VP, Engineering

Posted On: September 8, 2020 | Location: Remote (U.S. only)

Job Title: VP, Engineering
Division/Department: Engineering
Reports To: Chief Product Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt

About Boardable

Boardable is a fast-growing company with a mission to increase board member engagement and effectiveness by becoming the global go-to brand for nonprofit board software. Celebrated for our mission, purpose, and values, Boardable was recently selected as one of Business Intelligence Group's Best Places to Work. We are always on the lookout for talented people who demonstrate drive, integrity, respect, teamwork, and empathy. If you can bring a diverse perspective, superpower skills, and an amazing attitude to our team, we want to hear from you.

Job Purpose 

We are seeking a Vice President of Software Engineering to lead our software engineering and quality assurance teams to develop, deliver, and maintain Boardable's software as a service (SaaS) product that helps nonprofits collaborate with their staff, board, and committees. This role is responsible for managing and growing our remote engineering team; instituting processes to maximize the team's capacity while predictably delivering high quality, secure products; driving the direction of our cloud infrastructure to ensure scalability and reliability; and working with key stakeholders to deliver an amazing experience that delights our customers.


  • Build and maintain a high-performing, geographically distributed engineering team that is grounded on a culture of trust, ownership, and innovation.
  • Ensure that the engineering team makes sustainable technical and architectural decisions with minimal bottlenecks or roadblocks.
  • Build and foster a culture of engineering excellence and accountability.
  • Serve as a key partner and cross-functional leader to the Senior Leadership Team and other departments within the company.
  • Provide guidance and oversight for engineering teams to solve a class of problems highly technical in nature.
  • Collaborate with Recruiting/HR to identify, attract, and hire world-class engineering talent.
  • Create, communicate, and execute a clear technical vision that aligns with the company's strategy.
  • Provide hands-on technical expertise throughout the product life cycle including design, implementation, and delivery of scalable build/test/release infrastructure.
  • Translate strategy into product reality across multiple technology streams to deliver a single product experience to the market.
  • Provide guidance on designing software architectures for scalability, reliability, and performance in a regulated environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, software engineering, mathematics, related field of study, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in managing and growing software engineering teams.
  • 10+ years of software development experience, leveraging microservice concepts, design patterns, data structures, and algorithms, utilizing scripting languages (Node.js, PHP, Python) and advanced SQL.
  • Experience in software development life cycle and agile methodologies including Basecamp’s Shape Up.
  • A track record of managing and growing a geographically distributed team.
  • Previous experience rapidly scaling an engineering team at a start-up is a plus.
  • Preferred experience building cloud infrastructure using Amazon Web Services to host highly available SaaS products
  • Experience integrating third-party technologies such as Stripe, PDF vendors, and WebRTC vendors
  • Background in delivering mobile and tablet applications
  • Superior critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • An entrepreneurial and mission-focused mindset
  • Nonprofit and/or board experience a plus

Company Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule/remote work options
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Monthly health stipend or access to health/dental/vision insurance
  • Monthly phone/tech stipend
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Potential for equity compensation
  • Bonus opportunities

Diversity and Inclusion

Boardable is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We encourage all those interested to apply.