Director or VP of Engineering (Zoodles)

Be the change you wish to see in the world — make a positive difference in the lives of kids!  We are looking for a motivated Director or VP of Engineering who truly wants to make an impact and join an international, world-class team.  Zoodles is a rapidly growing (15 mil+ installs of our Kid Mode app, all organic), award-winning cross-platform mobile and web startup backed by HTC that is revolutionizing educational technology for kids globally using the power of Big Data.  You’ll be joining early in the high growth phase of the company, with a chance to contribute in significant ways as the company expands.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Lead an innovative and growing cross-platform engineering team that works on solving complex challenges in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Mentor, lead, and provide feedback to members of the team
  • Build software prototypes and deliver in a fast paced iterative process
  • Establish development practices for the technology teams, including release cycles, choices of technology and coding standards
  • Work closely with product management and designers on distilling functional requirements into technical designs that result in innovative mobile and web products
  • Be responsible for all aspects of the company’s engineering product development activities within time and budget constraints while fostering innovative solutions to customer needs

Required Skills

  • Graduate degree in computer science, scientific computing, applied computing, computing engineering or similar field is required
  • 10+ years relevant work experience
  • 5+ years web application development experience, capable of deeply understanding and working at all layers of a web application stack; designing and implementing large, distributed and scalable services
  • Experienced in web technologies and frameworks (i.e. HTML, CSS, JS, SQL, Ruby on Rails, etc.)
  • Experience with RSpec and BDD a plus
  • Experience in managing outsourced teams in foreign countries is required
  • Excellent communication skills — Ability to communicate with senior management and across cultures
  • Strong English skills needed — reading, writing, and speaking;  Mandarin Chinese desirable
  • Must have a “startup” mentality (previous startup experience a plus)
  • A record of solid technical achievements and experiences
  • Experience with Android/Java, and iOS/Objective-C

o   Willing to be flexible

o   Have a “do whatever it takes” mentality

o   Able to manage diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities.

o   Be comfortable in a fast-moving, test-and-learn, data-driven environment

o   Possesses a Collaborative approach, Self-initiative, Integrity, Passion, and Maturity

What’s In It For You

  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids and bring digital learning to the world
  • The chance to join a “Silicon Valley” style startup in the comfort of Taipei
  • A competitive compensation package

 If you are a high performing Director or VP engineering who wants to be at the intersection of ed-tech, mobile, and machine learning/ big data, please apply today.  Send CV/resume with a brief introduction, and which job you are applying for in the email subject line to:    careers@zoodles.com