VP of Software Engineering

Location: San Diego, California - Hybrid
Category: Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 5730
Date Posted: 03/14/2023

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VP of Software Engineering

We are partnering with a high potential start-up to identify a VP of Software Engineering. This organization has the opportunity to profoundly impact millions of individual’s interactions with a core capability of the healthcare system. This role is tasked with leading and managing the direction of the technology organization, determine software product roadmap and overall tech-enabled direction of the company. The role is responsible for structure and growth of software operations.

** Experience in FDA regulated environments such as biotechnology, pharma, and/or healthcare technology is required **
** This is a hybrid role and candidate can reside in San Diego or SF Bay Area **
** Team size of about ~15 with a few senior managers **
** Organizational size is ~100 **
** Compensation includes base + bonus + equity **
** Base range target is $250-300k with flexibility depending on experience **

  • Deliver strategic and operational direction for software and related technology.
  • Provide leadership and direction for all development teams to identify knowledge management, training, and execution for all technical implementations.
  • Develop and modify existing technology stack and drive implementation of new technologies/components.
  • Focus on consistent delivery of high quality software and integration points that move the company towards achieving short and long term objectives.
  • Implement and continuously iterate on the company’s Software Development and Security Development lifecycles.
  • Foster an environment of innovation and execution utilizing delivery and testing best practices across the enterprise.

  • Plan staffing levels. Work with HR to recruit, interview, select, and hire an appropriate number of staff.
  • Provide oversight and direction to department employees to align work with company OKRs according to the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff on a daily basis, including overseeing new hire onboarding, regular feedback, disciplinary actions, career development and opportunities.
  • Delegate responsibilities and tasks with an expectation of accountability and regular feedback.
  • Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among department members that allows for disagreement over ideas, conflict and expeditious conflict resolution. Support a work culture that appreciates cohesiveness, supportiveness, and working effectively together. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or related technology field
  • 10 years of experience directly managing engineers or highly technical teams.
  • Experience in early-stage / growth companies in biotech, pharma, healthcare, or tech.
  • Demonstrated applied expertise in working within FDA regulated environments.
  •  Experience in working in an environment following Agile methodology
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex, diverse and fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the organization’s management team that provides leadership and direction.
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities and judgment with a detailed but flexible approach. Ability to make sound, scalable, decisions and create clear processes.