VP Engineering

  • Nexthink
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 01/04/2021
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Job Description

Hi, we’re Nexthink. We’re not just the leader in the digital employee experience category, we invented the category. Our solutions combine real-time analytics, automation and employee feedback across all endpoints to help IT teams delight people at work. Our cloud-native platform pinpoints issues and solutions, automates response, and helps companies continuously improve their employees’ experience, making them more productive, efficient, and happy at work. We have millions of endpoints deployed, we’ve surpassed $100M in ARR, and we’ve recently secured $180M in Series D financing for a company valuation of $1.1B, but we’re just getting started. ”


Job Description


Nexthink’s success hinges on the successful transition to a multi-tenant, cloud-first organization, which forms the basis of the VP Engineering role. You will lead a team of about 125 engineers primarily located in Lausanne and Madrid, but with expansion planned in India and the US. You will help accelerate a transition to a cloud-native platform that started in early 2020.

The VP of Engineering will report to the CTO and work closely with the heads of Architecture, Cloud Operations, Security, Support and Product Management in driving the development and delivery of the next generation digital employee experience platform.

Key Responsibilities

Working closely with the leadership team, you will have day-to-day hands-on engineering responsibility and play a key technical leadership role for Nexthink.

The VP Engineering’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop a technology roadmap that is capable of scale, identifying potential areas of risk, while meeting business and technology needs.
  • Partner with product management, marketing, and sales to understand and plan for future product release requirements and to ensure promotion of new features and product value.
  • Work with Executive Management to understand business drivers, market requirements, and competitive issues that may impact departmental strategies.
    • Partner with Executive Management to develop strategic plans and ensure goals are clearly understood and effectively addressed by the team.
  • Oversee translation of product direction into plans to develop and deliver high-quality products on time and within budget.
  • Recruit, retain and motivate a high performance engineering team.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent professional experience
  • 10+ years’ experience in hands-on software engineering leadership roles
  • 5+ years in a senior management/leadership role, leading teams of 50-100+ people
  • Experience working in a high growth SaaS product-based companies
  • In-depth knowledge of microservices-based cloud architectures and cloud native environments - especially those involving high volume data pipelines and data analysis.
  • Experience leading teams building strong UX-driven products
  • Experience developing a Devops-driven engineering environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile software engineering best practices
  • Excellent communications in English

Additional Information


We are nearly 700 employees strong in 21 countries across 8 different time zones speaking 60+ languages. We are positive, we get things done, we keep growing, and we are one team, we are Nexthink. We believe actions are stronger than words when it comes to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace. Nexthinkers are multinational and multilingual, and come from all walks of life. We are committed to hiring a genuinely representative workforce that can create solutions and foster innovation for the modern digital employee experience.

At Nexthink, we believe actions are stronger than words when it comes to diversity, inclusivity, and equity in the workplace. Nexthinkers are multinational and multilingual, and come from all walks of life. We are committed to hiring a genuinely representative workforce that can create solutions and foster innovation for the modern digital employee experience