VP Engineering

Engineering · New York, New York
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

VP, Engineering


Qarik Overview 


Qarik Group, LLC is a technology consulting firm focused on combining senior-level expertise and experience to help clients see further and go faster, solving big business problems.

We have a saying at Qarik that sums up our culture: ‘Greatness grows greatness.’ It reflects how we support each other by sharing expertise, experience and opportunity. One person’s insight smooths the way for another to succeed. And it’s not just about supporting each other. It’s as much about how we help our client's businesses thrive. By using what we collectively know and mashing ideas together, breathtaking things happen. Not least of which is how your career’s journey can go further and faster than you ever imagined possible. So, if you have greatness to give, we've got the perfect place to help it grow.


About Our Work


We work “with” our clients, not "for" them. We embrace agile instead of deliverables and milestones - establish a vision, create theme based roadmap and then execute. We work in the trenches with client's engineers to learn from each other's experiences and capabilities.  We frequently have a stake in their success, ensuring that everyone is aiming towards the same goals.

We check badges and egos at the door and bring incredible people together to achieve great outcomes. This allows people to bring their whole person to contribute to, and be part of the team. You should never feel like you have to be somebody else.


Overview of the Role


A VP, Engineering provides thought-leadership on how to architect and implement cloud foundations for large scale enterprises for multiple mission critical applications, while improving their skills on the business side of the role in anticipation of stepping up to take on a full CTO role in the not too distant future.

Our clients are betting their business on their move to cloud. There is no backup plan or hedging bets. They will look to you, as a thought leader in the industry to lead them on that journey. You will work with a lot of people to understand their needs and help formulate an approach, then help drive implementation of this approach. This will span networking, security, databases, data storage, HA, DR, etc.

If you are passionate about leveraging cloud native services to provide a competitive advantage instead of "just setting up the plumbing" then you will love it here at Qarik.

We are not in the business of conducting science experiments. Our projects involve migrating our clients core, high-throughput revenue producing systems to the cloud. Oftentimes doing so requires robust and thoughtful experimentation to ensure scalability and performance.

We find that engineers or developers that have turned architects and that are looking for the next step are the most successful in this role.


Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver thought leadership, architecture design and implementations on public cloud
  • Guide and influence technical and commercial Director/VP stakeholder relationships.
  • Oversee one or more concurrent projects, each may have multiple workstreams
  • Act as a sounding board for ideas, helping to ideate and create compelling vision
  • Facilitate design thinking and ideation sessions to extract specific actions and tasks required to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Help create the roadmaps based on your experience and knowledge of what it takes to move large organizations.
  • Lead and participate in the hands-on technical delivery of projects.
  • Ensure clear communications and architectures that allow cloud engineers to understand the objectives and work needed to get to done.
  • Coach and mentor cloud engineers on how to leverage public cloud for its strengths and avoid treating it as just another datacenter.
  • Provide guidance on best ways to achieve 100% automation.
  • Drive adoption of SRE and blameless post mortem.
  • Assist with budget planning and financial reporting


Ideal Attributes

  • Engineering mindset/developer background
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Strong ethics
  • Highly organized and industrious
  • Focused and motivated
  • Curious - always learning both technology and frameworks to get better
  • Passionate
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • We work a lot with cloud, data and ML, so having significant experience with these technologies is important.


Other Relevant Details

  • Desired Locations: NYC region ideal but open to any US eastern or central location.  Will consider other locations for exceptional candidates as long as you have a great internet connection and are willing to overlap US eastern morning.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

Qarik offers a competitive and comprehensive employee compensation and benefits package.

Qarik is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For further information please contact our careers@qarik.com 

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