Engineering

VP of Engineering

Role overview

About

Edify

Whoever you are, wherever you are, we believe you should have access to inspiring educational experiences and be enabled to level up your skills. That's why we have created Edify – an immersive teaching platform and a place where teachers and learners can connect, collaborate, and learn together across mobile, desktop and virtual reality. #LearnWithoutLimits

#BeAnEdifier

We are a group of creative technology entrepreneurs growing and evolving by assembling the best and brightest from anywhere. We are searching for a diverse collective of new people to join us who have that compelling combination of technical and human qualities to enhance our team.

We are looking for a VP of Engineering to join us and #BeAnEdifier

 

Position Overview

We have a small but world class software development team, which we now need to rapidly scale following investment and customer traction.  You will help us to recruit and retain the best talent and put in place the management structure and processes needed to grow.  Working closely with the product team, you will be responsible for delivering Edify which is built on cloud connected gaming tech.

Responsibilities

  • Successfully lead Engineering teams dedicated to designing and developing software solutions using game engine technology to the Education Sector.  Experience in leading, coaching and mentoring remote teams is essential
  • Nurture a technical environment and culture that encourages innovation and creativity.
  • Design and manage SaaS architecture with engineering and development teams
  • Manage all technology solutions which include Unity for building in 2D and 3D applications, Cloud (Azure), .NET full stack (JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, C#).
  • Deliver robust systems across a globally distributed business
  • Technical Design Authority working with key stakeholders in our ongoing architectural evolution.
  • A background in Software as a Service (SaaS) is required.
  • Manage Engineering P&L, resource, and asset allocation, planning, and budgets
  • Familiarity with DevOps, modern SDLC practices and tools
  • Partner closely with leadership team to define product strategy and roadmap
  • Work with a variety of multi-disciplinary stakeholders to provide technical input
  • Working with the development and product team to provide input to time/cost project estimates.

Who are you

  • Experience leading a geographically distributed team ideally, within SaaS for education, gamification, or large distributed software platforms
  • You will manage all aspects of software development for SaaS solutions, including architecture, design, planning, staffing, quality assurance, and production hosting.
  • Database architecture and design
  • Large scale systems design
  • Good knowledge of Cloud solutions ideally MS Azure, other Cloud platforms will be considered.
  • Good knowledge of system security.
  • Good knowledge of web frameworks.
  • Excellent communication skills with a business level written and oral English.
  • Proactive and able to identify and solve problem.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Understanding of Agile (SCRUM) project management techniques and practices.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work with Partners and customers on system enhancements and effectively communicate and resolve any technical issues.

Salary & Benefits

Edify offers a fair compensation package with salary at or above local market rate and with all our employees owning the business through our share option scheme. Work from home, from the beach or at one of our global hubs, with flexible hours and generous annual leave. Hone your talents and build your career designing, building, promoting, and selling Edify.  

• Work from Anywhere 

• Super Flexible Working Hours 

• Annual Employee Benefit Fund 

• Employee Share Option Scheme 

Edify operates a Work from Anywhere policy, with flexible working hours, enabling employees to ensure work compliments their lifestyle. Employees can also purchase holidays giving you more time to do the things you love, aside from working at Edify.

All permanent staff get access to Edify’s generous share option scheme, giving you a stake in the future of the company. 

We budget $3000 for all full time permanent employees to support your work from anywhere lifestyle and general wellbeing. This is deployed on a mix and match basis as appropriate, to include things like Gym/Club Membership, Wellbeing Activities, Healthcare Insurance, Training & CPD Programs, and Home Office / WFA Setup. 

And finally...

 

Edify is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering an environment that promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion.

 

So, whoever you are and wherever you are from, all members of the edify family will be treated fairly and consistently.

 

Google famously aimed to not be evil, we prefer to build our culture based on: “be kind”

 

 

#LearnWithoutLimits

Apply

Please apply for this role by sending your CV and salary expectations to:
Jobs@edify.ac