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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 […]

VP of Engineering

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Posted a month ago

Who We Are:

Every year, online shoppers in the US lose 50 billion dollars in unclaimed money, and we've developed an elegant way of returning that money back to our customers. With over 3 million active users, our mission is to advocate for consumers financial best interest.


Our simple customer experience means sophisticated back-end decision-making on their behalf. Earny acts as a personal assistant that automatically gets consumers money back on almost every purchase. Earny uses low-latency price tracking to identify the lowest possible prices, and obtains refunds using credit card price protection.


We are headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and are backed by top investors including Mayfield, Science, Inc., Sweet Capital, Comcast Ventures. We're currently looking for innovative and passionate people, who are eager to make a difference and play a vital role in Earny's growth and success.



The Role:


The VP of Engineering will leverage their experience in technology leadership to set the technical vision and release cadence for the engineering team. This role will be responsible for creating the technical roadmap, fostering a strong engineering culture and increasing the product delivery velocity for the organization. You must be able to motivate and inspire team members to overcome obstacles and deliver highly scalable, state-of-the-art technology solutions. This position is based in Santa Monica and you will report directly to the CEO.



Job Responsibilities:


  • Lead. Attract, hire & retain highly skilled engineers. Act as an expert advisor, coach, and mentor across the technology organization on latest engineering principles and practices. Assess skills & building career development plans for direct reports. Identify areas of improvement and conduct regular one-on-one meetings with engineers. Establish metrics and processes for team member assessment and improvement. Create and implement training programs for engineers, and implement processes to develop careers. Build a healthy engineering culture by planning and facilitating technical events and technical learning curriculums.

  • Strategy. Work closely with the CTO and members of the engineering team to direct the development of the strategic technology vision and execute against the product and technical roadmap. Determine the long-term architecture of our platform and be responsible for implementing the company's product development vision.

  • Collaborate. Work closely with our Product team to ideate, scope, plan, estimate, coordinate, derisk roadmaps for our consumer-facing experiences. Participate in an iterative planning process to estimate, prioritize and roadmap the development of new features and applications. Acts as a point of escalation for teams facing complex technical challenges. Collaborate with the appropriate departments to assess and recommend technologies that support the company's strategic goals.

  • Plan. Define KPIs, objectives, and targets for measuring and improving the quality, security, scalability, maintainability, cost and time to market of our custom software solutions. Establish processes and controls to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately and the organization's resources are used responsibly, particularly in the areas of software development. Balance the work within the engineering team to include the expected capacity allocation for new features, tech debt, architecture improvements, and innovation prototypes. Ensure software delivery deadline commitments are met and manage risks and dependencies.

  • Test. Identify bottlenecks and opportunities for continuous improvement in the design, development, configuration, testing, deployment, monitoring and operation of our cloud platforms. Ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization. Ensure company technical roadblocks are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Innovate. Create a challenging, innovative and supportive environment for team members to grow and produce their best work. Drive adoption of new technology and processes across the engineering team. Create technical requirements and application designs to govern the security, scalability, sustainability, cost and overall quality of our infrastructure, systems, content, and data. Identify opportunities for delivering the company's services as a leader in consumer advocacy including: identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles.


Required Skills + Qualifications:


  • BS or Master's Degree in Computer Science or a related field

  • 10+ years of senior technical leadership experience, preferably in high growth startup environments

  • Track record of attracting, screening, hiring and retaining software engineers

  • Expertise with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Strong experience with the following modern software engineering practices: Agile / Scrum, Continuous Delivery, DevOps , Docker / Kubernetes

  • Strong engineering skills with architecture, testing, monitoring, operations and deployment

  • Relentless with best practices and willing to discuss the choices you make with your fellow engineers

  • Strong advocate for test-driven development

  • Ability to leverage data and analytics to build new systems and products

  • Experience working in an agile software development environment

  • Comfortable in early-stage, fast-paced, high-growth, resource-lean environments

  • Strong project and people management skills

  • Strong communication skills, including executive presentations


Big Plus:


  • Experience consuming and designing RESTful services

  • Strong git skills while working with an Agile team

  • Database modeling skills in either SQL or NoSQL

  • Strong Node.js experience

  • Security background (encryption, RBAC, PCI-DSS / ISO compliance...)

Perks + Benefits


  • Salary, Equity & Health Insurance

  • Vacation: Unlimited PTO and Flex Time

  • Free Food/Drinks: Catered Meals, plus stocked cabinets and fridge at your disposal

  • Rad Location: Our office is in the heart of Santa Monica and has a casual work environment

  • Amazing Culture: Happy Hours, Team lunches, Team breakfasts, Weekly Fitness Classes, Game Nights, Quarterly Company Outings

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