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VP of Engineering

Company: XANT, Inc.
Location: Lehi
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

XANT: The AI leader in Enterprise Sales Engagement

If you like disrupting the norm and are looking for a company that is revolutionizing the world of Sales, then you will LOVE what XANT has done and is continuing to do for the Salespeople across the world. Sales is hard and we understand that. Its for this very reason we work hard to make sure that our product is worth it to whoever uses it.

  • A data platform that has over 30 Billion sales interactions to power our AI which we call Buyer Intelligence
  • Multi-channel engagement features, called Plays, arranged by any time-sequence for any channel (phone, email, social, SMS, video) with action alerts, templates, guides and tracking to keep teams organized.
  • Robots work behind the scenes to automate administrative tasks, processes and workflows, to update CRM fields, send emails, enroll records, and more to simplify your reps day
  • Sort sales activities by the next-best-customer and next-best action using custom rules, AI powered propensity scores or a combination of both
  • Bi-directional sync powers native CRM reports and in-app activity reports for key performance metrics, giving the entire business visibility into the effectiveness of sales activities
  • Propensity scoring embedded in Plays and powered by Collective Data identifies the accounts and people who are most likely to engage with your reps and buy.
  • Guide engagement in the most effective ways using data on customer behaviors, including Buyer Hints, Buyer Maps, Data Verification, Phone Suggest, Email Suggest and more, while appending bad CRM data.
  • Create custom KPIs where reps can earn points and rank on your teams leaderboard, keeping them engaged and motivated in the right behaviors.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR:

As a Senior Vice President/Executive Vice President of Engineering and a member of the executive team, you will lead all of XANT engineering and drive the technical strategy and delivery of our solution platform.

This ideal candidate will have deep experience building cloud-based software platforms and compute infrastructure at scale, expertise around data analysis engines and machine learning, and will know how to develop the right products around the needs of strategic internal and external customers. The candidate will drive the company growth by working with the VP of Product to shape the product & technology vision.

The new leader will participate actively in conversations with customers, advocate what is right for our customers, and design and execute technology strategies to serve our customers better.

The new leader should also have experience growing a diversified team and establishing best practices, including how best to incorporate contract workers into the overall organization.

Responsibilities

  • Drive technology strategy -- spending 20+% time to oversee the improvement to code and schema architecture -- and direct the roadmap or strategies to manage technical debt.
  • Evaluate and propose new technologies, frameworks, and architectures as necessary
  • Sponsor or drive the implementation of product features through stages of planning, execution, and review.
  • Actively maintain a view of the market, competition, and technologies as they change, and factor it, as well as feedback from internal groups and customers, into the technology & product direction.
  • Lead teams to define and engineer products with deep collaboration with product and design with a lean and iterative approach.
  • Drive prototyping and iterations process to improve the product experience - working with design teams on design thinking sessions, A/B test experiments, and focus groups.
  • Work with lead architects, ensure a sound technical strategy through code design improvements, sound database architecture alignment, and balancing feature delivery with stability, technical debt, and code quality.
  • Work directly with software development managers, design teams and product managers to ensure a focused velocity through each sprint cycle as well as performing retrospectives for velocity improvement.
  • Work with key support partners to ensure rapid triage and delivery of resolution to customer issues.
  • Meet regularly with development leadership to identify opportunities for training, drive organizational strategy, improve development processes, and help build great delivery teams.
  • Build a strong team through actively participating in recruitment activities including sourcing ideal candidates, screening and interviewing, and thoughtfully contributing to hiring decisions.
  • Support the sales process when appropriate by representing our technical vision and strategy to prospective clients and participating in RFI/RFP responses with clients.

Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of work experience in a technology leadership function.
  • Expertise in building SaaS products.
  • Experience with building AI/ML products.
  • Deep understanding and experience with cloud technologies, use cases and trends with specific background using AWS.
  • Comfortable leading customer meetings with prospects and clients.
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, problem-solve, and manage stakeholder issues.
  • Comfortable setting data-driven standards and holding teams accountable for metrics and decisions.
  • Experience working on distributed services
  • Scrum Agile experience
  • Hands-on engineering experience and experience leading technical projects.
  • Experience managing offshore (3rd party) teams.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and with customers.
  • Bachelor's degree. Preferred: Advanced degree in Computer Science or related Engineering field.

Perks | Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Volunteer time off
  • Fun company and team outings because we play just as hard as we work
  • Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource
  • Employee referral bonuses to encourage the addition of great new people to the team
  • Plus, unlimited snacks and beverages in our kitchen

HOW YOULL GROW:
At XANT, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe theres always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at XANT University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

XANTS CULTURE:

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and are continuously looking for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy, happy lives. Learn more about Life at XANT.

Keywords: XANT, Inc., Lehi , VP of Engineering, Other , Lehi, Utah

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