Head of Engineering

The Head of Engineering will lead the way by putting customers in the center of development priorities and fostering a strong no-blame engineering culture.

About Us

Founded in 2012, Bluescape is a wholly owned subsidiary of Haworth. Our company culture represents an intermix between passion for technology and rock-star output and an appreciation for a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We are located right in the heart of the peninsula, minutes away from the freeway and restaurants. Our office is beautiful, snacks are plentiful, and innovation is in the air. We’re all entrepreneurs here no matter what your role is, so if you want a hands-on, fast-paced environment to learn and thrive in, we’d love to hear from you.


About the Role

As Head of Engineering, you’ll help lead the development culture and create an employment environment where people say “it’s the best job I ever had.” You will lead the way by putting customers in the center of development priorities and fostering a strong no-blame engineering culture. The position reports directly to the CTO and is responsible for engineering teams, development process, and ultimate success of the technology platform.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage Engineering teams (Applications, API, Reliability, Performance, and back-end development) and set the tone for engineering culture
  • Collaborate with Operations and DevOps on live operations, releases, tactics metrics
  • Collaborate with Product Management on Product Vision, Roadmap and scheduling
  • Collaborate with Chief Architect on the product architecture, both present, and future
  • Oversee & guide the development process and methodologies (Agile, Doc, Planning, etc.)
  • Direct and manage Quality Assurance teams (make QA a strength of the company)
  • Hire, manage & mentor Engineering Leadership assist in the hiring of team members as needed
  • Translate the roadmap into engineering activities and releases
  • Develop methods and resources for innovation and insights


Skills and Qualifications:

  • 15+ years experience leading a cloud-based software applications and teams
  • Deep experience building mission-critical, consumer-facing business applications
  • Core strength in message-based systems that are scalable and reliable
  • Experience overseeing a combination of back-end and front-end components
  • Commercial class software development for internet-based applications and services
  • Building, inspiring, and leading technology teams
  • Education: BS in Computer Science or equivalent job experience


Bluescape Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Comprehensive health insurance available (medical, dental, and vision) for you and your family
  • Life and AD&D coverage
  • Long Term Disability coverage
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays plus a 401K
  • Work in a new, bright, open-environment and collaborative office with plenty of snacks, parking, and high energy
  • Choice of MacBook Air or Windows laptop