VP of Engineering

Greater Boston /
Engineering /
Who We Are
ButcherBox is a fast-paced, rapidly-growing company headquartered in Brighton, MA. At ButcherBox, we believe in better. That’s why we deliver 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken, pork raised crate-free, and wild-caught seafood directly to our members’ doors. All of our products are humanely raised or wild-caught and never given antibiotics or added hormones ever.

We’re working to build a world that’s better for all, and we’re inviting everyone to come along. For us, better means treating our planet with respect. It means improving the lives of animals and the livelihoods of farmers. It means never cutting corners when it comes to doing business. Ultimately, it means better meals, enjoyed together. Our team is made up of people who collaborate and support one another. We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our mission! 

About the Role
We are searching for someone to lead our engineering group and become a senior member of the team focused on delivering customer focused and high-quality technical solutions at ButcherBox. This leader will lead 30+ engineers and technical team members in software engineering, software quality, devops, and cloud infrastructure. We expect them to proactively support their team members, helping guide their career growth, assessing their performance, and understanding and addressing the problems they face. These technical teams are responsible for designing, building, deploying, and maintaining the technical systems and solutions that enable our business.

In this role the leader will collaborate with our Executives, Stakeholders, Product Management, and Technology Teams to understand the business needs and translate them into an impactful engineering roadmap. We want to talk with candidates for this opportunity that are experienced engineering leaders with expertise in the complete software development lifecycle including: agile processes, business requirements, system design, user experience, object-oriented design, design for scalability and redundancy, relational database design, and all stages of software quality. This position will report to the Chief Technology Officer and will lead our engineering functions at ButcherBox.

•Identify, lead, and projects to deliver software products that are aligned with our corporate priorities and organizational needs by working collaboratively with our product management team and stakeholders - partner with these teams to determine company priorities
•Deliver software products that delight our customers and accelerate our business growth
•Collaborate with the CTO and technical leadership to develop a technical and architectural roadmap for the engineering needs of the organization
•Responsible for our ecommerce and back-office solutions to support
•Engage with our project management team to organize the teams work and continuously improve the processes for the teams changing needs and capabilities
•Collaborate with our Product Owners on the complete product lifecycle from concept to execution
•Manage, mentor, and the engineering teams capable of delivering to our technology roadmap
•Recruit and retain top technical talent
•Develop and collaborate with our engineering team leadership on the policies and procedures that ensure quality standards are met and maintained
•Responsible for and improve our product quality through more comprehensive testing in the areas of performance, availability, security, and privacy
•Drive the highest level of test automation possible
•Understand the market and our internal and external customers and stay current on leading industry and technology trends
•Cultivate and maintain a work environment that supports being kind, useful, and awesome

•8+ years of experience in technical leadership for engineering and devops
•12+ years of technology experience working in software product engineering
•Experience leading/developing front-end web solutions, back-end service-oriented architecture frameworks, and relational database design in an enterprise cloud environment
•Strong analytical and project management skills
•Experience developing complex software solutions involving multiple teams and stakeholders
•Experience in building process and engaging with teams using Agile Scrum and Kanban processes
•Experience in leading technical teams to build complex solutions in a collaborative work environment ensuring that best practices and architectural tradeoffs are considered
•Focused Technologies: Azure, MySQL, SOA, PHP, Python, TypeScript, React, Node, OO
What We Offer

Our Values
ButcherBox strives to maintain a supportive and encouraging environment. We value autonomy and transparency, and allow our employees access to all levels of the organization. We're an equal opportunity employer, and we're proud of the steps we've taken and continue to take to promote diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We're open to remote work, and even encourage our in-office employees to work from home a couple days a week.

•Health: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, an employer-funded HSA, and short & long-term disability benefits
•Financial: 401(k) with generous employer match, an annual discretionary performance bonus, profit bonus, and equity ownership in the company
•Time off: unlimited paid time off policy, an executive team that encourages a good work/life balance
•Personal growth: professional development opportunities, including free access to online learning programs
•Food: a free Custom Classic ButcherBox each month and weekly lunch reimbursement
•Others: subsidized commuter benefits and reimbursement for wellness membership

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure all individuals are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.