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VP of Platform Engineering



Other Engineering, People & HR
Phoenix, AZ, USA
USD per year
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

About YellowBird:

We are a fast growing, two-sided marketplace platform that matches professionals from the Environmental, Health and Safety fields with businesses on demand. We are 15x faster than traditional temp staffing methods and serve up a quality match with the right professional each time. The company was started in July 2019 and now has 22 employees. We are headquartered in Phoenix and service customers nationwide. We are looking for candidates that know how to embrace our company values: Own It! Keep it Spicy, Be Awesome, Life Long Learning and Authenticity. A typical day will be working with the team to keep our processes moving along and facilitate the team’s productivity.

Position Summary

This leader is responsible for setting the direction for the technical team of high-functioning professionals consisting of system administrators, developers, product owner and analysts. This position also will guide ongoing development, maintenance and acquisition of data from a multitude of internal and external sources, testing systems, and payers into an integrated platform, including its related reporting and data analytics. Additional responsibilities include planning, directing, organizing, staffing and controlling development and systems life cycle management (system / technology selection, contract negotiation, implementation, production support and retirement). Oversight of all technical, training, project management, change management, testing, resource and budget functions as they relate to development efforts. The VP of Platform Engineering works with organizational constituents to use technology to reduce testing errors, improve quality and to support daily operations.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all hiring needs of the department
  • Provides technical recommendations for continued integration platform development and expansion.
  • Leads and guides cross-functional teams for solution development and implementation having a broad impact on operations, processes and project or organizational objectives.
  • Monitors team and project progress and provides direction and course corrections along the way.
  • Accountable for results of assigned team(s) and system performance.
  • Sets platform priorities across multiple stakeholder groups (Marketing, Sales, Operations) and customer profiles (Paying companies, EHS workers)
  • Communicates status, priorities and expectations with key stakeholders internal and external to the department or organization in relation to new and ongoing initiatives.
  • Develops long-term roadmaps and strategies for area of defined responsibility aligned with established functional strategies, and works with subordinate managers to operationalize and execute the strategy.


  • Education: Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience: Experience managing multiple application or technical support teams in a fast-paced environment

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives themconfidence in one's intentions.
  • Translate strategic priorities into operational reality; align communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measureable and sustainable results.
  • Identify and drive organizational and cultural changes needed to adapt strategically to changing market demands, technology, and internal initiatives; catalyze new approaches to improve results by transforming organizational culture, systems, or products/services.
  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Establish and commit to a long-term business direction after considering roadmap, resources, market drivers, and organizational values; anticipate and respond to shifts within the market, technology, or policy environment that influence the delivery and management
  • Provides feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; plan and support the development of individual skills and abilities.
  • Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.
  • Demonstrate a poised, credible, and confident demeanor that reassures others and commands respect; convey and image that is consistent with the organization's vision and values.
  • Clearly and succinctly, convey information and ideas to individuals and groups; communicate in a focused and compelling way that captures and holds others' attention.
  • Vividly communicate a compelling view of the future state in a way that helps others understand and feel how business outcomes will be different when the vision and values become a reality.

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