Head of Engineering
Company: Wyndy, LLC
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Are you an experienced software engineer and manager looking for
an opportunity to "move fast and fix things" at a high-growth
startup? Does the challenge of building platforms and abstractions
for the on-demand "skills economy" excite you? Wyndy is looking for
a top-notch engineering leader that isn't afraid to get their hands
dirty while helping to build an engineering team that can help to
build and scale multiple marketplace platforms. As a member of our
executive leadership team, the Head of Engineering will be
responsible for leading the day-to-day development of our two
platforms - Wyndy and Eve (currently powering the Alysyn brand).
This is no small undertaking, and you'll need to be up to the
challenge of building and managing brand-agnostic, multi-tenant
architectures across the web and mobile that interface with a
variety of third-party systems and APIs. About Us Wyndy began as a
mobile app that makes it simple for parents to find, book, and pay
vetted, background-checked college babysitters. We're now in over
20 markets and looking to go deeper in our existing markets and
expand to more markets across the U.S. But we've always known that
our technology and approach could serve a variety of industries.
We've now expanded our product line to include Alysyn, an on-demand
marketplace connecting dental practices to dental professionals for
short-term work. We're looking for team members to help us scale
Wyndy and Alysyn as well as identify additional opportunities in
the "skills economy".
Who You Are
- Experienced - you have at least 5 years of software engineering
experience with at least 2 years of experience managing development
teams, preferably in high growth, marketplace-oriented startups
and/or mobile applications.
- Ambitious - we've operated in a scrappy fashion to "punch above
our weight class" for several years. You'll need to be able to move
quickly to support new feature development without impeding
long-term platform goals.
- Agile - we're big believers in the principles laid out in the
Manifesto for Agile Software Development and the use of Scrum as a
framework for delivering consistent, iterative results. We're
looking for someone to exemplify those same principles as they
build out processes and teams.
- Platform-minded - you can approach problems with a "platform
mindset" and are comfortable architecting systems to support
concepts such as white-labelling, multi-tenancy, feature flagging,
and multi-sided marketplaces.
- Collaborative - you're excited to work directly with customer
success, sales, marketing, and leadership to identify problems and
feature opportunities, while motivating and empowering your
- Organized - any good startup is constantly a whirlwind of
ideas, but success is dependent on how you execute. You're able to
help stakeholders prioritize requests and understand tradeoffs,
while keeping your team focused on delivering the work they've
already committed to.
- Process-driven - you consistently seek out ways to automate
manual processes and streamline the workflow of getting code from
development to production without downtime. You live and breathe
continuous integration, continuous delivery, automated code review
and testing, etc.
- Mobile-savvy - Wyndy originated as a mobile app, and it still
plays a significant role in our long-term strategy. You should be
familiar with the ins and outs of working with the Apple and
Android app stores and architecting backend APIs that gracefully
handle multiple app versions.
- Coach, leader, mentor - you'll be directly responsible for
building out a world-class engineering team by identifying,
recruiting, and maintaining top industry talent.
- A+ communicator - whether writing or speaking, you're able to
present complex ideas and concepts in an concise, understandable
fashion. What You'll Do Reporting to the CTO, you'll be responsible
for translating platform vision into reality in collaboration with
stakeholders from marketing, sales, customer success, product, and
- Iterate & Deliver - you'll be directly accountable for the
day-to-day responsibilities of building and maintaining our apps
and platforms. You'll likely be shipping a fair amount of code
early on, but in short order you'll be coaching, mentoring, and
motivating your team to do the heavy lifting.
- Improve - we aim to get "1% better everyday". You'll help us to
identify, assess, and address areas for improvement across the
platform and process by prioritizing new features, bugfixes, and
- Build the team - you'll help make several key engineering hires
from the start, with expansion plans for multiple engineering teams
over the next 12-24 months.
- Build the culture - an organization is more than the sum of its
parts, and you'll be at the forefront of defining "what makes us
tick" as an engineering organization. Tools We Use While we've
relied on quite a few frameworks, libraries, and APIs to get
ourselves to this point, we're always exploring new ideas,
strategies, and patterns to improve. That being said, we're looking
for someone that is excited and capable to "hit the ground running"
with the following tools:
- Ruby on Rails
- React Native
- React Web
- Competitive salary + stock options
- Flexible paid time off / vacation
- Paid Maternity Leave
- Wyndy is an "office-optional" employer, meaning we welcome
remote applicants from across the United States.
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