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Group Files Lawsuit to Block Construction of Gondola Linking Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

A wilderness protection group has filed a lawsuit to try to block construction of a 2.2-mile long gondola through a national forest to connect the ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics with a neighboring one at Lake Tahoe. The conservationists want a California judge to set aside Placer County’s approval of the project they say would destroy the natural landscape on the edge of a Sierra wilderness area and critical habitat for a rare, federally protected frog. The […]

Vaccination Requirements in Schools With Mom.com Editorial Director Laura Clark

Man Who Scrawled Threatening Messages on Los Feliz Sikh Temple Gets 16 Months in Prison

A 29-year-old man who vandalized a Sikh temple in Los Feliz in 2017 will spend a little over a year in prison after admitting he defaced the religious building. Artyom Manukyan was sentenced to 16 months in prison Monday, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The sentence is concurrent with a penalty Manukyan faces under a prior arson case. Manukyan scrawled two hateful screeds on the outside of the Hollywood Sikh Temple on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz […]

College Admissions Scam: Chinese Mom Charged With Paying $400K to Get Son Into UCLA as Fake Soccer Player

A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, was charged with a single count of conspiracy and fraud in the indictment unsealed in Boston’s federal court. Authorities say she was arrested in Spain on Monday night and was being held […]

GBK Production’s CEO Gavin Keilly Talks GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge

Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Young Mother Outside Her Granada Hills Home

A man was arrested in the killing of a young mother who was shot near her Granada Hills home in July, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday. The mother, 24-year-old Cheyenne Brown, was found in an alley near her parked car in the 16600 block of Chatsworth Street at about 10:20 p.m. July 23, 2019, the department said. Her grandfather, Bill Schroeder, found her suffering from three gunshot wounds and started CPR, he said. She was pronounced dead at […]

Step Up Your Tailgating Game With Lifestyle Expert Alison Deyette

Lifestyle Expert Alison Deyette joined us live with entertaining ideas and trends for tailgating and parties wrapped around watching football. For more info on everything featured in the segment and so much more on lifestyle expert Alison Deyette, visit her website. You can also follow her on social media @alisondeyette. See below for the list of products featured on the segment: Traeger Pro 575 Wifi Pellet Grill and Smoker and various football designed serveware available at HomeDepot.com Tailgater Tire Table available from Amazon. Rams portable […]

Trump Admin to Revoke California’s Power to Set Its Own Auto Emission Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle emission standards and could make the announcement as early as Wednesday, a source familiar with the plans tells CNN. The source said the Trump administration will find the EPA previously acted unlawfully by granting the state a waiver from the Clean Air Act and allowing it to develop stricter standards than those of the federal government. About a dozen states have adopted California’s standards. California has historically […]

Carson Mayor Proposes Ban on Gun Sales, Possession

The mayor of Carson is proposing a new law that would effectively make selling or possessing a gun within city limits illegal. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 17, 2019.

2 Boys Killed, 2 Girls Injured in Off-Road Vehicle Crash in Blythe Area

Two boys were killed and two girls were injured after the off-road vehicle they were in crashed in an unincorporated area of Blythe, officials said Tuesday. The crash occurred about 11:45 a.m. Sunday south of the 10 Freeway and east of Mesa Drive in an area known as Mesa Verde. A 13-year-old girl driving a 2015 Polaris RZR made a left turn and the vehicle rolled onto its right side, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. The […]

Art Battle Veteran Neneki ‘Nick’ McGee Talks 2019 Art Battle Los Angeles

Tuesday Forecast: Mild Temps and Mostly Clear Skies

Look for mild temperatures and mostly clear skies Tuesday. Liberte Chan has KTLA’s forecast on Sept. 17, 2019.

Rep. Paul Cook of Yucca Valley Is Latest California Republican to Retire From Congress

A Republican congressman in California says he won’t seek re-election next year. U.S. Rep. Paul Cook says he will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2020. The former state assemblyman was first elected to California’s 8th Congressional District in 2012. Cook began his political career on the Yucca Valley Town Council, saying in a news release he wants to return to local government to fight state and federal bureaucracies. California’s Republican Congressional delegation […]

Investigation Underway After Body Discovered in Van Nuys Neighborhood

An investigation is underway after someone discovered a body in a Van Nuys neighborhood Tuesday morning. The Fire Department received a call just before 6 a.m. reporting a person down, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange said. Firefighters and police officers were sent to the 7300 block of Ranchito Avenue where they located the unidentified individual. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lizeth Lomeli said. No age or gender has been released. […]

What Every Student and Parents Should Know About the College Admissions Process With Author and College Admissions Expert Dr. Cynthia Colon

Street Closures, Traffic Advisories in Place as L.A. Drivers Brace for President’s Visit

Los Angeles drivers are bracing for snarled traffic and street closures Tuesday as President Trump arrives to raise money for next year’s campaign. After spending the morning in the Bay Area, the president will be flying into Los Angeles International Airport about 3:30 p.m. From LAX he will travel by helicopter to an undisclosed location in downtown L.A. Several streets have been closed since 4 a.m. in the downtown area in anticipation of the president’s visit. The street closures — […]

Crossing Guard Dies in Valley Glen Crash That Also Injured 16-Year-Old Girl: LAPD

A crossing guard has died after being struck by a vehicle in a crash that also injured a teenage girl in the San Fernando Valley’s Valley Glen neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. The female crossing guard succumbed to her injuries at 5:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The agency did not provide an update on the condition of the teenager, who had complained of foot pain. The L.A. Fire Department previously said that both victims were expected […]

2 Students Arrested After Assault at Moreno Valley Middle School Leaves 1 in Critical Condition: Officials

Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a violent incident at a Moreno Valley middle school sent one of their fellow students to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The victim, also a 13-year-old boy who attended the Landmark Middle School, remained in critical condition, Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Robyn Flores said. Deputies responded to the campus around 1 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a fight between two boys. Investigators later determined that the incident […]

Cokie Roberts, Veteran Journalist Who Covered Politics at NPR and ABC News, Dies at 75

Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute. Roberts was the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in the job. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before […]

Activists Fear Rising Rents as South L.A. Commission Considers Major Housing Project on Crenshaw Blvd.

The real estate project known as District Square has had a decadelong run of bad luck. Construction of the project in South Los Angeles has been repeatedly delayed. The developers, who were provided millions of dollars in federal loans, have received multiple default notices from the city. And Arman Gabay, one of the businessmen who conceived the project, was arrested last year on bribery and wire fraud charges. He has pleaded not guilty. District Square’s fortunes could turn around on […]

VP, Engineering

Ranker - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 7 days ago
Ranker is a Top 50 [https://www.quantcast.com/top-sites/] destination for crowdsourced rankings on everything from films to food. We believe that the opinion of millions is more relevant (and far more predictive) than the opinion of one critic. Ranker consistently delivers 50 million worldwide unique visitors and outranks nearly every consumer site in minutes spent per visit according to comScore (4.5 mins per visit). Visitor engagement is the center of Ranker, which collects over 15 million monthly votes across more than 100K lists including extremely competitive searches like “
best movies of all time
[https://www.google.com/search?ei=NPBtXL_mLr630PEPs5SQSA&q=best+movies+of+all+time&oq=best+movies+of+all+time&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l10.4710.4710..6036...0.0..0.99.99.1......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71.8j5yqeklurE]” (which has over 4.3MM votes alone). Based in the heart of Los Angeles, the company is solidly profitable and has 90+ employees and growing.
Ranker is now expanding building offshoot products in both the B2B and B2C space, while continuing to grow its core media business. More than 650MM consumer votes have built
Ranker Insights [http://rankerinsights.com/], a treasure trove of psychographic correlation data ("people who like X also like Y"). Ranker Insights provides data-driven audience insights to marketers, studios, and platforms seeking a deeper understanding of consumer tastes and preferences. Ranker has just built a new “WatchWorthy” app (prototype
here [https://recommend.ranker.com/]) powered by these correlations.
The Role:
We are looking for a VP, Engineering to take over the day-to-day engineering and technical leadership for Ranker and our cross-functional team of 12 developers and data professionals. You’ll partner with the CTO, CEO, and CPO to help lead the company’s strategic direction, development, and ongoing growth. This person will be a beacon for top talent and experienced in leading a results-driven engineering culture that values cross-team collaboration, and confidence in our organization.
Who you are:

  • Possess strong leadership skills, and have shown success fusing cross-functional groups in a unified direction. Have experience influencing business executives and other key partners.

  • Results-driven individual. Highly creative and analytical. Strategic thinker.

  • A leader who instills and inspires trust and confidence in others and in their team.

  • Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.


Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Work with the engineering management team to develop new initiatives and improve existing processes across the entire engineering team, around code quality, technical mentorship, staffing, recruiting and retention

  • Communicate cross-functionally across various teams, organizations and internal and external stakeholders to drive engineering efforts

  • Constantly strive to improve the efficiency of our existing systems while pursuing transformative technologies that will impact Ranker’s performance

  • Collaborate with engineering and product teams to ensure a high degree of alignment, ruthless prioritization, timely releases of infrastructure enhancements in support of critical company initiatives

  • Participate in estimation and planning meetings to help team size new features and bugs.

  • Initiate and lead engineering spikes in which engineers meet to discuss various implementation options for new features and decide on the best approach and manage risks and dependencies across the project .

  • Be the engineering champion/sponsor for tech debt and architecture improvements.

  • Perform code reviews

  • Develop and utilize operational and data quality metrics to manage the health of the software applications.

  • Act as a point of escalation for teams facing complex technical challenges

  • Drive root cause analysis and resolution to site downtime and other production issues.

  • Assess skills & building career development plans for direct reports.

  • Performance management through alignment/setting of objectives/deadlines for direct reports and cross-functional teams.

  • Build a healthy engineering culture by planning and facilitating technical events, recognition programs, and technical learning curriculums.

  • Act as an expert advisor, coach, and mentor across the technology organization on latest engineering principles and practices.

  • Establish an engineering culture of high-value technical decisions, in which Engineers understand business direction and how the engineering team drives towards company goals.

  • Recruit and grow all Engineering team members, including training and mentoring new managers and team leads.

  • Strong knowledge of the software development lifecycle and process improvement methodologies. Strong knowledge of SCRUM and agile methodologies

  • Experience developing scalable consumer internet applications


Ideal Qualifications:

  • 8+ years experience leading and managing teams within an engineering organization

  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, such as customers, executives, employees, recruiters, and vendors

  • Experience with Continuous Delivery tools and DevOps practices.

  • Experience with Data Technologies: Spark, Redshift, Aurora, AWS EMR, S3, and other AWS/GCP Data Tech.

  • Experience with Java, Python, PHP, SQL, Javascript.

  • Experience with streaming technologies: Kafka, Kinesis, Spark Streaming.

  • Experience with Serverless & microservices architecture.

  • Strong API design and implementation skills.


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