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VP Engineering

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021
  • Stockholm

Mentimeter’s vision is to transform presentations and meetings into fun and interactive experiences by making it easy to listen and to be heard. To achieve this vision, we must meet the demands of our current 150 million user base and scale to meet the future. This puts a high demand on our engineering organization, and we are planning on doubling our team within the next 18 months while maintaining our culture, innovation speed, and delivery quality. In this journey, we are looking for a VP of Engineering to work together with our CTO and engineering managers to build a world-class engineering organization. In 2021 we are supporting the tech and product organization that is growing from around 40 to over 80 colleagues, and we want to create a solid foundation that can scale even more.

As VP Engineering of Mentimeter, you should be a great manager, communicator, recruiter, and team builder. You should have a deep interest and experience in building (recruiting, structuring, and leading) a tech organization. Your job will be to make everyone in the engineering organization successful, and you are expected to fix the issues that are getting in the way of success.

We work in independent, self-organized, cross-functional, and diverse teams with clear responsibility areas and key performance metrics. The teams’ Product Manager and Engineering Lead work together to organize and plan the backlog using agile processes focusing on continuously delivering great features to our users while keeping excellent product quality. We also have a range of support functions, including Production Directors and a DevOps/Platform Team. We expect you to recognize our current engineering culture but also to challenge and evolve it to help us meet our ambitious long-term goals and standards.

Responsibilities you will have:

  • Accountability for organizational development together with VP Product

  • Strategic planning for key engineering staffing

  • Ensure we have an excellent development process and delivery of the product

  • Ensure the recruitment of engineering roles to fulfill the Product team needs

  • Identify and set strategic goals for the engineering organization

  • Design, implement and monitor all operational and key performance metrics/operational efficiency

  • Create and maintain career paths for our engineers

  • Work closely together with CTO and other Engineering Managers to develop and maintain our engineering culture and ways of working

  • Preparing and optimizing staff budget

What you will not do:

  • Tech vision for our platform (the CTO does that)

  • Supplier relationships (the CTO does that)

  • Product road map (VP Product, CPO, and Product Managers does that)

  • Programming (your Engineering colleagues does that)

Work with great people

Soner
Front-end Developer
"Dog videos vs. Cat videos is the ever ongoing fight of Internet. Soner has clearly picked a side: Doggos. The cuter and hairier the better."
Federica
Sales Manager Europe
"All the way from Italian metropolitan via small town of Switzerland to Stockholm to be a part of the Menti-family. It's like it was written in the stars (check the cancer sign)."
Anna
Product Manager
"Anna is a Stockholmer and a part of the Mentimeter KTH alumni crew. When she's not innovating at Mentimeter, she's doing jumping jacks on the handball court or partying in the USA."
Carl
Head of Brand
"As a kid Carl wanted to be a fashion designer, but ended up doing the next best thing - branding and PR. When he's not at Menti he's touring Sweden with his cover band (apparently they're terrible)."

Skills & Requirements

We believe you:

  • Have a strong engineering background, preferably academic

  • Have extensive experience in building an excellent and diverse engineering team

  • Have experience from similar responsibilities in your career

  • Are a great communicator and relationship builder

  • Love to share knowledge and encourage others to do the same

  • Are data-driven and can set and follow up clear goals

  • Know how to recruit and develop top engineering talent

  • Have a strong background within agile development practices

  • Have had different leadership roles in expanding companies including line management responsibility

  • Have been a developer at some point in your career

  • Are knowledgeable about industry trends and best practices

Not required:

You don’t have to know Swedish (we are an English-first organization, everyday work is in English and the Mentimeter team currently boasts over 20 different nationalities!)

More about Mentimeter

Mentimeter is a product-first, tech-heavy, fast-growing, inclusive and profitable startup built by engineers. Back in 2014, we felt that boring and inefficient meetings had to go, so we decided to build a platform to change this. Six years later, we are listed as the fastest-growing Swedish startup, have 150 million users and customers from over 150 countries; the journey has just begun.

Our core principles and basis for our culture:

  • Inclusiveness - transparency, equality and diversity

  • Work smart - good enough, but know when to excel

  • Professionalism - "the consultant mindset"

  • Be humble to other people’s work

  • Have fun

We at Mentimeter believe in giving everyone a voice - regardless of who you are. So we build a platform that does just that. Our platform is not only our product but also our organization. A platform where people feel safe, where differences are embraced, a place where you can have fun. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities, and/or formerly incarcerated people, and a college degree is not strictly required. To give everyone a voice, we need to be as diverse as our users.

Applying:

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Please apply, anyway!

With your application, please include a thoughtful cover letter explaining why you would enjoy working in this role and why you’d like to work at Mentimeter and an up-to-date CV.

Great Place to Work

  • Access to a personal leadership coach

  • Lunch with private chef 5 days a week

  • Wellness allowance 5000 sek/year

  • Individual budget for professional development

  • Private pension matching ITP-level

  • 1 month (optional) relocation trip in Europe/year

  • Attractive insurance package

  • Breakfast on Fridays

  • A diverse, modern and inclusive work environment

About the company

Our vision is to transform presentations, meetings and lectures by turning passive audiences into engaged contributors. We make this possible through our interactive presentation platform where the traditional presentation monologue becomes an inclusive dialogue. We believe in the power of together and that the most successful leaders listen to be heard.

With Mentimeter, users become the best presenter they can be. Meetings become more productive, participants learn more and have fun whilst doing it.

We have more than 100 million users and customers in 150 countries. On our way of making the world a better place, one presentation at a time.


Ellie Engström | Hiring Manager

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