SVP of Technology at Jellyvision

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Jellyvision is hiring a  SVP Technology

Jellyvision’s headquarters is in Chicago, and, post-COVID, many of us will be returning to the Chicago offices (by choice, not requirement -- our philosophy is “Flexible First”).  But this position is also eligible for work by a remote employee out of CA, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MI, MN, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, WA, or WI.

What we do

We’re the proud parents of ALEX®, an interactive employee communications platform that makes choosing (and using) employee benefits easier and more enjoyable. Our credo is a simple one: be helpful. And we think the best way to achieve that is with a staff that reflects the vast range of ideas, perspectives, and experiences of the millions of people who use our products.

Who we are

Jellyvision is committed to fostering a more inclusive workplace where people across all dimensions of diversity and intersectionality, including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, neuro-diversity, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or country of origin are welcomed, valued, and celebrated! We have an opportunity to increase representation at all levels and need your unique talents, background and perspectives. We look forward to your contributions to our team.

How you’ll help

The SVP of Technology is a member of the Senior Leadership Team who is responsible for our technology and ultimately the successful delivery of the software as a service we provide to clients.  You’ll lead a technology team who is responsible for new product development, maintenance and defect correction, meeting our customer SLAs, new POCs, the reduction of tech debt, and ultimately a stable and efficient technology platform. There are currently about 6 teams sprinting with 5-8 people per team.  

The SVP of Technology will work collaboratively with Product leadership to align on the product roadmap; Creative leadership to execute the best user experience; and Customer Operations leadership to ensure we’re delivering amazingly helpful customer experiences and efficient implementation approaches as well as addressing defects and customer satisfaction issues.  You’ll be relentlessly focused on solidifying a strong technology foundation that can grow with us as the company doubles in revenue and users grows from 5 Million to 25 Million+ - all while we’re accelerating the pace at which we bring new features and capabilities to market.  

So what kind of person are we looking for?

Increasing the pace of product innovation is key to our growth strategy.  We’re looking for a technology leader who gets fired up by building new solutions and also understands the reality of maintaining a dated technology stack.  This role requires a balance between paying down tech debt, strangling out old technologies, and introducing innovative, new functionality. It requires an inspiring leader who can recognize strengths in people and build, mentor, and motivate a great team of technology leaders.   

Jellyvision’s Technology

  • Front end: we’re mostly React with some leftover Angular here and there
  • Backend: we’re largely Rails and Node.js, and migrating to Java & SpringBoot microservices
  • Source Control: Git, GitLab
  • Infrastructure: AWS
  • Data: Snowflake, Heap, DBT, Python

What you’ll do 

  • Lead the engineering function for all of our new product development, maintenance, devops, and cloudops teams, including the teams that are responsible for incident resolution--currently a team of ~50 people with a budget of ~$15M.
  • Lead a great group of technology leaders to function as a cohesive team, working in a coordinated fashion to achieve our technology and product strategy.
  • Work closely with your peers in Jellyvision’s Senior Leadership Team, especially Product Management, to align on a product roadmap and an execution plan that meets business goals.
  • Ensure we are balancing our capacity between maintenance work and new feature development in a way that aligns to business goals and supports our long term success.
  • Drive our technology strategy and ensure it positions us well to fit into a complex healthcare and benefits technology ecosystem, including aligning to industry data exchange standards and integrating with HRIS & BenAdmin systems.
  • Drive modern, cloud-native, serverless technologies.
  • Deliver on our commitment for continuous delivery with lean development processes, and easy to use, secure, and reliable pipelines and tools.
  • Assess build/buy/partner options including planning and executing integrations of our technology with any businesses we acquire.  
  • Help us continue to refine and support excellent  career paths for people in the technology organization.
  • Share knowledge, mentor, and educate Jellyvision’s engineers and other stakeholders regarding Jellyvision’s technological vision, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Improve our documentation and knowledge management, and reduce the many silos of technical knowledge that persist.
  • Improve and standardize our quality processes and automated testing, especially integration testing.
  • Structure the organization in a way that protects the velocity of new product development while investing appropriately in maintenance and defect correction.
  • Standardize our data models so we capture, manage, and utilize data in a way that becomes more valuable to our customers and opens up additional monetization options - including introducing true data science and machine learning where appropriate.
  • Work with and guide technology leaders to conceptualize and promote an engaging and inclusive culture across the technology organization.
  • Be the face of the technology organization to the market - both for recruiting top talent and to customers and partners.  Build a great reputation for Jellyvision as a technology organization where engineers want to join, work, stay, and grow.
  • This team is remote first; leading and motivating a distributed, remote team is an important part of this role.

Experience & skills you’ll need

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, including leading engineering for a SaaS business.
  • Experience working with a mix of software development teams from co-located, office-based full time employees, to geographically dispersed virtual teams, onshore and offshore, including contractors and consultants.
  • Experience using the strangler pattern to successfully modernize a tech stack.
  • Experience working with both monolith and microservices applications.
  • Familiarity with relevant compliance and data privacy regulations: HIPAA, PHI, PII, SOC 2 Type II, California Privacy.
  • Experience integrating with large third-party systems - especially valuable is experience integrating with HRIS systems like Workday and BenAdmin systems - Healthcare Tech industry experience is a plus.
  • Be an outside-the-box thinker and be able to connect the dots to create market-valued, innovative solutions.
  • Experience budget planning and roadmap planning so the executive team can evaluate options for how to achieve our goals.
  • Experience with agile software development processes including Scrum, KanBan, SAFE.
  • Experience with initiative-based development teams that include a combination of skills who can sprint and release a complete set of value to the market, even if that stretches across multiple components or code bases.

Skills

  • Strategic Mindset
  • Builds Effective Teams
  • Attracts Top Talent
  • Balances Stakeholders 
  • Tech Savvy
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Drives results

Thanks for your interest in Jellyvision!

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An Insider's view of Jellyvision

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work/life balance isn't a buzzword or a benefit we're striving for at Jellyvision, it's ultimately an outcome of respect and thoughtfulness that permeates the whole company. We trust each other to get our work done, and we don't spend time in the dreaded "meetings for meeting's sake." Schedules are flexible because it works, and it makes us better

Martín

Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If I’m coordinating, I absolutely love ending a meeting by summarizing action items any teams are accountable for before everyone leaves. Especially with so much information to keep track of, it helps me to pinpoint the important bits. Making sure there is clarity all around is the best and most efficient way that I can collaborate with teams.

Ashleigh

Talent Coordinator/Sourcer

What makes someone successful on your team?

The product team is full of self-driven, curious, scrappy individuals. The most successful are the least afraid of jumping into ambiguity and getting creative in overcoming the numerous obstacles thrown at them every day. Their ability to adapt to change quickly while keeping their teams calm, cool, and collected makes the job look easy!

Brynna

Principal Product Manager, New Concepts

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Implementation is a team of ballers, constantly impressing me with new ideas. Our most recent ideas are new classes around Professional Development and a pilot approach to quickly implement customers. These ideas came from folks on the team. When my coworkers have these ideas, my job is to give them the support and resources to run with them.

Alex

VP of Implementation

What are Jellyvision Perks + Benefits

Jellyvision Benefits Overview

We are currently redefining the way we will be returning to an office setting. To ensure the health and safety of our employees, Jellyvision will be working remotely until Summer 2021. Going forward, we will be focused on a “flexible first” approach where office space is available for those who wish to use it.

*5% Match on 401k

*Unlimited PTO

*Remote work stipend

*HSA & FSA Contribution

*14 Weeks Maternity Leave - 6 Weeks Paternity/Non-Gestational

*Gender Transition Assistance

*Education Reimbursement

*Medical, Vision & Dental - Multiple Plans

*Legal Services through RocketLawyer

*Hilarious Slack Channels/Community Engagement Groups

*Membership to the Jellyvision Band - they Rock! (pun intended)

*Weekly yoga and meditation classes

*Free Divvy Membership

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We have an HSA and a transit FSA!
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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