Vice President, Engineering

  • 101 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Cypress, we’re on a mission to build an essential testing platform that makes automated testing delightful and effective. Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Hundreds of thousands of developers and QA professionals use to write better code faster and release with confidence.

Our testing platform is currently comprised of an open source Test Runner and the subscription-based Cypress Dashboard, which together form a complete solution. Engineering teams get started with the Test Runner, writing and running tests locally while doing their daily development. When an organization builds a suite of tests and needs to scale its testing approach, they add the Cypress Dashboard. The Dashboard makes it easy to test and debug faster through CI integration, parallelization, and a suite of tools for tracking and analyzing every test and the test suite as a whole.

 Cypress is currently used in over 90 countries by hundreds of thousands of developers across more than 12,000 organizations. Cypress has over 1,200 customers in more than 50 countries across 45 industries and includes marquee names like Asurion, Atlassian, Autodesk, BetterCloud, Betterment, ClassDojo, Crunchbase, Disney, DHL, DocuSign, Fullstory, Gatsby, GitHub, HashiCorp, Lego, NBA Digital, Nielsen, PayPal, Pendo, SendGrid, Slack, Shopify, Trulia, OpenTable, Warby Parker, WIX, Zendesk, ZocDoc, and 99Designs.

 The company was founded in 2015 and has raised $55M in capital to date, including a $40M Series B financing in November 2020, led by OpenView Partners, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and 

Cypress is the market leader in developer driven test automation. Test automation represents a $14B market and a 16% CAGR.

Job Description

Opportunity for Impact

The vice president of engineering will play a key leadership role within the company and help define the future of test automation on a global scale.

 Role and Responsibilities

  • Construct the optimal design of the engineering organization to enable a transformative impact on the way developers and accompanying personas engage with test automation and corresponding ecosystems

  • Partner with the founder to deeply internalize product strategy in order to construct the organization and execute on the larger product vision

  • Collaborate deeply across product teams, and with other executives to align technical architecture and business strategy, vision, with long-term product priorities

  • Own deliverables for all engineering teams and ensure we continue to ship scalable, high availability products that delight our users and customers

  • Cultivate skills and manage team performance, guiding individuals and the entire engineering organization in career progression, promotions, performance improvement, and hiring best practices; enable world class employee retention

  • Support and enhance a data-driven and continuous improvement culture to improve the efficiency, scalability, stability, and security of products

  • Lead the designing of organizational teams and structures that rapidly experiment, continuously ship product improvements and diligently measure the results

  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes for regular assessment and improvement


Professional Qualifications

  • Exceptionally technically adept at transforming the company’ vision into product, while creating a partnership role with the founder and product management to define product strategy

  • Demonstrated success as part of the leadership team in a developer centric, product led growth company; deep understanding of open source, JavaScript, DevOps and relevant ecosystems is critical

  • Exceptionally results-focused; views the optimization of software engineering and product development methodologies as tools used in service of results over standard playbooks and processes

  • Ability to think and operate at a “strategic level,” but execute on a “tactical level” with the willingness to roll-up sleeves

  • Significant experience with an early stage, high-growth, product led growth company

  • Exceptional technical capability, with deep knowledge of and experience with modern software development practices and technologies and architectural principles found in highly scalable systems

  • Proven leader with the ability to recruit, design, build and lead outstanding teams, scale an organization, and properly structure teams from 25 to 100+; strong personal network comprised of people who want to rejoin this leader

  • Demonstrable examples of exceptional employee retention and team management

  • Ability to make technical decisions while balancing the needs of the user, customers, and the business

  • Experienced working with distributed and co-located teams.

  • An eloquent and savvy leader who can communicate and execute goals and objectives working with all stakeholders, including founders, customers, investors, and employees

Personal Characteristics

  • Intellectual inquisitiveness, truth seeker, and data centric with the ability to challenge and expand critical thinking of existing processes and patterns

  • High bandwidth, thoughtful and deeply reflective intelligence, capable of understanding the “why” and translating appropriately by seeing “the forest for the trees”; strong ability to educate others and share knowledge across a variety of potential audience types.

  • Strong, informed opinions, but loosely held in the presence of other equally informed colleagues or data to the contrary

  • Emotionally intelligent and able to build strong trust with leaders and employees of diverse backgrounds and experiences at all levels

  • Deeply responsible and accountable with strong attention to detail

  • Collaborative, marked by transparency, flexibility and mental dexterity

  • An exceptional communicator in both written and verbal interactions; always being supportive in feedback, whether in accelerating things that are going well or giving tough feedback to realign expectations/goals

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and frequent change, nimble and responsive in the short-term while driving progress on longer-term initiatives

Additional Information

Cypress is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.