Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salary
|Salary||$116,581 - $214,212|
|Bonus||$5,068 - $55,106|
|Profit Sharing||$4,932 - $20,273|
|Total Pay (||$122,749 - $243,713|
Job Description for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)
The vice president of engineering (computer software) is typically a member of the organization's management team and is responsible for managing the entire software development team. Their main objective is to work with project and product management to ensure products - and the product development process - meets the need of the organization and its customers.Read More...
The vice president of engineering is responsible for developing project plans, creating master project schedules, scheduling the software delivery process and milestones, assisting the software development team with any development issues, and ensuring on-time release schedules are met. Additionally the vice president of engineering is responsible for the creation and development of quality control plans and ensures all project metrics are met. They delegate a majority of the product engineering tasks and must supervise subordinates to ensure tasks are completed. Vice presidents of engineering work with software engineers, developers, architects, administrative assistants, and supply chain personnel. They typically report to the chief technology officer (CTO) and have a number of employees who directly report to them.
Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Tasks
- Hire, review, and fire managers.
- Prioritize and allocate projects, products, and resources with the assistance of architects and managers.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with creating software across multiple functional areas and products.
- Participate in the strategic decisions about technology, definition, and implementation of the software products.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a multi-team or cross-functional organization.
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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)
VPs of Computer Software Engineering report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cloud Computing, Agile Software Development, Java, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C#, Windows Operating System General Use, and C. Java is a skill commonly found among those who know C++.
Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
VPs of Computer Software Engineering with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Annually raking in $141K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. VPs of Computer Software Engineering see a median salary of $179K after reaching one to two decades on the job. VPs of Computer Software Engineering who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $193K.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, VPs of Computer Software Engineering in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. VPs of Computer Software Engineering can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Palo Alto (+28 percent), Boulder (+26 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a VP of Computer Software Engineering's salary, with Denver VPs of Computer Software Engineering earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Asheville (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).
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