VP of Engineering

Chicago
Engineering
Full-time
About Mac & Mia:
Save time shopping for your family so you can spend more time being with them - a simple notion that inspired working mom Marie Tillman to create Mac & Mia. Built out of necessity, Mac & Mia is a tech-enabled retail service that is saving busy parents hours of time by offering a remarkably easy way to personalize, build and accentuate their children's wardrobes. Our team curates quality items from an offering of unique, specialty brands that are then hand-selected and delivered to your home – They will fit, feel, and look great on your little ones. Ultimately, we are removing all of the friction from traditional shopping channels, and replacing with delight, discovery, and convenience.

As a VP of Engineering you will:
Communicate and collaborate with teammates to inspire cooperation and innovation
Mentor your team, and lead by example to encourage the professional and personal growth of those around them
Make well-reasoned decisions that inspire and energize others
Understand needs of the business and translate into a pragmatic and transparent technology roadmap
Become intimately familiar with the systems and products the team builds and take pride in writing maintainable and simple code
Balance learning with production
Be willing to be tactical and get your hands dirty
Help recruit, interview, and build a team and culture that makes Mac & Mia a great home for developers
Empower your team to individually become successful in each role

Mac & Mia is building an all-star team, and you should apply if you:
You have 6+ years of relative experience building great product
You use Python, Ruby, Javascript and SQL or are comfortable learning a new language
You are comfortable in any part of the stack
You are known for being a great communicator and use various tactics (pictures, metaphors, storytelling, etc.) to improve understanding
You write tests to improve the design and quality of code
You are organized and focused when working toward a goal
You show humility when you are right or wrong and have the confidence to admit mistakes
You are passionate about building products that feel fun and intuitive to use
You have been a technical lead on a team that built something you are proud of

You will thrive if you align with our values:
Collaboration: We believe the best work is done together
Empathy: We believe in putting people first
Quality: We believe in setting the standard for excellence
Pragmatism:  Start simple.  Slow down to move fast