VP of Engineering


VP Engineering


We are looking for an experienced Vice President of Engineering to help scale our engineering team and its processes while leading our next generation of architectural evolution.


About Apptentive

Apptentive helps thousands of companies use their mobile applications to build deeper, more meaningful relationships with millions of people around the world. We believe software is powering more relationships than ever before and that we can help make software about People. We’re building the platform to power customer communication for the modern business. We’re a rapidly growing, well-funded startup based in Seattle that’s passionate about building great products with a fun, dedicated hardworking team.

About the Role

As a VP Engineering, you will work closely with the CTO and drive the development of Apptentive’s products and services. As part of our senior leadership team, you will lead the continued growth of engineering with an emphasis on championing a strong engineering culture, measuring and increasing delivery velocity, ensuring high quality, and achieving schedule predictability.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading all aspects of the development and testing of Apptentive product’s and services
  • Coaching, mentoring and supporting the engineering team to perform at a consistently high-level
  • Ensuring the organization is running tactically to keep on schedule and delivering features aligned with business objectives
  • Partnering with product and design to build compelling products on schedule
  • Advising and coordinating technical strategy and delivery across an established and productive organization
  • Solving tough engineering challenges up and down the stack, from database architecture to responsive design
  • Attracting and retaining top tier talent


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years related experience leading engineering organizations in technology-oriented SaaS startups or small companies
  • Experience building, managing and scaling talented engineering teams composed of local and remote members
  • Expertise in some or all of the organization’s technologies:  
    • Scala
    • Ruby / Ruby on Rails
    • Python
    • Docker / Kubernetes
    • NoSQL databases (Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Kafka, MongoDB)
    • AWS

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity packages
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO) and generous family leave policies
  • 401k, HRA and monthly Orca pass
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid professional development (conferences/courses)
  • A chance to build something great with other amazing people

How We Work:

  • We have ownership on how we complete work and take responsibility for our outcomes
  • We are creative in how we approach problems and deliver pragmatically
  • We share information and learn from each other
  • We pride ourselves on being adaptable because change is a constant
  • We focus on the customer to give them a voice
  • We make mistakes, learn and improve as we iterate

How We Do Not Work:

  • We are not competitive with each other, and we greatly appreciate diverse thinking
  • We are not defined by our roles. We get opportunities to work on new areas to expand our knowledge and abilities
  • We don’t work at all hours, because we have friends and families, and they are important to us


We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Find out why we love to work at Apptentive!  https://www.apptentive.com/about/careers/


This position is based at our Apptentive offices in Downtown Seattle




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