Techstars is hiring a

VP, Software Engineering

Boulder, United States

As Techstars’ business matures, our need for scalable, sustainable, software development only increases. Techstars seeks a Senior Product and Engineering leader who has 10+ years successfully prioritizing, building, delivering to production, and maintaining a wide variety of software products.

Techstars’ needs are diverse. We leverage a variety of technologies to deliver experiences to Founders, Mentors, and Investors. These experiences span areas such as SaaS, mobile friendly front-ends, CRM, financial reporting, ticket sales, billing, reimbursement, event scheduling, data science, internally facing applications, as well as external.

To succeed in this position, a candidate has experience:

  • Writing/operating production softwar
  • Managing geo-distributed teams
  • Hiring experienced software developers
  • Running an Agile software delivery process
  • Managing a diverse set of priorities and needs across several organizational units (Marketing, Finance, BD, Product)
  • Prioritizing disparate needs, building, and communicating the Product roadmap
  • Evaluating third party solution vendors, and contract negotiation
  • Managing contractors and vendors

Our systems are built primarily in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript, but we aim to use the best tools for the job. We use several database technologies, including NoSQL solutions (MongoDB, Redis), as well as relational databases (MySQL, Postgres). We heavily leverage Open Source libraries, 3rd party APIs, and cloud infrastructure (DigitalOcean, AWS). We use GitHub for version control, and continuously test and deploy code to production. Some of our past projects were built using Python, Neo4J, and Google App Engine.

Perks and Compensation:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Top-tier and multi-choice health insurance plans with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible Time Off Policy
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Deep exposure to Techstars’ network of 5000+ top caliber entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and corporations

About Techstars:

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO.

Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond.

Techstars is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, nor any other basis prohibited by law.