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Vice President of Engineering


Summary
Want to work on transformative technology with application to education, media, dating, philanthropy, political organizing, ecommerce, finance, gaming and more? If you are passionate about leading a tech team dedicated to disrupting the landscape of communication, collaboration and socializing online then we want to meet you. We are looking for a hands-on VP Engineering to lead the tech team, guide architectural decisions, demonstrate and ensure good coding habits and partner with the CEO in defining and executing technology strategy. This role is 50% hands on software development, 50% management and team building, a ratio that will change as the company and your team grow. Responsibilities of this position include: - Define and execute our technology strategy - Build and manage a team of engineers - Balance the support of client needs with the long term development of a great product and minimize technical debt - Hands on software development across our entire stack (Java, Flex, PHP, Node, HTML5), now transitioning to 2.0. To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to Info@ShindigEvents.com. Please include the job title in your email's subject line.


Desired Skills and Experience
- Experience with synchronous video communications - Broad knowledge and success in delivering scalable consumer applications - Exceptional programming ability - Prior engineering management experience with a track record of building strong teams - Ability to make smart technical decisions while collaborating with business-side people - Experience overcoming high scalability technology challenges. Google Hangouts can have a maximum of 10 participants. We support 1000s. - Strong experience with evolving tech stack; Java, Flex, PHP moving to WebRTC, Nodejs and HTML5 - Prior startup engineering lead experience - Experience with video streaming, ideally with video chat - Experience in relevant verticals that we support, such as distance learning, social platforms and SAAS.


About
Shindig is a NYC based startup whose proprietary technology enables large scale video chat events. On Shindig a speaker can address an audience of 1000's. They can share the stage with select audience members so to take their questions face to face in front of the entire gathering. All the while audience members are also free to discuss, engage and otherwise share in their own private video chats. It’s the dynamics of physical events at internet scale. Ideal for media events, online teaching, community building and all manner of large scale online collaboration and engagement.

Early adopters who have already utilized Shindig for their own online events include The Economist, TED, Bill Gates, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Street.com,LeanIn.org, Random House, Simon & Schuster and a host of other prominent individuals and institutions.

Company founder and CEO Steve Gottlieb is a serial entrepreneur and longtime angel tech investor. His past career highlights include founding and running one of the largest independent music companies in the US with 30 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-platinum releases to its credit.

The company has already closed $12 million in financing.