VP of Engineering

Aunt Bertha, a Public Benefit Corp. ยท Austin, TX

Health & Well-Being
Public Infrastructure
Partners & Advocates
Posted 1 month ago

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Our Mission: To connect all people in need and the programs that serve them (with dignity and ease).
Aunt Bertha picks up where Uncle Sam leaves off by making it easy to find and apply for government and charitable social service programs. By organizing the world's human service program information, we make it easy for people in need and the people who help them to find help in seconds on https://findhelp.org.
We are looking for people who are driven to make the world a drastically better place and want to join our small group of thoughtful, committed citizens because they believe, as Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Our employees are aligned around this mission. That's why it is a requirement of our application process that you include a cover letter detailing how Aunt Bertha’s mission speaks to you. 
Please note: If our mission doesn't strike a chord with you that is OK. But please consider not applying. We are seeking people who come on fire after learning about what we do.
The Team
We are a rapidly growing Software Engineering organization building a platform that connects people in need, helpers, and services. Every day, people in communities across the country are searching for assistance and connecting to services using the software we build.
The Job
We are seeking an accomplished executive leader with expertise in engineering, operations, development, and startup environments. The VP of Engineering will lead the vision, design, and development of our SaaS platform that connects people in need with those that can help them. The position will report directly to our CEO and manage a growing team of developers, cloud infrastructure engineers, and Scrum Masters. The goal of the VP of Engineering is to ensure that products are developed in a timely and predictable manner in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment.
We Want Someone Who
Has crazy good organizational and people skills
You are a taskmaster who can also put on the kid-gloves. 
Can imagine the possibilities, but also get stuff done
You strategize, operationalize, and execute at a tactical level. 
Is a demanding coach who displays patience and empathy 
You love the sport of developing careers. You can push people beyond their comfort zone without pushing them over the edge. 
Can thrive in ambiguity 
You are not afraid of things you don’t know about. You punch above your weight class — your ability will prove to be far greater than the expected “years of experience.”
Puts people front and center
You recognize the importance of people in achieving the mission. You attract, hire, retain, and develop them with the integrity and values that we believe in. 
Is in it for the Mission
You believe that no task is too small in the service of our mission.

Contributing Experience & Qualifications

    • A track record of creating, building, leading, developing and retaining a superb engineering team
    • Thrives in a high capacity, high throughput, scaling startup environment, squarely focused on high tech product innovation.
    • Ability to drive organizational alignment and clarity as it relates to our long term strategy.
    • Solid understanding of product capabilities, gaps, and short-term roadmap, and shares that understanding to empower cross-functional teams
    • Experience working in an Agile environment
    • Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to write and express complex ideas clearly and succinctly
    • Ability to drive initiatives and ideas in a highly collaborative environment
    • Passionate about moving our mission forward and living our core valuesHealthcare or Government experience is a plus
What You Get:
Beyond the compensation and benefits package, you will be doing meaningful work and your work will directly contribute to our mission to help people in need find help and lead better lives. That’s no small thing.
We are a certified B Corp (https://bcorporation.net), meaning we meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Aunt Bertha is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are building a company whose employees understand our users, through their own lived experiences. This means we strive to hire employees that are diverse by race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran status and socio-economic upbringing.

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