Vice President of Engineering


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VP of Software Engineering

$ 200k USD/year  $ 100 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

Move fast, take quick decisions, keep it simple, learn from failures. If you are a world-class software engineering leader with the intellectual curiosity and desire to execute to a drastically differentiated cutting-edge new software engineering process; if you have a passion for metrics-driven approach to software development; if you possess senior organizational leadership, combined with the deep technical experience necessary to manage software engineering for a portfolio of software companies generating 1 billion $ annually — this role is for you.

 
 
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 VP of Engineering will report to the SVP and will serve as a vital member of the global executive team of an affiliated ESW Capital company, and be responsible for quarterly high-quality product delivery.  

As part of the leadership team, you will be expected to run an engineering organization using revolutionary and radically differentiated processes with a focus on great global teams, productivity, factory-like methods, and achieving quantifiable business impact.  You will be expected to drive higher levels of value and productivity from your engineering organization than most companies would expect to achieve. You must build, develop and engage a team from a global talent pool and in so doing ensure the teams effectively and efficiently solve some of the most challenging software problems with engineers distributed around the globe. You will leverage your technical depth as a former developer and architect to set a personal standard for Computer Science excellence, and push your teams to maintain your talent base.

You will be required to hire, coach and manage 5-15 Software Engineering Managers who are leading global groups. You will also be expected to be an expert at aggressive goal setting and derive weekly productivity improvements to drive significant levels of value and productivity at much higher levels than in most companies. You must continuously improve the quality of your teams using our global talent sourcing.

You are expected to be proficient at doing deep-dives into problem-solving with your teams and able to leverage past technical expertise in Software Development, Quality Assurance, Cloud Infrastructure, and automated deployments using CI/CD tools.

You should be capable of working closely with our F500 customer executives as well as key executives within ESW Capital.  The expectation is that you are a seasoned professional with excellent English communication skills that can effectively manage executive relationships.

 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive rigorous, and regular product releases across multiple, complex software products

Establish world-class standards and technical operations to deliver consistent, high-quality products across dispersed, global teams Implement engineering management strategies to achieve world-class productivity and cost efficiency

Engage with customers and product managers to ensure that product delivery obsessively aligns with customer value creation

Transform existing teams of engineers and architects and development managers into a highly effective engineering function, including upgrading and reorganizing our talent as required

Engage and align top talent through strong recruitment, mentoring, hands-on architectural leadership and career management

Lead product technical due diligence and engineering talent assessment for 2-4 acquired or to-be-acquired companies each year

Transform acquired engineering teams into an effective and efficient global model to increase quality and reduce cost over pre-acquisition benchmarks

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (MS or Ph.D. preferred) is absolutely mandatory.

Been at least 5 years in a Senior technology management position such as CTO, Head of Development, VP of Engineering

Spent at least 8 years in hands-on C++, Java or .NET architecture and programming in a hands-on, development-intensive individual contributor role

You should have managed teams of more than 50 contributors and have hired and led at least 5 other managers for a minimum of 5 years

15+ years of engineering experience leading multiple teams across multiple products and technologies — this is a global leadership role for a seasoned software development leader, not a first executive role for a great software development manager

Experience in Software Engineering focused instead of product management

Proven experience in building high-performance teams and scalable best engineering practices

Recent experience with DevOps, CICD, and Cloud architecture. We live in the Cloud.

Experience with high-end enterprise systems deployed in environments of Global 100 corporation complexity

 
And you can also register for a Hiring Tournament!

Register For A Tournament

What's a Hiring Tournament?
A Tournament is an Online Hiring Event and includes all testing for the role at the same day. Upon grading the deliverables from the event, we will set up qualified candidates with an interview with the hiring manager.
 
 
 
CAREER PATH
YES - YOU WON'T STOP HERE!

Job Title Software Engineering Manager (SEM) VP of Software Engineering SVP of Software Engineering & Operations EVP of Software Engineering & Operations
Compensation $50/hr (~$100k/yr) $100/hr (~$200k/yr) $200/hr (~$400k/yr) $400/hr (~$800k/yr)
Role Management Scope Manage team of 5-15 Engineers, Architects, Chief Architects Manager of 5-15 Software Engineering Managers (SEMs) Manager of 5-15 VPs in Software Engineering and Operations Manager of 5-15 SVPs in Software Engineering and Operations
Total Organizational Size 5-15 Headcount 50 - 150 Headcount 250 - 1500 Headcount 2500+ Headcount
Job Title
(at typical previous job)
Software Development Manager
Release Manager
QA Process Manager
VP of R&D / Software of Engineering
Director of Software Engineering/Development
SVP of Engineering
CIO
Head of R&D
Engineering focused COO
C Level Engineering
Executive Head of R&D
A good fit for... 10+ years in Engineering, started career as developer

Broad knowledge of software development methodologies (Waterfall, RUP, Scrum, Lean, 6-sigma)

Hands on experience with required engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Gets things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting
15+ years in Engineering, started career as developer, and then as a software engineering manager. 20 + years in Engineering, started career as developer, significant line management and operational experience. 20+ years in Engineering, started career as a developer, significant line management and operational experience
Core Deliverables Responsible for a set of products and their weekly release OR responsible for a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization Responsible for a business unit in the group and their products as well as responsibility for central Engineering teams delivering value to all products across the organization Hire and Grow VPs Ongoing Operational Delivery across companies in the group Hire and Grow SVPs Ongoing Operational Delivery across companies in the group Manage high level acquisition process of companies
Budget Responsibilities ~$1M/yr ~$10M/yr ~$100M/yr Over $100M/yr
Communication Requirements Fluent English Fluent English Fluent English, Executive and Customer presentation presence Fluent English, Executive and Customer presentation presence


 
 
THE HIRING MANAGER

carreer growth opportunities
TRAINING INVESTMENT
What can you expect to learn in our organization? As a VP of Engineering in our organization, you will learn about the issues of managing a fully remote workforce of between 100 to 250 Engineers and Software Managers.

You will also learn what it means to handle aggressive growth where we measure success on a daily or weekly basis. You will also learn the importance of deep dives to resolve problems with your teams as well as learn the importance of daily managing your teams against quarterly quantifiable goals which deliver business value. Learn to measure everything you do and learn how to automate everything that you do. Your key learning will be how to move fast, take risks and learn from failures.
 
 
WHAT CROSSOVER MEMBERS SAY ABOUT THIS ROLE

 
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