Job Posting: VP Engineering

Vice President of Engineering

Reports to: COO
Position Based in Chicago

FastModel Sports is seeking a VP of Engineering that is passionate about cultivating and inspiring our team of talented engineers. You will not only lead our technology team in developing our existing foundation but also push them in innovating and driving the creation of new products and user experiences to fulfill our mission. As a critical member of the management team, you will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s product development activities as both the team leader and as a “hands-on” contributor.  You will serve as the key interface point for key stakeholders, work with our engineering team to develop FastModel’s technical roadmap, create processes to guide product developmental processes and drive our ability to attract, retain and develop outstanding technology talent.

Why You Might Be Interested:

  1. Our Clients are the Best Sports Brands in the World: FastModel has developed the industry’s best software products and created incredible brand loyalty. Our clients include all 30 NBA franchises, more than 90% of NCAA Division I basketball programs and 6,000 high schools. We have expanded our footprint and brand to 75 countries. 

  2. We Take the Phrase “Top Talent” Seriously: Not only is it one of our core values, but it’s also what makes our business successful. You’ll be leading an exceptionally talented team and improving our processes by driving efficiencies and strategic direction across the engineering team. 

  3. Our Culture is Key: This is what drives our employees to work each day and keeps them here. What differentiates FastModel is our passion for building and innovating great products. We empower our employees to work independently and expect high quality in return, instituting new ideas, speaking up, and pushing back on the status quo.

Our Tech Environment:

  • Languages: Java, Objective-C, JRuby

  • IDEs: IntelliJ, Xcode

  • Tools/Services: Bitbucket, Jira, Hipchat, Localytics, HockeyApp, Mandrill, Applause

  • Cloud Environment: AWS (EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, S3, RDS, CloudFront, Route53, CloudWatch)

  • Integrations: SalesForce, PayPal 

What You Will Do:

  • Lead all aspects of FastModel’s technology development

  • Manage the FastModel technology team and budget

  • Provide technical leadership in a manner that supports our mission and values

  • Create a culture of quality, agility and high performance enabling FastModel to attract, develop and retain outstanding talent

  • Conduct research and case studies on leading edge technologies and make determinations on the probability of implementation

What You Need for this Position:

  • At least 10 years in engineering, with 5 in an executive-level position 

  • Experience working with startups and early stage growth companies that have scaled 

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret technology and market trends as a foundation for technology and product roadmaps

  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • BS in Computer Science or related degree required 

Personal Attributes:

  • Proven leadership ability

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed

  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities

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