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Our mission.

As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

The team.

We are a rapidly growing and highly-capable Engineering organization building the most popular job site on the planet. Every month, over 250 million people count on Indeed to help them find jobs, publish their resumes, process their job applications, and connect employers to qualified candidates for their job openings. With engineering hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo, Singapore, Hyderabad and Vancouver, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job search at a time.


Your job.

Indeed is looking to hire an exceptional product-focused engineering leader who can operate in a fast

paced environment delivering business results quickly working directly with the GM of SMB business driving international engineering. This person will drive a range of engineering initiatives focused on helping millions of customers make the best possible hires. 


As a Vice President of Engineering, you will be jointly responsible for helping drive the SMB P&L, which is a significant revenue driver for a $2.5bn+ global business, by working with the GM of the SMB business. You will be responsible for continuing to grow the business at a healthy trajectory while balancing the need to find efficiencies across the organization. All business and technical leaders at Indeed, especially Directors and above in product and engineering, are analytical, creative, and collaborative. We obsess over data and drive for simplicity. A successful technical leader will lead through data and insights, obsess about customer outcomes in every decision she/he makes and lead by developing the trust and respect of teammates.  As one of the most senior Engineering leaders at Indeed, you will shape how we continue to transform the global recruitment industry.


A few examples of what you will drive as part of this critical role: 

  1. Engineering vision and strategy - Be responsible for working with multiple C-level and SVP level stakeholders in creating a clear, convincing technical strategy for Indeed outside of North America

  2. Collaboration and OKR management across the international organization - Be responsible for collaborating with Sales, CS, Marketing and Finance to align on annual OKRs and shorter-term execution plans

  3. Business Execution - Be responsible for a significantly large P&L delivery (revenue, cost) along with key OKRs for the business. Have a strong x-functional understanding of drivers and levers of business to hit targets

  4. Technical Execution - Be responsible for scaling and building our products globally across multiple markets - Serving 100’s of Millions of Job Seekers and Millions of Employers

  5. People Management and leadership - Manage significant sized engineering teams (hundreds of people globally distributed) and inspire leaders to deliver against aggressive OKRs

  6. Ongoing technical reviews - Drive ongoing monthly product and technology reviews in conjunction with the Product Leader with C-level stakeholders and drive board-level strategic discussions

  7. M&A and partnerships - work on understanding opportunities for M&A and partnership in International markets and appropriately drive alignment with the relevant internal stakeholders (C-level, Corpdev)


You will enjoy a casual work environment, flexible hours, and great compensation and benefits. There is a complete lack of office politics; if that is your specialty, look elsewhere.


You will wear many hats and constantly learn new things on the job. You will be surrounded by smart, dedicated, nice people. You will be proud of the company’s mission and your business area’s impact.


On your first day, we will give you a t-shirt that says, “I help people get jobs.”. Soon after, you will be wearing your shirt at the grocery store and someone will come up and say, “I love Indeed! I found my job on Indeed. Thank you!” You will smile for the rest of the day. This will happen a lot.


About you.

Served as VP Engineering and/or Chief Technology Officer(or equivalent scope) of a B2B or B2C business that experienced substantial growth, managing at least 100 engineers

15+ years of progressive experience in engineering or related discipline in the technology sector

10+ years of managing technology teams and growing leaders - managed at least 2 layers of management and team sizes of at least 50+ people

Experience working with distributed global teams

Experience working in multiple products that have been used by 10’s of millions of global users required

Built and shipped at least one world-class mobile experience 

Led teams and organizations through aggressive goals with the ability to hit those goals

Hands-on experience and a tenured leadership foundation in planning & process, product and/or financial planning, organizational change, communications & strategy execution

Global or International experience highly desired, preferably outside of North America (International growth is critical to our future and someone who understands business globally is preferable)

Able to make data-driven decisions effectively and efficiently

Able to identify and prioritize strategic initiatives and opportunities

Communicate well and influence colleagues and executives

Demonstrate technical leadership and gain respect across other engineering teams at Indeed

Experience with and/or comfort with dotted-line reporting structures / influencing roles

Proven ability to deliver products that suppport a large scale of users (millions of UVs and customers), including familiarity with microservices and queues

Make people around you more effective and productive

Demonstrate attention to detail

Build, grow, and manage a significant sized team of Engineers and other technical resources + help them meet and exceed all the expectations listed above

Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Engineering or Computer Science




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