VP of Technology
Biscred – Technology Leader /
This position is remote. Must be willing to travel to NYC (123 William St) and Seattle (2101 4th Ave Suite 810) multiple times per year.
The Vice President of Technology holds a pivotal role within Biscred's executive team, reporting directly to the President. You will assume leadership of a skilled and geographically dispersed engineering unit, strategizing and implementing solutions that will further propel Biscred's expansion. Additionally, you will establish the trajectory and framework for Biscred's technology and architecture, working in tandem with Bisnow's technical division. Your role will involve close collaboration as a valued business partner, cooperating with stakeholders to translate business requisites and product concepts into tangible outcomes delivered by the engineering group. This position offers a distinctive chance to partake in the enthusiasm surrounding an innovative technology product in the Commercial Real Estate sector, characterized by substantial growth prospects.
Biscred, a Bisnow company, is a sales enablement and prospecting tool that allows you to find prospects throughout the commercial real estate industry more efficiently through an easy-to-use, intelligent database.
Biscred expertly leverages the intelligence and industry experience from CRE's largest B2B platform: Bisnow. Built on the foundation of the media empire's 11 million readers across 50 markets, Biscred's database has been meticulously researched to identify, validate, categorize, and verify the contacts sales people need--and filter out the ones they don't.
Whether you're looking for high-rise multifamily unit developers or owners of new retail properties, we've got the fastest path to finding them. Our search attributes and intuitive data infrastructure are designed for navigating the nuances of commercial real estate. With Biscred, you can spend more time selling to prospects and waste less time trying to find them.
- Oversee all technological operations and expenditures while managing the workforce and vendors involved, ensuring efficiency and smooth workflow, maximizing outcomes for the business.
- Manage, develop, and grow a talented, multi-functional technology team consisting of 16+ Software Engineering, Data Architect, and Project Management skill sets. Provides team with operational support, ongoing coaching, professional development, periodic check-ins, and ensures accountability with a focus on succession planning.
- Provide technical vision and direction to support the long-term product roadmap and ongoing talent retention & attraction.
- Drive cross-functional collaboration across engineering, product management, marketing, sales, and content while managing up and across the organization.
- In collaboration with Product, maintain project scheduling and sequencing as the orchestrator to ensure scrum teams are communicating and collaborating in tandem. Cultivate the vibrant and transparent workplace culture of empowerment, trust, and radical candor.
- Work with onshore and offshore QA and Devops teams estimating, prioritizing, planning and coordinating infrastructure and quality testing activities.
- Engage and assume accountability for the product roadmap and take ownership of the supporting engineering roadmap to ensure execution of the product vision.
- Partner with product to optimize the SDLC and ensure ideas flow efficiently through an evolving process of vetting, refinement, estimation, decisioning, execution, delivery, and monitoring.
- Provide technical guidance and architecture direction to engineering for building new systems and altering existing systems.
- Evaluate current backend and data pipeline architecture, process, systems, and 3rd party vendors; recommend and implement improvements based on business objectives
- Partner with finance to own the technology budget and department budget while assuring that resources are being used efficiently, while also providing the most value for the company.
- Manage the AWS infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency.
- Track, analyze and monitor technology performance metrics.
- Lead in the discovery and implementation of new forward-thinking technologies that yield competitive advantage, especially in the arenas of Machine Learning and Generative AI.
- Build quality assurance and data protection processes.
- Ownership of technology subscriptions across the organization to include Slack, ZOOM, Salesforce etc.
- Collaborate with HR and People Operations for interviewing, hiring, managing technology needs and onboarding new department talent.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
- 10+ years experience in DaaS or SaaS software and data engineering, with 3+ years leading technology teams.
- Ability to manage & optimize current technology stack, including Terraform, Lambda, AWS Glue, PHP Laravel, JS (Vue), MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Docker & Snowplow.
- Possess a strong grasp of Laravel and the capability to actively engage with its codebase. Moreover, the ideal candidates would bring proficiency in Python, which could potentially complement their Laravel skills, adding value through a broader skill set.
- 5+ years of practical agile leadership experience.
- A track record of building high quality data pipelines and products that deliver on all fronts: design, functionality, quality, scale and purpose.
- Strong understanding of budgets and business-planning.
- Experience leading and scaling a team of engineering talent, with a strong preference for experience managing distributed teams.
- Highly experienced with working within data-driven environments, making business decisions based on data. Expertise in seeking new ways to leverage data that drives outcomes.
- Ability to conduct technological prototyping and research.
- Strong experience developing and managing Data Science teams.
- “Roll-up your sleeves” and dig into issues in order to define and execute solutions.
- A leader, a mentor, and eager to share knowledge with your team to level up those around you.
- A clear, transparent, and efficient communicator who can represent technology initiatives with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Must be flexible in approach, and non-bureaucratic.
- Aggressive risk management approach; ability to anticipate problems before they impact project schedule and budget.
- Comfortability working in a “start-up feel” type of environment; to include managing bandwidth of resources, communicating department needs and redefining technology timelines.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Competitive compensation structure!
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account
- Dependent Care Account
- Unlimited Vacation Days
- 7 days paid sick leave
- 9 paid Holidays
- Referral Bonus Program
- You’ll get to work with incredibly smart, passionate, driven, ambitious, kind, caring and mindful people and will rarely experience an overload of policies, bureaucracy or toxicity (the latter, we do not tolerate).
Before applying, please read our values below. Our values describe and give insight into our culture. If you do not share the same values, this role will not be a mutually beneficial fit. If you do share these values and want to apply, we encourage you to do so.
Our values demand that we be curious, self-aware, fearless, consistent. We say yes to seemingly insurmountable challenges because we dare ourselves to push further. And we go the distance because we are individually and collectively entrepreneurial, always asking: Why can’t it be done? We find a way because we care more than the competition. We embrace team and disown ego. We are ruthlessly disciplined and unabashedly kind. We unreservedly challenge the status quo and vigorously fight for new levels of excellence. We believe the difference between good and great is exceptional communication. We obsess over creating value for our team and our customers. We push ourselves and our industry to be more inclusive, to champion diversity and to fight racism, gender bias and all forms of inequality. We never peak. We never quit. We never have excuses. We own our failures and we commit to being smarter and stronger because of them. We give our best today and even better tomorrow. We are here to win.