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VP of Platform

Oxwash

Screenshot 2022-08-26 at 17.34.55

VP of Platform

Oxwash

Screenshot 2022-08-26 at 17.34.55

VP of Platform

Oxwash

About us:

Oxwash is on a mission to eliminate the impact of washing on our planet and us. 

By using space-age technology, sustainable energy and reclaimed water, Oxwash is able to deliver clinical grade laundry without negatively impacting the environment. 

 

About the role:

Core to our business model is the software stack or ‘platform’ that runs our end-to-end business operations. This stack is composed of both an internally built software platform that manages orders, customers etc alongside integrations with third-party software (such as Xero and Onfleet). 

Through investing heavily into this platform, we’re not just improving our operational excellence and defensibility; we’re also building out a future SAAS product to licence out to global players. 

To help us achieve this ambition, we’re looking to hire a VP Platform to lead the development, and commercialisation, of our software stack.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the product, software development and data teams to achieve the goal of monetising Oxwash’s software stack;

  • Lead Oxwash’s digital innovation, making the software stack defensible, profitable and scalable;

  • Design Oxwash’s software stack with the customer in mind, leaving space to create a bespoke (or white-label) service for a range of customer types and partnerships;
  • Develop, deploy and own a budget for our software stack. You’ll be accountable for ensuring ROI on this, owning key decisions such as “build or buy”;
  • Own the internal analysis and business intelligence at Oxwash.    

 

Your first 30/60/90 days:

  • 30: 
    • Develop deep relationships with the product, software development and data teams
    • Understand our current customer base and our post series-A target audience, including our internal customers in operations
    • Understand your team’s structure, personalities and begin to identify any gaps 
  • 60: 
    • Ratify the vision for the software required to run our next site  
    • Plan the roadmap towards delivery of this vision
    • Begin to implement development plans within the team 
  • 90: 
    • Determine how our platform team should be structured to deliver outcomes as efficiently and swiftly as possible.
    • Clarify the Vision in line with your experience and work with your team to clarify the strategy against this
    • Foster deep cross-functional collaboration between your team and Oxwash more widely to confirm you have the context and buy-in to execute. 

 

Must haves:

  • 3+ years of experience leading software engineering teams in a SaaS environment;
  • 5+ years of experience leading product teams and making key decisions on prioritising the product road map;
  • 3+ years of experience analysing commercial data alongside heuristic tools to make decisions on development routes;
  • An agile approach to working: we currently employ a blend of agile and waterfall methodologies 
  • Mission led: care for our people, the planet and the garments we work with is at the core of who we are.
  • High EQ

 

Nice to haves:

  • Managed a budget
  • Experience with the following: 
    • Languages: TypeScript, JavaScript; 
    • Frameworks: Svelte, Angular (v2+), TailwindCSS, Node.js, Express, Jest; 
    • Databases: MongoDB, DynamoDB; 
    • Other: AWS, CloudFormation, Lambda, Elastic Beanstalk, API Gateway, SQS, SMS, EventBridge
  • Experience in a fast-growth business

 

Remuneration:

  • £110k-£130k
  • Share options in a rapid growth company with a powerful mission statement

 

Benefits:

  • Mental health support via SPILL
  • Enhanced sickness policy and maternity/paternity leave
  • Free personal laundry and wet/dry cleaning
  • Work from home opportunities

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