Vice President, Software Engineering Edu-Tech Disruptor

Needham, MA · Job # 8380BK

We have been retained by our client company to fill a newly created role of Vice President, Software Engineering.

How universities and businesses go about educating students and employees is changing…and changing fast!  Online learning has become part of our culture, and with that comes a set of challenges that our client company is solving with precision and excellence.

Our client company is an innovative edu-tech company that is building timely and creative technology solutions that are being utilized by leading colleges, universities, and businesses.  They are looking for their first Vice President, Software Engineering to help scale and grow a current Engineering organization comprised of some very talented Developers.  

Primary Responsibilities:

The Vice President will set the strategy, goals, and objectives for the Engineering team.  In this role, you will work closely with the CTO as well as the CEO to evaluate the technical aspects of existing products as well as work on new offerings.  You must possess a unique blend of business and technology savvy and be passionate about managing an agile development process. You must understand the “big-picture” and possess the drive to make that vision a reality.   Experience with AWS, SaaS, and large amount of DATA is important.


  • BSCS preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in software development, engineering and architecture
  • Start-up mentality along with established company’s appreciation for effective process
  • Modern Leader who loves being more of a mentor/manager/do-er rather than someone who just manages head count
  • Evidence of being a solid technology expert willing to roll up your sleeves when needed
  • Expert in software development lifecycle and process improvement
  • Strong knowledge of SCRUM and agile methodologies
  • A highly analytical approach, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to oversee multiple software projects or initiatives, concurrently
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Razor focused on execution-bringing quality products to market on time
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