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Vice President of Software Engineering

Seattle, Washington · Computer/Software
Title: VP Of Software Engineering
Location: Seattle, WA - Remote
Openings: 1
Type: Full Time Hire

Job Description

The CLIENT is searching for a senior technology leader for the role of [Vice President] of Software Engineering (VPE) to manage our agile team of SDEs, SREs, SDETs and UATs. In this role you will implement and maintain secure, scalable, cloud-based software solutions, identify, and execute customer integration solutions, and streamline the team’s software delivery tools and processes. A successful candidate will have both the experience and the passion for leading by example – managing up, down, and laterally.
Job Responsibilities
  • Live and breathe a DevOps culture managing teams of Senior SDEs and SREs that work hand-in-hand with you to deliver modern, scalable, SaaS software across multiple cloud providers.
  • Be ultimately responsible for the execution of the company’s software development roadmap for key products.
  • Build the engineering organization from existing and new employees and contractors to create the team with which you can best succeed at delivering on our business goals.
  • Manage your engineering team to deliver high quality software product, meet internal and external goals of the organization.
  • Foster a healthy culture of happy, productive, autonomous, team-oriented software engineers that respect one another and exhibit pride in software craftsmanship and shipping frequently.
  • Ensure engineering organization is properly staffed, tooled, and processed.
  • Define and execute on your department’s quarterly objectives in a measurable, repeatable way.
  • Collaborate with other VPs and senior management in defining higher-level corporate objectives.
  • Work with Information Technology on cloud and infrastructure needs.
  • Work with product owners to understand internal and external requirements and help the team design solutions to satisfy these.
  • Co-own relationships with vendors, cloud providers, and other third-party service providers.
  • Help vet, compare, assess, and select third-party technology providers and vendors.
Experience and Qualifications
  • 15+ years of software product development experience.
  • 10+ years of experience working with modern web and mobile language/frameworks such as Ruby, Python, Node.js, Go.
  • 5+ years of team management experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and documentation skills.
  • Apolitical by nature – data-driven, but usually right when going on instinct
  • Proven track record of success managing development teams in high-functioning continuous delivery environment that supports outcomes for the business.
  • Mastery of modern agile software methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) and planning tools (e.g. JIRA)
  • Deep knowledge and hands-on experience operating distributed, scalable SaaS offerings using Docker and Kubernetes (or similar container/orchestration) in production at scale.
  • Experience maintaining highly-available and elastically-scalable systems.
  • Skilled with modern IaaS, PaaS, and Linux system administration.
  • Strong understanding of relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Solid understanding of modern API design patterns (REST, GraphQL, JSON, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of Big Data systems.
  • Working knowledge of Data Privacy practices, GDPR, CCPA, etc.
  • Strong system security experience.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • A work/life balance beyond compare. And we mean it!


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