Great job for great person: Director/VP Platform Engineering at Ning

My company Ning is looking for an outstanding Director or VP of Engineering — software development — to run one of our two major development groups: Platform Engineering.

This person will be responsible for running the group that has built and is continuously expanding and scaling the Ning Platform, a unique online platform for building and running social networks and social applications of countless types and features.

This is hardcore Internet software development, at scale, using modern technologies including Java, Solaris 10, and Oracle, heavily based on web services. We strive for rapid development with lots of engineer autonomy and an ever-present focus on scale, combined with a culture of experimentation, high productivity, and relaxed fun.

This role reports to our head of engineering, and will be ideal for a highly motivated up-and-comer who wants an opportunity to knock the ball out of the park.

Ning users have already created more than 110,000 social networks, and Ning’s monetizable page views are correspondingly growing 10% per week.

Ning as a company is an outstanding group of people headquartered in Palo Alto, California and distributed all over the world. In addition to being the clear leader in our market, we are also well financed and recently raised $44 million in Series C equity funding.

Here is the formal job listing.

Here is an introduction to Ning.

If you are interested in the job, or know someone who is, please email us at jobs (at) ning (dot) com.