VP of Engineering

  • Gachibowli Rd, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Full-time

Company Description

Zify is a dynamic and instant carpooling startup.

Job Description

As VP of Engineering, you will:

  • Lead the engineering team by managing, mentoring, hiring, and embodying the vision of our company.

  • Define Zify’s engineering culture and best practices (engineering vision, mission, and values) and create an engineering culture rooted in empowerment, quality and impact.

  • Foster collaboration and productivity by safeguarding a culture where people care about what they work on and care deeply about the people they work with.

  • Advocate for engineering by representing the department as part of the core product leadership team.

  • Take full ownership of the product from an engineering perspective by authoring a technical vision that lines up with the evolving business needs of the organization and executes on that vision by granting agency and ownership while ensuring the correct processes are in place and followed

  • Grow the engineering team by attracting, retaining, and growing top engineering talent.

  • Define methods and metrics for measuring successes and failures.

  • Collaborate with Product and Design leaders to set the vision and roadmap for the team.

  • Manage the selection of technology within Zify as well as interface with outside technological organizations such as contractors and partners.


A Successful VP of Engineering will have:

  • An expert in software design, data structures and algorithms, and strong analytical and debugging skills.

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills along with outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

  • Prior experience working with stakeholders in Product, People, and Finance to create hiring strategies to build and grow high-performing teams.

  • Experience recruiting, hiring, and managing engineering teams, including directors, managers, and individual contributors at various levels in their career journeys.

  • Several years of hands-on software design and development experience in a customer-serving and/or platform context, preferably involving high scale distributed systems.

  • Aware & updated with new industry-level trends and best practices, with the ability to advocate for and achieve continuous change and evolution.

  • Strong knowledge with the latest tech-stacks and cloud technologies.

Additional Information

  • Prior experience working with startups will be a BIG BONUS!