VP Software Development Engineering

November 2, 2020
New York, NY
Job Type


About the role:

We are seeking a hands-on forward-thinking Vice President, Software Development Engineering to join our engineering team to provide technical oversight and direction to our software development team to ensure we are delivering the best possible software solutions.  Skill set should include ability to architect, design and oversee existing and new solutions. You will also guide broad architecture and software decision making within the department as well as with other departments including Customer Success.

This role is not sponsorable

What you will take on:

  • Architect, design, implement, and test award winning software solutions
  • Partner with Customer Success and Technology Operations to guide architecture and software decisions
  • Implement continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Hire and grow a team of high-quality software engineers
  • Manage professional development of the team and help define their future career path
  • Work closely with the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product to orchestrate development and maintenance of technology roadmaps, help define direction of products and technology, and work closely with decision makers to ensure our customers’ needs are met and exceeded
  • Develop and present accurate state of the software development department
  • Evaluate test results in concert with Quality Assurance Engineering to ensure existing functionality, and recommend corrective action
  • Consult with software development engineers in resolution of problems
  • Participate and provide input in code/design walk-through/reviews
  • Provide feedback in preparation of technical appraisals of programming languages, systems, and computation software
  • Ensure quality computer integration into the overall functions of scientific computation, data acquisition, and processing

What you already have:


  • 10+ year’s software development (full stack) experience in a vice president or related role
  • 5+ years of managing staff and projects, including onshore/ offshore/ nearshore/ staff augmentation teams
  • Must have experience developing full stack software using open source code including Apache Airflow, Kafka, Kuberenetes, or Selenium
  • Must have experience with Snowflake or other cloud-based data warehousing solution
  • Must have experience with large-scale, distributed systems used for big data and data analytics
  • Must be proficient with data analytics acumen
  • Must be proficient in AWS, Azure and other cloud providers such as Google
  • Knowledgeable on how to develop solutions with R, Python, Python-Sanic, SciKit-Learn, C, PowerBI, Tableau, Javascript frameworks such as Vue, Angular, React
  • Knowledge of Github, SVN, and Jira
  • Deep agile development experience and practical adherence to methodology
  • Creative abilities to think outside of norms
  • Abstract thinking ability to architect, design, implement, and test software solutions
  • Ability to pay attention to details, and detailed oriented
  • Expert ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks
  • Ability to learn new systems and programming languages
  • Driven, team player and willing to roll up your sleeves


  • Communicate clearly and have strong, positive interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have strong problem-solving, decision-making, planning and coaching
  • Feel comfortable presenting to leadership group
  • Ability to articulate ideas, consider options presented by others and reach an informed, balanced technical opinion
  • Create clear, concise memos/summaries, design documentation and presentations
  • Demonstrate the ability to review technical documentation provided by others and provide constructive comments
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