VP Software Engineering

Meredith Corporation - Seattle, WA3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $140,000 - $180,000 a year
Job Title

VP Software Engineering
Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives

As VP Software Engineering, you will be responsible for enterprise wide Software Engineering including the database and data services, security, software deployment, engineering, architecture, and quality assurance. You should have a strong technical background with expertise in infrastructure, virtualization, network architecture, software development, highly scalable architecture, and agile development methodology.

II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
  • Oversight of Development, and Quality Assurance teams
  • Strategic planning for all aspects of technology, corporate and website
  • CapEx and OpEx planning, contract/vendor relations, and asset inventory management
  • Partnership with Product Management to support product development strategy
  • Coordination with all business units including: Advertising Operations, Business Intelligence, Marketing, New Business/Monetization, and Sales
  • Coordination with corporate parent involving corporate IT systems and third-party technology (e.g. analytics/tracking, advertising systems, yield management)
  • Establish and ensure adherence to high availability SLA for both private and public systems
  • Develop team talent, including training and career growth
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field required
  • 10+ years experience
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven experience in high-traffic website engineering, architecture, and implementation of high availability infrastructure and automation
  • Strong business acumen and exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Consumer-centric focus, both internally and externally
  • Solid experience with virtualization and cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with agile development methodologies, particularly Scrum
  • Familiarity with XP practices (TDD, pair programming, continuous integration, refactoring, continuous delivery)
  • Positive, action oriented mindset
% Travel Required (Approximate): 25%