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.
There were 49 Vice President of Engineering job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2094 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:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $156,466.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $147,576.
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 $143,559.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||3%|
|3 to 5 years||12%|
|6 to 8 years||14%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (45%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (42%)
- Planning (25%)
- Problem Solving (23%)
- Leadership (19%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (31%)
- Software Engineering (29%)
- Software Development (27%)
- Product Development (23%)
- Product Management (21%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Project Management (19%)
- Java (18%)
- Product Sales (13%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (10%)
- Scheduling (9%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- MongoDB (7%)
- Software Architecture (6%)
- Docker Software (6%)
- Data Engineering (5%)
- PostgreSQL (5%)
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.
- Internet of Things (IoT) (2%) – marginal value $4,554
- Team Management (6%) – marginal value $4,155
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 Engineering, Intelligence Platform Engineering
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.
- Director of Engineering
- Product Engineering Manager
- Engineering Manager (General)
- Quality Engineering Manager
- Software Development / Engineering Manager
- Engineering Program Manager
- Design Engineering Manager
- Electronics Engineering Manager
- Engineering Project Manager
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.
- The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (73)
- American Express (55)
- Pearson (51)
- Salesforce (19)
- Google Inc. (18)
- Red Ventures (2)
- Pendo (2)
- OneMain (2)
- Leidos (2)
- Fidelity Brokerage Services (2)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!