VP of Engineering Job Description

The VP of Engineering is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating operational activities related to the engineering function.

This individual is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the engineering function and for ensuring that engineering objectives are achieved in accordance with company policies and industry best practices.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a VP of Engineering who can help us build the future. Someone who is passionate about technology and has a proven track record in leading engineering teams.

VP of Engineering Duties:

  • Represent the company by working closely with customers, sales, marketing, and support team, thereby building relationships with key contacts
  • Manage the engineering team, including hiring / maintaining top engineers and developers, delegating assignments, and motivating employees
  • Work with R&D to develop innovative new products and resolve technical quality issues
  • Research new technologies that would benefit the company
  • Inspire others with your expertise
  • Provide input into strategic direction of the company and products
  • Provide input on new product development roadmap
  • Establish and maintain client and industry relationships
  • Research and identify new market opportunities
  • Establish and maintain the company's financial model
  • Provide input on financial forecasting
  • Partner with other departments to ensure the success of the company's products
  • Perform other duties as required
  • While there is some overlap in the job descriptions, they each have their own objective

VP of Engineering Responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct the engineering department of an established and successful company, including interviewing, hiring, and training new engineers
  • Manage, coach, and lead a staff of 10+ employees, including reviewing their performance and goals and providing ongoing professional development, as well as evaluating job applicants
  • Research, design, and develop new products and collaborations to meet customer needs, and develop long-term business strategies
  • Perform other tasks related to other functions of the company as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field
  • 5+ years experience in management, technical, or business development roles
  • Knowledge of engineering products, processes, and systems; ability to direct technical development efforts; knowledge of manufacturing processes; ability to analyze processes, capabilities, and requirements

At [Company Name], we're an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.