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Vice President of Engineering

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Responsible for providing leadership in planning, establishing and directing all aspects of the company's engineering policies, objectives and initiatives based on product and profitability goals. Responsible for supplying and maintaining adequate resources for Engineering functions in the pursuit of the company's strategic goals and operational plans.

Job Outlook

There were 55 Vice President of Engineering job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2039 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Vice President of Engineering career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Vice President of Engineering jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $156,185.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $147,671.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Vice President of Engineering postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $143,187.

Education and Experience

Posted Vice President of Engineering jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree40%
Master's Degree59%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other0%

Posted Vice President of Engineering jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years2%
3 to 5 years12%
6 to 8 years16%
9+ years71%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Vice President of Engineering positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (42%)
  • Planning (24%)
  • Problem Solving (21%)
  • Leadership (20%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Budgeting (30%)
  • Software Engineering (29%)
  • Software Development (28%)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) (23%)
  • Product Development (22%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Project Management (17%)
  • Product Sales (17%)
  • Java (16%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (10%)
  • Scheduling (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • JavaScript (7%)
  • Scrum (7%)
  • MongoDB (6%)
  • Data Science (6%)
  • Docker Software (6%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Team Management (6%) – marginal value $4,331
  • Internet of Things (IoT) (2%) – marginal value $3,953
  • Enterprise Software (4%) – marginal value $3,391
  • Artificial Intelligence (6%) – marginal value $3,227

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Vice President of Engineering skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Vice President Of Engineering
  • Vice President Engineering
  • Vice President, Engineering
  • Vice President - Product Engineering
  • Vice President, Site Reliable Engineering Sre

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Vice President of Engineering jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • American Express (56)
  • Pearson (51)
  • The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (49)
  • Verint Systems Incorporated (49)
  • Change Healthcare (29)

North Carolina

  • Pendo (3)
  • Fidelity Brokerage Services (3)
  • OneMain (2)
  • Leidos (2)
  • Latitude Incorporated (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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