Director Platform Engineering

Full Time | Islamabad,PK | Technology

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VisionX is a fast-growing machine vision product company headquartered in New York City with a unique mission to build innovative machine vision systems and products that enhance human productivity. Our business operating model is backed by our ‘mindset’ principles that serve as a guiding framework to work relentlessly each day towards our purpose of becoming the most desirable innovation company in the world by future proofing humanity, businesses, and society.
 
VisionX between its HQ1 at New York City and HQ2 at Islamabad continues to develop and deploy digital products across the globe for many renowned brands and Fortune 500. We place people outside their comfort zones and help them develop a new mindset so they can live a self-aware life and realize their potential. VisionX leadership strongly believes in giving back and in the process of activating digital health initiatives through its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative – Sehr Foundation.

Your role
As the Director of Platform Engineering at VisionX Technologies, you will work with world-class product and engineering teams to strengthen, grow and evolve the entire VisionX AI platform. You will have an end-to-end responsibility to build, manage, and optimize the platform. VisionX has created a product environment that empowers responsible, autonomous teams to use the right technologies to solve the right problems. This heterogeneous technology environment will expose you to numerous unique and industry leading challenges. You will be focused on the intersection and interconnection of these experience teams, experiences and technologies.
In this role, you will work closely with the development teams to craft and implement a vision for Platform Engineering that increases system cohesion and improves reliability while simultaneously improving autonomous product team velocity.You dream big, hustle, take risks, and never quit.

As a seasoned systems leader with a knack for organizing others around new ideas and tools, you will be responsible for the development, execution and maintenance of the VisionX Platform strategy. You will work with a world-class team of engineers to design and implement the capabilities to ensure our teams are able to deliver fast, reliably, and meet the requirements of a large highly scalable system.

Ideal candidate
You are smart, energetic, assertive, likable, and excellent at communication at all levels. You understand people, culture, and technology. You are a hustler. Passionate about being a difference-maker for others. Love startup culture. Go above and beyond to make things happen. Own your work and ready to live by VisionX Mindset Principles.

Daily activities
· Architect, design, deliver and at times even code parts of our core systems. 
·Partner with product management, product engineering and business stakeholders to enable velocity of product innovation via PaaS & automated hybrid cloud platform development.
·Partner with Enterprise IT and Cyber security teams to implement monitoring and compliance with appropriate security standards.
·Develop services, micro-services, APIs in alignment with industry standards, product, and business needs.
·Manage, motivate, and empower a distributed team of software engineers, including goal setting (professional and technical), feedback on performance, and weekly 1:1’s.
·Review technical design specifications from team members, review and approve pull requests, and help troubleshoot and unblock technical issues
·Develop KPIs that provide in-depth visibility into system health.
·Collaborate with and empower experience teams to deliver high system uptime and reliability.
·Empower development to move quickly while keeping the business safe and stable.

Qualifications
.5+ years of leadership experience with 10+ years in a platform or architect role.
. Ability to attract, develop, and inspire a team of high performing engineers.
. History of success in systems leadership roles, with demonstrated excellence in running SaaS offerings.
.Solid understanding of Private Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS using AWS Cloud.
.Strong understanding of agile software development processes with experience guiding teams through planning, development, and rollout.
.BS or MS in related industry/field or equivalent experience (Computer Science, Computer Engineering,Information Systems).
· Experience creating and evolving platform libraries/services used by other engineers.
· Experience driving adoption of new technology into existing complex systems.
·  Familiarity with compliance initiatives (SOC2, GDPR, etc.)

Other expectations
· Anticipate needs and act accordingly.
·Develop thorough understanding of our business, customers, industry, offerings/solutions.
·Communicate and engage effectively inside and outside the organization.
·Strong sense of ownership.
·Show trust, respect, and loyalty.
·Ability to multi-task and adapt to various situations.
·Willingness to travel to VisionX global offices and customer sites.
Our mindset
We live each day through the VisionX Mindset principles. We expect you to read, understand, and come prepared to talk about execution of similar principles at your prior job or in your daily life.  
1.      We are customer obsessed
2.      We are optimistic
3.      We dive deep
4.      We are minimalists
5.      We seek to understand
6.      We are self-aware
7.      We take ownership
8.      We respect each other
9.      We win as a team
10.  We give back to our community

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected status.