VP of Engineering (CTO)

Posted 27 April 2022
DisciplineSoftware Engineering
Contact NameBethany Hutchins
Remote working Hybrid/Flexible

Job description

This Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will be a people-focused technology leader; one that leads from the front when it comes to both culture and technology. Previous experience leading  development teams in an extremely fast-paced environment is a must; including evangelizing an objective while creating an open and welcoming environment that encourages bottom-up recommendations. This person should also have a strong background with Agile development teams and the DevOps model.


Essential Functions

  • Lead a team of  software engineers, architects, technical leaders, QA engineers, and services engineers

  • Partner closely with the Product development team-members to define technical strategy and direction

  • Set goals, strategies, budgets, and oversee deployment and support of project updates, releases and bug fixes.

  • Generate deliverables, including - but not limited to - proposed architecture, software design, technical roadmaps, and engineering recommendations.

  • Driving innovation and cohesiveness in an agile environment across the Engineering, Product, and UX teams.

  • Grow and retain an exceptional engineering team that delivers with speed and quality.

  • Provide technical leadership and work collaboratively with software developers, architects, and product managers to solve complex technical problems.

  • Lead the charge towards fully autonomous product development teams.

  • Directs Savigent’s strategic direction, development and future growth and monitors changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage; analyzes the costs, value and risks of technology to advise management and suggest actions.

  • Identifies, compares, selects and implements technology solutions to meet current and future needs; determines Savigent’s long- term system's needs.

  • Works closely with business leaders to define and deliver new products and enhancements; uses stakeholder feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology.

  • Sets strategy and direction for cloud-based platform that employs service-oriented architecture to enable growth in current and new customers.

  • Supports and improves customized technology solutions supporting Savigent’s business strategies and products to drive improved customer experience, superior functionality, greater operational efficiency, and more effective maintenance/support.

  • Leads planning, managing and executing initiatives to develop the platform services balancing the needs of new and existing customers to grow the top line and enable greater profitability in the business.

  • Identifies third party technology partners to integrate, leverage as appropriate.

  • Builds organizational capabilities around appropriate standardization of development tools, quality, release and ops process models.

  • Establishes metrics, targets and governance processes to ensure development delivers against success criteria such as scope, schedule, resources, and budget.

  • Engages and aligns top talent through mentoring, hands-on architectural leadership and career management.

  • Serve as a key member of the IT leadership team. Educate and work collaboratively with all members of the leadership team to facilitate informed IT decisions.

  • Overall responsibility for the planning, design and support of the organization core infrastructure technologies and enterprise architecture. Core elements include network including wireless network, directory services, desktop and server engineering, messaging, and integration and application delivery.

  • Develops and communicates the necessary direction and policies for enterprise standards to ensure continuity of service.

  • Proactively keeps abreast of new technology trends and investment opportunities so that informed recommendations can be made in support of Savigent’s business needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or MIS or equivalent degree. Advanced degree preferred.

  • 10+ years of software development leadership, with at least 5+ leading teams in cloud-based platforms

  • Strong experience leading Agile development teams, including familiarity with DevOps

  • Track record of being a people-focused software development leader; one that understands both developing a strong culture among development teams as well as evangelizing the latest & greatest technologies

  • An awesome collaborative approach.

  • A passion for innovation, leading through change, and creating an amazing engineering culture.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building



  • Business Acumen - Is "Business Savvy or has good Business Sense."  Understands business implications of decisions; Demonstrates knowledge of the market, trends, practices and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals;  Understands how a company makes money;  Is critical to effective strategy execution.

  • Change Management- Initiates, communicates and influences change effectively and manages and supports others through it; Develops workable plans; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Monitors transition, evaluates results and realigns as needed bringing others along in the process. 

  • Developing and Investing in Others - Takes a personal interest in developing direct reports and understands that each individual is unique in his or her pursuits; finds assignments, growth opportunities and works with direct reports on personal development plans that benefit both the employee and the organization; Checks in frequently with employees on their development plans and effectively provides feedback correcting behaviors, redirecting efforts, providing stretch assignments, etc. 

  • Functional /Technical Skills - Demonstrates and successfully executes the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities needed to successfully fulfill the required tasks, duties or responsibilities.

  • Leadership - Creates an environment that inspires and motivates others to perform well; Demonstrates behaviors others want to follow and effectively influences their actions and opinions; Willingly accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others and successfully works to improve areas where there is a lack of performance.  Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Enthusiastic and believes in the mission and vision of the organization.

  • Managing and Measuring Work - Ability to identifying needed outcomes and assigns responsibilities based on individual abilities; Monitors progress and builds in feedback requirements related to timing, data and other measurements to aid in tracking purposes.

  • Planning – Organizes tasks and projects in order of priority  and accurately scopes out needed resources and people to achieve set goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans and provides clear direction to team-members; Helps drive schedules and timelines, adjusting for roadblocks and problems; Uses time and resources effectively and efficiently.

  • Priority Setting – Ability to manage both one's time as well as others'; Self-disciplined, controlling interruptions by molding the behavior of others who have varying priorities; Being time-effective and time-efficient.

  • Quality - Works to fulfill the requirements of his/her position in a manner that provides an effective and efficient work process that leads to excellence in output.  Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness;  Applies feedback to improve performance/outcomes.  Looks for ways to promote quality.

  • Strategic Thinking - Proficient; Utilizes knowledge of industry and market trends to develop long-term strategies based on the company's vision and mission; Ability to create business plans, modify and course correct based on changing conditions;  Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities to the achievement of the company goals and objectives.