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VP Software Engineering - LinOS

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Software Engineering
Novi, MI, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023
The VP of Engineering for LinOS is the most senior technology resource exclusively focused on one of the most audacious software builds the warehouse industry has ever seen. This role is accountable for all the engineering resources building the web apps, mobile apps, APIs, and integrations with existing warehouse management and control systems that collectively make up the LinOS platform. Ultimately, LinOS will be at the heart of our every one of our 400+ global warehouses helping to achieve Lineage’s vision of being the world’s most dynamic temperature-controlled logistics company.

At Lineage, the aim is not to build the largest technology team; instead we are creating a small, highly-skilled group that focuses on having right mix of talents, skills, and the capacity to learn in areas that define our core differentiation. We leverage cloud services, open-source and proprietary software components, and external teams to augment our capabilities with sufficient capacity. This means that in addition to being a hands-on technologist and leader, you also need to be review and collaborate with internal and external partners to deliver.

As a company, Lineage builds state-of-the-art systems to make our employees productive, to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations, to assist in our growth, and to create a technology platform that enables Lineage to further its purpose of transforming the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world. This is one of the most critical roles in that journey, and it will require someone who has a true passion for building world-class software solutions in the logistics space.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of internal and external resources to design, build, test, and deploy a differentiated warehouse execution platform
  • Manage a multimillion-dollar product budget
  • Set goals and expectations both within the team and with other technical and functional leaders and deliver to them
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and partners; negotiate contracts and renewals
  • Ensure sound architectural decisions are made and documented
  • Work closely with product management to understand business requirements and associated priorities
  • Collaborate with data scientists to move proof-of-concept algorithms and decision support systems into production use
  • Collaborate with cloud engineers, business stakeholders, subject matter experts, and end users (among others) to solve complex problems and resolve disagreement with informed, rational, and practical solutions
  • Mentor and provides guidance to other resources - both technical and non-technical
  • Identify, plan, estimate, execute, and track software engineering work across a large, diverse team
  • Grow and maintain a broad and deep knowledge of supply chain operations and associated technologies
  • Travel domestically and occasionally internationally to meet with team members and partners

Education and Work Experience:

  • University degree in computer science, software engineering, or IT management
  • 12+ years of direct software application engineering experience including at least 6 years as a software engineer and an equivalent amount of time spent leading software engineering teams
  • Prior work managing projects with budgets of at least $5M / year
  • Knowledge of supply chain processes and associated technologies
  • Prior logistics software development experience is preferred

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess a willingness to be coached and proactively seek feedback
  • Handle multiple assignments / projects simultaneously
  • Properly set priority and order for work
  • Work in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Ask for help and provide it to others
  • Understand your skills and your talents and apply them appropriately
  • Learn and apply new technologies and business concepts
  • Maintain personal accountability for getting things done on time and with quality results
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to explain technical concepts to business leaders and other non-technical teammates
  • Exemplify Lineage’s values of safety, trust, respect, boldness, innovation, and servant leadership

Why Lineage?

This is an excellent position to begin your career path within Lineage! Success in this role enables greater responsibilities and promotions! A career at Lineage starts with learning about our business and how each team member plays a part each and every day to satisfy our customers’ requirements. Beyond that, you’ll help us grow and learn on our journey to be the very best employer in our industry. We’ll ask you for your opinion and ensure we do our part to keep you developing and engaged as we grow our business. Working at Lineage is energizing and enjoyable. We value respect and care about our team members.

Lineage is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit workplace discrimination and unlawful harassment and retaliation. Lineage will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability or any other protected status under federal, state and local law.


Lineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, competitive pay, excellent Health and Dental benefits, 401K, and Paid Time Off and Sick Days