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Head of Applications & Services

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Head of Applications & Services
Our client in Silicon Valley is establishing a new business focusing on physical and digital products and services for consumers and they are looking for highly experienced professional to lead the Apps & Web Services teams that are responsible for delivering their line.

This is an excellent opportunity to build and lead a team of exceptional engineers while working for one of the most innovative companies in the field.

This is a contract to hire/talent bridge role.

Responsibilities:
· Provide leadership for the mobile applications, web services and content development teams combined
· Own and drive successful implementation of projects in the health & wellbeing space
· Ensure clear requirements for the service offering (Apps & Services product manager assigned for the team)
· Collaborate with the UX team for ensuring highly engaging user experience
· Manage prototyping and development work for planned smart phone and tablet applications for iOS and Android
· Build, develop and mentor a high performance team of engineers, while ensuring that the team exceeds expectations consistently
· Focus on the reliability and scalability of platform services
· Provide guidance and contribute to the engineering work as needed
· Allocate resources and manage daily activities to maximize effectiveness

Qualifications:
· 7+ years of experience in a fast paced, dynamic environment
· Advanced degree in CS, or related field
· Experience with productization and market release with commercial success
· Experience preferably from health and fitness application space
· Technical expertise in both areas of Mobile Applications & Web Services, with hands-on experience in both areas
· Demonstrated experience in creating cloud-based services and multi-platform applications
· Great communication skills and ability to collaborate with all counterparts (HW, SW, Design, Product management etc.)
· Strong knowledge of Android, iOS, hadoop, as well as machine learning theories, data mining, distributed systems, design etc. will be a plus

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