VP of Engineering


1 week ago

07/10/2019 10:21:23

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: US only

Category: Software Dev

Mixmax is looking for an experienced VP of Engineering to develop and manage our engineering team. You’ll report into the CEO, and partner with CTO and other leaders in the organization to take the team and company to the next level in terms of growth and impact.

You have experience recruiting and building diverse engineering teams. You lead by example, promoting a positive and inclusive company culture and fostering trust and transparency. You are an active listener, and great mentor. 

Areas where we want you to have an outsize impact:

Professional development

You’ll help us grow and hire a top-tier team of engineers and engineering managers. Our engineering team recently doubled in size, and we plan to continue to scaling up the team. You’ll develop our mentorship and coaching processes, career ladders, and general professional and personal development practices.

Development process

We believe the right processes make us all more effective and happy at work. Our processes have evolved a lot as the company has grown, and they will need to continue to evolve as we scale. Building a great product is why we’re here. We want you to be fired up to partner with product management, design, and the rest of the company to continually shape our development processes to ensure we maintain our effectiveness.


One of our company values is ‘building strength in our differences’, and we want the engineering team in particular to role model this value to the company. We are not a diverse engineering team today. We recognize that, and we want to change. We look forward to your leadership to help us build a diverse team and an inclusive, supportive, and engaging culture.

Quality and Reliability

As Mixmax grows, customers continue to place greater demands on the product. We now power business-critical workflows in companies with thousands of employees with excellent uptime. The need for superb reliability and stability has never been greater, and our customers’ expectations will continue to rise. We’ll look to you to help bring us to the next level by advancing our culture and practices, while maintaining our speed of shipping high quality product.

Cross-functional leadership

You’ll be a key member of the executive team, reporting to the CEO and representing engineering. You’ll work cross-functionally with other leaders to help us deliver amazing value to our customers.

Areas where your contributions are welcome, but not as critical:

Technical Architecture

You'll be accountable for technical excellence on the team. We’ll look to you to grow a technically excellent team rather than to play a chief architect role.

Product and company strategy

You don’t need a lot of experience in personally developing product strategy or working directly with customers, though we’d love your input!


We love to prototype new features and ways to provide value, and we have a fair amount of practices in place to ensure we do.

Representing the company externally

We like to present at meet-ups and conferences, and we think it’s important to play a role in the larger community.

Diversity and inclusion are core to our culture, and we are actively committed to building a more inclusive work environment. If you are a member of an underrepresented group in technology, we strongly encourage you to apply

The ideal candidate has:

  •  >5 years of experience managing managers

  • Scaled an engineering team 30+

  • Experience recruiting, growing and leveling up an engineering team, including training and mentoring new managers and tech leads

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Nice to have's:

  • Experience leading globally distributed engineering teams (½ of our team is remote).

  • Experience in SaaS startups

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