Vice President of Engineering

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States | Client Fulfillment | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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Looking for your chance to make a real impact? 

Firespring, one of the largest marketing communications firms in the Midwest, is looking for our next amazing human to join our team. We’re known for providing marketing, printing, websites and strategic guidance to thousands of brands, businesses and nonprofits. Our clients and partners count on us as a force in our areas of expertise to help them do more good. 

See if this position sounds like your dream job. We can’t wait to find out if it could be you.

Job Description

Firespring is seeking an experienced software engineering leader, reporting to the chief client fulfillment officer. You’re experienced in software development and managing software engineering teams. You'll be a manager of managers. You'll lead software and infrastructure teams that build and maintain a proprietary content management system hosting thousands of Firespring clients around the world as well as a world-class peer-to-peer fundraising platform for a national nonprofit with a mission to cure childhood cancer.  

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Lead, manage and hold accountable.
  • Maintain stable, secure applications and infrastructure.
  • Ensure high-quality, timely software releases.
  • Lead self-improving, productive teams and processes.
  • Identify and accelerate product innovation efforts.
  • Collaborate with fulfillment managers to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Interface with operations on Firespring’s scalable products.

Qualifications

  • You have demonstrated success providing leadership and management to an Agile software development team, planning and organizing their work and effectively communicating with them.
  • You stand out because of your experience with people and process management.
  • You have the ability to coordinate many ongoing projects simultaneously.
  • You are a self-motivated, detail-oriented organizer with a strong work ethic.
  • Solution-oriented and proactive are key descriptors of your approach to life.
  • You possess strong analytical thinking, conflict management and problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of web development is a must.
  • Experience with cloud services, such as AWS, and relational databases will help.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary—We recognize that our people are our greatest asset. We reward candidates who wow us by offering competitive pay.
  • Vacation—Paid holidays are a no brainer, but how does unlimited, paid vacation sound? Salaried employees of Firespring are encouraged to take what they need when it comes to time off in order to live their best and healthiest lives.
  • 401(k)—Your parents preached about the importance of saving. Now we’re helping you get it done. Firespring provides professional financial advisors who will help you make a plan and guide your investments.
  • Fun—Millions of people go to work, punch the clock from 8 to 5 and hate every moment of it. That’s not the case here. We have an indoor slide, a game room and a group of people dedicated to creating activities and fun inside and outside the office. To put it mildly, we’re serious about having fun—and it reflects in our work too. 
  • Giving back—When your employer makes it possible for you to give back to your community on the clock? Win for everyone. Every Firespring team member gets one paid day off each month to give back to the community in any way they’d like.
  • Miscellaneous Benefits—Not all benefits are about the Benjamins, baby. Some of the things you’ll enjoy while working here include unlimited soft drinks, tea and beer. And don’t worry about your duds—business-casual is the dress code here. Still looking to make your cubicle-shackled friends jealous of your new gig? Our company-wide social and recreational activities are sure to do just that.

Ready to come aboard?

Please include a cover letter. Resumes without one won't be considered.

While we genuinely appreciate your interest in employment with Firespring, we can only respond to the most qualified candidates.

Firespring is an EEO/AA employer.

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