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The VP of Engineering will be responsible for leading the engineering team to design, develop, and deliver cutting-edge solutions aligned with clients' needs. They will collaborate with the CTO, CEO, Head of Product, and other cross-functional colleagues to ensure effective planning and execution of the product roadmap. The role requires technical leadership, strategic thinking, product development expertise, cross-functional collaboration, engineering process implementation, team management and development, performance monitoring, technical risk management, and fostering innovation. The ideal candidate should have extensive engineering leadership experience, a track record of building high-performance teams, and the ability to translate business priorities into actionable engineering plans.
- Demonstrate strong technical leadership and work with the CTO and other stakeholders to set the strategic direction of the engineering team.
- Ensure that technology objectives align with business goals and that the execution strategy is agile, efficient, and scalable.
- Lead the engineering team to design, build, and launch high-quality, innovative software solutions.
- Oversee the end-to-end execution of the product roadmap, ensuring products are delivered on time, on budget, and to high standards.
- Provide judgment on what will deliver a return on capital invested.
- Work closely with the Product team and other stakeholders to define the technical aspects of the product vision.
- Align teams from across the business with a unifying vision of the future.
- Implement and maintain high engineering standards and processes, including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build processes, testing, and operations.
- Drive continuous improvements in code quality, system reliability, and performance.
- Hire, manage, and mentor a team of talented engineers.
- Promote a culture of engineering excellence and continuous learning.
- Drive team alignment with company objectives and maintain a high level of team engagement and morale.
- Establish and monitor key performance metrics for the engineering team.
- Provide regular updates to the executive team on product development progress and team performance.
- Identify and manage risks associated with the technical aspects of products.
- Foster an environment of innovation and continuous improvement.
- Minimum of 10 years in engineering leadership, with at least 20 years of technical experience.
- Experience leading the entire technology lifecycle.
- Experience managing at all levels, including mentoring and coaching individual contributors.
- Critical thinking, strategic acumen, and the ability to translate business priorities into an engineering plan of action.
- Experience successfully managing offshore development teams.
- Comfortable with ambiguity and change.
- Exceptional judgment and decision-making skills.
- Grit, commitment, and determination to drive progress in an early stage context.
- Ability to manage and plan at both the strategic and operational levels.
- Able to work effectively and build credibility with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Proven track record identifying, recruiting, and developing talent.
- Excellent people and management skills.
- Demonstrated success in product launches and engineering participation.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Deep appreciation for technology and its impact on business.
- Minimum of 10 years in engineering leadership, with at least 20 years of technical experience, preferably with SaaS or cloud offerings in a high-growth company.
- Experienced engineering leader with a track record of building and leading high performance engineering teams, and with demonstrated success at high-growth companies with a global presence.
- Experience leading the entire technology lifecycle from identifying needs, through design, implementation, maintenance and, when appropriate, end of life.
- Experience managing at all levels, including mentoring and coaching individual contributors on software engineering best practices, technical architecture and other complex technical challenges. The ideal candidate will still be hands-on with the latest trends in some capacity.
- Critical thinking, strategic acumen, and the ability to translate business priorities into an engineering plan of action with appropriate metrics to track progress.
- Experience successfully managing offshore (lower cost geographies) development teams, ideally including EMEA and India.
- Comfortable with ambiguity and change. Exceptional judgment and decision-making skills. Able to weigh multiple, sometimes conflicting points-of-view and drive a decision. Grit, commitment and determination to drive progress in an early stage context. Prior experience in a startup environment is strongly preferred.
- Ability to manage and plan at both the strategic and operational levels and to consistently meet or exceed planned objectives.
- Able to work effectively and build credibility with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, demonstrating high EQ and executive presence.
- A proven track record identifying, recruiting, and developing talent, ability to lead in a dynamic business.
- Excellent people and management skills to interact with staff, colleagues, cross-functional teams, customers, partners and other third parties.
- Demonstrated success in product launches and engineering participating in those launches.
- Excellent communication skills are essential; written and oral, including presentation and product demonstration experience to large and diverse audiences.
- Salary $250,000 with bonus
- Individual and family coverage for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Short term and long term disability coverage
- Mental health care support through Ginger
- Flexible time off policy plus holidays
- 401k retirement plan with a 3% employer matching contribution
- Employee referral bonus program
- $750 budget for home office equipment
- $500 annual learning stipend to spend on books, courses, etc.
- Complimentary subscription to Masterclass
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