👋 WHO WE ARE
Skillit’s mission is to build the world’s best employment experience for the people who build our world. Our recruitment platform provides construction companies with access to a growing database of qualified skilled workers and a suite of worker-first hiring tools that use rich datasets and powerful algorithms to generate increasingly better recruiting outcomes for everyone. Trusted by thousands of the nation’s most skilled workers and top contractors, Skillit is quickly becoming the way the nation’s skilled trades get hired.
🚀 ABOUT THE ROLE
The VP of Engineering at Skillit will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of our technology strategy. As the senior member of our growing engineering team you will have the opportunity to shape a team of talented engineers to drive continuous improvement of our web based application(s).
The ideal candidate will have experience working with Python (Django), JS (React), and PostgreSQL or equivalent RDBMS to build highly scalable production-ready applications. You should possess a strong understanding of software design and development best practices to produce maintainable, efficient, and scalable code.
🏋️♀️ WHAT YOU’LL DO
Design and implement high-quality software solutions using Django and React
Coordinate other members of the engineering team to define and implement new features and functionality
Lead a team of engineers and ensure that they have the support and resources they need to be successful
Work closely with the senior executive team to define and execute on the company’s technology roadmap
Manage budgets and resources for the engineering team
Drive innovation and continuous improvement in our engineering processes
Ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget
🧬 WHO YOU ARE
Ambitious: You’re passionate about complex problems that impact millions of lives and build towards solutions every day. You thrive in an environment with nascent products and processes, and you’re driven to stand up new businesses with limited information. You’re a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of person.
Professional: You work hard, keep your word and only bring your professional self to work.
Human-centric: You put people first, technology a close second. Humans are irrational and you love them for it.
Curious: You’re experimental, invest calories getting to the right answer and revel in contrarian points of view.
Collaborative: You seek a variety of perspectives, leverage collective genius, communicate clearly and support your colleagues and team wholeheartedly.
Great Communicator: You excel at rapidly responding to all parties while adapting the Skillit story to all of our stakeholders. You can build appropriate rapport to manage constructive and effective relationships and relate well to all kinds of people. You can write clearly, accurately, and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. You have strong listening skills and empathy.
Problem Solver: You solve one problem after the next in the pursuit of building something great. You love the challenge of tackling difficult situations and finding solutions to meet our worker’s needs. You can skillfully negotiate in tough situations and win concessions without damaging relationships.
Always Learning: You seek feedback for improvement, are open to criticism, and grow through collaboration and reflection. You don’t wait for others to open doors and make things happen for you. You learn from peer successes and seek best practices for continued self-improvement.
Results Driven: You are bottom-line and metrics oriented, and you can be counted on to exceed goals with grace.
Available: You are available and eligible to start full time employment in the U.S.
💛 INVESTING IN YOU
Generous equity grants
Health, vision & dental insurance
$1,000 home-office stipend
Unlimited paid vacation (& Birthdays off!)
Personal and professional skills development allowance
Personalized parental leave with full pay, vesting & benefits
💰 INVESTING IN ALL OF US
Our investors include the world’s leading real estate and construction technology funds funds including Building Ventures, MetaProp Ventures, Holt Ventures, 1Sharpe Ventures, Great North Ventures and Romulus Capital.