Director, Software Development at Evolve Vacation Rental

| Greater Denver Area
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The Position:

As Director, Software Development for Evolve Vacation Rental, you’ll oversee a team of experienced Architects, Developers and related resources who are working to solve complex challenges in the Vacation Rental industry. You’ll lead and support the team in their ongoing work improving our hospitality platform spanning Salesforce, Heroku, AWS. You’ll also help the team develop their careers and foster continuous learning and improvement. 

This role requires the ability to balance between people management, leadership, and technical responsibilities. You’ll collaborate with the product team as well as offshore or nearshore development teams to deliver best in class software solutions. 

Success in this role will require tremendous technical depth and managerial chops to support our broad customer base, rapid growth rate, and the scale at which we’re currently operating. 


Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, manage and mentor a talented technical team
  • Provide input for strategic direction and manage tactical execution
  • Build and maintain software solutions which will meet and exceed operating targets of reliability, scalability, security, maintainability and performance
  • Work with Product Management to deliver the product roadmap on-time, communicating clearly with your team, management and partners
  • Champion continuous improvement and simplification of technology and underpinning stacks
  • Continuously improve SDLC processes including comprehensive code reviews, QA automation, unit testing, etc.
  • Contribute to the engineering standards, guidelines and best practices
  • Maintain deep technical and business knowledge of industry directions and trends
  • Provide support for operations and support teams, including root cause analysis and preventative analysis
  • Promote a culture that enables engineers to execute quickly and with quality

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of software development experience on high-growth teams 
  • 3+ years of team leadership and management experience
  • Experience managing local, remote, near/offshore, and third-party teams 
  • Experience creating and improving procedures across the organization to ensure productivity, timeliness and quality
  • Familiarity with common languages such as Java, Node.js, React, Python, Apex 
  • Ability to find answers to questions you may not know
  • Willingness to familiarize yourself with new technologies 
  • Knowledge of the whole stack to give great architecture and implementation guidance to the teams who will count on your experience.
  • You appreciate that the most important part of your job is setting the team up for success
  • Ability to arbitrate technical decisions and make challenging calls when required

 

A little about us

Evolve makes vacation rental easy for everyone. Our fresh approach to vacation rental management offers homeowners a better way to generate rental income and provides travelers with the industry's best booking experience.

Thanks to a strong work ethic and an unapologetic passion for hospitality, we now support over 10,000 properties in over 500 markets across North America. We enjoy earning each guest and owner's business - all while having some fun along the way.

Values mean more to Evolve than just bullets on a page. They drive our daily decisions and impact how we work as a hospitality company. Which value sounds the most like you?

  • Earn It
  • Build Loyalty One Interaction at a Time
  • Communicate Often, Honestly & Directly
  • Embrace Change
  • Stay Hungry & Humble
  • Care
  • Be Efficient
  • Take Risks
  • Learn Every Day
  • Have Some Fun Along the Way

Evolve is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse work environment is a successful work environment so all qualified candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PythonLanguages
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're conveniently located in Downtown Denver offering easy access to the RTD Light Rail, as well as great restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops!

An Insider's view of Evolve Vacation Rental

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe of the office is relaxed, yet determined. Collaboration and questions are both highly encouraged. There is a strong sense of community within the office- it feels like a second home. The growth of the company is exciting, and it is refreshing to be surrounded by people that are genuinely happy to be doing what they do.

Garrett S.

Onboarding

What projects are you most excited about?

A project without a clear solution really excites me! The process of identifying, scoping and implementing a solution keeps things interesting and demands innovation.

Larry C.

Technology

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of my favorite things about working at Evolve is watching the company grow. I have learned a lot about the startup-growth company culture & the environment that it takes to succeed. I love looking back and see everything we as a company have learned through trial and error. More importantly I love seeing where it has brought us! #learneveryday

Edward O.

Property Acquisition

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Anytime someone new joins the Evolve team, we encourage them to own their impact. If we hire you, it’s because we want the real you, not some watered-down version that you bring to fit in at work. Encouraging our team to be their authentic selves has led to incredibly original ideas that have shaped Evolve into what it is today.

Brian Egan

CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

In order to be successful on my team, it is important to provide exceptional customer service and be able to problem solve on the fly. One must be detailed oriented while working in a faced paced environment. Communication is key in being a successful member on my team and being able to collaborate with employees on other teams.

Ali H.

Customer Resolutions

What are Evolve Vacation Rental Perks + Benefits

Evolve Vacation Rental Benefits Overview

Benefits - You’ll receive competitive pay, and health insurance packages that include 100% employer paid HDHP, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage. Supplemental benefits are also available in addition to 401(k) match, commuter benefits, equity in the company, military leave, and travel perks.

Lifestyle - We embrace work-life balance so we offer PTO and paid sick days. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, Evolve offers free access to an onsite fitness center and bicycle storage.

A Voice - Our innovation framework encourages you to pitch ideas and make real changes at Evolve. Employees are the driving force behind internal process improvements.

Career Growth - We are committed to creating growth opportunities for every employee at Evolve. Our leadership and management teams are dedicated to developing top talent who have a true earn-it mentality!

Community - It’s easy to make friends at Evolve, and we work hard to keep our community strong. There are two monthly all-company sessions as well as company-sponsored events throughout the year.

Transparency - Every month, our co-founders tell us how the company is performing, explain where we’re headed next, and recognize team members for jobs well done.

Hands-on Education - We learn every day, and we expect you to, too. We can’t wait to hear your ideas for how to improve Evolve, and we’ll gladly help you access the resources and develop the skills and you need to reach your career goals.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
There are a variety of volunteering opportunities at Evolve, including an all-company Care Week which helped us donated over 900 hours in 2019.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our [email protected] groups bring together Evolvers with similar interests, ranging from volunteering, wellness, inclusion, and more.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We maintain a tremendous work ethic and an unapologetic passion for customer service. We focus on hitting measurable results, on time. The next time you hear "that's not my job" at our office it will be the first.

You will, however, find us collaborating in booths throughout the office and showering each other with shoutouts in team huddles. And when we’re not laser focused on the work at hand, we can be found enjoying lunch breaks in our plaza or snapping pictures of our amazing views of the Rockies.

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