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Wheels Up Partners LLC Senior Director of Software Engineering in Seattle, Washington

Wheels Up is on a mission to democratize the private aviation space through cutting-edge technology and innovative product and service offerings. With the Wheels Up App, anyone can search, book, and fly on private aircraft from the world's largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified planes, totaling over 1,500 whenever they have a travel need. It's as easy as booking an Uber or an Airbnb. Wheels Up is seeking a Senior Director of Software Engineering to help us build and scale this revolutionary platform. The ideal candidate will have a passion for software engineering, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and strong business acumen.

  • You will lead teams and organizations to deliver on the Wheels Up transformation strategy

  • You will attract and retain talent to build a stellar engineering organization that demonstrates engineering excellence in skill and practices.

  • You will leverage your customer empathy, business acumen, and technical leadership to influence the business's priorities.

  • Effectively communicate the organization's strategy to your teams in a way that inspires them to bring their best.

  • Lead a massive transformational effort in building scalable and distributed Wheels Up platform by participating/leveraging open source in a multi-cloud deployment model.

  • Work across organizations to create and present roadmaps for your area, which will be reviewed at executive leadership levels

  • Identify and measure KPIs and lead continuous improvement programs across design, implementation, and service delivery.

  • Work with architects and principal engineers on designs and design reviews.

  • Own delivery of multiple strategic initiatives: create and present roadmaps and monthly business reviews to leadership at executive leadership levels.

  • Mentor people managers, engineers, program managers, product managers to continuously grow the talent in Wheels Up

  • Set and execute the direction for development teams and participate in Wheels Up overall technology strategy.

  • Help evolve a DevOps culture of delivery and operation excellence

  • Focus on quality, stability, and scalability

  • Exceptional collaborator: self-aware, empathetic towards others, and able to deliver results as a team.

  • 10+ years of experience managing people in an engineering organization

  • Experience in building massively scalable applications and participating in leading open source technologies.

  • Experience rapidly growing teams by attracting and retaining talent.

  • Experience establishing and continuously improving software delivery through Agile methodologies.

  • Passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and practices.

  • Experience using public cloud technology and solutions, including AWS, Azure, etc.

  • Experience in building/owning services at a hyper-scale.

  • Experience managing managers and leading organizations.

At Wheels Up, the leading private aviation company, we connect flyers to private aircraft – and one another – to deliver exceptional, personalized experiences – and we’re building an innovative marketplace to do so at scale. We are realizing our vision of making private flying and the private flying lifestyle accessible to millions of individuals, families, and businesses around the world.

Today, Wheels Up is the trusted private aviation solution for over 9,000 Members and Customers through our comprehensive suite of product offerings. With the Wheels Up App, Members and Customers can search, book, and fly on private from the world’s largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified private aircraft planes, totaling over 1,500, whenever they have a travel need.

Over the last two years, Wheels Up has grown significantly by making several strategic acquisitions to accelerate our existing growth. These acquisitions, in addition to entering a groundbreaking partnership with Delta Air Lines has enabled us to provide unparalled experiences across private and commercial air travel.

In February 2021, Wheels Up entered into a merger agreement with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) called Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp., in order to become a publicly traded company. At that time, Wheels Up was appraised at an enterprise valuation north of $2B

Come join Wheels Up - One of the fastest-growing and most innovative private aviation companies in the industry!