VP, Engineering (8049A)

PALO ALTO, CA

Our client is a venture backed, Series A startup developing a new method for physical access point authentication. Similar to FaceID on iPhone X, the technology unlocks spaces only when it identifies the person in front of it has access. To achieve this, they use facial detection and recognition, 3D sensing and artificial intelligence to enable highly secure and frictionless entry into physical locations.

About the role: As the Vice President - Engineering, you’ll be working directly with the CTO to architect and manage all firmware related projects. You'll be involved in the entire process (start to finish) and be responsible for managing a team of engineers and helping take the company’s technology platform to the next level.

As the Vice President - Engineering, your background should include:

  • Extensive embedded design background
  • Experience managing teams within the past five years (of varying sizes)
  • Strong knowledge in system architecture
  • Ability to define team and individual KPIs
  • Measuring software engineering productivity managing software code/quality
  • Preferably, you will have experience working on internal and external business cases in relation with engineering investment

What our client can offer you:

  • An engineering culture that gives you space to work with autonomy and write excellent code.
  • A remarkably talented and supportive team of peers to help you grow as an engineer.
  • An office designed to allow you to create your best work.
  • A team that takes diversity seriously — we believe that diverse perspectives make our team stronger.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive pay and equity
  • Flexible working hours
  • Unlimited vacation / PTO
  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Offsite team events
  • Premium medical, dental and vision insurance

If you’re ready to hear more about this awesome opportunity, please email your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com

KEYWORDS – firmware, vp, engineer, vice president, embedded, GPU, coding, software

VP of Sales, Bay Area, CA Healthcare (8048G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

This is an equity only opportunity for the first +/- 90 days Local candidates only

Our client is an early stage startup whose platform revolutionizes the medical transcription industry. This position requires someone who has startup experience in sales to healthcare organizations and phy-sician groups in the digital health space. The successful candidate will help grow the organization, build the sales process and infrastructure, and build sales strategy for the US market.

This will initially be a work from home or a work out of a co-working space opportunity. Inside and outside sales.

As a VPS, you will establish consultative business relationships with existing and new senior level cli-ents

The VPS will have a good degree of technical knowledge, know the lingo well

The VPS will have desire to work hard and grow with a company

As a VPS, you will develop a sales strategic plan that defines immediate and long-term strategy for suc-cess including penetrating existing markets, entry into new markets, and outpacing our competition

The VPS will be SaaS salesperson who can crush it. Someone who lives to close a deal. You don't feel complete for the day until you have closed a few sales or created some new partnerships. You yearn to satisfy your inner thirst for building sales and partnerships.

Your Day-to-Day as VP Sales:

  • Use your solid, proven experience in selling to healthcare partners to build lasting relationships and win new accounts
  • Be able to discuss the products from a position of deep industry knowledge and have your finger on the pulse of the healthcare market
  • Tap into appropriate resources to proactively enable all relevant sales and technical issues

Your Know How as VP Sales:

  • 7+ years experience in non-consumer digital SaaS sales in a leadership role
  • An impressive track record of closing complex deals using your existing business relationships

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • 5 -7 years successful sales leadership experience
  • Relevant experience selling non-consumer digital SaaS products
  • Be skilled at leveraging the healthcare space
  • Previous experience or desire to work in a startup environment

Compensation: This is an equity only opportunity for the first +/- 90days.

Ready to flex your creativity? Send your cover letter & resume to glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

ENTREPRENEURIAL CEO, Bay Area, CA Healthcare (8047G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our client is an early stage startup whose platform revolutionizes the medical transcription industry. This position requires someone who has startup experience in the digital health space, with knowledge of marketing and selling to health care organizations and physician groups. The CEO must be experienced in presenting to potential investors and have a track record of raising capital. As part of a fast-growing startup, the CEO must be comfortable and adept in working in a lean, creative and flexible environment.

The CEO will be the public face of the company, developing the guide book for potential investors on why this is the right investment opportunity.

The CEO will have responsibility for developing marketing and sales strategies as the product moves through funding and into full distribution. Wearing many hats, developing the culture of the organization, being the lead evangelist, and being the business mind are just a few of the exciting elements of this opportunity.

The CEO will have the ability to move technology from geek-speak to everyday conversation during presentations. Translating new technology to user benefits and market opportunity to investors and industry forums is critical.

To be successful in this role you must have:

Current experience in senior management, at the VP or C level

Relevant experience launching non-consumer digital SAAS products

Experience fund raising with angels and VCs, as part of a team or as the main person

Be skilled at leveraging the healthcare space

Start-up experience

Additional experience in Marketing, or Sales is desired

This is an equity only opportunity for the first +/- 90days

Ready to flex your creativity? Send your cover letter & resume to: glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Chief Technology Officer/Co-Founder - AI/ML/NLP

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO

Our client’s goal is to build an across company, industry mentorship network and create unbiased promotion pipelines in order to increase employee retention and corporate diversity using their AI technology. They are seeking a Chief Technology Officer to help manage and grow its technology operations. The company is VC funded and entering the growth phase. The successful candidate will report to the Founder/CEO and will be responsible for owning all of the technology operations.

As the most important technology hire, you will play an integral role in setting the company’s strategic direction, development, and future growth. Your work will be highly visible and critical to their success. As CTO, you will be able to (and are expected to!) make an immediate impact. You will have the chance to assemble your own team to define the future of the company while still be very much involved in the day-to-day tech development. You are expected to dive into the current systems, learn fast, adapt, and implement new requirements.

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

As CTO/Co-Founder you must be a pragmatic team player, have a passion to be organized, and also have communication skills that bridge the technical and commercial domain. In addition to sharing the client’s lust for adventure and meaning, you must have:

  • 4 to 7+ years’ of direct work experience building AI/ML/NLP systems.
  • 4+ years’ experience building a SaaS platform.
  • Computer Science degree, Master or Ph.D preferred; work in field of AI/ML/NLP a plus.
  • Experience in discussing and presenting technology to a non-technologist in a manner that is professional, respectful, and easily understood.
  • The ability to collaborate with the executive team to assess and recommend technologies in support of company needs.
  • A willingness to work for equity only and/or deferred pay until sufficient funding has been secured.

WHY WORK WITH OUR CLIENT:

  • You’ll have the chance to run technology for a service that customers already love!
  • You’ll be part of the initial core team of a rising startup with fresh top tier VC backing.
  • You’ll have the chance to assemble your own team from scratch to define the future of the company.
  • You’ll take part in a project with a meaningful purpose.
  • Last but not least, you’ll receive a considerable amount of equity!

CTO ROLE REVIEW:

  • Source and hire client’s technology team from the ground up.
  • Supervise web application and software development of current company systems.
  • Create overall technology standards and practices and ensure adherence.
  • Lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships, and external relationships.
  • Supervise software testing, and information systems security and maintenance.

If this sounds exciting to you, and you’re ready for a worthy challenge, do let us know! Local, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply with resume and LinkedIn profile to karen@peopleconnectstaffing.com

CTO (8046AA)

LOCATION: SAN DIEGO, CA

Are you a rock star CTO/executive technologist looking to join an exciting start-up changing the medical imaging landscape? Do you want to get involved in a position where you can build/lead the technology efforts for a growing company? If so, this role might be for you.

Our client is building a doctor-patient health data exchange platform that will use digital/medical imaging to augment doctors with super-precision insights so that we can tailor care for each patient. Our client will put the power of health big data into the hands of people and their doctors. This patent-protected revolutionary medical imaging technology will include an interface akin to a “Google map” of the human body to deliver a “street view” bio-map “that scales out from individual smallest regions on an image, called voxels to produce each patient’s comprehensive profile. This CTO position will be located in San Diego and is an immediate need.

About You

  • You’re a hardcore technologist with strong knowledge in the newest technologies and platforms
  • You have a track record of building great products and managing high performing teams
  • Senior level technical professional with strong start-up experience
  • Comfortable with many programming languages and enterprise software
  • This position doesn’t require coding, but previous experience coding is required
  • You possess an advanced degree
  • You’re committed, trustworthy, easy to work with
  • Experience with data science, blockchain and AI are huge plusses

If you think you’re a match, drop us a line, we’d love to chat further. adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com Compensation Note – This is an equity-only position for the first few months. The person that fills this role must be willing to put some skin in the game and get excited about the future of this technology and what it can truly do for patients and doctors.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their LinkedIn profile and resume to amymeyer.recruiter@gmail.com

KEYWORDS – CTO, blockchain, data science, healthcare technology, AI, artificial intelligence, medical imaging

Product Manager (8045A)

LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY

Our client has a marketplace that lets licensed cannabis retailers order from their favorite brands online, as well as a suite of software tools for those brands to manage and scale their operations. With 2,000+ dispensaries and 600+ leading brands in Colorado, Washington, California, Oregon, Nevada, Maryland, and Arizona, they are setting the industry standard for how cannabis brands and retailers work together. They are currently backed by funding from leading VC's and was named one of Fast Company's "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise," joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare. They are currently seeking a strong Product Manager to join their growing team.

What you will do as the Product Manager:

  • Take ownership of the cannabis industry’s leading e-commerce and b2b SaaS platform.
  • Lead product evolution through the critical assessment of business requirements gathered by interacting with internal teams and their customer base.
  • Be passionate and dedicated to owning and managing a clean, focused, and articulate backlog with value propositions and priorities precisely organized.
  • Provide company-wide transparency for our product strategy and roadmap, creating channels for feedback as well as updates on adoption and product progress.
  • Champion their position and thought leadership by speaking at industry conferences and events.
  • Lead the planning, strategy, and implementation of our client’s functionality and capabilities.
  • Act as point person for escalation and resolution during the product lifecycle as it relates to product decisions, concerns, and capabilities Determine and provide a necessary level of documentation as well as working with other teams to produce sales and marketing collateral
  • Stay informed and ahead of industry trends, advancements, and competitor capabilities.
  • Write requirements and stories, review UX/UI designs in close coordination with the development team.
  • Manage timelines using Agile Methodologies Prioritize ruthlessly by building consensus and coordinating with team of engineers and designers to ship high-quality experiences.

As an experienced Product Manager, your background will include:

  • 5+ years as a Product Manager for an e-commerce, enterprise, or SaaS software product
  • Passion in regard to delighting users by creating a wonderful product experience
  • Customer-centric orientation with proven track-record of developing and acting on customer insights
  • Ability to define opportunities and problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts and make valid conclusions
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently
  • Track record of successfully owning and improving a product, with growth numbers to support product adoption
  • Prior startup experience a plus

Benefits you will receive include:

  • Healthcare matching
  • 3 weeks paid vacation per year
  • Fun office environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Benefit Matching (medical, dental, vision)
  • Generous stock options
  • Team events
  • Cool Swag
  • Brand new office in FiDi

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, please send your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com

KEYWORDS – Product Manager, e-commerce, enterprise, SaaS, software, cannabis, B2B, Agile

Director of Sales - Retail/E-Commerce Services (8044K)

LOCATION: VIRTUAL/REMOTE - ANYWHERE IN THE US

LOCATION: VIRTUAL/ANYWHERE IN THE US

Our client is a technology startup providing digital commerce solutions as a part of its Omni-channel footprint for small & medium businesses (SMBs). They are experienced in powering businesses for growth through the latest technologies. They came into existence understanding speed to market as the single most driver for businesses to be successful. Our client builds and deploys tailor made solutions for retailers, wholesalers, and e-commerce businesses.

They create a complete digital commerce experience reflecting their client’s brand and consumer’s digital shopping experience. They do this by utilizing the latest thinking and tools, recognizing that customers are savvy today and except an engaging, branded shopping experience from the initial search of products to the checkout through flexible fulfillment, (pick, pack and ship) through proof of delivery with updates from customer service every step of the way.

Our client was formed with a mission to disrupt the technology world while being able to provide very niche consulting experiences for our customers.

As part of their growth plan, they are seeking a highly self-motived Director of Sales who is willing to work from their own home office. In this role, you will be the driving force behind gaining market share, evangelizing the services, increasing revenue, and building a sustainable pipeline of SMBs and large retailers and e-commerce businesses across the United States.

The Director of Sales should have ability to sell the following consulting/services work:

  • Digital portfolio of offerings (mostly Mobile & E-commerce footprint)
  • Omni-channel portfolio of offerings ( mostly to brick on mortar retailers)
  • Supply Chain & Logistics portfolio of offerings (warehousing & transportation engagements)

The Director of Sales needs to have easy access to a large airport to support travel domestic and internationally (when needed) and able to drive to client locations when needed. You are a seasoned (5+years) sales professional with a background of successful selling of services in the Retailers (E-Commerce/Digital) or Logistics (Supply Chain, Warehouses, and/or Transportation) and consulting firm services industries. In addition, you have sold Demandware such as Salesforce or similar services. Experience with selling Manhattan suite of software applications and Sterling multi-channel suite of software services/consulting will be preferred.

You will be technology savvy leveraging such services as Skype, Zoom, MS Office, etc. to interface with potential customers, a skilled communicator, and highly ethical in your business dealings.

The Director of Sales will be paid commissions only for the first three months, earning equity and deferred salary as the client finalizes additional funding.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume and LinkedIn profile to karen@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Senior Firmware Engineer (8043A)

LOCATION: PALO ALTO, CA

Our client is a venture backed, Series A startup developing a new method for physical access point authentication. Similar to FaceID on iPhone X, the technology unlocks spaces only when it identifies the person in front of it has access. To achieve this, they use facial detection and recognition, 3D sensing and artificial intelligence to enable highly secure and frictionless entry into physical locations.

About the position: As a founding member of their firmware team, you’ll be working directly with the CTO to design the firmware of our embedded GPU system. You'll be involved in the whole release process from prototyping through engineering validation stages to experiencing manufacturing at scale during mass production.

As a Senior Firmware Engineer, your background should include:

  • Strong competencies in Linux/Unix OS and internals
  • Proficiency in C++
  • Comfortability with shell and scripting
  • Experience working within embedded and limited resource constraints
  • Experience working with hardware and software projects (raspberry pi, arduino, etc)
  • Experience programming with performance and security in mind
  • Experience in GPU programming
  • Previous experience with GPU systems is nice to have!
  • CUDA and NVIDIA TX1/TX2 platforms is nice to have!
  • Computer vision interest is nice to have!
  • GPGPU optimization is nice to have!

What our client can offer you as Senior Firmware Engineer:

  • An engineering culture that gives you space to work with autonomy and write excellent code.
  • A remarkably talented and supportive team of peers to help you grow as an engineer.
  • An office designed to allow you to create your best work.
  • A team that takes diversity seriously — we believe that diverse perspectives make our team stronger.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive pay and equity
  • Flexible working hours
  • Unlimited vacation / PTO
  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Offsite team events
  • Premium medical, dental and vision insurance

If you’re ready to hear more about this awesome opportunity, please email your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com

KEYWORDS: GPU, firmware, C++, embedded software, shell scripting

Chief Technology Office (CTO) - Logistics Technology (8042K)

LOCATION: SUNNYVALE, CA

Our client has built a platform that is streamlining the logistics process on a global stage. Part of their growth strategy is opening an office in the US and finding a talented CTO to work from this location.

The Chief Technology Officer is the most critical technology hire. You will be the face of the company to teams in India and the US, playing an integral part in its strategic direction, development, and future expansion. As the CTO you are expected to immerse yourself in the current systems, learn what is working and what should be strengthened for maximum scalability and stainability.

Experienced in Machine Learning and analytics/reporting tasks to big data pipelines, sensor data analysis, and large scale optimization problem solving ability will be preferred. Someone who has served as a data science focused startups as CTO would be preferred.

The Chief Technology Officer must be able to freely travel internationally on a regular base to meet with engineering teams in India. You must be able to work in the US without sponsorship, and no C2C is available.

Skills and Experience the CTO will need to have:

  • 8 to 15 years’ experience developing high user volume platforms/systems.
  • 4+ years in a management/leadership role.
  • Prior startup experience a plus.
  • Hands on coding, troubleshooting, and debugging.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Supply chain industry experience is highly desired.
  • Blockchain – personal or work experience highly desired.
  • Work experience with: o Mean Stack o Python & Spark o Big Data & Data Science o Android/iOS o C++ o Java o SQL o HTML o JQuery o Python o AI/Machine Learning a plus

The Chief Technology Officer will be able to take equity in lieu of cash or deferred compensation for three months as additional funding is finalized.

Qualified candidates are invited to send their resume and LinkedIn profile to karen@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Director, Hardware Quality Assurance (8041K)

LOCATION: FOSTER CITY, CA

Looking for a startup that is very well funded, is so innovative that they are the only player in the field and they have customers?

Our client is a well-funded startup with a team of highly motivated and seasoned veterans looking to revolutionize the 125-year-old metal plate system and bringing it into the 21st century. They are transforming it into an innovative, multi-functional digital display and offering a major aesthetic and design upgrade for the only part of the vehicle that has remained unchanged since the automobile debuted.

This smart device is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that offers unlimited opportunities for applications, including DMV registration automation, hyper-local messaging, telemetric and vehicle management.

The Director, Hardware Quality Assurance will be responsible for:

  • Creating, implementing, and managing reliability and inspection plans.
  • Development of and managing outbound and inbound quality plans.
  • Assuring component and sub-components meet all specs and quality plans.
  • Finding quality issues and formulating a go forward strategy to address them.
  • Working in partnership with Engineering, and interrupt all spec plans.
  • Being an individual contributor, later building/leading a team as company growth requires.

The Director, Hardware Quality Assurance must have these skills:

  • 10 + years’ experience in quality assurance/validation/control.
  • 3+ years in a senior quality control/assurance/validation role managing a team.
  • 5+ years in automotive manufacturing, auto equipment/third party manufacturing and/or consumer electronics.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with mill specs, automotive or consumer-electronics specs.
  • 3+ years’ experience working directly with ISO specs.
  • Proactive in approach to work, quality, leadership and team interactions.
  • 3+ years direct experience with: o Bluetooth o Wi-Fi o LTE

Our client is offering a full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, stock options, PTO, and a great work environment. In addition, they offer a very competitive salary.

Our client is not able to hire C2C at this time. Local candidates will be given preference.

Qualified candidates are welcome to send their resume and LinkedIn profile to karen@peopleconnectstaffing.com

CEO (8038A)

LOCATION: SANA FRANCISCO

Our client has renovated a gorgeous historic building of a former church in Russian Hill (San Francisco) into a central location people can come for educational services and community meetups. They want to make this a place where people of all backgrounds can come to learn, network and celebrate the mix of arts, technologies and entertainment.

They are currently seeking a result-oriented executive who has experience of building successful event and community business in San Francisco, bringing together diverse audiences of people, event producers, community leaders, charities and corporate sponsors.

You are the “face” of this project, creating appealing, trustworthy and open brand through public relations as well as business development and direct communications.

You are a strong team leader, delegator and spokesperson. You will be on cameras and in media reviews, welcoming thousands of people, including most influential and wealthy citizens of the city and from around the World.

You will have to manage complex relationships between our client’s team, city authorities, people of San Francisco, business partners and board of directors while driving the project to acceptance and revenue generation.

You will have access to top investors, corporations, city officials, media. You will manage landmark San Francisco building that everybody will be talking about. You will get full support from celebrity investors and real estate property managers.

You should possess a background in community-driven and/or educational projects (startups or more established) - clearly showing passion for community-driven business and well-known for such activity. Non-profit experience is a huge plus, as well. You will also need to understand the risks and have experience with fundraising.

You will possess the following characteristics as CEO:

  • Results driven
  • Passionate for building communities
  • Great host for events
  • Social communicating and networking
  • Command instinct
  • Hiring ability
  • Sales intuition

Compensation for the CEO

You will help get the new strategy approved and funded and take the P&L responsibility, including paying own competitive salary. In the interim, our client will cover all the expenses, pay nominal salary and provide significant equity upside. This will be considered a consultant/part-time position until they get full approval from the city. At that time, you will be able to come aboard in a full-time capacity.

If you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please send your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com

KEYWORDS – event business, startup, art, technology, producer, San Francisco, club, social, nonprofit, not for profit, fundraising, CEO, Chief Executive Officer, community, business development, sales

Director of Sales (8037A)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our client’s goal is to build an across company, industry mentorship network and create unbiased promotion pipelines in order to increase employee retention and corporate diversity using their AI technology. Our client connects people based on personalities and experience while providing detailed reporting to increase employee retention and overcome unconscious bias.

They are seeking an experienced Sales Director to join their team.

Your background as a Director of Sales includes:

  • Formulation of the sales strategy in conjunction with executives.
  • Develops and implements strategic marketing plans and sales plans and forecasts to achieve corporate objectives for products and services.
  • Develops and manages sales/marketing operating budgets.
  • Develops and recommends product positioning and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share.
  • Oversees and evaluates market research and adjusts marketing strategy to meet changing market and competitive conditions.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners.
  • Guides preparation of marketing activity reports and presents to executive management.
  • Directs sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
  • Represents company at trade association meetings to promote product.
  • Meets with key clients, assisting sales representative with maintaining relationships and negotiating and closing deals.
  • Coordinates liaison between sales department and other sales related units.
  • Analyzes and controls expenditures of division to conform to budgetary requirements.
  • Assists other departments within organization to prepare manuals and technical publications.
  • Prepares periodic sales report showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion.
  • Reviews and analyzes sales performances against programs, quotes and plans to determine effectiveness.
  • Directs product research and development.

Requirements of the Director of Sales

  • 10+ years of overall sales experience, preferably in technical software products/services or HR, CRM software sales.
  • Must be familiar with startup environments.
  • Possess a technical mindset.
  • Strong experience in executive presentations and speeches.
  • Experienced with setting up and using Relationship Management software is a major plus.
  • Strong networking skillset is preferred.

Compensation Terms:

Until more funding is raised, the following options will be on the table regarding how this person will be paid in the interim:

Option 1 – Received a small(er) salary with stock options Option 2 – Pay a full salary in arrears Option 3 – Straight equity only

If you interested in this incredible opportunity and are ready to take your career to the next level, please send your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Product Owner (8036A)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our client is a San Francisco-based (financial district), self-funded start-up incorporated in 2015. The company’s patented technologies provide real-time automation for provisioning and maintenance of agile and secure connectivity among any combination of physical server, virtual machine (VM), container and IoT endpoints. Our client has the radical distinction of replacing centralized network controllers and device configuration with the world’s first microprogram-based, network-as code solution for making networking responsive to applications. They will make network deployment to support application as simple, portable and flexible as containers are making application deployment.

They are currently seeking a well-trained Product Owner for the entire product suite. Our client is currently following the lean startup model including Agile development and Continuous Integration with the bulk of the development team in the Ukraine. As the only product owner in the company, you will be working closely with the Co-CEO, who is the product manager responsible for the market-facing decisions and functions, and the CTO, who is responsible for the technology and engineering. The Co-CEO, the CTO, and the Engineering team will be your key internal stakeholders. In addition, customer prospects and partners will be your external stakeholders. You will be a key player in achieving a compelling MVP at each stage of the company’s growth.

Once you have learned what our client has already built, your mission will be to present a clear vision of the product and ongoing feature and architectural enhancements to customers and engineering. The key is to refine this vision into “When?” and “What?” as defined by planning a schedule, and comprehensible user stories. You will have to be highly effective at prioritizing the details of user stories so that they can help engineering give effort estimations and evaluate alternative solutions to obstacles so that you can make the tradeoffs. Your role is to continuously present a rolling timeline of the product releases to align the stakeholders to crisply execute the product vision with the resources available.

In order to have a technical basis on which to build your vision, you must have proven product experience with networking and cloud networking (VPC) technologies with such companies as VMWare, Cumulus Network, BigSwitch, Ansible, Viptela, Kubernetes, Docker, and AWS, to name a few.

Key Responsibilities of the Product Owner

  • Use all available channels, including direct interaction with customers, attendance at seminars, online researches, etc., in order to learn and prioritize the most acute problems in the networking domain.
  • Provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project.
  • Create the list of the existing solutions/products that can solve networking problems and create the list of the problems that are remained not addressed today or were solved unsatisfactory.
  • Define product vision, road-map and growth opportunities with the company leaders.
  • Convert knowledge of the customer’s problems in the list of product features. Create the list of the features that their product (1) must have, (2) good to have, (2) amazing to have.
  • Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI.
  • Research and analyze the functionality of competing products in the market, as well as the problems users are trying to solve.
  • Prove to CEO, Co-CEO and CTO that list of the features (1), (2), (3) can give the company’s products a competitive edge and induce customer to try it.
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy.
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product based on resource estimates from the developers.
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories.
  • Lead the planning for product releases and set expectation for delivery of new functionality.
  • Clearly communicate the Business Requirements to the product planning and execution teams.
  • Prioritize the features in the Backlog before Sprint ensuring that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Helping the Scrum Master organize Sprint Review Meetings.
  • Attend Sprint Planning meetings.
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends.

Essential Skills of the Product Owner

  • Recent hands-on experience with the products that are made to provide networking services for various workloads including bare metal, VMs and containers.
  • Deep understanding of the values that existing products for Networking deliver to the users in each operational domain.
  • Has a proven understanding of how to be Lean and Agile at an organization level, has navigated requirements that change with time, and knows how to adapt the changes without breaking the cadence of the development team.
  • Has successful experiences in Agile Software development and testing and has the insight into software engineering to give ample room for the development team to preview and execute their work.
  • Is known for team-orientation with excellent collaboration and strong interpersonal skills. Shares and communicates their feedback effectively so that it will lead the team to the success path.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to translate complex concepts and technologies into discrete business-oriented user stories, features, and architectural enhancements; including introducing cutting-edge features of products where appropriate.
  • Is energetic and can be present in daily Scrum and Retrospective meetings, sprint review meetings, product planning, and product strategy meetings.
  • Has strong speaking and presentation skills to communicate effectively to both technical (TDM) and business (BDM) level audiences in simple, compelling and differentiated manner.
  • Is Driven, self-motivated, and comfortable working in a fast-paced, complex environment with an ability to juggle multiple projects/priorities simultaneously.
  • Shows sharp analytical and problem-solving skills, along with the ability to think strategically while working tactically.
  • Has excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Is a creative thinker able to craft a vision and decide on a plan.
  • Pays attention to details.

Your Profile as Product Owner This is a technically-oriented product owner role. To be successful, you MUST be able to understand the underlying technology, and how a customer uses it to solve problems. The technology areas that you will need to understand to be successful include the fundamentals of: IP networking (L2/L3 switching, routing, MPLS, WAN, SD-WAN, VXLAN), next-generation data center (SDDC, DCI, Cloud, virtualization, NSX, SDN, NFV, Network Segmentation), application/service delivery and optimization, server and application virtualization. Key to helping define the future of this product is your knowledge of service orchestration, automation, network management, service management, application delivery management.

  • Minimum of 2+ years of Agile Software product ownership experience and 2+ years in software development (or 4+ years of product ownership) in enterprise infrastructure automation and software in the top-tier enterprise market segment. As an alternative experience, we would consider past experience in a technical Product management or SE roll within this segment
  • Proven track record of writing and delivering all the user story and planning content to support a technical product line.
  • Experience with enterprise networking, data center networks, SDN and NFV is mandatory
  • Experience with service assurance, network monitoring, security monitoring, and analytics solutions is highly desirable
  • BSCS or BSEE required.

Our client offers competitive compensation and awesome benefits/perks. Additionally, they’re looking for someone that wants to become a part of a fast growing, highly technical and passionate team.

If this sounds like you, send your resume to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com

and let’s chat!

Keywords: product owner, networking, agile, scrum, Kanban, SDN, NFV, SDDC, DCI, Cloud, virtualization, NSX, SDN, NFV, Network Segmentation

Director, Digital Product (8035G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our client is building the first universal preventive personalized healthcare diagnostics platform which will tell the customer when and what types of medical testing may be needed. This will assist the cus-tomer in avoiding unnecessary procedures and to put them in charge of their own health and well-being.

The heart of the platform is the sophisticated, customized preventive algorithm, which is based on the latest medical science recommendations, personalized questionnaire and DNA test. The app not only tells the customer when the time for a screening is but also provides a seamless booking functionality and a step-by-step guidance to educate consumers about their results and options.

Our client delivers a simple and comprehensive preventive healthcare option which helps consumers live happy, healthy and longer lives.

They are seeking a: Director of Digital Product

Ideal Director of Digital Product candidate will possess

  • 7+ years product experience designer and manager with Digital Products
  • Experience with layout, branding, illustration and visual strategy
  • Good understanding of UX/UI
  • Familiar with the latest design trends, digital production technologies, processes, payments systems, etc.
  • Strong track record of managing digital products
  • Good team player, able to work in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Good communicator and manger, capable of leading design/development team overseas
  • Located in the San Francisco or Bay Area

Key responsibilities of the Director of Digital Product:

  • Overall responsibility for the digital product on multiple delivery platforms (iOS, Android, web-site)
  • Coordination of processes within the company leading to product changes and development
  • Customer advocacy and thought leadership on contents of the product
  • Thought leadership on digital design
  • Managing and liaising with the overseas development and design team

We are seeking candidates who are interested in working with an early stage company with emerging technology.

For additional information and to apply please contact: glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Director, Business Development (8034G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our client is building the first universal preventive personalized healthcare diagnostics platform which will tell the customer when and what types of medical testing may be needed. This will assist the customer in avoiding unnecessary procedures and to put them in charge of their own health and well-being.

The heart of the platform is the sophisticated, customized preventive algorithm, which is based on the latest medical science recommendations, personalized questionnaire and DNA test. The app not only tells the customer when the time for a screening is but also provides a seamless booking functionality and a step-by-step guidance to educate consumers about their results and options.

Our client delivers a simple and comprehensive preventive healthcare option which helps consumers live happy, healthy and longer lives.

They are seeking a: Director of Business Development

Ideal Director of Business Development candidate will possess

  • 7+ of experience as an insurance/payor executive, or experience as head of employee benefits of very large corporate benefit provider
  • Possess relationships with commercial directors among the top provider networks in USA, ideally with particular focus on California
  • Possess relationships among corporate benefits/benefit aggregators community
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Project management/sales cycle/contract negotiation skills
  • Local to the San Francisco or Bay Area

Key responsibilities of Director of Business Development:

  • Contracting of medical services with health services providers
  • Building the chain of healthcare providers (labs, general clinic/hospital chains, specialized female clinics, dentistry chains)
  • As a second step, building part of organization responsible for targeting corporate sales (benefit aggregators/corporate clients, etc.)
  • At the beginning one-man show, after 9-12 months, potential to grow the team

We are seeking candidates who are interested in working with an early stage company with emerging technology.

To apply please contact: glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Medical Director (8033G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our client is building the first universal preventive personalized healthcare diagnostics platform which will tell the customer when and what types of medical testing may be needed. This will assist the customer in avoiding unnecessary procedures and to put them in charge of their own health and well-being.

The heart of the platform is the sophisticated, customized preventive algorithm, which is based on the latest medical science recommendations, personalized questionnaire and DNA test. The app not only tells the customer when is the time for a screening but also provides a seamless booking functionality and a step-by-step guidance to educate consumers about their results and options.

Our client delivers a simple and comprehensive preventive healthcare option which helps consumers live happy, healthy and longer lives.

They are seeking a: MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Ideal Medical Director candidate will possess:

  • Minimum of 3 years of MD practice or 5+ years of managing a US healthcare provider organization
  • Familiar with US procedures, processes, reimbursement systems, etc…
  • Knowledge of the best medical standards, policy documents, recommendations, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experienced with legal components and FDA approval strategies
  • Interest in or understanding of genetics
  • Interest in or understanding of algorithms
  • Located in the San Francisco Bay Area

Key responsibilities of the Medical Director:

  • General medical oversight of the operations of the company
  • Overseeing development and up to date maintenance of the preventive algorithm
  • Managing the project of developing DNA algorithms by the team of bioinformaticians and genetics experts, including FDA approval
  • Managing the DNA analysis project team members
  • Composing the content of many screens in the app, in particular informing patient about various tests, conditions, risks, etc…
  • Co-designing processes within the application and actual procedures implied by app (referrals, design of various screens, etc.)
  • Developing (jointly with a legal counsel or advisor) the defense strategy against potential litigation
  • Developing (jointly with Business Development person) the medical provider acquisition strategy

We are seeking candidates who are interested in working with an early stage company with emerging technology.

For additional information and to apply please contact: glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

IT/Systems Administrator (8026G)

LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our Client is looking for an IT Systems Administrator to help build out, main-tain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical compe-tency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest lev-els of availability, performance and security. Qualified engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis.

Responsibilities of the IT Systems Administrator:

  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure, onsite and Cloud-based
  • Maintain network, VPN, and PBX infrastructure
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support sys-tems
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support
  • Liaise with vendors and peers for problem resolution

Requirements for the IT Systems Administrator:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Linux and Windows environments on VMs and hardware
  • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g.,Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, Ruby, NGINX)
  • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in AWS
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Virtual Box)
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)

It would be great if you had:

  • Domain experience in CAD, PLM, CAM, and/or 3D Printing.
  • Experience with FreePBX, Synology, Git, Jenkins.
  • Have maintained a largely open-source development and support environment
  • Programming experience in JAVA and/or C++
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

Local candidates only, please. At this time the employer is unable to spon-sor or transfer visas. No corp to corp.

To apply please send your cover letter and resume to: glen-na@peopleconnectstaffing.com glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Director of Product Management- Machine learning-powered Video Analytics (8024G)

LOCATION: SAN JOSE, CA

Our client, an emerging leader in the video analytics space, has a mission to transform any real-world video into actionable and tailored intelligence so customers can build the safest and most productive organizations in the world. As cameras increasingly take center stage in how organizations plan to protect what’s important and make their physical spaces productive, the volumes of data these cameras produce is overwhelming. The company’s machine learning-powered software helps customers “know what the cameras know”. The company’s solution works on any type of camera feed (CCTV, drone, dash cam, body cam, etc), can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises, and works for real-time or post-event analysis.

The company is hiring for a Director of Product Management. This position requires an in-depth understanding of market requirements from buyers and users of modern video analytics technology.

The position involves close interaction with corporate strategy, key customers, engineering/development, sales, vendors, and operations.

A background in video, analytics, or enterprise software business models is strongly desired.

This is an opportunity to work directly with the CEO in driving product strategy and delivery at an exciting early stage company. The company has a robust team of PhD’s doing real machine learning work, is going after a multi-billion market opportunity, and presents a chance to do meaningful work that impacts the safety of people and the productivity of entire organizations.

What you will do as a Director of Product Management:

  • Gather market feedback in order to deliver vision and requirement documents with prioritized features, business case, and corresponding justification.
  • Develop and own product roadmaps aligned with corporate strategy, technical capabilities, and customer requests.
  • Develop tight product requirements that can be used with engineering and operations teams in the creation of new product capabilities.
  • Work with product marketing, sales, and vendors to identify areas for growth and create market positioning that drives adoption of products and differentiating features.
  • Support sales in the development of positioning, presentations, and customer visits.
  • Prepare and present board-level materials.

What you need to have to be successful as Director of Product Management:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CS or other relevant field; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 5+ years’ work experience in enterprise software or video systems. Relevant experience in video analytics or video security preferred.
  • Experience working in highly technical environments.
  • Working knowledge of modern machine learning capabilities and their application in the real world.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Excellent cross-functional skills across customers, sales, marketing,
  • operations, and engineering.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work with geographically distributed teams.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Must be an organized, self-starter comfortable engaging business and
  • technology decision makers, partner organizations, and with potential
  • customers.
  • Possess strong analytical capabilities and excellent communication
  • skills in order to communicate vision, strategy and tactics across
  • multiple stakeholders.
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset

The Perks:

  • Flexible healthcare plan
  • Generous PTO
  • Meaningful equity
  • Walking/biking distance from CalTrain (San Jose, Diridon)

Their culture is meritocratic and values hard work, ambition, curiosity, and risk-taking. They are working on a game changing and innovative product. They are also building an experienced and close-knit team and believe in creating an environment where everyone can learn from and support each other.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com

machine learning, video analytics, product, video, analytics, enterprise software

CEO (7033G) - Medical/SaaS Products

LOCATION: REDWOOD CITY, CA

Do you love startup companies? Have a passion and experience to take an innovative product or service to market? We are looking for you! Our client has created a SaaS product, which allows individual Physical Therapists, PT Businesses, and Doctors to increase their sales revenue while providing superior care to their patents. The product is in the development stage. Physical Therapy is a $30 Billion dollar industry, just in the US, and only a few players offering anything close to this product.

As CEO you will wear several hats, operations, marketing, sales, and investor relationships. You will bring a passion for startups, experience in fund raising, operations, and sales/marketing. This product is ready to go to market and has some early traction.

A background in in medical products/services and/or Telemed is highly desired. Prior experience in the SaaS technology space would be helpful. The successful CEO candidate will have a history of successful fund raising, building the roadmap of going to market, and growth leadership, with a successful exist is the right blend for this position.

This is an equity only role until funding is achieved sufficient to support salaries. The team is very small but highly committed. The founder and Chief Medical Officer is a Doctor in the field of Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Want to learn more? Send your resume and LinkedIn profile to karen@peopleconnectstaffing.com

Director of Sales, Live Video (8022G)

LOCATION: DALLAS, TX

How would you like to be part of a leadership team that takes a company from startup to $100 million? If you are determined to commit to a new opportunity to lead this effort, our client is ready for liftoff.

The company has spent the last three years developing new technologies and building a solid foundation, to align themselves with an aggressive growth strategy. They are looking for the right candidate to build and manage the national sales footprint and to make an impact in the very hot Video space. As more and more consumers are demanding transparency and authenticity from advertisers and brands, live video grows in popularity and will become the driving medium. We’re in a new era of golden video and our client’s product is well positioned to enable businesses to monetize their products and services.

What you need to have to be successful as a Director of Sales:

  • Proven, measurable track record of success in business development.
  • Vast experience in selling technology as a platform. Digital, video space preferred.
  • Top performer, and an overall positive person who enjoys and embraces a challenge.
  • Solution-oriented thinker with ability to turn empirical data into insightful, strategic decisions and tactical team plans.
  • Experience in both leading and motivating sales teams.
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to interface with C-level execs and decision makers.
  • 5+ years of current experience in senior management roles.
  • Startup experience is a big plus.

Education required for Director of Sales:

BA/BS required. MBA is a plus.

The Perks:

This is a risk/reward position, you get to write your own ticket. You work hard, you win big. Currently, the base comp and benefits are below the market rate until our client closes a round of financing, which is slated for Q4.

It takes team, product, and relevance to get a new company off the ground and to give it a lift off with unicorn potential. Join the team of two founders with vast experience in product development and operations. For additional information and to apply, please contact glenna@peopleconnectstaffing.com