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Cloud Engineering Manager

San Jose or Remote, CA or Remote
Cloud Manager

To manage, build, enhance and scale our cloud platform. The Vital Connect Cloud stores and streams medical data uploaded from thousands of wearable sensors and enables medical professionals to view, analyze and download the data

  • Directing the work of engineers to ensure the best practices around software development.
  • Managing subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. 
  • Work with your team to build beautiful things
  • Build, lead, and grow a successful engineering team
  • Set and execute on team strategy, and share context by elaborating the “why”, empower everyone to achieve their best work, and drive execution of projects while setting clear expectations.
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality projects at scale against tight timelines while encouraging creativity.
  • Collaborate with other engineering leaders to pursue high engineering standards and bring consistency to the codebases, infrastructure, and processes.
  • Create and champion initiatives that drive increased ROI by increasing trust, efficiency and productivity throughout the engineering organization.
  • Work with a diverse set of team members to achieve team, organizational, and career goals.
  • Optimize the cloud architecture for reliability and low latency
  • Provide technical guidance to the cloud computing team and manage all cloud computing projects 
  • Evaluate most advanced cloud computing technologies for VitalConnect’s application
  • Design and implement features to improve our customer’s experiences.
  • Work side-by-side with user facing teams (Sales, Support) to best understand the needs of our customers.
  • Own problems end-to-end, thinking through everything from user experience, data models, scalability, and operability.
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the codebases and processes you encounter.
  • Help turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter by working with other engineers and senior leadership

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience

What we value:
  • At least 8+ years of experience in cloud-oriented software engineering in a senior developer or architect role; Ideally, you have delivered business critical software to large enterprises with at least 2 years managing other software engineers
  • At least 8+ years of working experience using Ruby on Rails or comparable MVC framework. 
  • Advanced API development experience, Service Oriented Architecture experience, and solid understanding of microservices. Experience with building, and maintaining highly available and scalable web services in a Service Oriented or Microservices architecture is a must. 
  • Experience in the following database and streaming technologies: MongoDB, MySQL, Kafka
  • Experience in operating a complex AWS deployment using Docker and Kubernetes. Experience with Docker-based CI-CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment) is a must
  • Taking pride in working on projects to successful completion, involving a wide variety of technologies and systems.
  • Holding yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems.
  • Stitching many different services and processes together, even if you have not worked with them before. We strive to use the best technology for the problem at hand and are looking for folks who are motivated to learn on the job.
  • Writing high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers.
Nice to haves
  • Experience with load testing, profiling, performance and scalability analysis
  • Experience with Internet security and Privacy. We run a HIPAA-compliant Cloud.
  • Experience working in the healthcare medical device/equipment field and working for an FDA-regulated company.
  • Gathering and refining specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • Creating top-notch software documentation (such as mobile application requirements, design documents, and user guides).
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and perform effectively under pressure
  • Experience in successful startups and willingness to wear many hats
Engineering at VitalConnect:
  • We work in an environment where it matters to make the right design decisions the first time, and as a result, take on less technical debt than other companies.
  • Product is a highly collaborative initiative across multiple teams. Engineers are expected to understand and have product input, designing systems towards our long-term product vision.
  • We'd rather have one strong engineer, instead of having 5 average engineers. Our customers are fine with fewer features, but are not ok with broken features.
  • We believe in small, accountable and autonomous teams of amazing people, eager to learn, teach and constantly improve our way of working.
  • People have a strong sense of ownership and accountability for what they’re building. What we build today will be the foundation for dozens of other systems in the future.
We are very frank on discussing technical matters. If one disagrees with how things are being done, we encourage them to speak up and help us get to the truth faster.
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