OPOWER: Senior Director/VP of Engineering (SF)

Posted by | December 8, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: http://www.opower.com

About the Job

As a Director of Engineering at OPOWER, you will be a
part of a talented engineering team that is passionate about the
technology they use and the products that they build. You will work in a
startup environment that uses Agile development methodologies to
successfully deliver software that is used by millions of customers on a
monthly basis.
We are seeking a sharp, driven, talented
Director of Engineering that enjoys building useful products that make a
difference in people’s lives. This is an ideal job for a someone with a
strong technical aptitude and a track record of driving projects to
successful completion who wants to be part of a rapidly growing startup.

Responsibilities

* Technical vision — provide excellent technical
leadership, inspiring your team to build cutting-edge solutions and
proactively bringing new ideas, technologies, and methodologies to the
table.
* Evaluate technologies — work closely with our Chief
Software Architect to evaluate new key technologies and infrastructure
investments, always looking three moves ahead to make both near-term and
long-term optimal choices.
* Synthesize priorities — Work
collaboratively with leads from Product Management, Operations, Sales
and Marketing to internalize business needs and drive priorities for the
team.
* Scheduling — prioritize projects, set achievable, motivating, stretch goals, and manage the team to hitting the deadlines
*
Hiring — find, recruit, and hire the very best * Engineering leader —
you are a lead voice on engineering in the organization. Be a great
representative for the company and on the management team.

About You

* You have 10+ years leading engineering teams at software development companies (not in IT departments)
* You have strong experience leading Agile development teams
* You have some experience working with our technology stack (java, web, relational db) or similar
* You have solved significant technology scaling challenges
* You have strong management experience at a previous company leading a team of talented engineers
* You have worked at a startup or very significant growth environment before
*
You are effective at balancing the needs of a dynamic product roadmap,
and managing a set of distinct teams with differing directives
* You
have a passion for technology and expertise that will allow you to drive
decisions in software architecture, infrastructure support, security
and scalability. (Open Source technologies are preferred.)
* You are a doer and a leader who can shift from one role to another as your team grows
* You function well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high
About the Company
OPOWER is an energy efficiency and smart-grid
software company. Our products encourage energy efficiency by empowering
people to make better decisions about the ways they use energy every
day. With industry-leading data analytics and a unique approach to
customer engagement, we’re changing the way the world understands
personal energy consumption, and helping more than 40
utilities—including 8 of the US’s 10 largest—achieve unprecedented,
sustainable energy savings in tens of millions of households.
Founded in 2007, OPOWER has offices in Arlington,
Virginia, and San Francisco, California. Our rapidly expanding team
includes software engineers, product specialists, behavioral scientists,
statisticians, marketing experts, infographic designers, and efficiency
advocates.
In April 2010, President Obama gave his national
policy speech on green job creation from our office in the Washington,
DC area. In September of 2010, we were named a Technology Pioneer by the
World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for creating “innovations
that will have a critical impact on the future of business and society.”
By the end of 2011, the energy we save will equal a third of the power
produced by the entire US solar industry, and have the impact of
effectively removing 50,000 homes from the grid.
OPOWER is an Equal Opportunity Employer
VISAS/TRANSFER SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE WHEN APPLICABLE.
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. THE FASTEST WAY TO GET A
RESPONSE IS BY APPLYING ONLINE. (IF YOU CALL THEN WE ARE JUST GOING TO
SEND YOU TO THIS SITE).
NO EXTERNAL RECRUITERS.

To apply: Apply at http://opowerjobs.com/san-francisco/engineering/senior-director-vp-of-engineering

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