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Vice President of Engineering



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023

Job Description:

DataRobot is the leader in Value-Driven AI, a unique and collaborative approach to generative and predictive AI that combines an open platform, deep expertise and broad use-case experience to improve how organizations run, grow and optimize their business. The DataRobot AI Platform is the only complete AI lifecycle platform that interoperates with an organization’s existing investments in data, applications and business processes, and can be deployed on prem or on any cloud environment. Global organizations, including 40% of the Fortune 50, rely on DataRobot to drive greater impact and value from AI.

We are looking for an experienced Engineering leader to take an active role in our application development organization. DataRobot’s machine learning platform is always improving and has high revenue growth potential. We need a leader who can take on the challenge of getting the best from 30+ talented engineers and data scientists, with an eye toward scaling revenue while maintaining an industry-leading product vision over the long term. This role also offers an opportunity to work at multiple levels across the organization, helping craft a unified vision and competent cross-org execution. Communication with other executives, customers, partners, and suppliers is required.

An ideal candidate for this position has had 10+ years of engineering leadership experience, as well as a background in software product development.

You will need to cut through uncertainty, define a grand vision, and execute on a 1-2 year timescale as you run your organization with a broad charter. You will grow the next tier of leaders on your team. You will hire and motivate your engineering staff. You will be responsible for increasingly efficient and high-quality software delivery.

What you'll do

  • Lead an organization of 30+ employees to personal growth, operational excellence, and performance improvement as they build the leading AI platform.

  • Hands-on expertise in engineering strategy and collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure we innovate every step of the way.

  • Collaborate closely with the Product Management team to refine, enhance, and deliver on our product roadmap.

  • Communicate vision, progress, and needs with executives and cross-functional leaders

  • Build and develop team leaders

  • Contribute to software architecture discussions and key decisions.

  • Short-term resource planning to implement the product roadmap

  • A long-term vision for excellence in engineering, delivery, and efficiency

What it takes

  • 10 years leading teams of engineering professionals, whether directly or through similar senior roles.

  • Deep experience with ML-related technologies and building ML-related products.

  • Experience with infrastructure technology/services and producing infrastructure and/or platform products. SaaS delivery experience preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to represent and promote complex business or technical concepts to various stakeholders.

  • Possession of deep technical & analytical prowess in problem-solving, defining risk, identifying potential threats, and developing action/mitigation plans.

  • Experience in leading technology transformations, promoting changes across various software development life cycles, and delivering scalable, high-quality software products and platforms.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other relevant discipline or equivalent practice experience.

The talent and dedication of our employees are at the core of DataRobot’s journey to be an iconic company. We strive to attract and retain the best talent by providing competitive pay and benefits with our employees’ well-being at the core. Here’s what your benefits package may include depending on your location and local legal requirements: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Flexible Time Off Program, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, Global Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more!

Our Core Values:

  • Be You - We are co-contributors to our culture committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and a sense of belonging throughout our global community. We value each person as their authentic self and welcome honest and respectful dialogue as an avenue to greatness.
  • Dream Big - We don’t settle for the status quo. We always pursue the development of the next version of ourselves. We believe investment in the growth and resilience of our people is the foundation of building an iconic company.
  • Be Data-Driven - We believe data-driven decision making enables innovation and execution at velocity while ensuring repeatable success. We take on the toughest challenges as we transform the world with our platform and AI.
  • Better Together - We celebrate success and learn from failure as one team. We foster an aligned, collaboration-first workplace by building trust through transparency, integrity and accountability.
  • Champion Customers - We empower our customers and our communities by shaping the future of trusted, augmented intelligence in order to solve their most difficult problems. We are humble, not complacent. We succeed when they succeed.

Research shows that many women only apply to jobs when they meet 100% of the qualifications while many men apply to jobs when they meet 60%. At DataRobot we encourage ALL candidates, especially women, people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying people, differently abled, and other people from marginalized groups to apply to our jobs, even if you do not check every box. We’d love to have a conversation with you and see if you might be a great fit.

All U.S. DataRobot employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical, religious, or other legally protected reason that prevents you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have a process in place to evaluate requests for accommodation.

DataRobot is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. DataRobot is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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