VP of Software Engineering, GT School (Remote) - $160,000/year USD

Job ID: 4642

Description

Are you a leader amongst programmers? Do you have exceptional logic and analysis skills? Have you been a software engineer in the video gaming industry and want a different challenge? If so, GT School has a special role for you!

GT School for gifted and talented ("GT") students is a different kind of company. We've automate away non-technical tasks like HR, project management, and administration because we want you to do the thing you do best: technical work. We are working on the next generation of educational software products, and need skilled, dual-threat architect-programmers with gaming backgrounds to help us produce great software.

In this position, you will focus on running our "software factory," where you are responsible for making the architecture decisions for our world-class products, as well as resolving and preventing our products' defects at their root cause. Your skill and your insights drive real change in our organization, as you are responsible for the day-to-day output of our software engineering teams. We use the latest cloud technologies and have dozens of products to work on, so your skills will always stay relevant, if not ahead of the curve.

So if you're a great technical leader who wants to grow, but thinks "graduating" into a typical administrative/managerial or project management-type role sounds dull, we want to hear from you!

What you will be doing

  • Architecture designs: Create specifications for the software teams to implement while documenting your decisions and underlying reasoning
  • Deep dives: Conduct a root cause analysis for defective outcomes of the software factory (quality failures, SLA violations, negative feedback from the business or product team) – plus the simplest, best fix for the problem

What you will NOT be doing

  • Defining APIs and features - technical product management handles this
  • Project management tasks
  • Superficial fixes or other hands-off efforts - permanently preventing defects at the production level is essential as we scale up our software factory's output

Key Responsibilities

Deliver high-quality software releases to production and run the day-to-day operations of our education software factory.

Candidate Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in programming and architectural design in Java, Javascript, C#, or C++
  • Experience managing teams from multiple software engineering functions (i.e., developers, designers, product managers, testers)
  • Experience working in the gaming industry
Apply Now
More about this role