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Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
 
   
 
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Ever worked on an Team where the requirements were dictated to you by stakeholders? Not at Pluralsight. We believe in Human-Centered Design, autonomous teams, & the customer breaking the tie. Which means our cross-functional teams share the same focus: learning from our internal & external customers & using that knowledge to decide what problems to solve & how to solve them. This is why we look for practitioners who are experienced, good at understanding people, & are driven by the love of what they do.

Which is where you come in. We are looking for an Engineer who cares deeply about supporting practitioners & teams, so they can do their best work, & partnering with business units to achieve crucial outcomes that will propel the vision of democratizing technology skills forward for the world.

Our Experience Organization is organized into business units around customer experiences (Learner Experiences, Leader Experiences, Content Creator Experiences, etc.). This allows groups of teams to organize around & focus on the most important objectives for our customers, & for Pluralsight - & allow teams to rally around clear goals. While these Business Units have strategic leaders, who lead teams around business objectives, they also need the help of Engineering Principals in the Practices Org to support each team & individual contributor in doing their best work.

The individual in this role will help sustain & evolve Engineering Practices in order to support an Experience org of over 400+ individual contributors. They report to the Head of Engineering Practices, which is a role on the Practices Leadership team. Their peers are the principals on the Engineering Practices team, & together, they will understand & facilitate Engineering Practices across the entire Experience Org. As a principal engineer, they will focus on building relationships with the Business Unit Leaders, working side-by-side with Engineering Teams, & coaching & mentoring individual software engineers. They will gain a deep understanding of the Objectives & Key results of the Business Unit & will partner with the teams & leaders to deliver to them. They will use their deep knowledge of their engineering discipline to understand the skills of others & to work alongside & coach in any moment of need, & will organize & lead across groups of teams. They will also be responsible for facilitating cross-team collaborative efforts across experience business units, & becoming strategic & supportive partners with the Infrastructure org to act as the conduit for crucial engineering information, as well as gathering & communicating back to Infrastructure on behalf of the Business Units & engineers.

Who you are:

  • You care deeply about your discipline, practicing with excellence, moving your craft forward, & creating in the most effective way possible.

  • You have a vision to support & empower individuals & teams to do their best work across an organization.

  • You care about the next generation of practitioners & helping them grow so they can build products that will change the world.

  • Your empathetic & truth-seeking leadership style lends itself to working closely with other leaders to co-create outcomes with real results.

  • You take accountability for efficiently scaling, working to define & support efforts that have the greatest impact.

What you'll own:

Together with their team, they will be responsible for healthy, staffed, & performative experience teams, making sure that all Engineering roles within the experience org are staffed with appropriately skilled, thriving individual contributors. They will partner with business unit leaders to develop a deep knowledge of the organization's goals & help them create a strategy around how to achieve them. They will build a data-driven culture throughout the organization. They & their team members will be embedded across the Experience Org doing the following things:

  • Supporting teams & work

    • Coaching & working alongside teams - being a practitioner in the moment of need

    • Sustaining & evolving Engineering at Pluralsight (http://bit.ly/EngineeringAtPluralsight).

    • Organizing & leading cross-team collaboration

    • Inspire Engineering innovations that move us forward towards our Vision.

    • Providing guidance on how to wield a data science & machine learning practice to accomplish goals of teams & group OKRs

  • Supporting the individual contributor

    • Develops a relationship with individual contributors & a deep knowledge of their skills

    • Co-creates professional development plans & supports execution

    • Provides feedback on skill execution & engagement toward practice growth

  • Supports needs that cross-cut all Experience Business Units

    • Provides leadership & facilitates decisions on tools, practices, & methodologies, leveraging the greater org & knowledge of individual contributors

    • Facilitate centralized hiring of Engineering roles & use one funnel to quickly fill roles

    • Support new & current member onboarding & training, actively creating & evolving a central knowledge base of practices that continue to make us successful

    • Craft & execute a formal strategy for external thought leadership to sustain & grow an Engineering brand that attracts the best employees

The ultimate goal is to enable teams to do their best work, championing craft-related initiatives at the highest levels of the organization, enabling strategic Business Unit leaders to focus on achieving the very best outcomes for our customers & Pluralsight.

Experience you'll need:

  • You understand & have practiced the breadth & depth of the skills required for your discipline, resulting in the expertise & experience of an incredibly senior individual contributor

  • You have assessed & understood the skills of individual contributors in order to hire them, coach them in their work, & see where they could be most effective on a team.

  • You have grown in your industry & domain, constantly learning, & contributing back to the profession, helping others up behind you.

  • You have demonstrated a diplomatic & collaborative leadership style, leading through seeking context & influence

  • You have experience building teams & organizations within your domain

  • You are an innovative leader who knows how to harness the power of data science & machine learning to achieve long-term strategic outcomes

Working at Pluralsight

Founded in 2004 & trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight is the technology skills platform organizations & individuals in 150+ countries count on to create progress for the world.

Our platform helps technologists master their craft & take control of their careers. We empower businesses everywhere to build adaptable teams, speed up release cycles & become scalable, reliable & secure. We come to work everyday knowing we're helping our customers build the skills that power innovation.

And we don't let fear, egos or drama distract us from our mission. Our mission to democratize technology skills is what drives us & our values are at the helm of how we work together. It's our commitment to practicing them day in, day out that enables our performance. We're adults, & we treat each other that way. We have the autonomy to do our jobs, transparency to eliminate office politics & trust each other to do the right thing. We thrive in an environment with creativity around every corner, challenges that keep us on our toes, & peers who inspire us to be the best we can be. We bring different viewpoints, backgrounds & experiences, & united by our mission, we are one.

Bring yourself. Pluralsight is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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