VP – Software Engineering
Posted on 3/3/2023

501-1,000 employees

Customer experience automation platform
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
Software Engineering
  • Provide Strategic Leadership: You will work closely with our Executive Leadership Team to translate our company vision and strategy into a strategy and vision for the Engineering function
  • Track and manage key KPIs to objectively assess engineering's progress against our roadmap, pivoting as needed, and sharing learnings along the way. To do this you will build a deep understanding of our product, customer experience and the drivers of revenue and customer growth
  • Operational Leadership - Lead and grow our Engineering organization: Expand, uplevel, and manage engineers, including those embedded on other teams, ensuring we have the key roles needed to execute our roadmap
  • Foster a culture aligned to our values within Engineering and across ActiveCampaign
  • Lead teams, individuals, and cross-functional relationships in a way that ensures productivity and transparent communication
  • Grow the engineering organization - Help in the recruitment and retention of top talent to help scale engineering teams
  • Be a thought leader who earns the respect and trust of team members, and help grow even our most senior engineers
  • Establish a culture of innovation using various approaches and principles. Ensure best practices within the engineering organization
  • Partner with program and product leaders to implement continuous improvement, deployment, and testing as part of the product delivery lifecycle
  • Work with cross-functional leaders in product, design, security, etc. to set aggressive but achievable timelines and targets for Engineering deliverables while not sacrificing quality
  • Provide the technical and people leadership needed to establish a world-class engineering organization across multiple locations, divisions, and programs
  • Build for scale, while maintaining an agile culture. Structure, mentor and organize a global team of engineers to align with the strategic objectives of the company and execute the product roadmap efficiently
  • Maintain a documented engineering roadmap, ensuring the system scales and is stable and secure
  • Manage the identification, selection, design, and execution of major projects through the engineering group
  • Ensure that high standards of engineering process discipline, and materials management are maintained across sites
  • Ensure that engineering standards are consistently and uniformly applied and that appropriate engineering controls are in place and functioning
  • 12+ years of Engineering leadership experience in B2B technology companies, particularly SaaS and Cloud
  • Ability to understand and challenge software architectural decisions as required
  • Passion for people management, empowering, and developing team members
  • Strong track record of creating team cohesion to enable teams to achieve great things
  • Experience managing both fully remote and hybrid teams
  • Demonstrated history of collaborating effectively with other senior leaders across an organization
  • The understanding that growing and engaging your team is one of the highest ROI activities you can do as a leader, and you found innovative ways to consistently do this
  • Experience aligning software engineering within a product-driven environment. You know how to set up and manage cross-functional engineering teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both highly technical and non-technical teams
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong attention to detail with prior experience developing KPIs and metrics. Experience with OKRs is a plus