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Ride in Style to a Show at the Greek Theatre!

You could be riding in style in a Mercedes-Benz to a show of your choosing at the legendary Greek Theatre. Text MERCEDES to 515151 for your chance to win complimentary transportation in a Mercedes-Benz to and from a Greek Theatre show, 2 Section A seats to a show* of your choosing at the Greek Theatre during the 2019 season, and a $100 VISA gift card. Message and data rates apply. Good luck! *Subject to availability. Or enter using the form […]

C-130 Airplane Makes Fiery Emergency Landing at Santa Barbara Airport, 7 Onboard Escape Unharmed

Seven people walked away unharmed after a private C-130 airplane made an emergency landing and caught fire at Santa Barbara Airport on Sunday night, authorities said. The incident was reported just before 10:15 p.m at the airport, 500 James Fowler Road, according to Santa Barbara Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason. All seven people who were on the plane escaped without injury, he said via Twitter. Video from the scene showed the airplane sitting on its belly as a fore engine […]

Trump Sends Mixed Messages to China on Trade Dispute

Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges. Trump’s head-snapping comments at the Group of Seven summit about his escalating trade fight with China — first expressing regret, then amping up tariff threats — represented just the latest manifestation of the hazards of the […]

Tropical Storm Dorian Picks Up Steam as it Moves West

Forecasters say the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is maintaining its strength as it moves toward the Windward Islands. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday that Tropical Storm Dorian could intensify to near hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean Sea by Tuesday. As of 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, Dorian’s center was located about 335 miles east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 50 mph. A tropical storm warning […]

Good Samaritans Come to Deputy’s Aid as He Struggles With Suspect Over Gun in South Whittier

Three good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a sheriff’s deputy as he fought with a man who was in the process of trying to take the deputy’s gun in South Whittier on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The incident took place about 3:10 p.m. in the 15000 block of Leffingwell Road in the unincorporated county area, near La Mirada Boulevard, Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said. The deputy responded to a report of […]

4 Students Arrested at Hemet Middle School After 3 of Them Tried to Help Another Escape From Custody: Police

When a high school student was arrested on suspicion of making threats against a school employee Friday, three other students tried to help her escape from custody and were also arrested after one of them tried punching a school resource officer, the Hemet Police Department said in a news release. The 15-year-old Tahquitz High School girl walked into Rancho Viejo Middle School shortly before 4:00 p.m. and got into an argument with and “threatened to harm” the school employee, police […]

Brush Fire Ignites in Eagle Rock, Prompting Evacuations in Glendale; 2 and 134 Freeways Shut Down

A brush fire ignited in Eagle Rock on Sunday afternoon, prompting evacuations in Glendale and the closure of the 134 Freeway and 2 freeways as the flames worked their way slowly toward homes, authorities said. The fire was first reported about 4:10 p.m. along the 2900 block of Colorado Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The fire had grown to 30 acres and was 25 percent contained by 7:30 p.m., she said. The fire ignited on […]

Police Say No Signs of Shooting at Canoga Park Mall Where Gunfire Reported; 2 Detained in Possible Robbery

Authorities investigating reports of gunfire at a mall in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon said they found “no evidence of a shooting” and believe the incident may have been a robbery. Two unidentified people were taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. People reported hearing shots fired at the Westfield Topanga and The Village shopping mall on 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard at about 3:15 p.m., according to LAPD Officer Cervantes. Police described two […]

Target to Open Disney Shops Inside Select Stores

Target is hoping to bring the magic of such characters as Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by opening permanent Disney shops at a cluster of stores starting this fall. As part of the collaboration with The Walt Disney Co., the Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open 25 Disney-branded stores start on Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations opening by October 2020. Target is also launching a Disney-focused online experience on its site on Sunday. And it’s planning […]

Hackers Could Have Gotten to Sensitive Data From U.S. Anti-Terror Program’s Insecure Website for Years, Records Show

The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation’s bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Times. The data included the locations of at least some BioWatch air samplers, which are installed at subway stations and other public locations in more than 30 U.S. cities and are designed to detect anthrax or other airborne biological weapons, Homeland Security officials […]

Delays Expected on 15 Freeway Through Corona Due to 80-Acre Brush Fire

Officials warned of lengthy delays on the 15 Freeway through Corona as a 80-acre brush fire burned near Temescal Canyon Road. Crews who arrived at the scene near Temescal Canyon Road at around 11 a.m. initially said the blaze, dubbed the Ivy Fire, was burning 1/2 to 2 acres of vegetation and was spreading in a slow to moderate speed, according to Cal Fire. By 12:45 p.m., Cal Fire said the blaze was holding at 30 acres. At about 2:50 […]

28-Acre Brush Fire Prompts Closure of 2 Lanes of 14 Fwy in Santa Clarita Before Being Contained

A 28-acre brush fire burning near Agua Dulce Canyon Road prompted the closure of two lanes of the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita Sunday afternoon, California Highway Patrol said. The fire broke out about 1:20 p.m. and consumed 28.3 acres before firefighters declared it 100% contained about 3:35 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Miguel Ornelas said. The two lanes of the 14 Freeway were shut down nearby during the fire, according to the CHP. The cause of […]

Plácido Domingo Gets Standing Ovation in Austria in First Performance Since 9 Women Accused Him of Harassment

Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. Domingo and his co-stars in a concert of Verdi’s tragic opera “Luisa Miller” all shared in 10 minutes of applause at the end of the show — but a standing ovation at the start of the show was […]

Nobody Hurt in Small Plane Crash That Ignited Brush Fire in Lancaster

Authorities responded to a small plane that crash-landed in Lancaster and started a 3-acre brush fire Sunday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The crash was reported in the area of N. 70th Street West and West Avenue L8 shortly before noon. Officials initially estimated the fire was at 5 acres. Two people aboard the plane had gotten out by the time authorities arrived at the scene, fire officials said. “Pilot successfully handled aircraft emergency with one passenger aboard,” […]

Getting Your Best Rest: ‘The Sleep Doctor’ Teams Up with Princess Cruises

‘The Sleep Doctor’ Dr. Michael Breus discusses sleep tips and his partnership with Princess Cruises to develop the new Princess Luxury Bed. For more information from Dr. Breus, visit TheSleepDoctor.com. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm. French President Emmanuel Macron said the summit leaders were nearing an agreement on how to support Brazil and said the agreement would involve both technical and financial mechanisms “so that we can help them in […]

Travelzoo’s Gabe Saglie Answers Your Travel Questions

Travelzoo’s Gabe Saglie answers viewer travel questions, including teen-friendly tropical travel, seeing big game in Africa, and finding dining deals. For Travelzoo tips and deals, visit Travelzoo.com/TV. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Astronaut Accessing Estranged Spouse’s Bank Account Could Be First Crime Allegation From Space: NYT

NASA is examining a claim that an astronaut improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, The New York Times reported Friday — potentially the first criminal allegation from space. NASA astronaut Anne McClain told investigators she had accessed the bank account of her spouse while on a six-month mission aboard the ISS in preparation for her role in NASA’s anticipated first all-female spacewalk, the Times reported. McClain’s spouse, former Air Force intelligence officer Summer Worden, brought […]

7th Annual BRA Run Supports Underinsured Breast Cancer Patients

Erin Myers reports live from the 7th Annual B.R.A. Run at Dockweiler Beach. The fundraiser is hosted by cancer survivor Evelyn Calip on her “cancer-versary” to support underinsured breast cancer patients through her organization, Evelyn’s BFFs (Breast Friends Forever). “B.R.A.” stands for “breast reconstruction awareness.” For more information, visit evsbff.org. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Dog Survives After Being Found on Ohio Road With Her Muzzle Taped Shut, Throat Cut

Cats may be known for having nine lives, but some dogs are pretty lucky, too. A pup named Dani, found on the side of an Ohio road with her mouth duct-taped shut and her throat cut, is doing well, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. “We will not tolerate these actions period. Not now or ever,” said Sheriff Richard Jones in a tweet Friday. Dani was found on August 17, when a resident in Madison Township discovered her while out walking. She was rushed […]

Director of Engineering

GoodRx - Santa Monica, CA

Posted 12 days ago
We are a 200+ person team funded by top-tier firms, based in Santa Monica, CA with satellite offices in San Francisco. We are a low-key but tight-knit group of hard-working people working to fix America's broken healthcare system. Americans spend over $400 billion per year on prescriptions and too many people simply can't afford the medications they desperately need. Join GoodRx and help us solve meaningful problems that help us make people’s lives better every day.
About the Role
GoodRx is looking for an experienced, detail-oriented Director of Engineering to join our growing team. In this position, you will play a key role in the overall success of our organization by planning, managing, and monitoring software engineering functions. You will be responsible for overseeing various software engineering projects, processes, budgets, and timelines and making any necessary adjustments in order to ensure successful completion, reporting directly to our CTO.
Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an engineering leader and technical expert

  • Answer questions and resolve issues brought forth by the engineering team members

  • Create detailed engineering plans, processes, and procedures for engineering staff to use and abide by

  • Propose and oversee budgets and timelines for engineering projects

  • Check and confirm the accuracy of the work performed and the methods used by engineering staff

  • Conduct various tests and quality assurance checks, in tandem with our QA Team, to verify the quality of completed projects

  • Monitor and determine various staffing and training needs

  • Hire, train, and supervise engineering staff members

  • Spearhead various research and development initiatives to identify opportunities for new projects and improved processes

  • Communicate and collaborate with other managers, suppliers, and contractors

  • Prepare and deliver various engineering-related presentations, both internally and externally


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering Management or Business Administration preferred

  • 6+ years of engineering experience and in a management role

  • Analytical and mathematical mind, capable of evaluating and solving various complex problems

  • Experience managing a highly trafficked consumer website

  • Leadership skills necessary to manage and develop several teams

  • Organizational competencies and project management skills to keep projects, processes, and your engineering teams on track

  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment

  • Interpersonal communication skills with expertise in distilling complicated topics to a broader audience

  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team

  • Strong knowledge of application design, development and testing techniques

  • Experience of prioritization including control recommendation and documentation

  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses


About GoodRx
GoodRx is America’s leading prescription price transparency platform. More than 7 million people use GoodRx’s website and popular mobile apps each month. GoodRx helps consumers save up to 80% on their medications by delivering prices and available discounts at nearly every pharmacy in the U.S. Thousands of physicians and employees use GoodRx, and its services have been positively reviewed by Good Morning America, the American Heart Association, The New York Times, ABC News, AARP, Forbes and many others.
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