VP of Engineering

Reston, Virginia
Engineering
Full-Time
X-Mode provides real-time location data and technologies that power location intelligence for advertising and business decisions in financial services, healthcare, high-tech, real-estate, retail, and the public sector. X-Mode's flagship product is a fast-growing big data location platform, which maps daily the precise routes of 10% of the U.S. Population and maps monthly 1 in 3 adult U.S. smartphone users. X-Mode strives to produce and monetize the world’s largest location platform and ultimately create a global “living map” of 1 billion people with the highest quality location data in order to fuel the best location intelligence business solutions.

X-Mode is looking for a VP, Engineering to scale X-Mode’s engineering and technology as we head into our next stage of growth. The VP of Engineering will report directly to our CEO, serve as a senior member of the leadership team, and will be based out of our Northern Virginia Headquarters. The VP of  Engineering will be responsible for the technical direction of the company and the growth of the engineering organization.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

    • Partner with Executive team to create technical vision and roadmap for the company
    • Improve development processes and establish best practices for high quality releases and a clean, scalable code base
    • Lead and manage the day to day operations of the Engineering Team including coding reviews and task planning
    • Drive architectural decisions and work with Product to scope and iterate on new features
    • Establish and track key metrics (engineering velocity), report sprint progress and provide estimates to execute on timely product releases
    • Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and inclusivity that helps maximize productivity and professional growth for engineers
    • Serve as a go-to-resource for engineers on a wide range of technical problems
    • Recruit world-class engineering talent, evolve the organizational structure of the Engineering team, and define clear career paths

WHO YOU ARE:

    • Technical Depth and Breadth to understand X-Mode's Stack (Back-End, Front-End, iOS, Android)
    • Strong people manager - ability to inspire, influence and engage direct/indirect reports and peers
    • Past leadership experience managing and scaling a team of engineers (5-10+ engineers is preferable)
    • Successful track record at past startups (Esp. B2B) of creating and implementing engineering management best practices
    • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
    • Ability to develop strong cross-functional relationships, interface with executive team, and present to X-Mode’s board of directors
    • Experience with Geolocation and passion for X-Mode's mission
    • 10+ years of Technical Developer Experience

WHAT WE OFFER:

    • Competitive Salary & Equity Package
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
    • 15 Days of PTO (Paid Time Off)
    • Lunch provided 2x a week 
    • Snacks, snacks, snacks!
    • Casual dress code
    • Free Parking on-site