VP of Engineering

Engineering · Columbus, Ohio
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

our missionbattleface is building the world’s first humanity-focused travel insurance company to bring people and the world together. Why? Because for far too long travel insurance has been stilted, stagnant, and so not worth it. But we’re changing that. How? By connecting travelers to customized insurance solutions that deliver peace of mind and relevant coverage. That means you get the right insurance at the right price—right where and when you need it. Backed by some of the biggest partners in travel, battleface makes buying and using travel insurance simple, seamless—and so awesome.

the job:
battleface, a fast-growing insurtech startup, is looking for a VP of Engineering to help us in our mission. If you love travel, technology, software development, and smart strategy—not to mention amazing people, culture, and benefits—battleface should be your next stop on your career journey.

Specifically, we're looking for a VP of Engineering who will:

  • Lead talented Engineering teams and direct engineering and product delivery efforts
  • Be a mentor to engineers, encourage innovation and team progression, and assess the performance of the team
  • Lead the team direction and manage the execution for all things engineering, including product engineering and processes, cloud deployment strategies, as well as product development
  • Continue to build an elite and diverse software development and engineering team
  • Leverage your experience and leadership to transform existing functions to drive consistency and efficiency through strategies and management
  • Design and implement software engineering best practices and workflows
  • Help orchestrate the deployment and maintenance of code in production across different teams within the organization
  • Influence team to share best practices and tooling across all software projects
  • Participate in core meetings to discuss status, risks, and mitigation strategies across delivery teams
  • Capable of balancing strategic imperatives and tactical needs with ability to communicate effectively
  • Build an engineering environment that attracts and retains top talent, with a relentless focus on continuously improving

about You:
You're different. You’re not like everybody else—and proud of it. When the masses zig, you zag. You’re creative. You’re strategic. You’re kind. You’re flexible. You don’t quit. You can do a lot of pushups and know how to do a roundhouse kick for the knockout. OK, that’s optional. But here’s what’s not optional: You have an exuberant passion for life—and work. You understand we only have so many days on this earth, so you want to spend them with good people doing meaningful things. You geek out about how systems interact and you love thinking about building a team. Most of all, you want to be part of something truly great. Because, on life’s journey, why stop at good?


  • 9+ years of progressive responsibilities in software development with 5+ years of experience in management
  • Experience managing and growing teams of at least 30 engineers
  • Previous experience in growing an engineering team exponentially
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust and strong cross-functional relationships across the company to achieve common goals
  • Experience in fast-paced companies with high-velocity development and growing engineering team rapidly
  • Possesses the ability to connect engineering work to the core business strategy and demonstrate a strong understanding of business strategies, objectives, context, and competition 
  • Confident decision-making skills and the ability to develop and articulate clear solutions from ambiguous requirements
  • Proven ability to grow and mentor talent across the engineering organization

even better:

  • Startup experience? Yes, please
  • Experience with our tech stack: Laravel, Angular 10, Python, TeamCity, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS

the perks

  • Insurance – Dental, Health, Life, Vision – 100% of premiums are covered by battleface
  • You’ll never work on your birthday
  • 28 days of PTO, 15 sick days, and federal holidays
  • Travel – All international travel for associates is insured by battleface

Thank You

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  • Location
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor