Executive Vice President of Technical Product Management


Executive Vice President of Technical Product Management

$ 800k USD/year  $ 400 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

Be the CTO of a new company every week. Own the technology and product direction of a portfolio of companies on a global scale. Harness leading-edge technologies to radically disrupt existing markets. We only take the top 1% of the world’s talent, and then grow their knowledge and skills at an accelerated pace.

 
 
Why Crossover?
Be a part of the fastest growing private equity portfolio in the world. Join our rapidly expanding partner network. Support an expanding global network of clients. A key benefit of Crossover is that all our roles are location independent. Live and work anywhere: work from home, a coffee shop or at one of the many co-working spaces Crossover partners can access and collaborate.
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
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The Executive Vice President of Technical Product Management will serve as a key member of the global executive team.  We are searching for senior level people who have been in CTO positions or Chief Architect roles with people management responsibilities.

You will make important technical decisions on architecture, coach your team on how to deliver more simple technical specifications which meet the business needs, and coach your team towards continuous improvement.  

You will hire, coach and manage 5-15 global Senior Vice Presidents of Technical Product Management each responsible for a critical product line.

Another critical element of this position is your ability to work closely with our F500 customer executives as well as key executives within ESW Capital.  

The expectation is that you are a seasoned executive with great English communication skills that can effectively manage executive relationships.

 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Hire, manage and coach Senior Vice Presidents of Technical Product Management

Create, standardize and drive an ideation process producing market defining, technology fueled, differentiated products delivering measurable customer value

Establish, monitor and publish KPIs aligned to business priorities

Ensure continuous improvement across KPIs and tie KPI changes to top and bottom line impacts

Set and maintain the quality bar for product specifications favoring simplicity and clarity and removing distractions, over-architecture, and bad design decisions

Synthesize inputs, communicate strategic direction, and validate assumptions with internal and external stakeholders

Establish feasibility with Engineering teams early in the process to avoid delays and last minute scope change

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related discipline, is mandatory, (M.Sc. or PhD preferred)

5+ years of recent hands-on experience as CTO, Chief Architect or SVP/EVP of Software Engineering

10+ years of hands-on technical development and architecture experience on a commercial software product

A total of 20+ years of technical experience

Have developed and maintained deep technical skills across a variety of technologies and domains

Be able to identify and articulate patterns in unstructured and unorganized content

Have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

5+ years managing executive level relationships with clients and partners

 
ONLINE HIRING EVENT



A hiring event is a scheduled online event where all our relevant testing relating to a role is conducted on the same day. Submissions received during the event are graded the following week, and successful candidates notified if they have progressed to the next round which is an online interview with a Hiring Manager.

 
 
 
CAREER PATH
YES - YOU WON'T STOP HERE!

TPM Level L1 L2 L3 L4
Job Title Technical Product Manager (L1 TPM) Vice President of Technical Product Management (L2 TPM) Senior Vice President of Technical Product Management (L3 TPM) Executive Vice President of Technical Product Management (L4 TPM)
Compensation $50/hr (~$100k/yr) $100/hr (~$200k/yr) $200/hr (~$400k/yr) $400/hr (~$800k/yr)
Role Type Individual Contributor Individual Contributor Individual Contributor and Team Lead Individual Contributor and Team Lead
Job Title
(at typical previous job)
Architects
Senior Developers
CTOs & Technical Co-Founders of Startups

Architects at Top Software companies and Financial Institutions
CTOs & Technical Co-Founders of Startups

Architects at Top Software companies and Financial Institutions
CTOs & Technical Co-Founders of Startups

Chief Architects at Top Software companies delivering SaaS products at Internet scale
A good fit for... Technically strong, hands-on senior developers who are interested in a career progression in Technical Product Management but have no Product Management experience.

They care a lot about creating simple, clean software. They have opinions about what makes a great API, database schema, algorithm implementation, rollout procedure, monitoring strategy, etc.
Architects and senior developers who have experience making core technical decisions AND can describe simple solutions to complex problems by using high-level architectural patterns.

They have strong (and well informed) points of view about when to use different technologies, they like to make bold decisions that control scope in order to simplify things, they enjoy designing solutions that minimize the code to be written.
Experienced architects at larger established tech companies who have both deep technical experience and some management experience.

They simplify architectures and make scope decisions.

They are great communicators who see writing technical specs much like writing code. They enjoy developing talent on a team by giving clear and frequent feedback.
Experienced product leaders at larger established SaaS companies who have deep technical experience as both developers and architects.

They stay abreast of emerging technologies and visualize how to apply them to create compelling differentiated value..

They are great communicators who see writing technical specs much like writing code. They enjoy developing talent on a team by giving clear and frequent feedback.
Core Deliverables Create L1 Specs
That define implementation-level technical design and Acceptance Criteria
Create L2 Specs
That make the Important Technical Decisions regarding Scope, Implementation, and Acceptance Criteria
Hire and Grow Vice Presidents of TPM

Review and Simplify L2 Specs
Hire and Grow Senior Vice Presidents of TPM

Create standardized processes for innovation and ideation
Architect-level Technical Experience YES YES YES YES
Management experience NO NO YES YES
Makes the most Important Technical Decisions (ITDs) regarding data structures, algorithms, third-party technologies. Is able to communicate them clearly in writing. NO YES YES YES
Interviews, Trains, and Coaches a team of lower level TPMs. Reviews work and makes decisions simpler and more clear. NO NO YES YES
Primarily focused on UIs, mockups, and summarizing customer feedback NO NO NO NO
Primarily focused on engineering management and delivery (such as being a scrum master). NO NO NO NO


 
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