VP of Engineering

| Greater NYC Area
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Proper is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer – we recruit, train, compensate and promote our team members based on qualifications. We know how important it is not only to include, but to actively seek out a diversity of opinions and voices.

We want to hear from you regardless of your race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

About Proper

Proper is on a mission to improve people’s overall health and happiness through better sleep.  We are the trusted expert that brings an integrated and personalized approach to sleep wellness.  Our vision is to build a modern sleep wellness business grounded in truth and supported by the best in data, technology, and science.

About the Role

We are looking for a VP of Engineering to architect and develop our early technology platform. In this role, you will manage the current engineering team and partner with product leadership to build our consumer-facing platform.

Responsibilities:
  • Shape the company’s overall technical strategy, architecture, and stack
  • Be hands-on in the coding and development of delightful consumer facing experiences that help our users understand and optimize their sleep.
  • Create a rich data layer around sleep, behavior, and motivations that supports everything from product strategy to UX to clinical outcomes
  • Support best-in-class e-commerce experiences that convert and retain customers of the business
  • Support native mobile app development as well as omni-channel (mobile web, SMS) delivery of app-like functionality
  • Define technical solutions with clarity on feasibility, timeline, and cost
  • Design a technical architecture that supports rapid product iteration and enables insights and data science
  • Guide both internal & distributed software development teams.  Manage vendors to success and smooth integration with our core platforms
  • Create a enviable technology culture and implement best practice coding methodologies and tools
  • Understand and implement best practices for data protection and privacy
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 8+ years software development experience
  • 4+ years software architecture experience designing systems end-to-end, from data model to user interface
  • Prior experience building awesome consumer facing products
  • Past experience in small, high growth startup environments
  • Solid experience with cloud-based infrastructure and operations
  • Experience with JavaScript, including NodeJS and React (or similar) frameworks preferred
  • Deep experience with a relational and NoSQL data stores
  • Prior e-commerce experience (Shopify, subscriptions)
  • Previous healthcare technology experience helpful (health tracking, coaching, fitness, weight loss, nutrition, therapy)
  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Remote or NYC-area candidates

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Technology we use

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Location

Redesign Health, New York, NY 10003

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Redesign Health Benefits Overview

- Competitive pay
- Comprehensive health and wellness benefits and perks
- Lunch & Learn sessions hosted by internal and external industry experts featuring topics ranging from “Qualities of a Strong Consumer Brand” to “Combating Unconscious Bias”
Variety of functional, social, and community focused groups and meetups across the Redesign ecosystem and portfolio
- Fully stocked kitchen with plenty of coffee and tea, cold brew and iced tea on tap, a Bevi machine, and a variety of snacks
- Dog friendly office
- Annual learning stipend
- 16 week parental leave

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
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