Vice President of Engineering
WFH Flexible Remote Worker - NJ, NY, CA, PA, FL, TN
Job Type
Full-time
Description


About Vydia:


Vydia is an end-to-end music technology platform that provides labels with the infrastructure and tools to power their business. With a full suite of services, Vydia offers video and audio supply chain, global distribution, performance analytics, rights management, automated payments, detailed revenue reporting, and marketing services. Vydia is a premium partner of leading digital service providers such as Spotify, Apple, TikTok, Vevo, YouTube, and Facebook. Combining innovative technology with industry expertise, Vydia is distribution reimagined. To learn more, please visit vydia.com


Role Summary:


Vydia is seeking a Vice President of Engineering to lead our team of technologists including full-stack product developers, data engineers, business intelligence engineers, and UX/UI designers. In this role, you will be a high-impact contributor to the innovative development of our award-winning user platform, admin dashboard, and royalty application. In addition to internal stakeholders, you will have the exciting opportunity to work with our music distribution partners (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc) and help keep those relationships strong by keeping our platform in compliance with their evolving requirements. 


The right person for this role can architect solutions, evaluate tradeoffs, propose MVP’s, and influence efficient decision-making. You will need to be an analytical thinker equipped with an entrepreneurial and growth mindset, embrace problem-solving and enjoy collaboration with all types of people.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead, inspire, and develop Vydia’s team of diverse technologists including product developers, data engineers, business intelligence engineers, and UX/UI designers. 
  • Recruit, onboard, and retain diverse technical talent as needed to scale the organization in collaboration with People Operations 
  • Develop technical strategy, goals, and KPIs for the engineering organization; Measure and communicate challenges, productivity, and impact of the engineering team’s efforts 
  • Partner with Product Management on technical research, prototyping, roadmap prioritization, project estimates, product development progress, launch plans, and overall product maintenance
  • In collaboration with Product Management, lead bi-weekly Sprint events including daily standups, tech planning, sprint review, and retrospective
  • Set technical goals with the business’s goals in mind and balance both to yield the best outcomes for both 
  • Create technical programs and committees that improve DevOps and the quality of product development 
  • Continue to transform the organization and product to be more scalable, secure, and test-driven
  • Manage operational tech stack and tech personnel budgets
  • Create and enhance server monitoring, logging, and alerting systems; Maintain the ability to minimize and mitigate high-impact issues quickly
  • Integrate with 3rd party APIs; Manage and productize partner data 
  • Work with AWS micro services related to storage, load balancing, serverless architecture, etc
  • Develop standards for engineering code reviews, deployment, documentation, and code hygiene 
  • Create and manage Tech-on-call schedule and protocols 

Role Qualifications:

  • Hybrid/remote role, but must be located in one of these states: NJ, NY, CA, PA, FL, TN 
  • 10+ years experience  as a product developer, software engineer, data engineer, or UX engineer 
  • 5+ years of experience managing high-performance technical teams and working with cross-functional counterparts, Experience recruiting and developing tech talent 
  • Experience with product development software and frameworks  (Agile, Scrum, GitHub, Jira, Stack Overflow, Productboard)
  • Experience with cloud architecture and management 
  • Experience with security software, architecture, and testing
  • Ability to manage multiple projects,  prioritize appropriately, and maintain standards when it comes to attention to detail
  • Ability to solve complex problems, uncover root issues and provide guidance on remediation
  • Can prepare and communicate concise, impactful updates at the Executive level, but can also dig into the details when investigation and analysis are needed
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence (EQ), and ability to drive alignment among differing perspectives

Preferred qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or equal level of relevant technical experience 
  • Passionate about music, media, and technology 
  • Experience working in a tech startup environment
  • Experience managing international and distributed teams
  • Has a sense of urgency, and can act effectively when troubleshooting critical issues
  • Experience analyzing, interpreting, and leveraging data to make business decisions

Reasons to work with us:

  • Vydia has been named Best Place to Work in NJ by NJBIZ 4x due to its collaborative, fast-paced, and fun, thriving environment
  • Major growth opportunities alongside the growth of the company; Vydia has been identified as an Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company in America and by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the most Entrepreneurial companies in America
  • Join a mission-based culture that enjoys giving back to the community through a variety of initiatives that are meaningful to our team members
  • Full medical/dental/vision package, 401k retirement, and financial wellness plans
  • We invest in your growth and development, providing a professional development stipend for continued education and mentorship to support your career goals
  • Hybrid/Remote flexibility to work from home: We’ll ship you a laptop and provide onboarding and introductory materials remotely; Visit offices in Holmdel, NJ, and Los Angeles, CA as needed.
  • Generous vacation policy: work hard and take time when you need it including maternity/paternity leave
  • Vydia CEO identified as 2021 Executive Technology Influencer by ROI-NJ, 2020 Billboard Indie Power Player, 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and 2017 Tech Innovator of the year by the Asbury Park Press, and highlighted by Forbes, Rolling Stone, and NPR.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.