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VP of Engineering

VP of Engineering role faces inward. They're responsible for building the engineering team and establishing the engineering culture and operations.
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Zettelkasten, July 23, 2021
## Notes - VP of Engineering role faces inward. They're responsible for building the engineering team and establishing the engineering culture and operations. - They help the team works efficiently and then almost disappear. As a result, developers on the team collaborate well, mentor each other, and communicate effectively. - VP of Engineering constantly monitors the team's progress, culture, and tone of communications. - The best VPs of Engineering know both functional and dysfunctional teams. - They know the patterns and anti-patterns for effective development workflows. - They work with the heads of product and product managers to ensure that there's a good product discovery process. They provide that engineers reviewed product deliverables before implementation hand-offs. - They are responsible for managing the annual bottom-up budget for the engineering department. - A VP of Engineering must have technical and management skills. - _"If the CTO knows the destination, the VP of Engineering is identifying the route to get there."_ [Reference.](https://medium.com/connect-the-dots/what-does-a-vp-of-engineering-do-75da2086f74d) - They report to CEO directly. ## References - [Eric Elliott. Software Roles and Titles](https://medium.com/javascript-scene/software-roles-and-titles-e3f0b69c410c) - [Elaine Chen. CTO vs VP Engineering: What’s the Difference?](https://www.ivyexec.com/career-advice/2015/cto-versus-vp-engineering-whats-the-difference/) - [Dan DeMeyere. What does a VP of Engineering do?](https://medium.com/connect-the-dots/what-does-a-vp-of-engineering-do-75da2086f74d)
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