VP of SaaS Software Development at SmartBear

| Somerville
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SmartBear helps the world’s most recognized companies develop the world’s best applications. SmartBear has played a role in the ride you ordered, the banking app you use, the item you posted for auction, or that flight you just purchased. SmartBear's award-winning suite of testing software enables organizations to meet frequent release deadlines without sacrificing software quality, all while reducing testing costs. Additionally, our award-winning collaboration software helps development, testing and management teams work together to produce high quality software elevating a business’ ability to communicate and complete objectives more efficiently.
Due to massive growth and market success, SmartBear is continuing to hire employees rapidly to scale our company globally. The Vice President of Engineering reports directly to the EVP, Development & Technology and will work closely with the Product Management team. In this role you will lead a comprehensive organization through SmartBear’s next phase of innovative products. In this role you will lead combining some of the more advanced SaaS based products under one umbrella. This includes leading the team responsible for the design and build of new solutions, as well as developing and executing our infrastructure engineering and architecture strategy. This role will be key in transforming and evolving SmartBear’s suite of products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and develop an exceptional engineering team that delivers with high velocity and quality 
  • Lead and thrive at the junction of business, product, technology, and team challenges 
  • Drive product creation and scale existing solutions 
  • Implement state-of-the-art in product DevOps capabilities to optimize efficiency and a high level of performance 
  • Define KPIs for multiple Agile teams
  • Own and deliver your roadmap
  • Work with business leadership to develop multi-year technology and product roadmaps to ensure ‘one vision’ for execution 
  • Ensure effective communication across multiple teams and products
  • Craft and execute best-in-class product development processes 
  • Inspire, make tough decisions, and get things done 
  • Focus on solving customer problems and adding value
  • Actively work with customers, field teams, and cross-functional product teams to deliver valuable solutions for customers 
  • Apply data-driven methods to inform decisions about products, technology, and teams
  • Knowledge and experience with public and private cloud technologies – AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, Modern Front End frame works – Angular and React


  • Experience in SaaS based company with a multi-product portfolio 
  • Drive transformational business change in a comprehensive and challenging environment 
  • You have successfully recruited high performing teammates
  • History of successfully leading engineering teams across multiple geographical locations and product 
  • Experience leading teams in a high cadence of development and strong operational practices which can span over multi-year horizons 
  • Know how to build and improve engineering groups that work on a spectrum of new and creative products 
  • Demonstrated project management and presentation skills 
  • Proven ability to generate decisions through data 
  • History of collaboration with interdisciplinary technical leads to make strategic product decisions 
  • Has brought multiple software products to market
  • You have demonstrated success building highly scalable APIs / backend platforms / distributed systems / data access layers, etc.


  • Minimum of 10 years professional experience in engineering leadership roles having managed teams of 30 to 50 people 
  • BS Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Equivalent 
  • MS preferred 

About Us
SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
SmartBear is an equal employment opportunity employer and encourages success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, medical condition, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other legally protected status.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM


Our office overlooks the Mystic River and is surrounded by bars, restaurants, shopping, and is steps from the Assembly Orange line stop.

An Insider's view of SmartBear

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is very confident and engaged -both in our work and with each other. We're open minded and good listeners. Overall, we are high energy and the atmosphere is super positive. It feels like we're one big team, and you're comfortable speaking your mind because you know your teammates will be receptive and invested in moving things forward.


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What are SmartBear Perks + Benefits

SmartBear Benefits Overview

SmartBear is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to serve the needs of our employees. Just a few of which include:

-Great office perks including: $75 Sneaker reimbursement, free catered lunches on Friday's, and cold brew on tap
-Health benefits that offer varying levels of coverage and accessibility through Blue Cross Blue Shield
-Company-Paid benefits that protect you and your family from financial hardship
-Voluntary benefits to provide you with added security (We even offer Pet Insurance!)

Volunteer in local community
We've cleaned up the Mystic River, helped out at Rosie's Kitchen, and visted the YMCA
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Culture Committee has put on parties for SmartBear families, hosted a chili cook off, ran charity drives, and much much more!
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 3 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
We have a Family Halloween Party every year!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on the last day of every month. Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Budget for industry certifications is determined by departmental budget.
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