SVP of Software Engineering and Operations

Do you want to use radically differentiated processes to run a world-class software engineering organization? Learn more about this role.

SVP of Software Engineering and Operations
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SVP of Software Engineering and Operations
$400k / Year
$200 / Hour
40 Hours / Week
Full Time, Remote
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Meet the team!
SVP of Engineering and Operations
Chief Architect
This Role is Great if you have...
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (M.Sc. or Ph.D. preferred)
15+ years of engineering experience in a leadership role managing multiple teams across multiple products and technologies
Proven track record of running a software organization of >250 persons during the last 3 years
Technical expertise in software development, quality assurance, cloud infrastructure, and automated deployments using CI/CD tools
At least 5 years in a hands-on software coding and architecture role
Managed an annual IT budget more than $25m
Recent experience with DevOps teams
At least 1 year of experience leading an organization that makes use of IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS
Your Responsibilities will be...
Apply our Worksmart Pro management methodology
Attain continuous process improvements and cost reductions across multiple operations including software engineering, SaasOps, IT Ops, Support, Marketing, and Finance
Hire, coach, and manage 5-15 VP-level executives

Crossover, the world’s largest remote work company, is looking for a seasoned executive with experience in a global leadership role. As SVP of Engineering and Operations, you should be a senior manager who has built your career starting as a software developer and progressing into executive roles over the years.
Reporting to an EVP of Engineering and Operations, you will be responsible for an organization of 250-1250 people. You will establish weekly targets and daily check-ins in order to drive your teams towards achieving aggressive quarterly goals set by our CEO and COO of the group companies.
We are an organization where acquisitions of software companies is one of our primary goals. You will play a major role in the acquisition of some of these organizations and may be expected to lead the transformation of any acquired company within our 90-day program.


You will be expected to run a world-class organization using radically differentiated, factory-like processes. You will continuously improve the quality of your teams using our global talent sourcing.

You will be expected to be an expert at aggressive goal setting. You should drive weekly productivity improvements to obtain significant levels of value at much higher levels than that which you will find in other companies. You will leverage your technical depth as a former developer and architect to set a personal standard for excellence.


As an SVP of Engineering in our organization, you will learn what it takes to handle aggressive growth where we measure success on a daily and weekly basis.

You will learn the importance of deep dives to resolve problems with your teams as well as the importance of managing your team on a daily basis against quarterly set quantifiable goals which deliver real business value.

You will learn to measure and track output and results and how to automate everything that you do. You will learn how to overcome the challenges of managing a fully remote workforce of over 250 people. Ultimately though you will learn to move fast, take risks and learn from failures. You will never be bored.

Relevant files and links
External resources
SVP Blogs
Read an interview with Barry Jones, one of our SVPs of Engineering and Operations, to learn about his experiences with our organization

Watch this video presentation by Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva, which demonstrates a solution some of our teams have put in place using Google Spanner


and Answers

  • What would a usual day for an SVP look like? What are the main activities?

    The SVP will be involved in goal reviews and goal setting with teams, coaching VPs, management reviews with the leadership teams (CEOs) of sister companies, senior management review of goals and high priority projects. The SVP of Software Engineering and Operations will deep dive into troubled areas and projects.

  • What do the first few weeks look like when a new SVP joins?

    You are expected to deliver 40-hours a week. You are also the manager of your own time and results will guide your weekly schedule.



Why Crossover?
Crossover recruits and builds world class high performing teams to power the fastest growing portfolio of software products in the world. No other company provides the training and the opportunities to test yourself on the depth and diversity of projects that we do. All roles are location independent so you are guaranteed to work with the best in the world. Challenge yourself. Be part of the change.