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VP of Software Engineering, Device



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Who we are:

Motive empowers the people who run physical operations with tools to make their work safer, more productive, and more profitable. For the first time ever, safety, operations and finance teams can manage their drivers, vehicles, equipment, and fleet related spend in a single system. Combined with industry leading AI, the Motive platform gives you complete visibility and control, and significantly reduces manual workloads by automating and simplifying tasks.

Motive serves more than 120,000 customers – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses – across a wide range of industries, including transportation and logistics, construction, energy, field service, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, and the public sector.

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Who We Are:

Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. The Motive Automated Operations Platform combines IoT hardware with AI-powered applications to automate vehicle and equipment tracking, driver safety, compliance, maintenance, spend management, and more. Motive serves more than 120,000 businesses, across a wide range of industries including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit, and delivery.

Motive is proud to be a Forbes Cloud 100 company and a 2020 Career-Launching Company by Wealthfront.

About the Role:

As a VP of Engineering, Connected Device Software, you will be a key member of the engineering team leading an full stack project from start to finish. As an exceptional leader, you will be able to lead a team in the architecture, execution, and test of complex embedded systems on a range of platforms from bare metal, RTOS, Linux, and mobile OS. As well as the corresponding server side code including provisioning, configuration, fota, and core services

You will manage 4 managers/teams across 4 locations (SF, Buffalo, TW, and IN). This person understands how to ship high volume quality hardware and has done it many times; experience with mobile platforms and surrounding technologies a must. You have shipped hundreds of thousands if not millions of devices through the devices you have developed.

You are comfortable with building an org from the ground up while filling gaps as you build up your organization.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead multiple global teams in the design, development, optimization, and validation of high performance firmware and software for cutting-edge mobile platforms and cameras.
  • Drive continuous improvement of our Product Development Lifecycle, Enhance our Continuous Integration build process, and help to implement feature validation processes
  • Define and maintain progress metrics to keep team and management up-to-date on status, KPIs, risk and mitigation plans. Estimate and achieve deliverable dates for key features, technical goals and technology product platforms.
  • Identify, evaluate, qualify, select and manage third-party software development firms to augment and scale the core team
  • Build and mentor leadership throughout the organization; establish a culture of ownership, accountability and intense collaboration
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of the firmware, IoT, and algorithm teams and coordinate with hardware and manufacturing teams. Serve as overall software systems architect to bridge system level issues across engineering disciplines.
  • Develop & implement standards, guidelines and methodologies for multiple firmware teams to ensure coordination, collaboration, alignment, and code reuse between distributed subsystems and multiple software partners.

What We’re Looking For:

  • 15+ years of experience with at least 5+ years in a senior management role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Consumer electronics experience shipping and maintaining hundred of thousands of devices
  • Strong understanding of operating systems concepts such as thread scheduling, context switching and memory management is required.
  • Expertise in designing and optimizing the key system characteristics of usability, performance, scalability, and security
  • Experience with sw at all levels: kernel, middleware, application, server.
  • Experience with software test methodologies, test planning, test automation, test tooling, and quality standards and metrics
  • Expert-level knowledge of embedded, multi-platform, and distributed software systems. Successful track record combining disparate platforms (Software & Hardware) involving high-end computing down to dedicated/embedded devices, and complex software involving sophisticated algorithms, hardware control, data integration, Network communication, Bluetooth and automotive interfaces.

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting Motive Perks & Benefits.

The compensation range for this position will depend on where you reside. Motive uses three geographic zones to determine pay range. For this role, the compensation ranges are:
San Francisco, California
$260,000$360,000 USD
U.S. metropolitan areas: Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City Area, Seattle, Washington D.C.
$260,000$360,000 USD
Other locations in the United States
$260,000$360,000 USD

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

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