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VP of Engineering

Mursion

Mursion

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Who We Are: Founded in 2015, Mursion is an online simulation studio that allows teams to practice conversations in order to perfect communications and improve effectiveness. Musion’s proprietary technology combines the non-judgmental aspects of an avatar with authentic human mannerisms and responses. Our simulations are used globally by professionals across industries to practice complex interpersonal skills in an environment that is both safe and authentic. Mursion promotes a unique culture where individuals are able to be adventurous in the pursuit of improving human interactions. Ideal candidates at Mursion are team-players, comfortable working across remote teams and distributed environments, and invested in the idea that, through practice, teams can learn to be more effective and empathic communicators.

Who We Want: We seek talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission to leverage technology to improve communication and effectiveness in the workplace, and who are motivated to help Mursion lead a new solution category for improving business communication through simulation-based practice. We value empathy, curiosity, and constant improvement both in our internal operations and when working with partners and clients. Our employees are most successful when they employ strong collaboration skills, skilled communications, a problem-solving orientation, and demonstrate comfort in an evolving and fast-paced startup environment.

The VP of Engineering at Mursion is responsible for mentoring and managing directors of engineering, engineering managers as well as software and testing engineers. The perfect candidate sees their team as their product. While they are technically credible and know the details of what engineers work on, their time is spent safeguarding their team’s health, hiring a world-class team, and putting them in the best position to succeed. They own the delivery of product commitments and are always looking to improve productivity. They must also coordinate across departments to accomplish collaborative goals. You will often be given ambiguous ill-defined problems with the implicit goal of gaining clarity and driving execution/direction.

Mursion is seeking a dynamic and experienced VP of Engineering to lead and mentor our engineering team. This role involves managing directors of engineering, engineering managers, and software and testing engineers. The ideal candidate views their team as their product and prioritizes their well-being and success. While technically proficient, the VP of Engineering focuses on team health, world-class hiring, and optimizing team performance. This role also includes ensuring the timely delivery of product commitments and driving continuous productivity improvements. Cross-departmental coordination to achieve collaborative goals is essential. You will tackle ambiguous, ill-defined problems, providing clarity and direction.

This is a full-time, fully-remote, salaried position reporting to the CTO.

The compensation package for this position includes an annual base salary range from $200K-$225K based on experience and location, as well as eligibility for company bonus and equity.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, mentor and support a highly effective team of passionate engineers fostering a high-performance culture
  • Promote a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation, and excellence, continuously elevating the quality of the engineering organization
  • Prioritize hiring efforts to focus on areas of most need and quickly recruit top engineering talent
  • Create, manage, and measure KPI’s such as velocity, estimation accuracy and defect percentages
  • Ensure that department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame
  • Assist in training new engineers by leading technical courses
  • Participate in strategic planning meetings with product management, architecture and design
  • Contribute to technical engineering designs, resource management and implementations
  • Manage the delivery of software using Agile best practices
  • Solve complex software engineering tasks while maintaining coding standards and practices
  • Develop successful peer partnerships with other department leaders and cross-functional teams (Product Management, Sales, Marketing, etc.)
  • Provide a consistent/successful interface between Engineering Development and Product Management
  • Develop, measure, and manage key performance metrics for the team.
  • Drive high throughput and standardize the development process where needed
  • Work closely with the CEO and CTO on department wide initiatives

Requirements

  • Previous experience in software design and developing customer-oriented platforms
  • Demonstrated experience leading the design, development, delivery and maintenance of large-scale and high-performance platforms
  • Knowledge of release management and CI/CD deployment workflow processes, from development release through production deployment
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build productive cross-departmental relationships and motivate team members. Positive, can-do attitude and value collaboration a must.
  • Experience with object-oriented code, .Net, C#, Java, Javascript frameworks (React, Next.js)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational leadership skills
  • Extensive experience in working with stakeholders to create hiring strategies to develop quality teams
  • A well developed people management philosophy for managers and engineers
  • Experience managing managers
  • Agile project management skills
  • Commitment to understand, communicate and improve the quality of multiple teams
  • Demonstrate longevity at at least one recent job
  • Understanding of how to be successfully manage at a remote-only company
  • Experience working with offshore engineering teams
  • Humble, servant leader
  • Bonus: Experience with Unity, WebRTC, AI/ML, AWS

Education

  • BS, MS, MBA or Ph.D in Computer Science or related technical discipline

We understand that not everyone will demonstrate proficiency in all of the areas listed under the responsibilities and qualifications. At Mursion, we strive to raise the bar! We encourage women and historically marginalized communities to apply if you feel your skills and life experiences are transferable to some of the qualifications in the job description.


Our Values

We cultivate empathy

Empathy is at the core of all we do. We make time to communicate and listen before we take action. We make decisions based on reasoned analysis and authentic care for the aspirations of our partners and colleagues.

We lead with curiosity to create lightbulb moments

Our team is strengthened by having the courage to thoughtfully ask difficult questions. We are results-oriented innovators who create dynamic solutions to complex problems by encouraging transparency, creativity, and iteration. We are energized by thought-provoking conversations and the diverse perspectives of our partners and peers.

We strive to raise the bar

We see ourselves as trailblazers in simulation. Our learning theory is grounded in research and we demand empirical evidence before concluding our efforts have been successful. We always look for ways to improve. We recognize we live in an imperfect world and we embrace our responsibility to promote shared understanding and elevate humankind.

We have the courage to be human

We are a fun-loving, driven team of developers, artists, entrepreneurs, operational masterminds, and technologists dedicated to the proposition that learning experiences can be powerful and playful. We recognize that we are more than a business; we are a community of unique individuals with a collective focus to improve human interactions through practice. It is through our humanity that we create better products and learning experiences for our partners.


Compensation and perks: Salary commensurate with experience. For full-time employees, Mursion offers competitive benefits, which include full medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k program, paid holidays, and unlimited PTO.

Collaborate with a unique blend of employees ranging from 3D artists, software developers, operations, sales, and finance teams to actors who deliver interactive, highly immersive simulations.

Be at the forefront of reinventing learning for the future workforce.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested parties are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.

Mursion is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from People of Color, Women, Persons with Disabilities, and the LGBTQIA+ community.


We are not accepting agency submissions at this time. Please don't send unsolicited candidate resumes to Mursion employees. They will not be accepted.