Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​Front-End​ ​Engineering​ ​(Cambridge,​ ​MA) 

Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​Front-End​ ​Engineering​ ​(Cambridge,​ ​MA) 

You’ll be leading the front-end engineering team at Boston’s fastest-growing travel tech startup. You’ll collaborate directly with the CTO and senior product and design staff to build, ship, and iterate amazing travel products. You’ll leverage your leadership capabilities to build, mentor, and inspire a high-performing team. You’ll shape the PlacePass experience and articulate our vision for the brand via user interface, front end, and web application development. You’ll be our expert on the latest front-end engineering technologies, and ensure we’re selecting the right tools and frameworks to rapidly deliver quality products to market, with a lens on quality, performance, and scaling. Drawing on your prior start-up or relevant experience, you’ll help ensure our place as the unquestioned leader in travel technology.

What You’ll Do  You’ll be leading the front-end ​engineering​ ​team​ ​at​ ​Boston’s​ ​fastest-growing​ ​travel​ ​tech startup.​ ​You’ll​ ​collaborate​ ​directly​ ​with​ ​the​ ​CTO​ ​and​ ​senior​ ​product​ ​and​ ​design​ ​staff​ ​to build,​ ​ship,​ ​and​ ​iterate​ ​amazing​ ​travel​ ​products.​ ​You’ll​ ​leverage​ ​your​ ​leadership capabilities​ ​to​ ​build,​ ​mentor,​ ​and​ ​inspire​ ​a​ ​high-performing​ ​team.​ ​You’ll​ ​shape​ ​the  PlacePass​ ​experience​ ​and​ ​articulate​ ​our​ ​vision​ ​for​ ​the​ ​brand​ ​via​ ​user​ ​interface,​ ​front​ ​end,  and​ ​web​ ​application​ ​development.​ ​You’ll​ ​be​ ​our​ ​expert​ ​on​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​front-end​ ​engineering technologies,​ ​and​ ​ensure​ ​we’re​ ​selecting​ ​the​ ​right​ ​tools​ ​and​ ​frameworks​ ​to​ ​rapidly​ ​deliver quality​ ​products​ ​to​ ​market,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​lens​ ​on​ ​quality,​ ​performance,​ ​and​ ​scaling.​ ​Drawing​ ​on your​ ​prior​ ​start-up​ ​or​ ​relevant​ ​experience,​ ​you’ll​ ​help​ ​ensure​ ​our​ ​place​ ​as​ ​the unquestioned​ ​leader​ ​in​ ​travel​ ​technology.    You’ll​ ​take​ ​the​ ​lead​ ​and​ ​help​ ​us...  ● Produce​ ​our​ ​next​ ​generation​ ​of​ ​industry-leading​ ​travel​ ​technology​ ​products,  working​ ​directly​ ​with​ ​the​ ​CTO​ ​and​ ​product​ ​team  ● Define​ ​and​ ​execute​ ​our​ ​front​ ​end​ ​technology​ ​vision  ● Attract​ ​top​ ​engineering​ ​talent,​ ​provide​ ​career​ ​coaching​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​development  support,​ ​and​ ​create​ ​an​ ​environment​ ​that​ ​promotes​ ​growth,​ ​learning,​ ​and  innovation  ● Champion​ ​best​ ​UI/UX​ ​practices,​ ​and​ ​test​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​enhance​ ​conversion  through​ ​usability​ ​studies,​ ​A/B​ ​tests,​ ​prototyping​ ​and​ ​other​ ​research  ● Shape​ ​product​ ​direction,​ ​technical​ ​requirements,​ ​and​ ​roadmap​ ​in​ ​close  collaboration​ ​with​ ​functional​ ​leaders  ● Evaluate​ ​traffic,​ ​and​ ​recommend​ ​content​ ​and​ ​user​ ​flow​ ​changes  ● Build​ ​for​ ​performance​ ​and​ ​scale,​ ​in​ ​a​ ​rapidly​ ​evolving​ ​environment  If​ ​you​ ​are….  ● A​ ​proven​ ​leader​ ​with​ ​a​ ​track​ ​record​ ​of​ ​successfully​ ​building​ ​products​ ​and  engineering​ ​teams  ● Excited​ ​to​ ​make​ ​an​ ​impact​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fast-moving​ ​travel​ ​technology​ ​space  ● Passionate​ ​about​ ​driving​ ​innovation​ ​and​ ​leveraging​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​technologies​ ​to  deliver​ ​beautiful,​ ​loveable​ ​products  ● Looking​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​and​ ​shape​ ​an​ ​organization  ● Looking​ ​to​ ​take​ ​your​ ​career​ ​to​ ​the​ ​next​ ​level  We​ ​want​ ​to​ ​hear​ ​from​ ​you!  Requirements  ● Demonstrated​ ​success​ ​leading​ ​software​ ​development​ ​organizations​ ​and  supervising​ ​professional​ ​engineering​ ​staff​ ​through​ ​complex​ ​projects  ● 10​ ​years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​writing​ ​and​ ​building​ ​highly​ ​performant​ ​software,​ ​ideally​ ​in  an​ ​e-commerce​ ​setting,​ ​including​ ​5+​ ​years​ ​of​ ​leadership​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​increasing  scope​ ​and​ ​responsibility  ● 5​ ​years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​Rails​ ​and/or​ ​other​ ​relevant​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​MVC  frameworks  ● Prior​ ​experience​ ​successfully​ ​implementing​ ​Agile​ ​methods  ● Broad​ ​exposure​ ​to​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​industry​ ​frameworks,​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​technologies  utilized​ ​in​ ​implementing​ ​e-commerce​ ​solutions  ● Experience​ ​in​ ​highly​ ​distributed​ ​architectures​ ​leveraging​ ​common​ ​cross-cutting  patterns   ● Exposure​ ​to​ ​distributed​ ​(geo-located)​ ​teams   ● Excellent​ ​communication​ ​and​ ​interpersonal​ ​skills  ● Background​ ​in​ ​frontend​ ​software​ ​development​ ​is​ ​a​ ​must  ● Start-up​ ​experience​ ​strongly​ ​preferred  ● Bachelor’s​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​computer​ ​science​ ​or​ ​a​ ​related​ ​field Who​ ​We​ ​Are  PlacePass​ ​is​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​entrepreneurs,​ ​travelers,​ ​and​ ​tech​ ​geeks.​ ​Our​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​helping people​ ​find​ ​and​ ​book​ ​great​ ​things​ ​to​ ​do​ ​in​ ​any​ ​destination.​ ​We’re​ ​building​ ​technology​ ​to transform​ ​the​ ​way​ ​people​ ​travel.    We​ ​got​ ​our​ ​start​ ​in​ ​February​ ​2016​ ​(there’s​ ​nothing​ ​like​ ​a​ ​cold​ ​Boston​ ​winter​ ​to​ ​inspire serious​ ​wanderlust)​ ​and​ ​we’ve​ ​been​ ​growing​ ​ever​ ​since.​ ​In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​building  PlacePass.com,​ ​we’re​ ​working​ ​with​ ​Marriott​ ​to​ ​​power​ ​a​ ​tour​ ​and​ ​activity​ ​booking​ ​solution for​ ​their​ ​guests​.   We’re​ ​a​ ​small​ ​but​ ​mighty​ ​group​ ​of​ ​travel​ ​and​ ​tech​ ​enthusiasts​ ​who​ ​can’t​ ​believe​ ​we​ ​get paid​ ​to​ ​help​ ​people​ ​discover​ ​great​ ​experiences.​ ​We​ ​play​ ​foosball.​ ​We​ ​travel.​ ​We’ve​ ​been known​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​paint​ ​balloons​ ​at​ ​each​ ​other.​ ​We​ ​code​ ​like​ ​crazy.​ ​Sound​ ​like​ ​something you​ ​could​ ​get​ ​behind?​ ​Let’s​ ​chat.     Where​ ​we​ ​come​ ​from  Members​ ​of​ ​our​ ​team​ ​attended​ ​the​ ​following ● University​ ​of​ ​Connecticut  ● Cornell​ ​University  ● Dartmouth​ ​College  ● Harvard​ ​University  ● University​ ​of​ ​Houston  ● Massachusetts​ ​Institute​ ​of​ ​Technology  ● Northeastern​ ​University  ● Purdue​ ​University  ● Stanford​ ​University  ● The University​ ​of​ ​Texas​ ​at​ ​Austin  ● Texas​ ​Southern​ ​University  ● Tufts​ ​University  ● Yale​ ​University  PlacePass​ ​Perks  ● Opportunity​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​an​ ​incredible​ ​team​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fast-growth​ ​environment  ● Travel​ ​credit  ● Competitive​ ​salaries​ ​and​ ​health​ ​insurance  ● Catered​ ​weekly​ ​lunches  ● Unlimited​ ​vacation​ ​policy  ● Friday​ ​happy​ ​hours  ● Lessons​ ​in​ ​getting​ ​owned​ ​@​ ​foosball​ ​and​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​video​ ​games! 

Requirements  ● Demonstrated​ ​success​ ​leading​ ​software​ ​development​ ​organizations​ ​and  supervising​ ​professional​ ​engineering​ ​staff​ ​through​ ​complex​ ​projects  ● 10​ ​years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​writing​ ​and​ ​building​ ​highly​ ​performant​ ​software,​ ​ideally​ ​in  an​ ​e-commerce​ ​setting,​ ​including​ ​5+​ ​years​ ​of​ ​leadership​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​increasing  scope​ ​and​ ​responsibility  ● 5​ ​years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​Rails​ ​and/or​ ​other​ ​relevant​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​MVC  frameworks  ● Prior​ ​experience​ ​successfully​ ​implementing​ ​Agile​ ​methods  ● Broad​ ​exposure​ ​to​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​industry​ ​frameworks,​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​technologies  utilized​ ​in​ ​implementing​ ​e-commerce​ ​solutions  ● Experience​ ​in​ ​highly​ ​distributed​ ​architectures​ ​leveraging​ ​common​ ​cross-cutting  patterns   ● Exposure​ ​to​ ​distributed​ ​(geo-located)​ ​teams   ● Excellent​ ​communication​ ​and​ ​interpersonal​ ​skills  ● Background​ ​in​ ​frontend​ ​software​ ​development​ ​is​ ​a​ ​must  ● Start-up​ ​experience​ ​strongly​ ​preferred  ● Bachelor’s​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​computer​ ​science​ ​or​ ​a​ ​related​ ​field
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