VP of Engineering

Remote - ANZ or US /
Engineering /
Remote
GetSetUp is the largest and fastest-growing online community of older adults who want to learn, connect and do wonderful things. In the 19 months since our founding, we have grown to more than 4 million members around the world. The platform offers live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with speakers who directly address areas of interest to older adults. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin. We’ve grown to over 150 employees spread across the world with core teams in the U.S., Australia, India, and more sites coming soon.

We are backed by some of the industry legends like Cowboy Ventures (Aileen Lee), LightShed Ventures, ReThink Education, AME Cloud Ventures (Jerry Yang), Work Play Ventures (Mark Pincus), Sweat Equity Ventures (Reid Hoffman), Primetime Partners, Dunce Cap (John Danner) and several other notable consumer internet and health tech investors.


Core Focus:
Product Planning & Delivery
Drive the vision, design, strategy, and implementation of GetSetup’s technology, platform, and product development to support the business.
Build Engineering Team & Culture
Lead and create highly-engaged, high-performing teams; able to iterate, optimize, and learn as we develop and refine ideas. You lead by example, plan executable career growth for the team you oversee. You are accountable for ​tasks of internal delivery and keeping the team moving.
Execution Accountability
Collaborate with all other departments including product, design, business operations, marketing, customer success, and finance, as well as with leadership, stakeholders, and external partners. 

Experience:

    • Running a live product supporting millions of customers
    • Track record of taking an engineering team from 0-50 (remote & distributed)
    • Building video and/or real-time scalable applications
    • Tackled a wide-range of tech challenges across social, messaging, regional compliance products
    • Building scalable, reliable distributed systems intended for cloud deployments (AWS preferred)
    • Leading and building a distributed global well-functioning engineering system and team
    • Managing execution of cross-functional teams across backend services, data infrastructure, frontend, and growth

Bonus Points:

    • Passion for GetSetup’s demographic of users
    • Teaching / Education background
    • Startup experience
    • Expertise in ML and/or AI
GetSetUp values equal opportunities for all workers. We value experienced workers and are committed to an age-inclusive workforce, affirming race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, disability status, and other dimensions of diversity.