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VP of Engineering

We are looking for:

The VP of Engineering will be a technology leader for J. Hilburn’s digital product portfolio, IT systems and hardware & infrastructure. Helping to accelerate J. Hilburn’s growth, this role will be responsible for architecting and executing J. Hilburn’s digital product roadmap and enabling the business to scale operationally through technology. The VP of Engineering will be an active contributing member of the J. Hilburn leadership team.

Our technology stack is largely custom built to empower our stylists while integrating into our custom manufacturing process along with a more traditional eCommerce sales platform. In this role, you would have the chance to continue to architect and develop this software, and to dream up new solutions to enable our growth.

Core Accountabilities and Responsibilities

• Partners with the J. Hilburn leadership team and CTO to set strategic and tactical goals for the company
• Contributions to the development of long-term digital product and technical roadmap aligned with overall corporate and investment strategy
• Leads and manages implementation of complex engineering solutions across the enterprise
• Ensures engineering team deliverables are high quality and sustainable, as well as delivered on-time and within budget
• Establishes, communicates, and implements engineering, IT and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations
• Facilitates IT security audits or investigations
• Leads and provides technical leadership to internal developers, administrators, and support members as well as manage third-party resources
• Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in engineering, IT and development related to the organization’s industry
• Establishes and administers the department’s budget
• Challenges the status quo through intellectual curiosity and natural inquisitiveness to look beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
• Manages and appropriately escalates delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes tied to the engineering initiatives to the stakeholders
• Supports on-call response to critical operational issues
• Performs other duties assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Exceptional customer-facing and problem resolution skills
• Strategic thinker who finds innovative ways to facilitate team / project success and manage product risk while balancing resources for on-time deliverables
• Strong knowledge of system development methodologies and code bases related to J.Hilburn systems
• Ability to develop ongoing commercial acumen that translates into ongoing effectiveness of assets and programs
• Ability to effectively communicate with various business stakeholders, both internal and external
• Able to prioritize varying demands and effectively multi-task to meet deadlines

Required Education and Experience
• 3-5 years of leadership experience in software product engineering and IT management
• Recent experience creating & deploying web/mobile apps and systems from inception to MVP (and further)
• Proven ability to build high-performance engineering teams that can expertly navigate the challenges of a fast-paced, rapid-growth organization
• Proven experience as a hand-on developer with knowledge of .NET languages (e.g. C#, Visual Basic .NET) / .NET Core, Native iOS development (Swift, Objective C, React Native), HTML5/CSS3
• SQL Server database development experience
• Familiarity with architecture styles/APIs (REST, RPC)
• Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field


Anticipated travel required for this position is minimal.

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