Director of Engineering, Customer Applications at EZ Texting

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Who We Are:

EZ Texting is the #1 text communications technology company delivering fast, easy, and effective solutions for businesses across a wide variety of industries. Dreamers first, we are at the forefront of revolutionizing the way businesses communicate with their customers and believe personal relationships can transform an organization’s ability to grow. 

Our employees are our greatest strength. We’re expanding quickly and scaling our teams to help accelerate growth while remaining committed to hiring exceptional, values-aligned talent. We have consistently been rated a Top 100 workplace and are committed to being a best-in-class employer for remote work — with benefits to match!

We are open to hire in CA, NY, TX, OR, WA, GA, PA, & TN, but welcome top applicants nationwide as we expand our operating boundaries.

Primary Responsibilities:

We are seeking a Director of Customer Applications to manage and collaborate with our developers, architects, and product owners to deliver on our customer facing applications. You will report to the CTO and work closely with Product and Marketing departments to deliver on engineering priorities. You are tasked to manage and build teams to deliver high performing, customer experiences using modern web technologies. Your team’s mission is to deliver a great customer experience for EZ Texting’s core SaaS service- from signing up, to onboarding, to sending and receiving texts, and using account settings. The ideal candidate is an experienced software development manager who has led development teams to reach business goals, and worked cross-functionally with teams such as Product, UX, and Marketing. If you're passionate about SaaS and enabling mobile communications tools to thousands of businesses in a creative and collaborative environment, this is the role for you!

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, able to drive tasks to completion independently, and able to learn new skills on the job as project requirements expand. This candidate should possess a technical understanding of a full stack of technologies, be highly results driven with a sense of urgency and have a collaborative approach to problem-solving.

Required Qualifications:
  • Engineering ownership of EZ Texting’s front-end app experience across web and mobile web.

  • Grow and recruit a talented team of software engineers that build best-in-class user experiences.

  • Strong agile and scrum knowledge and experience in running scrum teams

  • Spearhead the technology efforts around our web experience; serve as a lead across the engineering team for front-end development

  • Collaborate closely with product designers and the business in an open, creative environment.

  • 5+ years of experience leading teams to build modern web applications at scale

  • Experience with the latest front-end frameworks including Angular, React or similar frameworks.

  • Experience with Spring, Dropwizard and other enterprise Java technologies

  • Strong understanding of Microservices, SOA architectures and RESTful services

  • Strong coaching skills and career guidance for front-end and mid-tier developers

  • Ability to onboard and integrate new contract or third party resources

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and can manage teams with both local and remote talent

  • Proven track record of shipping several large-scale projects with dependencies across teams

  • Work closely with software engineers, quality assurance, product managers and other engineering teams to achieve high-quality products and features through the software project lifecycle (build, test and release on time)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Mobile or SMS related technology, SaaS  business experience

  • Hands-on programming with Java, Spring, Angular, JavaScript, ES6/ES7, TypeScript, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery

  • Experience with RESTful API design and / or consumption

Benefits:

Benefits available to EZ Texting team members include, but are not limited to:

  • 100% paid medical, vision, dental and life insurance for self (generous coverage for families)
  • Stock options

  • 401(k) plan

  • Paid vacation and unlimited sick leave

  • Paid parental leave

  • Annual personalized learning reimbursement

  • Quarterly wellness reimbursement

Remote-work optimization benefits including:

  • Monthly internet reimbursement

  • Monthly flexible remote work stipend, including DoorDash subscription

  • Annual home office enhancement stipend

  • Direct-billing ordering for supplies

EZ Texting is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Location

EZ Texting, voted a Best Place to Work since 2014, is located a block away from the Pacific Ocean and the world-famous 3rd Street Promenade.

An Insider's view of EZ Texting

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team goes out to lunch once a month to celebrate each other’s success. We've also done some team bonding. During our last team bonding event, we went snowboarding and skiing in Mammoth.

Eileen

DevOps Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Every day at EZ Texting is awesome, because it's always different! Whether it be developing a new feature for our customers or coming up with new ideas that help innovate the space of texting! Every day is exciting at EZ Texting!

Aman

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at EZ Texting almost 8 years ago as an intern. I've had the opportunity to learn new skills which directly elevated my career path. The company invests in development, both professionally and personally. Recently, my role has shifted towards Business Development. I feel very fortunate to work for a company that invests in its employees!

Shannon

Director of Global Connectivity

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We educate the team on what the business is trying to do and where the areas of struggle are. Once we are on the same page, we create an environment where departments take employee feedback regarding challenges and opportunities. A culture of transparency creates an environment where creativity is aimed at solving real problems for the business!

Vijesh

Co-Founder & CTO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At EZ Texting, we have always held ourselves to a high standard of respecting our employees work-life balance. We have a work-hard environment, but the happiness of our employees is always put first. We are here to achieve all company goals set forth while keeping the employee spirits constantly high

Chris

Customer Success Manager

What are EZ Texting Perks + Benefits

EZ Texting Benefits Overview

We have amazing perks for each of our employees here at EZ Texting. From Stock Options to FULLY PAID Medical Benefits, the list goes on!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
EZ Texting disability insurances covers you for both short-term and long-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Fully Paid
Vision Benefits
Fully Paid
Health Insurance Benefits
Fully Paid
Life Insurance
EZ Texting covers you for life insurance with a payout of 2X an employee's annual salary. Employees also have an option to purchase additional coverage.
Wellness Programs
EZ Texting hosts a wellness activity once a month which includes things like yoga, meditation, nutritionist guest speaker, massages, etc.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
EZ Texting offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a four-year period.
Performance Bonus
EZ Texting compensation plans include an annual bonus for all regular full-time employees.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
EZ Texting offers up to 3 months of maternal leave and up to 4 weeks of paid paternity leave for new parents with at least 1 year of tenure.
Flexible Work Schedule
EZ Texting offers a flexible work schedule outside of core hours (10AM-4PM)
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
EZ Texting offers 2 weeks of paid time off for all employees and up to 4 weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
EZ Texting offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays. Each employee also receives an additional 5 floating holidays per calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
EZ Texting offers UNLIMITED sick leave for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
EZ Texting offers Rally Fridays
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
EZ Texting has fully stocked kitchens including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, etc.
Some Meals Provided
EZ Texting provides a weekly catered lunch on Tuesdays.
Happy Hours
EZ Texting provides an in-house Happy Hour on Fridays.
Parking
EZ Texting provides a parking pass at one of the local lots or we will reimburse your monthly parking expenses. We also will compensate you for opting out of a parking pass.
Pet Friendly
EZ Texting has a dog friendly environment.
Relocation Assistance
EZ Texting offers a relocation assistance reimbursement.
Fitness Subsidies
EZ Texting reimburses it's employees up to $70 per month for a gym membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Here at EZ Texting we focus on our employees' happiness. We encourage professional development and also want employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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