VP of Engineering

| Remote
Luxury Presence is a VC-funded Stanford StartX-accelerated startup, building a premium platform to provide real estate agents with stunning websites, world-class marketing tools and services, and access to an exclusive network. We’re looking for a Vice President of Engineering to join our quickly growing engineering team. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are a high-impact contributor looking to join a company in the midst of rapid scale. 2021 will be a year of hyper-growth for the Engineering and Product teams at Luxury Presence and we hope you’ll consider playing a critical role in the journey.

You’re gifted at:
-Exuding servant leadership, empowering your teams to excel through a decentralized decision making culture and maximizing the value they can deliver to the organization
-Clearly communicating, and being able to articulate both momentum on initiatives as well as key risks and challenges
-Embracing uncertainty and thriving on the opportunity
-Obsessing about continuous improvement and optimizing our teams for frequent small wins
-Leading culturally diverse, globally dispersed teams in a work-from-anywhere mode
-Valuing engagement over the assignment and knowing the importance of organizational retrospectives
-Thriving with hands-on work paired with a knack for identifying the right solutions that drive a high performing engineering team; you’re eager to impact the business in a significant way.
-Advocating for the team and promoting their successes, helping them learn from their failures, and sharing key learnings throughout the organization.

You have:
-8+ years of experience leading engineering teams, including 5+ years leading a team of engineering leaders
-Experience growing a multi-team engineering organization from 25 to 50+
-Hands-on experience and a tenured leadership foundation in planning & process, product and financial planning, organizational change, communications & strategy execution
-Extensive experience unifying and developing high-performance engineering teams in a rapid transformation environment
-Experience in instituting standards, procedures and methodologies, always looking for areas of improvement and better ways to do things 
-Knowledge in the use of structured project methodologies
-Experience and comfort with dotted-line reporting structures/influencing roles
-Proven ability to deliver products that support a large scale of users, including familiarity with microservices and queues
-Deep experience and expertise with multiple cloud architectures and their corresponding application ecosystems
-Familiarity with AWS solution architecture body of knowledge, with demonstrable experience applying key concepts to enterprise-grade applications
-Broad experience across containers/Kubernetes, virtualization, infrastructure, modern application architecture
-Strong understanding of LEAN principles, Theory of Constraints, and Systems Thinking as it applies to Software Engineering

Your opportunities for impact:
-Make and shape the engineering and technology teams: hire top-tier talent and then nurture an inspired, positive culture to make Luxury Presence an unstoppable force
-Guide, nurture and develop an organization of talented and engaged engineers who will lead Luxury Presence into its next phase of growth
-Champion technical best practices in partnership with your engineering leaders across Frontend, Backend, SRE, security, privacy, data engineering, QA, and IT Ops
-Establish and maintain metrics, goals, and quality standards for the Engineering department
-Develop and apply consistent, standardized, agile development processes that can scale
-Evolve software development strategy with a focus on SaaS development, automation, and continuous delivery
-Manage Engineering ORKs— Be responsible for collaborating with Sales, CS, Marketing, and Finance to align on annual OKRs and shorter-term execution plans
-Drive ongoing monthly product and technology reviews in conjunction with the Product leaders and stakeholders to drive strategic discussions
-Help set a technology strategy and chart a course for how best to execute that strategy 
-Our products are the backbone upon which our customers build their identities, brands and services; you’ll help make sure we continue to delight them in all the ways our competitor's products don’t or can’t
-Drive a high-performance culture through manager enablement and accountability
-Play a critical role in shaping the product & technical vision for the team while working closely with Product, Business, and Engineering leadership across the company regularly
-Work with direct reports, peers, and upper management to drive continuous improvement and higher standards at all company levels
-Motivate and guide others to take actions that support the product vision (continually ensuring the focus remains on the client and business objectives)
-Be a thought-leader for ‘what is possible’ and ‘how can we achieve our goals’
-Champion our company values

Who we are: Luxury Presence is a real estate SaaS company providing real estate agents and companies with cutting-edge software to grow their business. An official partner to four of the largest national brokerages, Luxury Presence was founded by Malte Kramer, a Stanford GSB graduate, and is backed by Silicon Valley’s Switch Ventures, Toba Capital, and Bessemer Ventures. Luxury Presence was recognized in 2020 as the 322nd fastest growing private company in America by Inc. and as a Best Place to Work by BuiltinLA. The company launched in 2016 and its client list includes leading realtors and companies who purchase template-based websites, a home search tool, listing referral network, content marketing tools, SEO, lead generation, and online advertising. Luxury Presence currently has 2000+ clients, including 22 of the WSJ Top 100 agents.

Luxury Presence is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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What are Luxury Presence Perks + Benefits

Luxury Presence Benefits Overview

Luxury Presence offers generous PTO, work from home Fridays, a beautiful office in Santa Monica with a fully stocked kitchen and taps that flow water, kombucha, and cold-brew.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Running club and free yoga classes across the street from the office.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Each month a department will present to the company educating teammates
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