Vice President, Engineering Operations

Austin, TX; Durham, NC /
North America – Tech Shared Services /
/ Hybrid
At Digital Turbine, we make mobile advertising experiences more meaningful and rewarding for users, app publishers, and advertisers — intelligently connecting people in more ways, across more devices. We provide app publishers and advertisers with powerful ads and experiences that captivate consumers, fuel performance, and help telecoms and OEMs supercharge awareness, acquisition, and monetization. In a rapidly evolving industry, we are constantly innovating and creating better paths of discovery to connect consumers, publishers, and advertisers across the mobile ecosystem.


We are looking for an exceptional leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has strong organizational skills, is experienced in modern software development processes, and has excellent communications and people skills.
About the Role:

The VP of Engineering Operations will be focused on transformation and operational excellence, driving improvements in quality, SLAs, and unlocking efficiencies within product delivery. This is a highly cross-functional role leading initiatives across Product Management, Engineering, and Revenue teams to ensure a high degree of partnership, clear lines of communication and clearly aligned goals.  Key areas of responsibility and focus for this role will include:

    • Contribute to and execute on a long-term engineering operations strategy in collaboration with stakeholders.
    • Manage production cloud usage, security, cost tracking and estimating. 
    • Drive contract negotiations.
    • Manage cloud solution architecture – including evaluation, selection, and integration of critical technical components that realize the defined functional, non-functional, and security requirements.
    • Facilitate the design, build, test, and deployment of cloud infrastructure that is secure, scalable, and highly available in any cloud or virtual environment.
    • Document and maintain architecture diagrams for systems, processes, and interfaces.
    • Partner and work closely with engineers to develop sound technical architecture and design to complex technical challenges.
    • Develop centralized, enterprise monitoring solutions to proactively monitor infrastructure, networking and applications in order to capture, triage, and escalate incidents.
    • Develop and supervise monitoring of systems, infrastructure, process, analysis, and technical support.
    • Establish and manage vendor relationships; negotiate vendor contracts and maintenance agreements for enterprise infrastructure components.
    • Lead, mentor, and grow a team with integrity and create an environment where employees feel included, valued, engaged, and supported to do work that energizes them.
    • Learn and develop skills in new technologies that can be leveraged to improve existing technology stack.

About You:

    • Demonstrated experience in engineering leadership positions supporting teams of 100+.
    • Exceptional organizational skills with demonstrated ability to unlock insights into the organization’s capacity and demand, managing risks, and providing data informed analyses and issue resolution.
    • Demonstrated ability to work across multiple strategic initiatives.
    • Prior experience driving organizational change and/or transformation is highly desired.
    • Leadership experience managing multiple, interdependent, globally distributed teams and functions.
    • A solid technical foundation. You feel comfortable diving into details and interacting with engineers at all levels of seniority as required.
    • Demonstrated ability to hire, develop, and retain top talent.
    • Proven management skills including providing ongoing coaching and feedback, developing employees and identifying and managing risks.
    • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to convey technical complexity to non-technical team members.
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills with goal tracking and metrics competency supporting oversight of multiple concurrent project initiatives across the enterprise.
    • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and complex problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making, with the desire to brainstorm future-thinking ideas.
    • Prior experience managing engineering operations, with an emphasis on platform engineering.
    • Solid experience with cloud providers (GCP preferred but not required).
    • Demonstrated capability to design and implement a cloud environment based on a well-articulated roadmap and strategic vision.
    • Demonstrated project management skills ranging from minor technology upgrades to major shifts in technology approach.
    • Track record of balancing the coordination of fast-paced daily priorities with important, longer-term strategic efforts.
    • Solid experience with managing and monitoring CI/CD tools (e.g Jenkins, Github).
    • Experience with Docker or other containerization technologies.
    • Experience architecting solutions or working closely with a technical architect to develop secure, highly available, and scalable platforms.
    • Experience managing 3rd party software products, installations, and vendor relationships including contract negotiation and billing.
    • BS/BA in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent work experience). 
    • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, including 3+ years in a senior management role supporting teams of 100+.

About Digital Turbine:

Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: APPS) powers superior mobile consumer experiences and results for the world’s leading telcos, advertisers and publishers. Our end-to-end platform uniquely simplifies the ability to supercharge awareness, acquisition and monetization — connecting our partners to more consumers, in more ways, across more devices.

The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with global offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Singapore, Tel Aviv, and other cities serving top agency, app developer, and advertising markets. Listed on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for six consecutive years since 2015 and winner of Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Company Culture in 2020.

Digital Turbine is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We embed diversity in our mindset, products, and teams to empower an inclusive, equitable, and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators and partners, driving better outcomes.

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