Director Of Engineering

Pursuit New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

About Pursuit

At Pursuit, all employees have the opportunity to make a profound, positive social impact. We are building a dynamic, impactful, ambitious, brilliant hard-working team to achieve our goals and support our national expansion.

Pursuit is a social impact organization that creates transformation where it's needed most. Through our intensive, four-year software developer training program, we teach high-need, high-potential adults the technical skills and industry smarts needed to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, and become the next generation of leaders in tech.

Our graduates are hired by leading companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, BlackRock, and JPMorgan Chase, and increase their average annual salaries from $18,000 to over $85,000. By connecting talent with opportunity, Pursuit empowers graduates to transform their families, tech companies, and communities across the nation. Read about our work in the New York Times: Income Before: $18,000. After: $85,000. Does Tiny Nonprofit Hold a Key to the Middle Class?

Creating the Foundations for National Impact

Pursuit is a rapidly growing organization that's scaling to make a national impact. Founded in 2011, we have doubled in budget and staff each year over the past several years. We are currently a team of 35 and anticipate expanding our team to 60+ this year. We are creating a non-traditional financing model which leverages social impact/program related investments and earned revenue strategies that align program performance with financial results. We plan to rapidly scale our operations, personnel and funding to create the foundations for national expansion and more broadly serve communities and cities across America.

About the Role:

We are hiring a Director of Engineering to establish engineering standards, collaborate with key engineering leaders to train adults with high need and potential to become software engineers and future leaders, and lead internal software development projects.

In this role you will be our first internal engineering leader! We'll need you to scope and assess our hiring needs as we begin software development projects key to our growth in 2020.

In addition to leading a team, you will oversee engineering guidelines for our technical curriculum, set technical standards to enable the instructional team to create effective learning for our Fellows and certify their skills, contribute to organizational strategy on new content areas, and partner with external engineering leaders to gain insight into their hiring needs to build a career engineering ladder that will prepare Fellows for their new career.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as our first engineering leader to scope and build a team to develop in house software solutions

  • Bring innovation to the team in new features, building processes and product development lifecycle

  • Set engineering standards for Pursuit Fellowship to enable the instructional design team and instructors to build effective learning, curriculum, and certification resources

  • Design the process to provide Fellows with tools and best practices to prepare for successful technical interviews.

  • Work with Pursuit Instructors to create new student-facing resources. Be a key thought partner in resource creation.

  • Partner and collaborate with key engineering leaders across the tech landscape to align our Fellowship's technical standards with hiring partners' needs

  • Strategize and lead internal software development team

  • Provide technical mentorship and growth support for staff - both instructors and in house developers - and fellow career development

  • Assess and help fellows with their journey into a new career as a software engineer

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience

  • Degree in computer science or equivalent experience

  • Proven leadership experience, guiding teams of engineers through their career development

  • Led teams on the successful development of software engineering projects end to end from architecture to planning to development to implementation

  • Up to date with latest development tools, programming techniques, and engineering best practices.

  • Able to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders who are technical and non technical.

  • Demonstrated skill in designing and architecting large-scale systems infrastructures

  • Experience hiring and managing a team of software engineers.

  • You are passionate about a culture of learning and teaching

Our Values and Culture

At Pursuit, we operate as "One Big Team," supporting one another and ensuring that everyone from staff to funders to board members and volunteers are aligned in our efforts to bring transformation to our community. Our values underscore everything we do.

Giving Our All: We have a strong moral and ethical purpose. It's a privilege to have the responsibility of our daily work and immense impact on the world. Our purpose coupled with exceptional passion creates a high sense of urgency and deep commitment to our students, to our community, and to each other.

Delivering Outcomes: Because our students deserve it, because our investors expect it, and because each of us demand it. We work with the best -- and we are immeasurably grateful for the time, resources, skill, and care that every member of our community invests in our mission. We earn their faith in us, renew their commitment, and thank them by delivering outcomes to each and every one of our stakeholders.

Data Driven, Human Judgement: We can't manage anything we can't measure. Data and analysis give definition and ownership to what we do. Evidenced-based decision making allows us to understand our impact and improve over time. At the same time, our work is about what things could be. We are driven by the potential of humanity and the faith in what's possible. Our work is about beating the odds and overcoming the counterfactual.

Our Benefits

In addition to competitive compensation, we are happy to provide employees with a range of benefits. Our offerings include premium health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible paid time off, robust 401k matching, discounted gym memberships, and a fun and active workplace that includes drinks, snacks, and fun team events.

Diversity

Our team has a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we value the richness that diversity brings to our organization. We welcome new perspectives and affirm that all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, familial or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer.


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Director Of Engineering

Marriott International

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 1/18/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-04-17T00:00 Boldly coloring outside the lines of luxury, W turns the traditional notion of the extravagant hotel on its head. Our irreverent attitude and taste for excess redefine revelry for the modern jet set. Our guests have a lust for a life less ordinary that drives them to demand more, experience it all, and hit repeat. We share our guests' passions, providing insider access to what's new and what's next. Moderation is not in our vocabulary and we know that lust for life demands more, not less. W guests soak it in and live each day with a mantra: Detox.Retox.Repeat. If you're ready to create the energetic W scene that is magnetic to everyday disruptors around the world, then we invite you to explore a career with W Hotels. JOB SUMMARY Provides a high level of property maintenance knowledge. Position has overall responsibility for maintaining the building, grounds and physical plant with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection. Accountable for managing the budget, capital expenditure projects, preventative maintenance and energy conservation. Develops and implements strategies that will deliver products and services, which meet or exceed the needs and expectations of guests and employees while maximizing the financial performance. Responsible for maintaining standards and regulatory requirements. Leads the emergency response team for all facility issues. CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience * High school diploma or GED; 6 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/Electrical/Plumbing. OR * 2-year degree from an accredited university in Building and Construction, Engineering, Mechanics, or related major; 4 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/Electrical/Plumbing. CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Managing Engineering Operations and Budgets * Works with property and regional engineering leadership team to determine how Engineering is performing against budget and highlights areas of concern to leadership. * Manages the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and electrical systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures. * Administers service contracts to support property needs. * Ensures fire crew has complete understanding of all procedures, equipment and alarms. * Coaches and supports engineering leadership team to effectively manage controllable expenses (e.g., wages, heat, light and power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, inventory, etc.). * Manages and controls heat, light and power. * Develops an engineering operating strategy that is aligned with the property/brand's business strategy. * Develops and manages Engineering budget. * Ensures integration of departmental goals in game plans. * Oversees execution of long term preventative maintenance and 10 year asset protection plans. * Reviews financial reports and statements to determine how Engineering is performing against budget. * Addresses potential areas of concern and proposing solutions to owners in a proactive manner. * Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results. * Supervises construction to ensure timely completion of projects within budgetary guidelines. Maintaining Engineering Standards * Ensures compliance with state, local and federal regulations. * Maintains property life safety systems (e.g., fire fighting equipment, sprinkler systems, and alarm systems). * Ensures building and equipment licenses, permits and certifications are current. * Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently. Managing Profitability * Manages areas of operation to budget by reviewing operating statements, budget worksheets and payroll progress reports. * Monitors and manages the payroll function. * Manages department's controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals. * Participates in the development of department's capital expenditure goals; manages projects as needed. * Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility. * Prepares weekly and period end P&L critiques. * Understands the impact of department's operation on the overall property financial goals; educates staff on details as appropriate. * Reviews and manages controllable expenses such as, heat, light, power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, etc. Conducting Human Resources Activities * Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably. * Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process. * Utilizes employee feedback and an "open door" policy to identify and address employee problems or concerns in a timely manner. * Celebrates successes by publicly recognizing the contributions of team members. * Resolves guest problems and complaints. * Brings issues to the attention of Human Resources as necessary. * Ensures that regular on-going communication takes place throughout the engineering operation to communicate daily operations activities, set expectations and create awareness of business objectives. Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. Marriott International New York NY

Director Of Engineering

Pursuit