Head of Technology at PitchBook

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Job Overview:
As PitchBook's Head of Technology, you will have the opportunity to own the strategic vision and the tactical execution of the company's technology road map. By inspiring and leading a team of over 200 experienced engineers to grow our technical stack and working alongside our Head of Product, you will help execute on all aspects of PitchBook's product offerings. If you have a track record of being able to easily keep your eye on the big picture while still diving deep into technical architecture, we'd love to talk to you.

As a four-time winner of the Best Workplaces in Washington Award, PitchBook is committed to fostering an open, collaborative work environment driven by excellence, inclusion and fun. Our culture is at the heart of our success, and it's something we work on every day. Come join an industry-leading team that supports one another and challenges itself to make better products every day.

Team Overview:
At PitchBook, we provide transparency into the capital markets by organizing the world's meaningful business information and making it useful to our customers. We work tirelessly to arm global professionals with comprehensive data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape-including companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people-so they can discover and execute on opportunities with confidence. Our data and analysis are available through our flagship product, the PitchBook Platform, as well as our powerful suite of integrated tools, industry news and in-depth reports.

In just a little over a decade, PitchBook has grown into a global organization with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, New York and London. With consistent, high double-digit growth since 2009, the company has become the industry's leading source of private market data, serving more than 5,000 clients around the world.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
Business and Strategy

  • Own PitchBook's strategic and tactical technology vision
  • Communicate PitchBook's technology strategy to the whole company
  • Represent PitchBook as a technology expert at company events
Leadership
  • Inspire and lead a 200+ engineering team in Seattle and Eastern Europe
  • Grow the team and build its next level of leaders
  • Support and grow a culture of trust that promotes distributed decision-making
  • Work collaboratively and in partnership with the Head of Product to ensure efficient, high-quality product releases

Team Development

  • Inspire the team by communicating a clear vision, mission and strategy
  • Hire and retain smart and motivated people
  • Own the professional development of the engineering team

Architecture and Technology

  • Own and manage PitchBook's technical stack
  • Balance the right technologies for the right business needs
  • Evaluate build vs. buy opportunities

Communication

  • Clearly and consistently communicate the technical mission and vision of the company to both onshore and offshore engineering teams
  • Know your audience, whether it be a C-Level executive, a back-end senior architect or a junior developer
  • Connect and work with remote teams
  • Promote the integration and collaboration of onshore and offshore teams
  • Travel to meet with team members in other office locations quarterly

Process and Delivery

  • Drive the software product development process
  • Provide teams with blueprint and architecture recommendations
  • Own high-level estimates of engineering efforts based on specification documents
  • Own on-time and on-budget delivery of the technical road map

Performance and Security

  • Emphasize SLAs, such as client up-time, load times and throughput
  • Evangelize the "lightning fast" requirement of all PitchBook products
  • Ensure the right level of security and data protection for all of PitchBook's products

Resources and Budget

  • Own the entire engineering organization's budget
  • Consistently monitor and benchmark the team against market rates by position and role
  • Properly balance resources by roles, including ratios of back-end to front-end developers
  • Continue growing the engineering team and retain existing talent

Skills and Qualifications:

  • More than 15 years of experience working with cross functional software, data and technical teams
  • Experience managing large onshore and offshore teams (100+)
  • Track record of successfully delivering against a road map
  • Competitive spirit that values high-quality result
  • Expert in modern technology stacks across web server, data pipeline, micro-services, cloud resources and a variety of storage frameworks
  • Strong project management skills related to task prioritization and organization of ideas
  • Exceptional written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • High-level understanding of various programming languages, including Java and Python
  • Knowledgeable about JIRA, Asana, GitLab and other project management and software version-control tools
  • Self-motivated, professional and positive approach
  • Experience working with offshore teams in Ukraine a plus
  • Experience working at a SaaS company is also a plus

Working Conditions:
The job conditions for this position are in a standard office setting. Employees in this position use PC and phone on an on-going basis throughout the day. Limited corporate travel may be required to remote offices or other business meetings and events.

If you are ready to start the conversation about how you might contribute to all the happenings at PitchBook, submit your resume today! PitchBook appreciates and respects diversity, and as such, we are an equal opportunity employer. #LI-JH1

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Location

Located just blocks away from Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square, our headquarters boast stunning mountain views

An Insider's view of PitchBook

What are some social events your company does?

As the (unofficial) social chair of the outside sales team, I’ve gotten to plan a ton of awesome events, from group pedicures to rooftop happy hours to rock climbing. We also do incentive trips. My favorite was rafting down the Colorado River through the Moab Desert in Utah.

Cindy

Sr. Business Development Manager

What does your typical day look like?

UX Designers at PitchBook actively work on one main project at a time, but could be supporting multiple projects in development. I usually spend some time each day answering any questions that our development team has on in-flight projects and iterating designs if necessary. Every day is different as I’m constantly solving new problems.

Nitaya

User Experience Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

PitchBook made it a priority to support my growth by understanding my aspirations and aligning a plan to get me there. My vision was to be in a leadership position and PitchBook motivated me to achieve this by providing me with tremendous resources, guidance, and opportunities to push myself and succeed.

Nitin

Manager, West Coast Customer Success Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of PitchBook’s core values is to embrace and drive change, which in turn promotes a scrappy, entrepreneurial working style and allows individual contributions to influence the direction of the company. We see examples of this every day from launching a weekend version of our newsletter to optimizing customer onboarding processes.

Amy

VP of HR

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work on the accounts receivable team at PitchBook, which involves extensive collaboration with other teams to obtain and update client billing information, reconcile expenses and complete compliance forms. My role requires me to work closest with customer success and outside sales to improve processes for invoicing and error prevention.

Lewis

Accounts Receivable Specialist

What are PitchBook Perks + Benefits

PitchBook Benefits Overview

Health and wellness: We offer health and life insurance, generous time off and paid parental leave, retirement plans with a substantial company contribution, transportation assistance and more.

Career development: We offer VC, PE and M&A industry training, tuition reimbursement programs, annual education stipend, and more.

Good vibes: We offer an open work environment, team-building and company-wide events, sponsored volunteer opportunities, referral bonuses and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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