THE POSITION

Position:                    Director of Engineering

Location:                   Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)

 

OVERVIEW  

Vice is looking for a seasoned engineering and technology leader to help establish and implement the technical strategy for Vice’s digital platform. The rockstar candidate for this role will have impeccable communication skills and a deep analytical mind - knowing how to work with both developers and non-technical stakeholders. As a senior leader - you will join Vice’s Product & Engineering team and help foster a continued culture of technical excellence and be a major part of building kick-ass consumer facing products that have global reach.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with VP of Engineering to set platform strategy
  • Hands on technical mentorship of engineering teams participating in architecture design, code review, pair programming, and implementation of proven software design patterns
  • Ensuring scalability of highly visible consumer facing products and backend services
  • Participate in recruiting diverse top tier engineering talent against an aggressive hiring roadmap
  • Accelerate and optimize developer velocity by helping to implement best practices and owning results
  • Engage with Product Management, Program Management, Design, Data / Analytics, Devops teams to deliver world class experiences

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or MSc in Computer Science or relevant STEM fields
  • 7-10+ Years development experience
  • Experience managing cross functional/multidiscipline distributed teams
  • Strong mastery of modern web technologies and Javascript frameworks (Node, React, Vue)
  • Demonstrable experience with performance optimization
  • Understanding of media / publishing workflows / advertising monetization strategies
  • Deep experience working with AWS technologies and real-time decisioning / edge processing

BONUSES:

  • Familiarity with video streaming technologies (adaptive bitrate encoding, HLS, DASH)
  • Vendor management and negotiation experience

If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know.  We will work together to best meet your needs.

Disclaimers:

Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity is a major benefit to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.  We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.

 *Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation.   The requirements and essential functions described above are not an exhaustive list and instead are meant to describe the general nature and level of work required of the job.  VICE reserves the right to modify the essential functions of this position where a legitimate business exists.

 

To all recruitment agencies: Unless otherwise indicated, VICE does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes.

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