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Vice President, Innovation

Company: SmartBear Software
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Quality isn't just a goal. It's the whole point.Our customers are under a lot of pressure to deliver great software. But to compress lifecycles, add features, and compete in a world where 'every company is now a software company' is hard. And one mistake can mean their reputation, even future. That's why it's our mission to help. At any part of their software development lifecycle (SDLC), we provide the tools and discipline to focus on quality while streamlining their processes. So our customers can create and deploy software that works as designed - especially when it's needed most. And we're looking for people to join us.About the PositionReporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the VP/Head of Innovation will lead the newly created SmartBear Innovation Labs, whose mission is to Incubate and deliver on new product ideas to expand SmartBear's leadership and innovation in Dev Lead Quality and DevSecOps. This position will be responsible for identifying new opportunities, assessing, and prioritizing the strategic fit and potential of these ideas, incubating a subset to test commercial and technological viability, and developing a few into products, with a strong focus on developers, self-service and product led growth. Responsibilities will also include defining and creating the process including the stages that constitute the innovation journey from ideation to delivering commercial products. They will also be responsible for building and leading a small team of engineers and for working alongside a team of data scientists in the pursuit of innovation efforts. If you are interested in this exciting role please and apply and come help SmartBear Innovation Labs foster a culture of innovation and evangelize and champion innovation internally and externally. RequirementsProven experience in ideation and exploring new products ideas, and ability to determine viability in short periods of timeAbility to convert product ideas that have technical and commercial viability in accelerated time framesStrong experience with developing and delivering commercial enterprise grade softwareStrong and diverse technological acumen, and experience/knowledge of various types of applications and technology stacks as they pertain to UI, API, Mobile, Infrastructure as Code, Data consumption @ Scale, AI/ML based modelsDeep understanding of algorithms, coding, programming practices and languages including hands-on ability with one or more modern technology stacksExcellent understanding of architectural and design patternsStrong experience with middleware stacks, Sql and NoSql databases, and data modelingExpertise with building SaaS (public, private and on-prem), cloud native applications and cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP) Extensive knowledge of the software development process and corresponding technologiesExperience in building open source projects and working on tooling for developersStrong soft skills, including attention to detail, problem-solving, communication and management skillsProven ability to work with teams, and in a collaborative environmentStrong leadership skills and decision-making capabilityBS/BA required (preferably with a focus on technology)About SmartBearAt SmartBear, we focus on your one priority that never changes: quality. We know delivering quality software over and over is complicated. So our tools are built to streamline your process while seamlessly working with the products you use - and will use. Whether it's TestComplete, Swagger, Cucumber, ReadyAPI, Zephyr, or one of our other tools, we span from test automation, API lifecycle, collaboration, performance testing, test management, and more. Whichever you need, they're easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to integrate. We're used by 15 million developers, testers, and operations engineers at 24,000+ organizations - including world-renowned innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. Wherever you're going, we'll help you get there. Learn more at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.SmartBear is an equal employment opportunity employer and encourages success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, medical condition, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other legally protected status.#LI-241363156_MC1#LI-REMOTE

Keywords: SmartBear Software, Somerville , Vice President, Innovation, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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