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Union Demands San Francisco Police Chief’s Resignation Over Journalist Raid Apology

The San Francisco Police Officers Assn. is calling on Police Chief Bill Scott to step down after he apologized for his officers’ raid of a journalist’s home. “It is time for Chief Scott to go. There’s no other way around it,” union leaders wrote in a statement released Saturday, one day after Scott issued the public apology. The statement described the chief’s public concession as a “pathetic, deceitful and shameful display of self-preservation, finger pointing, and political kowtowing.” Scott’s apology, […]

Hang Glider Makes Crash Landing on Beach Along Pacific Coast Highway Near Malibu

Paramedics took a man to a hospital with moderate injuries after his hang glider made a crash landing on a beach along Pacific Coast Highway, in Ventura County near the Los Angeles County line, on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The mishap was first reported about 3:30 p.m. along the highway just northwest of Malibu, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Photos from the scene showed paramedics from the Ventura County and Oxnard fire departments working to free the man […]

Trump is First Head of State to Meet Japan’s New Emperor

President Donald Trump on Monday backed the Japanese prime minister’s interest in using his country’s good relations with Iran to help broker a possible dialogue between the U.S. and its nemesis in the Middle East. Trump, who has said he’s open to having a dialogue with Iran, has sought to downplay fears of military conflict, but the Iranians have said they have no interest in communicating with the White House. Trump commented during a day that opened with the high […]

Man Fatally Struck by Car During Fight Outside Mall in San Bernardino, 3 Suspects Arrested

A man died after he was struck by a car during an argument outside a San Bernardino mall on Saturday, authorities said. Police arrested two men and a teenage boy on suspicion of murder. Isaac Mosqueda, 40, of San Bernardino was killed in the incident, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement. Michael Louis Levario, 48, Matthew Dean Luna, 18, and a 17-year-old boy whose name was withheld due to his age, all from San Bernardino, were […]

Sunshine Finally Sweeping in for Memorial Day in L.A. After Gloomy Weekend Weather

The May gray is expected to break on Memorial Day, with clearer skies and cool temperatures arriving across the Los Angeles region, according to the National Weather Service. Drizzly weather has marked the earlier part of the weekend, with scattered showers across Southern California. But meteorologists are not expecting the sogginess to continue. Monday’s forecast high will be in the mid-60s, with temperatures pushing into the 70s later in the week. “We’re getting to the end of the precipitation,” said […]

Suspect Killed, Victim Wounded After Robbery Turns Into Shooting in San Bernardino

A robbery escalated into a shooting in San Bernardino on Saturday afternoon, leaving the victim wounded and the suspect dead, police said. The shooting took place about 2:10 p.m. in the 300 block of West 8th Street, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement. Officers found two people suffering from gunshot wounds after responding to reports of gunfire, officials said. Both were taken to hospitals, where Kiven Jabbar Arnold, 26, of Pomona was pronounced dead. Kwesi Akuffo, 26, […]

Women Arrested After Pepper-Spraying Fillmore Dollar Store Employee While Stealing Laundry Detergent, Toiletries: Police

Deputies arrested two women after they pepper-sprayed a dollar store employee while stealing laundry detergent and other toiletries, which investigators say are being traded on the street for cash and drugs as part of a recent trend. Kayla Raelynn Gularte, 21, of Santa Barbara and Kathryn Valencia Weaver, 22, of Bakersfield were arrested in connection with the shoplifting-turned robbery, which took place about 1 p.m. Friday at Dollar General, 1154 West Ventura Street, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office […]

Car Crashes Into Apartment Complex in Norwalk; Driver in Custody

A person was taken into custody after crashing a car into the side of an apartment complex in Norwalk Sunday and then attempting to flee, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station said. Deputies responded to the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Gard Avenue at around 1 a.m. to find a vehicle that had crashed into the side of the building, authorities said. The unidentified driver was taken into custody after attempting to flee, LASD said. Authorities said no […]

Former Business Manager Accused of Defrauding Stan Lee Appears in Court

A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee had his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse. Keya Morgan appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on a charge of being a fugitive of justice. Court documents show Los Angeles police alerted authorities in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale that Morgan’s cellphone was being used in north Scottsdale. Morgan, 43, was found in a house […]

Another Horse Dies at Santa Anita, Becoming 26th Thoroughbred to Die at the Track Since Dec. 26

A third horse has died in nine days at Santa Anita when Kochees could not be saved by surgery on Sunday morning after sustaining an injury Saturday during the sixth race. He was vanned off the course and a splint was applied. He stayed overnight in his stall in the hope of stabilizing his condition. Since the injury to his left front leg was not a compound fracture, surgery was an option. It would have ended his career but saved […]

‘If You Want to Live, Keep Going’: Woman Rescued After 17 Days in Hawaii Forest Ate Moths, Wild Raspberries to Survive

A Hawaii woman who was found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago said she at times struggled not to give up. Amanda Eller told the New York Times that despite these moments, she told herself “the only option I had was life or death.” “I heard this voice that said, ‘If you want to live, keep going.’ And as soon as I would doubt my intuition and try to go another […]

Simon Pagenaud Wins Indy 500 on Penske’s Golden Anniversary

Simon Pagenaud may have saved his job by giving Roger Penske a golden Indianapolis 500 victory. Pagenaud gave the venerable team owner his 18th victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” by outdueling Alexander Rossi in a breathtaking 13-lap sprint to the finish Sunday. The two swapped the lead five times over the final stretch before Pagenaud stormed to the front for good seconds before he took the white flag. Rossi chased him for the final lap around Indianapolis Motor […]

2nd Teenager Dies in Santiago Canyon Crash That Killed Driver and Injured Passengers After Car Slammed Into Tree

A teenager who was in a vehicle that slammed into a tree on a dark road Saturday in Santiago Canyon has succumbed to his injuries, making him the second person to die in the crash that also injured three other people, authorities said. The driver, Joshua Morales, 19, of Santa Ana and a 17-year-old Garden Grove boy died in the crash, California Highway Patrol said. Orange County coroner’s officials identified the victim from Garden Grove as Colton Mondy. Loved ones […]

Police Searching for Missing 5-Year-Old Utah Girl Say Case Is ‘Not Going to End Well’; Her Uncle Has Been Arrested

Police in Logan, Utah, are continuing their search for a 5-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s home over the weekend. Elizabeth Shelley was last seen at home by her mother on Saturday at 2 a.m., according to Logan City Police Captain Tyson Budge. Eight hours later, police were alerted that the girl was missing. Also missing from the home that morning was 21-year-old Alexander Whipple, Elizabeth’s uncle, who police say is the main suspect in the case. He had […]

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Happy Holiday Weekend! We might have some rain drops Sunday, but there are plenty of indoor events to enjoy! After taking a look at my report, PLEASE BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE INTERESTING EVENTS BELOW. (Wow! There is so much happening I could not jam all of this information in what I broadcasted!) Please forgive the error on this graphic; someone got carried away! :-( MAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ARMED […]

Woman Suffers ‘Significant Bite Injuries’ in Florida Alligator Attack

A woman has been airlifted to a hospital after she was bitten by an alligator in Florida, according to the Brevard County Fire and Rescue service. The woman suffered “significant bite injuries” and was bitten on the leg and flank, according to the department. The attack happened near Fay Lake Wilderness Park, about 20 miles from Cape Canaveral. The department said it would not release the woman’s identity because of patient privacy laws, and referred further inquiries to the Florida […]

10-Year-Old Boy Among 3 Hurt After Being Ejected from Log Ride at Riverside Amusement Park

Authorities say three members of a family were injured, one critically, when they were ejected from the log ride at a Southern California amusement park. Fire officials say the ride malfunctioned and one of the log-shaped vessels overturned Saturday at Castle Park in Riverside. Officials say riders were thrown from the vessel and trapped in the water. Fire Capt. Brian Guzzetta says a woman was hospitalized in critical condition. A man and 10-year-old boy were treated at a hospital for […]

Summer Pet Safety Tips with Dr. Jeff Werber

Celebrity Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber shares tips to keep dogs and other pets safe in high summer temperatures. Find Dr. Jeff on social media @drjeffwerber or at DrJeff.com. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Battleship IOWA Museum Previews Their Memorial Day Tribute

Erin Myers joins the Battleship IOWA Museum team as they preview their Memorial Day tribute event taking place on Monday, May 27th. For more information, visit pacificbattleship.com. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Suspected Shooter Found Dead in Culver City Motel After Hours-Long Standoff; 1 Victim Shot in Neck

Police officers surrounded a Culver City motel where a suspected shooter was barricaded in one of the rooms Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. A SWAT team entered the room after an hours-long standoff and found the suspected gunman dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said a preliminary investigation revealed. Authorities received reports of a person who had been shot at around 6:09 a.m. in the area of Lincoln Boulevard and Flower Avenue in Venice, LAPD Officer Mike […]

Director of Software Engineering

Weedmaps - Irvine, CA

Posted 13 days 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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