ years prior experience managing multiple engineering teams across a distributed technology platform
  • Experience helping in designing and building high-scale technology applications in the past
  • Proven experience  in growing, inspiring, and motivating an engineering team  
  • Troubleshooting skills and experience debugging issues
  • Creative problem solving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about learning and implementing new technologies
  • Prior experience working in the executive team a plus
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