Role Description The Head of Technology and Product will have overall responsibility for technology products, tools and platforms at the client's company, and as part of the leadership team, will be a key contributor to its business success. Primary Goal The primary goal of this position is to drive high user satisfaction with the client's external and internal tech-enabled services, including websites, apps and internal systems. Key Responsibilities Deeply understand and champion the needs of internal and external end-users. Work with senior management and key leadership to set the vision for tech products and platforms. Play a key role in influencing and implementing the client's strategy for long term growth. Articulate a product and tech strategy and road map to execute on the vision, and get buy-in from the internal team, particularly team leaders. Ensure that the client's tech stack is aligned with its strategy. Execute on the road map, and prioritize execution based on the feedback of multiple stakeholders. Define, track and report on key metrics that represent the success of the tech/product team. Lead the ideation, experience and technical development of disruptive innovations. Take the auction platform to the next level of engagement, by building a world-class, gamified platform. Grow the client's buyer base by building out more accessible and scalable product categories. Upgrade back-office systems, including those related to auctions, purchase, order processing and fulfilment in line with business needs. Motivate, recruit, train and lead a high-quality tech/product team. Cultivate a customer-centric and learning-obsessed digital culture within the tech/product team and company. Be an effective partner to other functions including client-relations, operations and finance. Maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm. Requirements The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial mindset, a proven fast track record and will combine a diverse set of skills: 6-12 years of total experience, including significant time in an engineering leadership role with a B2C digital focus A curious mind, with a deep interest and expertise in consumer technologies, including current and emerging areas (e.g. MEAN stack, cloud platforms, DevOps). .NET experience is a strong plus Experience in product management highly desirable. At a minimum, a strong interest in, and aptitude for, user-centric product development, including the creation of intuitive user experiences Experience working in a startup or small company environment is a strong plus Experience driving the creation of intuitive user experiences on web and apps Strong motivator and leader of teams Process-oriented, organised and calm under pressure Computer Science or equivalent degree, or equivalent experience
Yapsody is looking for Database Architect to join our growing team who can design and build a best-in-class framework to scale and deliver our solutions through web, mobile, and emerging platforms. You will oversee the design & development of data architecture for our event management microservice applications from beginning to end in our “Hard Rock Café”-style YapStudio. Never been in a supervisory role of this kind before? No problem. Believe in yourself the way we believe in you, and you will undoubtedly get the hang of it quickly. Here’s the scoop on Yapsody… Yapsody, based in Los Angeles, California USA, is an expanding worldwide brand with thousands of clients spanning North America, U.K., and Australia. For any passionate techie looking to break from the mundane, this is a very exciting time at Yapsody as we rebuild our event ticketing product from scratch and migrate from our legacy monolithic structure to a vast micro services-based architecture that ventures into all aspects of event management. As a major U.S. concert promoter, we at Yapsody pilot all of our products in live settings and refine them before rolling out to the world. Our fun and inspirational office culture, flexible work policies, and micro-team structure will allow you to dictate the direction of your career. Ultimately, 2 years at Yapsody is like adding 5 years to your CV. Job Description ● Design high-performance, scalable & highly available databases ● Optimize existing databases & queries ● Determines database structural requirements by analyzing client operations, applications, and programming; reviewing objectives with clients; evaluating current systems; ● Develops database solutions by designing proposed system; defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, security, back-up, and recovery specifications. ● Installs database systems by developing flowcharts; applying optimum access techniques; coordinating installation actions; documents actions. ● Maintains database performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems; calculating optimum values for parameters; evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases; completing maintenance; answering user questions. ● Prepares users by conducting training. ● Provides database support by coding utilities, responding to user questions, and resolving problems. ● Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. ● Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed. ● Have fun!! Technical Skills Database Design, Data Maintenance, Database Security, Database Management, Requirements Analysis, Teamwork, Presenting Technical Information, Training, Operating Systems Other Skills ● Excellent communication ● Taking initiative & ownership of whatever, you work on.