Andrew Weaver
April 19, 2022

What is a VP of Engineering?

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.

Here is a great article from Ravi Bhim on What Are The Top Three Priorities for a VP of Engineering

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.

If you’d like more information about what it takes to achieve a VP of engineering role and more, visit the CTO Academy website or get in touch direct with one of our team.

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