VP of Engineering at HqO (Greater Boston Area, MA)

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About HqO

As the leader in workplace experience technology, HqO is revolutionizing how people connect with each other and the places they work — right from the palm of their hands. Composed of an award-winning app, analytics suite, hybrid work tools, and a flex space management system, the HqO Workplace Experience Platform empowers top employers and commercial property teams to create personalized experiences that engage and delight the people at their properties and inform data-driven decision making. Active in over 200 million square feet and across 25 countries, 57% of the Fortune 100 rely on HqO to build meaningful relationships with the people in the workplace every day.

We’re backed by some of the world’s most prominent VC and real estate companies, and growing rapidly across the world. We’re driven by our core values of Let’s Go (Learning, Excellence, Truth, Speed, Goodness, Ownership) which define our culture and push us to do our best work every day. If you want to join a stable, fast-growing, and highly collaborative and supportive team that is at the forefront of workplace transformation, we’re the company for you.

We are obsessed with championing our customer’s needs to elevate physical office spaces.

You will be responsible for leading HqO’s global Engineering team and managing outsourced flex resources as well. Strong leadership skills and proven accountability systems to develop the team and unlock hidden talent and potential are imperative. Accurate scoping of development projects and on-time delivery of roadmap commitments are both crucial for success in the role. You’ll partner closely with the Vice President of Product to negotiate the roadmap commitments and ensure that we are building technology that drives value for customers. You will be responsible for helping shape strategic vision for HqO’s mobile, web and data products. This high-visibility role reports directly to the CTO, and will give you the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the company’s growth and success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive a results-oriented Engineering culture of business value delivery and excellence

  • Manage, motivate, and mentor local engineers and offshore contractors, comprising multiple scrum teams, to maximize delivery velocity and quality

  • Own, facilitate, and continuously improve our Agile/Scrum development process

  • Track and drive key performance metrics, objectives, dependencies, status, and results of a project portfolio spanning internationally distributed engineering teams

  • Understand our market and customer needs

  • Talk to consumers who use (or may use) the HqO platform to gather feedback and identify needs and opportunities

  • Empower Engineering teams to make data-driven decisions in order to drive product growth and stickiness

  • Oversee the success of multiple Engineering teams. You will ultimately be responsible for the delivery and quality of our products


  • 10+ years experience in an Engineering leadership role, preferably mobile (iOS and/or Android)

  • Proficiency with ReactNative and NodeJS

  • Excellent problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills

  • Strong communicator - you thrive in the intersection of product, engineering, customer success and marketing

  • You are a strategic thinker with strong execution skills and a "roll-up-your-sleeves" entrepreneurial attitude

  • You are a natural collaborator who leads by influence

  • A proven track record of on-time delivery

  • Experience with agile development processes and rapid product release cycles

  • Proven ability to lead a team of Engineers, mentor next level down leaders, and build Engineering teams in a high-growth environment

  • You have Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • CircleCIFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Frameworks
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    • MarketoCMS
    • Sprout SocialCMS
    • Gaggle AMPCMS
    • Chili PiperCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • ZoomInfoLead Gen


HqO Boston is located in Downtown Crossing. Its historic buildings house a mix of department stores, fashion and discount chains, souvenir shops, and other specialty retailers. Street vendors selling food and knick-knacks and commuters from 2 subway stations add to the daytime hustle.

An Insider's view of HqO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There’s a stereotypical startup culture where everyone has snacks in the kitchen and a ping pong table. I think the difference for HqO is that we have all of that, but we also have an incredibly hardworking, intelligent, driven, motivated team. There is an unspoken commitment that we are all striving to be something that’s better than ourselves.


Customer Success Representative

What projects are you most excited about?

I would say the one ongoing project that is the most exciting to me — and the one that I think is going to have the biggest impact on customers — is our digital accessibility work. I want accessibility to be top of mind for people; it’s really important to me.


App Release Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

We’re a company with really simple, yet comprehensive values. We live them every day, and we work with each other through that lens. The values make a lot of sense and challenge us to do our best work. We’re leaders, but we're still evolving and constantly seeking improvement. If you join HqO today, you’re going to have the chance to help us grow.


Director of Product Marketing

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Having a mix of people is important because you’d be surprised at how many times a pattern in retail or financial services or some other industry is useful in another. That means we need real estate people. We need non-real estate people. We need tech people. We need ‘people' people. You need to mix it up in order to get the best results.


Vice President of Client Services and Support

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At HqO, Engineering, Product, and Design (EPD) is thought of as a tripod. And that’s truly how we operate here — we each have a ‘leg’ of the stool and all three parties have to come together to make the product really successful.


Lead Product Designer

What are HqO Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Stocked Kitchen

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