Director of Mobile Engineering

Job Summary

Ring’s Management team is looking for a Director of Mobile for Ring Core projects. You will help iOS and Android teams to deliver complex solutions and engage with various departments to manage short and long-term needs for our products. You will work closely with other Directors and PMs (in Kyiv and other locations) to coordinate the execution of complex business needs, while simultaneously keeping your teams focused on hitting their own commitments. You must be capable of sorting through many competing priorities, defining processes that improve execution, championing Engineering best practices, executing with precision, and succeeding in a complex and fast-paced environment. If that challenge excites you, then we’d like to talk to you.

 

Our product teams cover all aspects of SW development and QA of Ring products and solutions. Our deliverables should meet highest quality standards because Ring products are used by millions of customers around the world.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Managing (on a high level) major projects and deliverables
  • Managing the organization of 30+ highly-qualified engineers
  • Collaborating with other Ring teams to define and own business needs
  • Providing appropriate job specifications
  • Effective communicating relevant project information to teams
  • Working with product management to agreeing on production schedules
  • Routing work between all responsible people in all stages of development
  • Conveying project changes and updates to appropriate team members
  • Preparing regular status reports and distributes internally and externally if necessary
  • Holding regular status meetings with Ring project management
  • Ensuring documents and major digital assets are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Resolving and/or escalating issues in a timely fashion
  • Managing both internal and external approvals
  • Monitoring scope creep and re-scopes projects if necessary
  • Coaching and helping PMs and Technical Leads with people management

Qualifications and Skills

 
Personal Skills:

 

  • Teamwork — knowing how to listen, share, cooperate and learn together as a team
  • Positive attitude — important for difficult times incurred along the way throughout the process
  • Ability to clearly articulate expectations — clearly define what is expected of team members and define expectations on your deliverables to your management
  • Manage by example — as a manager, you should be straightforward and knowledgeable in all dealings
  • Be direct, do not overpromise and under deliver
 
Technical Skills:

 

  • Practical experience (may be outdated) with IOS and/or Android applications development
  • Understanding of technology and its trends in mobile apps domain
  • Advanced skills in using project support/monitoring tools such as JIRA and Confluence
 
Management Skills:

 

  • 5+ years of Project Management experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related Engineering field
  • Managed several teams with total HC of 20+ FTE
  • Proven ability to deliver in a changing environment
  • Experience building and maintaining Scrum process
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills with an ability to motivate teams and deliver results
  • Growing, scaling and sustaining high performing teams
  • Project execution and control
  • Advanced level of English

We offer multiple benefits that include

  • Working for one of the top product companies in the world: Ring.com
  • Opportunity to influence the products quality
  • Challenging tasks
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation bonus
  • PE accounting and support
  • 18 paid vacation days per year
  • Fully equipped A-class office space in the business center (near “Olimpiyska” subway station)
  • Social package, including gym membership compensation, medical insurance
  • Free meals, fruits, and sweets
  • Educational possibilities, knowledge hub, and free English classes
  • Career plan, professional growth, and quarterly performance reviews