What is a VP of Engineering?

Andrew Weaver
February 1, 2024

The Vice President of Engineering is an executive who manages development teams.

VPs of Engineering are responsible for ensuring that design requirements are met, overseeing the consistency of user experiences, and managing a team of engineers and developers.

If the CTO knows the destination then a VP is identifying the route.

A VPE has three primary tasks:

  1. Ensure that all processes run smoothly,
  2. Create a culture that rewards motivation and cooperation, and
  3. Keep everyone’s eyes on the prize.

To make all of this happen, the VP of engineering needs to focus on who is doing the work and how they are doing it.

We work with people in this role from around the world, helping them build the leadership skills and confidence to progress their career to the most senior roles including CTO.

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