Who We Are

At Relay, we have an ambitious goal... to dramatically improve the way in which businesses and their customers connect and communicate through a unique, private, mobile messaging application. 

We have built a talented team and a smart technology. And we’re rapidly scaling to support our blue-chip portfolio of 50+ enterprise clients, and our base of 21 million end users.

While we are focused on delivering quality and value to our clients, we are equally committed to creating a world-class environment for our employees.

We are a group of intellectually curious, self-driven, highly motivated, productive individuals.

We are proud of our work. We are proud of our culture. And we are especially proud to be recognized as a five-time winner of the Best Places to Work in Philadelphia award. 

We are currently seeking an experienced VP, Engineering to optimize the performance of our close-knit, engineering team. This role is all about recruiting, management, internal communication, process adherence, and quality delivery; that is, getting our product out the door, while ensuring that the team is happy and hitting its mark.

What you’ll do

- Grow, manage and optimize the performance of the engineering team, with an emphasis on productivity and efficiency

- Mentor the engineering team, with an emphasis on job satisfaction and career-pathing

- Set the right culture for the engineering team, which is critical for acquiring and retaining engineering talent

- Determine delivery dates, hit all the right dates, provide the rest of the organization with transparency into the process, and accurately forecast updates (if the timeline changes)

- Possess full command of the software development process, and ensure that the correct process is in place and adhered to

- Define and ensure a high level of product quality

- Work quickly and efficiently to solve problems with an unmatched attention to detail

What you’ve done

- You have experience and/or keen interest in in the following areas:

-Working in a high-performance culture

- Developing highly scalable multi-tenant systems

- Designing and implementing data storage solutions on relational databases

- Familiarity with Linux / MacOS

- Experience with messaging platforms is a plus 

What you possess

  • BA/BS in computer science or related technical field
  • 5+ years of experience leading high performance engineering teams
  • Experience leading teams that have achieved audacious goals
  • In-depth understanding of the entire software development lifecycle (design, development, deployment and scaling)
  • Ability to search for new opportunities to improve performance, productivity and efficiency
  • Experience building business critical processes and infrastructure
  • Technical depth to uncover root causes of complex problems and guidance on solving them
  • Appreciation for engineering code quality
  • Significant experience working in an agile environment
  • Excellent analytical, time management and communication skills
  • Teamwork skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Value getting things done (e.g. shipping to production) 

What we’ll bring 

  • Competitive base salary plus incentive compensation plan
  • Stock options
  • World-class benefits (medical, dental, vision), 80% subsidized by Relay
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • 401K plan (100% match, up to 4%)
  • Modern, collaborative workspace, with massive windows and lots of greenery
  • Unlimited Starbucks coffee, fruit, and snacks
  • Monthly gym membership 

About Relay

Relay is a profitable, venture-backed firm, founded by a team of successful entrepreneurs. We are a five-time winner of the Best Places to Work in Philadelphia award, and offer an unparalleled package of benefits, including unlimited vacation time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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