VP of Engineering
Burner is made by Ad Hoc Labs, a fast-growing startup based in Los Angeles, California. Our team is looking for the right person for an exciting new role leading our technical organization.
Burner’s mission is to empower people to take control of their identity and privacy, by giving them fully functional and reliable second phone numbers that are augmented with smart features and integrations. Today, we are a top-grossing app in both iTunes and Google Play, a thriving company with top-tier investors, and a recognized thought leader at the intersection of telecom and consumer mobile software. Most importantly, we help millions of people protect their privacy.
We’re looking for our first VP of Engineering, a seasoned and passionate technologist, to help ensure our product lives up to our high standards, as well as to help us conceive of and develop the next generations of our product.
You’ll work in a collaborative environment, partnering with outstanding practitioners across product, design, and growth, and will bring passion for shipping outstanding products and for building the culture and processes of a world-class technical team.
- Lead our growing technology team and oversee all technology, hiring, and process
Take ownership of our technology vision, strategy, and culture
Lead engineering efforts to build new products; collaborate closely with key product/design/marketing/operations stakeholders; ship with high reliability and quality
Be responsible for and build infrastructure to support our system’s quality, integrity, and resilience, with best practices across client and back-end systems
Build/maintain automated systems and predictable operations for core engineering such as QA, CI, monitoring, BCP, etc.
Build/maintain/iterate data, analytics, experiment infrastructure
Be tuned in to emerging technology trends and use them to identify and enable product innovation
Develop and lead a world-class engineering culture
Own technology budget & 3rd-party tool integrations
Be a key member of executive team to help define and execute company strategy
Skills + QUALIFICATIONS:
Team and technical leadership experience in startup or other fast-growth environments
Demonstrated ability to recruit, manage, and develop people, including managers
Proven end-to-end ownership of scaled systems with high uptime/integrity and mature process; meaningful impact
Clear ability to think across technology innovation, architecture, organization, people, process
Orientation to coaching, people development, and building culture, combined with willingness to roll up sleeves
Experience in mobile and messaging, or domains with equivalent scale and latency requirements required
Familiarity with telecom and related technology landscape highly desired
Alignment with our culture and values: passion for our mission; commitment to high-quality product experiences; creative innovation; experiment orientation
WHAT WE OFFER YOU:
- Meaningful work on an innovative and growing set of products
Collaborative, cross-functional work culture with an emphasis on autonomy and communication
Creative, dog-friendly, snack-filled work space in a converted industrial building in a walk- and bike-friendly neighborhood
Health and Dental coverage for employees, dependents & domestic partners
Investment in career development, including training, conferences, and online learning resource
Ad Hoc Labs is committed to building a diverse, inclusive company and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We provide excellent medical and other benefits, and will consider full-time, part-time, partial remote, or other flexible arrangements for the right candidate.
Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We seek to employ the most qualified person in every job. Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.