Vice President, Product Engineering

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 01-11-2018
As a Top 25 Great Place to Work® recipient and a fastest growing tech company in North America according to Deloitte, You.i TV is changing the way users experience TV across mobile, tablet, and connected devices.

You.i TV is looking for a Vice President of Engineering who will lead, grow and oversee the Product Engineering organization including architecture, core design, quality assurance, release engineering and documentation. Reporting directly to the CEO, the VP, Product Engineering will work very closely with the Director of Product Management and the Chief Technology Officer to develop and execute against a product and technology roadmap that aligns with the Corporate Strategy. 

The VP, Product Engineering will be committed to empowering teams and enabling continuous improvement along all dimensions that make engineering organizations successful: the infrastructure changes needed to support continuous delivery, effective processes and tools for self-organizing teams, continued attention to team dynamics and chemistry, efficient and inventive hiring processes, recognition and celebration of accomplishments. They will be responsible for fostering organizational and personal excellence to achieve precise, rapid and quality execution of engineering, and product development.
The VP, Product Engineering will be a key member of the executive leadership team and will be expected to be an empowering, accessible and collaborative leader. The ideal candidate is a proven leader and a passionate technology executive, who is well known for disciplined execution, inspiring and fair leadership of teams and quality strategic thinking on both technology and business/organizational questions.

Key responsibilities include:

Leadership: Lead and grow complex technology infrastructure and high performance cross-functional technology team of 50+ in engineering, architecture, product documentation and quality assurance.. Lead, communicate and partner exceptionally well across Product Management, Customer Services and other functional areas.
Organizational: Design and implement world-class organizational structure that supports self-organization, transparent communication and effective development of technology initiatives. Inspire teams to excel and grow. Ensure rigorous but lightweight delivery processes – implementing and customizing best practices in development, continuous integration/deployment, technical operations, architectural reviews, QA , etc.
Execution: Foster execution of new development and continually improve performance of products. Ensure complex multi-team projects are executed seamlessly across teams. Instill culture of execution that rewards personal responsibility, quality, efficiency, precision and innovation. Mobilize leadership team to respond to urgent situations, fire drills, etc.
Innovative Problem Solver: Encourage and lead the engineering team to create innovative solutions to customer and technical problems. 
Managing Change: Inspire the Engineering team to embrace the changes that are needed to deliver market leading products in a continuously evolving technology and market landscape.
People Management: Develop, train, inspire, coach and empower the Engineering team.

  • 5+ years of experience leading an engineering organization within a medium size software products company, ideally at an executive or senior management level
  • 8 – 10 years of leading technology-based development projects
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills.
  • A proven leader who leads by example with the ability to harness and develop raw talent, ability to coach and mentor at all levels
  • Prior experience in a technology startup environment considered an asset.

Distribution is the name of the game. TV & Media companies are in a race to reach as many viewers as possible on screens of all shapes and sizes. Which is why brands such as A+E Networks, AT&T, WarnerMedia, NBA, Warner Brothers, National Geographic, and Fox have already turned to You.i TV to develop and deploy their suite of TV applications.
You.i TV welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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