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NYSHEX (New York Shipping Exchange) VP Engineering in New York, New York

VP Engineering

Have you ever stopped to wonder how your computer, clothes, furniture, or household goods made their way to your doorstep? Most likely, almost everything you own arrived here in a container on a container ship. It is a massive industry that we all heavily rely on but don?t think about much because it?s been done the same way for decades without much change or innovation. NYSHEX is a well-funded, series A2 startup that is transforming the centuries old shipping industry by solving its problems of inefficiency, unpredictability, and volatility and looking to capture $23 billion of economic waste annually!

The VP Engineering will lead the strategy, design, and execution of software development at our product focused startup. You will report to the CEO and be a key member of the executive team. You will play an active role in engaging key stakeholders such as board members and investors. Come join us!

What you will do:

  • Provide technical leadership to build, develop and scale our platform

  • You will inspire, coach, and develop a high performing agile engineering team

  • Actively attract and recruit talent that will help to drive initiatives

  • You will interact with carriers, shippers, and regulatory agencies to design systems that modernize an archaic industry

  • Design and propose innovative solutions that solve real industry problems

  • Join a culture that blends old-school industry knowledge with modern tech-inspired problem solving

The ideal candidate:

  • Possesses a solid mix of initiative, imagination, and work ethic

  • Understands what it takes to work at a start-up, including the need to ?wear multiple hats?

  • You have managed budgets and timelines in sync with a company?s strategic plans

  • Considers system architecture and how changes will affect testability, maintainability, and scalability of the system

  • Identifies and mitigates security concerns and follows development best practices

Who you are/What you have done:

  • You have experience building and managing software development teams

  • 10+ years of full stack experience building and maintaining distributed, multi-threaded web services

  • The ability to work proficiently with the following tech stack:

  • Languages: Java 8, React, Python, Go

  • Infrastructure: Linux, AWS, Docker, Kafka

  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field

What you can look forward to:

Our culture promotes a dynamic, exciting, and challenging work environment with opportunities for learning and growth. We are a diverse team of classical musicians, surfers, gamers, athletes, and foodies.

We provide a competitive compensation package, 401k plan, unlimited vacation days and an opportunity for you to share in the success of the company with stock options/equity.

If this opportunity sounds intriguing to you, apply now with your resume and tell us little about yourself.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, ethnicity, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical ability.