Hands-on Chief Technology Officer / VP of Engineering -- Remote
Headquarters: Raliegh, NC
Excited to take on the challenge of strategically
leading our tech team from the comfort of your home?
Eager to join a team of high-performing, yet
humble A-players that simply get things done?
Excited to be a part a rapidly growing $250 billion+ industry while measurable
improving people’s lives?
If so, and you’re a seasoned, marketing-oriented,
strategic-thinking technology leader with lots of hands on full-stack
experience, has built and led efficient development teams… and has an incessant
drive towards excellence, an unquenchable curiosity and a get-it-done now
mentality, we’d love to talk.
We’ve posted this both as a CTO and VP of
Engineering role as both equally describe the actual opportunity and the
day-to-day authority and responsibilities.
To be 100% clear, this involves both heavy hands-on coding as well as
strategically building and managing our tech team.
We’re really looking for a seasoned
engineering leader who has made lots of mistakes, has learned from that and
mastered the art of technical discipline and smart decision making.
Who Are We?
We're an 8-figure direct response company that's been profitable since day 1 of our founding in 2010. We’re in the process of re-branding our company to Metabolic Living. As part of this, we’re launching a branded e-commerce website that more accurately reflects our full suite of products we’ve developed.
And to help lead us into our next stage of growth, we’re hiring a hands-on, strategic-thinking CTO to continue building out our small, but highly efficient tech team. We have a number of exciting projects we need a full-time CTO to lead development efforts on:
- We’re porting our outdated website at www.naturalhealthsherpa.com to our modernized content and commerce platform we’re building at www.metabolicliving.com on Shopify.
- We’re strategically integrating our in-house direct response platform that we’ve built over the past 8 years with Shopify so we can leverage the best of elements of each platform
- An end-to-end assessment of tools we’ve built internally to determine what should be migrated to SaaS and what we should continue to develop/maintain
- Developing strategy to extend our success into the mobile app world; as up until now, we’ve been 100 web-focused with no app, but we have a huge opportunity with our own app
- Strategically guide the company’s overall tech decisions as we continue on our path towards building out a billion-dollar lifestyle brand that penetrates into the offline retail channel
We're riding the $250+ billion annual tidal wave of demand for natural health products. And we’re positioning our new brand to be right on top of that wave. It is an extremely exciting time for us now.
Our nutrition courses and exercise programs are designed to deliver the most results in the least time. For example, our exercise videos deliver the same or better benefits in just 15 minutes, 3 times a week than do traditional exercise programs that require 60 minutes, 5 times a week. Yes, really.
We also formulate state-of-the-art nutritional supplements and functional foods that fuel your metabolism to generate the energy you need to consistently perform at your peak. For example, instead of taking weeks to notice a difference, it takes just days to feel better.
We practice what we preach: our company is designed so everyone both enjoys their work challenges while having plenty of time to do what they love to do the most in their life. We recruit only high-performing, humble people who produce in fast cycles, hold themselves accountable and have fun.
Who We Need:
We’re scouring the U.S. for a full-time, hyper-talented
CTO with in-depth, hands-on, full-stack web development experience, both
building and leading highly efficient development teams. It is a remote/work-at-home position with a
very flexible work/vacation schedule as lifestyle is hugely important to our company given what we do.
This opportunity is suited only for a
high-performing CTO-caliber developer and technology leader with an integrative
mindset and proven ability to get things done cleanly and on time. The ideal person is relishes being hands-on
in all facets of web engineering from the browser to the code to the server.
As our CTO, you will optimize, support and manage
our entire web infrastructure. You will
decide what we should build vs. what we should leverage in the cloud /
SaaS. You will have full authority to
take our company’s technology infrastructure to the next level.
Just as we obsess about creating healthy
living products that get the most results in the least time, we’re looking for
someone equally obsessed about doing the same thing with beautiful, efficient code. And with smart decisions on build vs. buy. We really need a strong strategic thinker in
As a marketing-focused company, the highest
ROI on our technology investments are tied to marketing-related initiatives
like funnel development, precision analytics, split testing, payment
processing, etc. To that end, the more
tech resources we can focus on marketing-oriented activities, the better.
Because we run a highly efficient, small team,
your hands-on technology skills are just as important as your team building and
leadership skills. Moreover, how fast
you process information, how quickly (and accurately) you can cycle through
work and how well you work with the rest of our team is crucial.
Finally, we’re looking for someone who can
collaborate in real-time with the company’s marketing team. This can require real-time communication
throughout the day based on our heavy advertising spend on Facebook, Google,
which can reach upwards of $100k / day.
The ability to turn a business conversation into an actionable set of
dev tasks that you can jump on immediately is crucial.
What the Ideal
Candidate Looks Like:
- Deep experience as an end-to-end
application/web architect responsible for every single part of the project
including requirements gathering, project management, system architecture, infrastructure
setup, coding, integrating with third parties and documenting and testing.
- Highly marketing- and revenue-focused
technology experience with heavy emphasis on e-commerce-related activities such
as analytics, split testing, payment processing, etc.
- 10+ years’ experience as a software
engineer/web developer with recent, applicable focus on database-driven web
applications on a LAMP stack.
- Familiar with various development, testing,
and DevOps processes and techniques and can provide direction to a small
technical team and the company on how to be efficient and nimble
- Working knowledge with a variety of
development and process (task tracking, build automation, load testing, etc.)
and can guide the introduction and improvement of processes.
- Expertise in solution architecture, with
proven experience creating strategic plans and visions for technology and
executing on the tactical efforts to get there.
- Expert-level, working knowledge of HTML, CSS,
implementing, optimizing, troubleshooting, and adding functionality.
- Ability to build complex PHP applications
quickly, efficiently, and under pressure.
Our application stack runs on CodeIgniter, so working knowledge of that framework
is a plus.
Just as good with SQL as you are with PHP with
ability to write ad-hoc queries for data extracts by hand, optimize tables with
100s of millions of rows, and built new, smart database schemas.
- Familiarity with CDNs (especially Amazon S3
and CloudFront) and general web speed optimization design patterns and
- Solid knowledge of Linux, Apache, and general
infrastructure/server support so you can troubleshoot and optimize as needed
with our hosting team.
- You’re a self-starter who can take initiative
and run with the ball without having to be told what to do and you love
analyzing seemingly intractable problems and devising creative solutions.
- You’re a strong project manager who can scope
out technical requirements based on business needs, define deliverables, create
a project plan and then execute and deliver upon that plan.
- You’re available during normal Eastern
business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET) with occasional off-hour support during
critical business events.
What You’ll Be
- Strategically building, managing and leader our
- Optimizing the feature set in our direct
response software platform (LAMP), integrating with 3rd party tools,
optimizing our web infrastructure and creating workflow automation modules.
- Designing, maintaining and enhancing internal
systems, programs and web applications, including e-commerce, marketing
campaign tracking, content management and more.
- Building and improving existing and new
analytics and reports using MySQL, large datasets, and a custom-build
replication and data warehouse engine.
- Manage asset, code, and database deployments
to managed servers and cloud servers, as well as building or finding tools to
improve and automate the deployment and testing process.
- Proactively suggest ways to improve any system
you work with, looking for opportunities to use technology to deliver clear,
measurable value to the business.
5 Key Attributes
We Look For:
Engages – Attacks projects
immediately, doing just the right amount of planning to avoid analysis
paralysis, constantly pushing and
maintaining high intensity.
Ownership – Takes personal
responsibility for projects due to a deep
sense of pride, going the extra mile, constantly surprising, solving problems proactively.
Results – Prioritizes work based on what’s
most impactful to company, while deftly cycling through tasks to produce the most meaningful results the
Persists – Embraces get-it-done
attitude, relentlessly attacks problems at different angles until something
works, staying resilient until the
task is done.
Smoothly – Gels well within or across
teams, respecting others, communicating candidly, no hidden agendas, coordinating effectively so things get done
What You'll Enjoy
Competitive Salary – This respects
the fact that you are a needle in a haystack, a true high-performer that any
company would die to have on their team.
Bonuses – Additional cash
compensation based both on company as well as individual performance, allowing
you to participate in the company’s upside success.
Flexible Benefits – We can customize your benefits to your
specific situation, rather than forcing you to accept something that may not
make sense for you.
Flexibility – A fantastic
lifestyle that allows you to work from home, have flexible hours when needed
with ability to carve out time to do what you love.
Curated Team – Peace of mind
knowing we only recruit high-performing, humble people and that you’ll be
surrounded by a supportive, high-energy team that respects you and your work.
To apply: If this sounds like a good fit, if you’re excited to do something challenging and meaningful that preserves your ability to enjoy life to the fullest, then please apply ASAP as we can’t wait to meet you! Please apply via: https://naturalhealthsherpa.workable.com/j/21C819510F
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