VP of Engineeering

ExecuNet in Denver, CO

  • Industry: Executive Management - Engineering/Production
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

We are seeking a passionateVP of Engineeringwith a proven track record of execution with product and software engineering teams. In this role, you will report to the CTO and lead multiple teams focused on engineering, architecture, and software. The ideal candidate is an elite engineer turned engineering execution specialist.


Lead a heterogeneous, growing team of 30+ senior engineers to handle functions of product development, ongoing engineering, and software development (both internal and customer-facing), for infrastructure and managed services with elements across compute, network, storage, and software

Motivate, nurture, and recruit skilled engineers, helping advance our engineering team with actionable professional growth plans, while helping to raise the bar with recruiting efforts

Organize and optimize to achieve ambitious development goals, while providing clear planning to your teams and excellent visibility to the executive team

Integrate your efforts with product management and operations, providing excellent interdepartmental communication, while providing informative but succinct information to the senior and executive leadership team

Manage a significant budget for contract resources, both on- and off-shore, ensuring all resources are well-utilized, that their work product is internally socialized, and that all work delivers business value; manage project-mapped reporting of effort for depreciation of launched products

Occasionally dive deep, alongside your team, to solve the hardest challenges if youre familiar with deep tracing or reverse engineering in-memory state of running applications to diagnose sticky problems, this might be for you

Desired Qualifications:

Detail-oriented leader who thrives on tuning execution to a well-oiled machine

Enjoys rapidly mastering new technologies and shows insatiable curiosity that has remained unabated despite taking on larger roles

Drives for consensus on solution acceptance criteria with stakeholders and is self-motivated to push the entire team towards an excellent technical outcome

Focused and driven: you respect work-life balance, so you bring your A+ game every day, because you understand (and probably enjoy) the hustle of a startup

Enjoys a high-communication environment with a lot of transparency

Excellent communication skills with a strong ability to concisely communicate to and with your team, peers, and the executive leadership team

Experience managing teams of 30+ through at least one layer of direct reports, including both full-time employees and remote contractors, with a proven ability to nurture, promote, challenge, and grow talent while creating accountability throughout your organization

Massive T-shaped domain knowledge across with systems, network, storage, cloud, software, devops, security, distributed systems; with knowledge in each area, and deep knowledge in several areas

Bias toward engineering hardened code, platforms, and processes that understand failure is a constant and produce resilience in the case of failure

BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or a related field or equivalent experience; advanced degrees useful

It is useful to have experience both in larger enterprise environments (1B+ revenue) as well as startup experience

Job Requirements:

Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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