VP of Technology

New York

 

 

VP of Technology:

 

G/O Media is the publisher of the web’s most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Jalopnik, The Root, The Onion, and The A.V. Club, and reaches over 120 + million unique visitors a month—more than one-third of all Americans.  We connect with the young, diverse audiences that are shaping our future. Through fearless journalism, provoking comedy, and high-impact storytelling, we elevate the stories and issues our readers and viewers are passionate about.


G/O Media is seeking a VP of Technology to join our fast paced and talented tech team.

About the role:

  • Develop, hire and enable incredible engineering and product leaders and scale our team.
  • Partner with our CTO to lead delivery, innovation, and business impact for global team of technologist.
  • You will be accountable for the technology strategy in support of the business goals, mission and product strategies.
  • Work with your team to develop and execute on a long-term technology road map.
  • You will be able to think beyond the immediate deliverables in order to G/O Media’s greater needs.
  • Contribute to scoping and estimating discussions, evaluating proposed features and working with business teams as needed. 
  • Find creative but practical solutions to novel problems, whether related to technology, features, or process. 
    • Responsible for growing a healthy, collaborative engineering and product development culture in line with our values.
    • Accountable for the growth and development of the technology function and its team members.

 Who you are

  • You thrive when developing great people along with great products.
  • You have experience in hiring, coaching and growing high-performing teams across geographically and time zone dispersed locations.
  • You are passionate about establishing strategies that enable teams to succeed.
  • You have real-world experience scaling up and managing engineering teams and have operated successfully as a “leader of leaders”.
  • You are passionate about technology and what it can do for the media industry.
  • You have experience in building, delivering and managing products, systems or services across the full product life cycle.
  • You have a proven ability to influence decision-making at all levels within an organization and in a variety of contexts.

Qualifications:   

  • Comfortable with a flexible agile workflow and are able to shift gears quickly.
  • Fluency in JavaScript (preferably ReactJS)
  • Ability to dapt to fast iterations
  • Continuous integration  
  • Experience with NodeJS - especially tweaking the server side performance 
  • Strong data analysis skills - you know what to look for and you can make decisions based on the data find 
  • Expertise in variety of other JavaScript frameworks (Backbone, Angular, Vue, Vanilla, Express, etc.) 

 

G/O Media is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are very strongly encouraged to apply. Our company-wide mission is to reach very diverse audiences and so, we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.