About Trada: Trada is a fast-growing, venture backed start-up based in Boulder, CO. Trada is the worlds first and only crowdsourced paid search marketplace, where a community of over 1,000 paid search experts Optimizers work and are paid on their performance. Advertisers and agencies who run their paid search campaigns on Google and Yahoo/Bing through Trada will have multiple Optimizers working on their campaigns at the same time. The diversity of thinking, expertise and sheer force of humanpower that comes from a group of people working in a pay-for-performance market gets results an individual or software application could simply never achieve.
Job Description: Trada is looking for an exceptional VP of Engineering to join our team. You are an inspiring technical leader with a passion for products and a deep understanding of software architecture, development tools, and processes. This is both a people management and technical management position where you will manage a growing team of talented engineers building our search marketplace as well as expanding into new performance advertising verticals. Your goal is to lead the continued growth of our engineering team, build the best products possible in an environment where talented engineers love to work.
Job Responsibilities: Lead and grow a world-class team of engineers Develop best practices in software development Scale and manage cloud software Overall planning, execution and success of technical projects Work closely with product management team to ensure we're building the best products.
What Were Looking For: At least 5 years of relevant experience managing large, fast-paced and dynamic engineering teams. Strong project-management skills. Proven track record for product delivery Establish credibility with smart engineering teams quickly. Experience working in small high growth companies: entrepreneurial drive, demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast paced environment. Very high technical competence, track record of strong coding and individual technical accomplishments, and strong academic record. Experience scaling web applications to millions of users Experience working with agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban Familiarity with Ruby on Rails is a plus