Senior Engineering Manager, Platform Tools - New York - job 636403

Fifth Wall

Date: 02/23/2021

City: New York, New York

Employment type: Full-time

VTS is commercial real estate's leading leasing, marketing and asset management platform where deals happen and real-time data comes to life. The VTS Platform captures the largest first-party data source in the industry, which delivers real-time insights that fuel faster, more informed decision making and connections throughout the deal and asset lifecycle. VTS Data, the industry's only forward-looking market dataset, and VTS Market and Marketplace, the industry's first integrated online marketing solution, give landlords, brokers, and tenants unparalleled visibility into real-time market information and the direct connectivity to execute deals with greater speed and intelligence at every point in the planning, marketing, leasing, and asset management cycle.

More than 60% of Class A commercial space in the US and 12B square feet of commercial real estate globally is managed on the VTS platform. Our user base includes over 45,000 CRE professionals including respected industry leaders like Blackstone, Brookfield Properties, LaSalle Investment Management, Hines, Boston Properties, Oxford Properties, JLL, and CBRE.

We recently made the Forbes Cloud 100 list of the hottest private cloud companies, and were named one of Crain's best places to work! Our headquarters are in NYC, but we have hubs in other major US cities, Toronto, CA, and London, UK.

Learn more at or follow us on Instagram (@WeAreVTS), Twitter (@WeAreVTS), or LinkedIn.

Are you wondering about how VTS has adapted to a WFH environment? Read our blog post here to find out!

How does this Position help VTS Succeed?

The Platform Engineering teamat VTS enables our products to be scalable, performant, reliable, secure, and observable. We build frameworks, services/capabilities, and tools that are centralized leverage for new functionality and delivering value to our customers. Join our team and contribute to building an integrated platform for the fastest-growing commercial real estate automation SaaS organization.

We are looking for an experienced leader to join our Platform Engineering team focusing on developer tools, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), and DevSecOps. The Platform Engineering team's mission is to deliver infrastructure as code (IaC) tools and services that enable our engineers to amplify productivity, quality, and reliability. VTS is growing rapidly with new products like VTS Market and will continue to expand our product portfolio this year and beyond. The Platform Engineering team is at the center of engineering innovation that will power our products. In this position, you will shape the infrastructure tools and management practices at VTS. Your impact will unpack the possibilities of running a strong platform team.

What Makes This Job Awesome?

  • As a Senior Engineering Manager at VTS, you will have the opportunity to help high performing engineers grow in their careers, strategize on high-value projects, embrace VTS Values and Mindset, and have a great time together as a team. Being part of a cross-functional team, you will be working closely with other leaders in designing frameworks, architectures, and tools. Your work will lead up to building an integrated platform that not only helps increase velocity but also opens up new business opportunities/revenue streams.

  • You will build and lead a team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, and hands-on career development

  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs by working closely with the product team in prioritizing projects and building roadmaps

  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices in the domains of SRE/DevSecOps/IaC and help develop, evangelize great engineering and organizational practices

  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values

  • Be an active part of the Platform Engineering (foundation houses) leadership team and collaborate with other leaders in the organization

What Makes You a Great Fit?

  • Strong technical leadership and a solid background in Cloud infrastructure (AWS), both building tools and managing systems at scale in production are must

  • Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders and helping them understand the trade-offs to different technical decisions

  • Experience in hiring, leading, coaching, and mentoring software developers towards career growth, delivering timely, high-quality software together as a team

  • Familiarity with core infrastructure components such as CDN, Networking, DNS, Containers, K8s, and practices such as SRE/DevOps/DevSecOps

  • Experience managing managers is a plus

About Our Team

  • We have a 90+ person product/engineering/design/QA team

  • We work in small, cross-functional teamsWe value continuous learning in our everyday work

  • We deploy daily and rely heavily on a variety of QA strategies including automated testing and CI

  • We use agile development and lean startup principles and practices to deliver productsOur stack: Ruby on Rails, React, Heroku, Postgres, AWS, Swift, Android, ElasticSearch

  • Learn more on our engineering blog

What VTS Values & How We Show It:

  • Strive for Excellence - We know your potential is unlimited. Take advantage of our executive coaches and our training and career development programs available to all employees!

  • Be Customer Obsessed - We're employee obsessed too! VTS offers competitive compensation, comprehensive health benefits (including dental and vision), pre-tax commuter benefits. Not to mention the fun stuff - monthly happy hours, wellness events, clubs, and team lunches!

  • Be Curious - Benefit from a culture that promotes new learning. VTS offers an education stipend to all employees!

  • Move as One - We work in an open floor plan to promote cross-functional collaboration.

  • Take Ownership - Be an owner of the company you're building with our equity packages.

  • Appreciate the Difference - VTS embraces and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of a strong work-life balance. We offer a flexible PTO policy, generous family leave program, and more!

VTS embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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