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Former Hollywood DMV Employee Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Altering Test Scores

A former Department of Motor Vehicles employee was sentenced Friday to almost two years in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for altering records to fraudulently issue driving licenses and permits, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in California said. Aaron Gilliam, 51, of Sherman Oaks, pleaded guilty to taking money in exchange for accessing the DMV’s database to alter records and give passing scores to people who never took or passed the written driving test between April 2016 and July 2017, according […]

OCSD Deputy Dies 6 Years After Collapsing During SWAT Tryout, Never Regaining Consciousness

An Orange County sheriff’s deputy who never regained consciousness after collapsing during a SWAT tryout in 2013 has died, the Sheriff’s Department announced Saturday. Carlos Cammon died at a rehabilitation facility on Friday night, according to the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. Cammon was 29 at the time of the tryout on July 18, 2013, having served six years with the agency, Sheriff Don Barnes said in a tweet. In 2010, he received the medal of courage along with […]

Authorities Investigating After Man Killed in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Maywood

An investigation is underway after a 24-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Maywood early Saturday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Deputies responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 5500 block of Gifford Avenue at about 7:25 a.m. and found the man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, authorities said. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his […]

Redondo Beach 17-Year-Old Found Dead in Lake Havasu After Being Struck By Boat

A 17-year-old boy from Redondo Beach who was struck by a boat in Lake Havasu was found dead Friday following a two-day multi-agency search, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said. Adam Gomez “departed from a vessel” while it was moving Wednesday and was struck by the vessel and its propellor, Arizona authorities said on Facebook. The teenager then disappeared below the water’s surface near Thompson Bay and did not resurface. Sheriff’s deputies responded and began a search for Gomez, who […]

Ex-USC Gynecologist Charged With Assaulting Patients Posts Bail, Released From Jail

A former University of Southern California gynecologist charged with sexually abusing patents has posted bail and been released from jail. The Los Angeles Times reports Dr. George Tyndall was freed Friday evening on $160,000 bond. Tyndall was arrested in June on 29 felony counts and faces up to 53 years in prison if convicted on all charges. He has denied any wrongdoing. The criminal case alleges Tyndall assaulted 16 women at the student health center where he worked for nearly three decades. […]

Dog Rescued From Arizona Shelter Starring in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Remake

An Arizona rescue dog will make his film debut in Disney’s live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” And he certainly looks the part. Monte, a 2-year-old terrier mix, will play the titular Tramp in the film, set to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in the US on November 12, CNN affiliate KTVK reported. The pup was sent from a municipal shelter in New Mexico to Phoenix’s HALO Animal Rescue in April 2018. Monte was beloved among staffers for his good behavior […]

2 Metro Expo Line Stops Reopen in Downtown Los Angeles

Two stops along the downtown stretch of Metro’s Expo Line that were closed for construction work over the summer reopened for business Saturday, officials said. The Expo Line platform at the 7th Street/Metro Center station and at the Pico station were closed in June because of a $350 million renovation of the Blue Line, which includes track upgrades to improve efficiency and reliability. The Blue Line, which shares tracks with the Expo line, runs from downtown to Long Beach and […]

‘Black Panther’ Sequel to Be Released in May 2022

The Latest on Walt Disney Co.’s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Writer and director Ryan Coogler says that “Black Panther 2” will hit theaters on May 6, 2022. Coogler made an appearance Saturday at the Walt Disney Co.’s D23 fan convention in Anaheim. Coogler said he wasn’t ready to reveal a title or a plot yet for the highly anticipated sequel to “Black Panther,” which became a cultural phenomenon and grossed over $1.3 billion […]

Unity Among World Leaders Tested in G-7 Summit in France

The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A French diplomat says President Emmanuel Macron tried to reduce the pressure exerted by President Donald Trump over a new digital services tax the country is imposing on internet giants. The official, who spoke anonymously in accordance with the French presidency’s customary practices, said Macron told Trump the tax is not an anti-American policy. During a 2-hour working lunch with Trump, Macron stressed the need for every country to […]

High School Athletes Fight Off Woman Who Assaulted Them, Tried to Push 1 Over Bridge in Ladera Ranch Area: Sheriff

A woman was arrested after she assaulted two high school boys and tried to push one over a bridge in the Ladera Ranch area Friday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. The boys, part of Capistrano Valley High School’s cross-country team, were running on Crown Valley Parkway between O’Neill Drive and Jardines at about 4 p.m. when the woman assaulted them, authorities said. Deputies responded to the area after multiple callers reported someone trying to jump off the Crown Valley […]

CA Officials: Residents Can’t Keep Invasive Giant Rodent as Pet

California wildlife officials don’t want residents keeping nutria — invasive, semi-aquatic rodents — as pets. The California Fish and Game Commission has been trying to keep the South American nutria from spreading in the state. Now the Sacramento Bee reports the commission says it will discuss adding nutria to a list of prohibited pets. Scientists say they’ve captured hundreds as part of a $2 million plan to eradicate the animal. The orange-toothed rodents can give birth to litters of up to 12, […]

Bodycam Video Released in Chino Police Shooting of Man Suspected of Growing, Distributing Marijuana

Body camera video released by Chino police on Friday shows an officer shooting a man apparently hiding behind a door during a search of a residence in July. The incident, which happened at a home in the 6800 block of Rockrose Street in Chino around 4 p.m. on July 3, left 49-year-old Li Xi Wang of Fontana dead, according to the Police Department. Officers were serving a search warrant involving a complaint about possible drug cultivation and trafficking at the […]

Trump Claims He Has ‘Absolute Right’ to Order U.S. Companies Out of China Under 1977 Law

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China’s announcement Friday that it was raising tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. imports sent Trump into a rage and White House aides scrambling for a response. Trump fired off on Twitter, declaring American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately […]

Amazon Rainforest Fires: Brazil Says 44,000 Troops Beginning Operations After Blazes Trigger Outcry

Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying previously deforested areas had burned and that intact rainforest was spared. Even so, the fires were likely to be urgently discussed at a summit of the Group of Seven leaders in France this weekend. Some 44,000 troops will be […]

Fire Destroys Chase Bank in Torrance After Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into Building

A Chase bank continued to smolder early Saturday after a driver lost control, slammed into the building and caused a big fire the previous night. A Torrance police officer called the city Fire Department after witnessing the crash near Hawthorne Boulevard and Carson Street, fire official Alec Miller said. The officer pulled one occupant out of the vehicle, and crews arrived at the scene in about two minutes, according to the Torrance Fire Department. A total of two people who […]

Prince Andrew, Who Visited Epstein After His Release in 2010, Denies Knowledge of Sex Crimes

Britain’s Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. “At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,” Andrew said in the written statement, […]

Woman Scammed Out of $200K in International Romance Scheme Run by 2 Nigerian Men in L.A. Area

In March 2016, a man claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria reached out to a Japanese woman on an international site for digital pen pals. Within weeks, their relationship grew into an internet romance with the man sending daily emails in English that she translated via Google. The man who called himself Terry Garcia asked for money — lots of it — from the woman identified as FK in federal court documents. Over 10 months, she sent him […]

Prison Riot in San Diego Leaves 6 Inmates Injured, 2 Seriously

The Latest on a riot at a California prison (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities now say at least six inmates have been injured, two seriously, in a riot at a state prison in San Diego. Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Thomas Shoots says the riot erupted shortly after 8 p.m. in a yard at Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility. Shoots tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that roughly 100 prisoners were in the yard at the time. He says two […]

1 Dead After Being Hit by ‘Several Vehicles’ on NB 110 in Downtown L.A.: LAFD

One person has died after “reportedly being struck by ‘several vehicles'” on the northbound 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, officials said. The incident happened near Temple Street and will affect northbound motorists on the freeway, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced at 6:15 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fire Department. Authorities provided no further details, including the circumstances that led to the death. SIGALERT UPDATE IN LOS ANGELES: NB I-110 […]

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment, Retaliation in the LADWP

A former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employee filed a civil complaint this week alleging he suffered harassment and retaliation that ranged from slurs and graffiti to leaving a dead rat in his work truck while he worked as an electric distribution mechanic for the utility over the past three years. Thomas Gonzales says he was forced to resign from his job at the LADWP’s Palms yard in June due to “severe, pervasive, and relentless harassment he experienced […]

Director of Software Engineering

Weedmaps - Irvine, CA

Posted 3 months ago
Overview:
As a Director of Software Engineering, you will be responsible for cross functional alignment between all the various business teams required for successful delivery of corporate roadmap. You are an experienced technical managers who are focused on career mentoring of managers, understand how to manage large teams and is capable of managing matrix organizations. Directors are strategic, focused on longer term projects/deliverables and develop KPIs. You will spend roughly 50% of the time managing down, 25% of the time managing out and 25% of the time developing architectural and process strategy for team improvement.
Our products range from point-of-sale (POS) to wholesale marketplace to delivery fleet management and reporting. Additionally, as we expand out platform to provide end-to-end SaaS solutions for the cannabis supply chain, it will be increasingly necessary to unify the framework and architecture on which the platform operates so that each product works seamlessly with one another. You'll be responsible for consistently delivering meaningful features, applications and technology solutions that solve the business needs of suppliers, brands and retailers in the cannabis space as well as the governmental agencies to whom they report.
This is a strategic role that requires strong partnership with other functions across the company. You'll partner with other leaders across the company to translate technology capabilities into strategic business decisions. You'll drive accountability and metrics ownership to translate strategy into results. And you'll align and inspire your organization by effectively communicating the strategy and driving the team to build a world class marketplace in the cannabis space.
Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, grow and retain top performing talent that is passionate about the technology platform for the cannabis industry

  • Provide alignment from corporate goals to individual engineer goals

  • Manage managers and technical architects

  • Drive and champion a culture of continuous learning to improve execution and remove roadblocks

  • Lead, grow and inspire the engineering teams, while building strong ownership and accountability within the team and management layer as the business and product complexity grows at rapid pace

  • Work with managers on personnel issues

  • Conduct skip level meetings to know the pulse of the team

  • Provide oversight, direction and technical leadership for the overarching Weedmaps' technology stack including Elixir, Ruby, Node JS, React, Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD, AWS as well as foster new emerging technologies in the web scale and mobile space.

  • Partner closely with the leadership of other teams including Technology, People, Design, QA, Product, and Operations

  • Act as an ambassador for the organization at technology conferences and events

  • Build and develop teams of Engineering Managers while challenging and motivating team to accomplish significant deliverables with tight deadlines

  • Communicate problems and solutions, team challenges, and overall productivity of teams with executive leadership

  • Develop KPIs for measuring team performance and deliver performance reviews for your team members

  • Influence quality and productivity improvements through involvement in the development of new and improved procedures, process innovations, training, and changes in corporate culture


Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of engineering management experience in high-growth engineering organizations, with 3+ years of managing and developing engineering managers

  • Experience with organizations in growth mode and understand how to rollout processes and manage change within a growing organization

  • Experience working with product teams, business stakeholders managing expectations and building cross functional alignment

  • Proven experience building, growing, inspiring and retaining a collaborative and client-focused team of managers and engineers

  • Ability to develop KPIs for measuring team performance and deliver performance reviews for your team members

  • Experience working with and leading onsite and remote teams

  • Experience leading large scale organizations of 50+ engineers; training and motivating managers to up-level their teams

  • Experience working in an e-commerce space as an engineer and leader building applications and technology to engage consumers and foster growth

  • Experience with PCI compliant systems and merchant processing systems is a plus

  • Strong ability to support and mentor team members to accomplish team goals

  • Effective and persuasive communication skills at all levels of management, both written and verbal

  • Experience working collaboratively at a high level with other teams within an organization

  • Ability to take a leadership role in an Agile (Scrum) environment

  • Familiarity with frontend and backend technologies and concerns

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree / work experience


Our Benefits:

  • Fully covered Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee AND dependents

  • 401k matching: 50% match up to 6% of employee contribution

  • 3 weeks PTO and 5 sick days

  • Accident Insurance

  • Basic Life/AD&D (Accidental Death and Dismemberment)

  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Catered lunch provided 5 days a week

  • All the equipment that you need to get your work done

  • Fully stocked pantries and refrigerators with healthy drinks and snacks

  • Casual work environment, read "no suit and tie required", but you are free to dress to the nines


Weedmaps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We are looking for the smartest and most passionate people who want to join our team and develop the services, systems, and marketplaces that will serve the marijuana industry in the decades to come. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify ( http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify ).
About Weedmaps:
Founded in 2008, Weedmaps is a leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry. Our suite of cloud-based software and data solutions includes point of sale, logistics and ordering solutions that enable customers to scale their businesses while complying with the complex and disparate regulations applicable to the cannabis industry. In addition, our platform provides consumers with information regarding cannabis products across web and mobile platforms, including listing local retailers and brands, facilitating product discovery and allowing consumers to educate themselves on cannabis and its history, uses and legal status. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Weedmaps employs more than 400 professionals around the world, with offices including Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Denver, New York, Phoenix and Toronto.
So what are you waiting for? Join the Weedmaps family!
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