Sphera, the former Operational Excellence and Risk Management business of IHS Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability processes. Our software allows customers to automate processes, monitor emissions, ensure regulatory compliance, and track chemical inventory throughout a manufacturing cycle. We were recently spun off by IHS and acquired by Genstar Capital, essentially positioning us as a start-up tech company with $100 million in annual revenue and over 3000 customers in 70+ countries.
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The VP of Engineering in collaboration with the CTO and the senior Product Management leadership team—is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s engineering processes and the evolution of the software architecture for all of Sphera’s products. The VP of Engineering reports to the CTO.
Lead, Manage, and Grow the Engineering Team
Manage a top-flight technology team of over 150 (and growing) software professionals that is responsible for the design, development, and ongoing maintenance of Sphera’s entire product portfolio.
Recruit and Develop the Best Engineering Talent
Work closely with our HR organization to continually enhance our recruiting, onboarding, and training programs to support the continued rapid growth of our engineering organization.
Our Products and Architecture
Ship High Quality Software
Work closely with our Product Management organization in defining and delivering frequent and high-quality releases.
Lead the Progression of Sphera’s Technology Platform
Work collaboratively with the CTO in establishing the vision for Sphera’s software architecture to support the demands of today’s applications and future products. Lead the team to execute on this vision.
The Department and the Way Software is Built at Sphera
Lead the Evolution of the Operational Model for the Department
Evolve the department’s standards, policies, procedures, key performance indicators, and organizational structure to support department activity and growth.
Lead the Advancement of our Software Development Lifecycle
Advance and evolve our agile development process and tooling to help our teams stay productive, happy, motivated, and accountable to engineering goals.
Manage Department Finances
Work closely with our Finance team to develop and monitor departmental budgets and financial forecasts. Be mindful of company funds, but not be afraid to invest in people and technology to evolve the department.
15+ years of experience in software development
Experience working in a fast-paced growing software company Experience managing engineering teams larger than 100 software engineers Extensive experience with multiple agile frameworks like XP, LEAN, SCRUM, and KANBAN M&A experience preferred
Energetic, Aspirational and Driven
Must be an outstanding, inspirational leader with the ability to set high but reachable goals, clearly communicate those goals to employees, and then infuse the team with a sense of purpose and urgency in attainment of those goals. Bright, engaging, and driven with ‘start up’ energy and passion.
A Great Coach, Mentor, and Team Builder
A servant leader with a proven ability to mentor direct reports and can subsequently build and manage a continuously growing/evolving team. Builds an environment where top talent wants to work. A secure and humble leader who surrounds themselves with strongest professionals – hires people who are smarter than him/herself.
Empathetic and Open
Shows empathy for employees, customers, and his\her team, and has proven to be able to adapt, build on strengths around them, and relate to others and their environment to accomplish goals and traverse adverse situations.
Organized, Disciplined, and Process Oriented
An experienced, organized, and efficient leader with the ability to define priorities and focus on areas that add value. Is adept at designing the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; can see opportunities for collaboration and integration; most importantly can simplify complex processes.
An Excellent Communicator
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with all kinds of people at all levels inside and outside the organization. Ability to work through conflict, gain trust, and persuasively influence outcomes.
Gets Things Done with an Eye to the Future
Ability to address tactical issues in the short-term while maintaining strategic vision for the long term.
Committed to the Organization
A devoted and passionate leader with the ability to build real value for the business, its employees, and the customers it serves.
Sphera is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.