VP of Engineering/Site Lead
Numerator
Pune, Maharashtra
Numerator is a market intelligence firm that brings together omnichannel marketing, merchandising and sales data to make pursuing new possibilities simple for brand, retail and agency clients. Owned by Vista Equity Partners, Numerator is the only company in the marketplace to connect omnichannel purchase data (powered by the InfoScout OmniPanel) and comprehensive path data to deliver an unmatched view of the consumer shopping and purchase experience.

Job Description

The ideal candidate is somebody who is capable of building a team from the ground up, knows what good software development looks like, is comfortable having a supervisor who is overseas and understands what best in class looks like in terms of plugging into existing global processes. The person who fills this role will have managed a workforce of 50+ product and technical resources and been part of a global operating footprint. The role is in Pune, India and reports to the EVP, Engineering, though other relationships (SVP, Product and EVP, Operations) will be important as well.

A typical week would be to participate in our global Product Leadership Team meeting, check-in with the team leads on progress against stated objectives, understanding the current candidate flow for open roles, facilitating process improvement suggestions for software development and reviewing and reporting against critical metrics that support the company’s MBOs. There will be coordination needed for global meetings around the strategy of the products on which the site is working and interacting with local & remote product managers, services personnel and clients in regards to key issues and opportunities. Numerator is early in the process of building a connected global workforce so an opportunity to shape what good looks like in terms of norms and tools for agile development with a dedicated center of excellence. Recruiting & mentoring will be a constantly top of mind as we want to find and maintain a world class engineering team. A candidate should be able to navigate a JIRA board with developers and feel comfortable being asked to weigh in on senior level architecture opinions. The role does not own this on a day to day but credibility with line staff as “having done it before” is critical to Numerator culture.

The role will provide the opportunity to build a team and culture from the ground up and establish a cross-functional organization that demonstrates best-in-class capabilities to the rest of the organization.

Skills & Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
10+ years of experience working in the technology industry
Experience in the technology field at the leadership level
Operational, budget and headcount planning
Agile software or scrum experience and modern SDLC
Knowledge of cloud architecture patterns & best practices, ideally AWS
Understanding of the benefits of continuous integration & unit testing mentality
Background in data / analytics is preferred but not required
Experience closing candidates in a recruiting life-cycle
Strong organizational skills are required
Strong Excel skills & business modeling
Excellent written and oral communication

What we look for:
Experience in SaaS and / or Analytics companies
Experience in engineering delivery in the context of a global footprint with commercial focus in North America
Extensive knowledge of software development best practices and demonstrated change management projects to improve processes
Strong leadership and communication skills – willing to do the right thing and advocate for the site
Ability to forge strong relationships with business partners at all levels of the organization
Humble, roll up the sleeves approach with strong & inspiring executive presence
Comfort working under pressured, time-sensitive, and dynamic situations – there is always some ambiguity about the path forward
Demonstrated examples of leadership and ability to influence within a complex, global organizational environment
Demonstration of mentorship of junior staff upward in their career.
Experience of managing teams who have SLAs on uptime & quality standard for client facing application systems

Exceptional candidates will have:
3+ years as a Site Lead or Functional Lead role
A Master’s degree in Engineering or business MBA
Experience in Analytics and/or CPG & Retail
Experience leading Development teams in a Design Thinking oriented organization
Global experience (may have run team(s) outside of India)
P&L or budget responsibility for a team of scale
Previously held an architecture or data governance role in addition to direct management
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.