VP, Central Engineering (Elmhurst)

Packet in Elmhurst, NY

  • Industry: Executive Management - Engineering/Production
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Packet, a leading bare metal cloud provider, is looking for a VP of Engineering to lead and grow our Central Engineering group. In this role, you will be responsible for the engineering and operation of our control-plane related systems, including but not limited to, the public API, internal scheduling systems, user and staff-facing portals, billing/front-office integrations and other key systems that enable Packets bare-metal cloud to deliver automation to developers.

Work location: flexible (remote and/or onsite)

What youll be doing:

  • Leading the teams that own, operate and develop our central control-plane related systems. You will be expected to maintain and continue to iterate on an effective team structure and evolve it as needed. Growth and hiring will be a requisite part of this work.
  • Help drive design and improve our system architecture, making sure components are built in a way for rapid development, deployment and continuous improvement.
  • Actively develop and grow the bench strengths at technology and leadership levels through mentoring, coaching, training, and talent retention
  • Maintain a strongdevelopment culture focused on data-driven and value delivery, while doing it right through core behaviors, psychological safety and intrinsic motivators.
  • Cultivate a collaborative culture with other partners and within Packet
  • Lead a reliability mindset across the control-plane group. Define and own the SLOs for these systems and ensure we have the tools and processes required to keep our service reliable and meet them.

What well expect of you:
  • A good concept of scale and a desire to help create and run highly reliable and performant distributed services
  • A demonstrated track record for building and leading distributed software development teams
  • Experience implementing and evolving lifecycle best practices and leading software teams with a strong execution culture.
  • A background of working for a SaaS or cloud-based companies focused on agile/lean/continuous development and delivery.
  • Hands-on development and architecture experience (within the last 4 years preferred)
  • Deep understanding of data centers, server and network infrastructure and how those components interrelate and are managed at scale
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and executing with a sense of urgency, delivering services to meet customer demands on a timely basis
  • Ability to recruit for top technical and operational leaders for the team
  • Excellent communication skills internally and externally


Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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