VP Engineering, Platform at Socure (Remote)

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Who we are:

Founded in 2012, Socure is the leader in high-assurance digital identity verification technology.  Named to Forbes’ 2019 AI 50 list as one of America’s most promising AI companies, and a recent winner of API World’s Best Data API, Socure’s technology applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques with trusted online/offline data intelligence from email, address, phone, IP, social media and the broader Internet to verify identities in real-time. Customers include three of the top five U.S. banks, seven of the top 10 U.S. card issuers, as well as the majority of leading digital banks, lenders and insurers across the U.S. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including Scale, Commerce, Work-Bench, Citi Ventures, Wells, Synchrony, MVB Bank, Santander InnoVentures and Two Sigma.

The only way we can further our mission of becoming the single, trusted source of identity verification and eliminating identity fraud is by building the best team on the planet. This is where you come in!

What the role is:

Socure is looking for a VP of Platform to lead our cloud and microservice platform organization and help us build its next generation. This individual must have expertises in leading and scaling high performance teams, capable of delivering infrastructure as code and microservices platform engineering best practices and technology needed for building and maintaining large-scale software products.

You will report directly to the SVP of Technology and will be expected to work closely with product engineering and product management teams, using your authority to influence changes. This is a key strategic leadership position, and you will be responsible for defining the strategy and roadmap for the cloud and microservices platform that will power all product development in the coming years.

What you’ll do: 
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to the cloud infrastructure and microservice platform teams
  • Lead a team of Software/Devops engineers
  • Lead by example, mentor the teams, and establish credibility through quality technical execution
  • Recruit and retain top technical talent required to deliver services 
  • Focus on reliability, as your consistent top priority is to ensure that Socure is always available
  • Own the build & deployment lifecycle drastically reduce build, deploy & rollback times while simultaneously reducing risk and exposure
  • Own the execution, tracking, and delivery of Socure’s SLA/SLO, as well as identifying additional KPIs for delivering a first-class platform
  • Work with senior leads across Socure to define, design, deliver, and operate an integrated microservices platform that makes backend engineers incredibly productive
  • Work closely with the product teams to understand their pain points and needs, then use this data to define the short and long term roadmap for cloud and microservices platform
  • Assist and direct the design and implementation of our self-service microservice platform
  • Enable the product teams to manage their own services end-to-end in a consistent way (framework, release process, capacity planning, observability, and so on)
  • Build advanced deployment automation, allowing us to rapidly bootstrap complete environment in different context (multi region, multi cloud, QA, local machines)
  • Define the standards and tools needed to guarantee the security of the Cloud infrastructure and all services
  • Develop communication programs to connect the team with the rest of engineering organization and product organizations
What you’ll bring: 
  • 10+ years in an engineering management role
  • 4+ years in a Director+ role (org size 30+)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar technical field
  • Collaborative leadership with a proven track record of highly technical delivery in multi-stakeholder environments
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering large-scale services on public clouds such as AWS
  • Experience building and maintaining 24x7 SaaS platform at scale, guaranteeing high throughput, availability, low latency, and security
  • Experience building and maintaining microservice platform (release, capacity planning, auto-scaling, rate limiting, observability, and so on)
  • Outstanding record of recruiting top talent, building diverse and inclusive teams, and setting high standards
  • Excellent aptitude for automating operational workloads
  • Expert technical skills in both public cloud (AWS preferred) and distributed systems
  • Comfortable providing design recommendations and identifying risks and mitigation plans
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate multiple projects at a time, including proven ability to use resources effectively and efficiently
  • A customer-first mindset and ability to communicate complex technical concepts with individuals across varying levels and functions of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges, while building and conveying compelling value propositions
  • Excellent communication, organization, and documentation skills
Perks & Benefits: 
  • Competitive base salary
  • Equity - every employee is a stakeholder in our upside
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents 
  • Parental leave and fertility support
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401K with company match
  • Stipend to supply your home office
  • Annual professional development stipend 
A Message on COVID-19:
Socure's number one priority is to safeguard the health and well-being of our team members, our families and our communities. During this unprecedented time, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and updating our response plan quarterly. We are regularly soliciting feedback from our employees to help inform our return-to-office strategy. For our team members who loved going into the office, we are looking forward to meeting once again! But until then, we are striving to ensure that Socureans have the resources and support they need to excel from home. This includes a work-from-home stipend so you can build your home office and fun, virtual events so you can continue to feel connected to your coworkers.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of all kinds at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
More Information on Socure
Socure operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Socure was founded in 2012. It has 386 total employees. To see all 33 open jobs at Socure, click here.
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