As Macrostax continues to grow we are looking for a VP of Engineering to help build and lead our engineering team. We are looking for someone who is capable of delivering results while growing and leading a world-class engineering organization. We expect this individual to help us recruit and hire strong engineers, refine and streamline our product development process, guide our technical direction, and contribute to our overall product and business strategy. This is a unique opportunity to be a key leader in a fast-growing company. This role will be based in Boulder, CO (although at the moment the team is working fully remote). When we do return to the office we have a flexible work schedule with 2 days in the office and 3 days working remotely from home.
About You (Skills & Experience)
A strong leader that has 10+ years of development experience, both as an individual contributor and an engineering manager
Someone who can empower and enable engineers to demonstrate full ownership of customer problems and deliver results that delight our users
Experience mentoring and developing engineers professionally providing them opportunities to grow and become even stronger team members
Someone who looks for creative solutions to achieve results while remaining focused on long term velocity and intelligent management of technical debt
Knows how to leverage data and insights, to bring a data-informed approach to product development
Experience in designing and developing scalable, well-tuned, and highly available software
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, iterative environment and lead the parallel development and delivery of features on multiple related product areas.
Strong focus on the customer and the business, coupled with a burning desire to learn, respond to feedback and grow both personally and professionally
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience establishing and running a hiring process including recruiting, screening, interviewing, and hiring team members
An ideal candidate will also have a passion or interest in the fitness and nutrition industry
A BS in Computer Science (or similar) or equivalent years of experience
The Role (Your Responsibilities)
Collaborate closely with the entire Macrostax team to manage the execution and delivery of new features and functionality to our customers
Work closely with the existing leadership team to help shape and define our product priorities and roadmap
Hire and build the engineering team while focusing on a healthy culture that aligns with Macrostax’s core values (Act with Respect, Put Our Customers First, Cultivate Positivity, Take Ownership and Execute, Strive for Excellence)
Refine and optimize our product development process
Be in charge of the team’s technical strategy and execution to ensure that we’re delivering the best end to end experiences for our customers
Play a key role in building our new native mobile app helping us understand tradeoffs, execute quickly, and deliver a delightful user experience
The ability to suggest approaches and strategies balancing the needs of the business with the capabilities of the technology
As Macrostax has grown we have continued to add and improve our benefits package. Our current benefits include those listed below, although we are always working to expand and improve our benefits.
Healthcare benefits (we cover 75% of the premiums for employees for medical, dental, and vision coverage)
$50k in life insurance (paid for by the company)
An annual professional development conference budget
Paid parental leave
Flexible work schedule & hours
In-office snacks & amenities
“Powder Day” policy (a must-have benefit in Colorado)
Macrostax is the world's leading platform for counting macros. We create custom macro plans, matched with personalized recipes and meal suggestions, to help our customers achieve their goals. Not sure what “macros" are, no problem! Macros are shorthand for macronutrients; instead of simply counting calories, we make sure our customers eat the right proportion of carbohydrates, protein, and fat throughout the day.
Since our founding, we have helped more than 90,000 individuals eat the "right way" for their body type and their personal goals. Our software platform, our library of proprietary macro-friendly recipes, and our team of nutrition coaches have helped our customers repair their relationships with food and transform their bodies.
Our business and our company have been growing rapidly and we are looking to expand our team which is based in Boulder, CO. Our product team currently consists of three engineers (plus two openings) and a product designer who are all passionate about helping people improve their health and building world-class software.
Our Tech Stack(s)
While we don’t require candidates to have explicit experience with our tech stack, we figured it would be nice to know exactly what frameworks and technologies the team works with.
New Backend - Elixir/Phoenix + Postgres
Legacy Backed - Ruby on Rails + Postgres
Future Mobile App - Flutter/Dart
Infrastructure - Heroku & AWS (S3/CloudFront)
If you are interested and meet the above requirements, please email our COO Blake (email@example.com) with a resume and a brief paragraph about why you are interested in a role with Macrostax.