VP, Software Engineering

NY, NY 10016

Industry: Director of Engineering, Hadoop, Python Job Number: 4358


The VP of Engineering will have primary responsibility for software delivery and quality. As the head of the department with onsite, remote, and offshore team members, the VP of Engineering is expected to drive continuous improvement of SDLC, developer operations, and quality assurance. As a member of the senior management team, the VP of Engineering is expected to collaborate with other leaders in the company, including the CEO, product management, operations / client services, and sales, which includes educating the company’ s non-technical teammembers about the basics of engineering operations. The ideal candidate has both the technical prowess and professional experience to serve as the “ spiritual leader” of the engineering staff while helping to achieve the company’ s overarching business objectives.


  • Make software development and delivery a competitive advantage for the business
  • Drive the organization’ s commitment to software quality through QA, coding standards, and TDD
  • Organize code reviews to drive best practices and avoid introduction of anti-patterns
  • Define enterprise-wide information security, disaster recovery, business continuity plans
  • Recruit, manage, and coach a high performing engineering team
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage internal IS / help desk department to maximize productivity of team members


  • +10 years of experience in commercial software development
  • Meaningful background in data-oriented enterprise software
  • “ Hands on” (but no longer coding) engineering management experience
  • Proven track-record of recruiting, growing, and coaching engineering teams at a size of 10+ engineers
  • Demonstrated success utilizing blended teams (local & remote team members)
  • Practical experience with Apache Spark and AWS Redshift is preferred

Kaitlin O'Brien

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