Vice President (VP), Engineering (Computer Software) Salary
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|Salary||$115,652 - $215,423|
|Bonus||$5,135 - $55,573|
|Profit Sharing||$4,904 - $20,273|
|Total Pay (||$123,282 - $244,623|
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 seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Cloud Computing, People Management, and Java are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 11 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like C#, Windows Operating System General Use, and C. Competency in C++ frequently indicates knowledge of Java.
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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $146K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $150K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $179K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $197K.
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 will also find cushy salaries in Palo Alto (+26 percent), Boulder (+24 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Asheville and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).
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