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Vice President of Software Engineering

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New York, NY, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Software and Data Science Leader

The Software and Data Science Leader will run FirstParty’s technical teams with the following primary objectives:

Design and implement best in class software solutions aimed to automate and scale the most difficult and historically manual aspects of data preparation, transformation, and insight generation.

Build an industry leading team by attracting and developing engineering and data professionals.

Partner cross-functionally with FirstParty leaders to identify opportunities for software, tools, and technical expertise to augment key growth initiatives

Clients look to FirstParty to provide guidance on best practices related to data monetization and utilization. In addition to managing FirstParty’s Software and Data Science teams, you will support client engagements by providing direction and expertise to our clients around key technical initiatives.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Architect, scope, and lead software and data science initiatives that expand on FirstParty’s technical capabilities

  • Own the maintenance, expansion, and performance of FirstParty’s proprietary suite of Software tools and microservices

  • Guide the technical roadmap against market/customer needs through understanding of buyer requirements

  • Assess, build, lead, and mentor our Software and Data Science teams

  • Design and lead a scalable technical recruiting process

  • Identify and deliver on opportunities for automation and increased efficiency within our client engagements by working with FirstParty client-facing data experts to identify pain points

  • Implement and maintain cloud and automation tools leveraged by our Data Science, Data Engineer, and Product teams

  • Comanage external technical resources on key client initiatives relating to data best practices

You will be a flag bearer for FirstParty’s data-first culture, championing software and data science initiatives that drive analytical best practice across the organization.


  • Prior success building, developing, and leading highly technical teams

  • Demonstrated individual expertise in Software and Data Science

  • Experience working with cloud platforms

  • Success building Scalable Data Products / Pipelines

  • Experience in high growth team, product, and company environments

  • Experience with cross-functional collaboration and C-suite communication

  • Experience dealing with clients directly

  • Existing network of technical talent to hire from

  • Appetite to engage internally and externally in a thought leadership capacity

About the Company

At FirstParty, we believe all companies have aspirations to derive more value from their data - but most lack the ability. FirstParty is the market leading data, technology and professional services firm that specializes in providing businesses with the capabilities to successfully organize, utilize and monetize their data assets. We identify value in data and help businesses unlock its full potential leveraging decades of acquired domain expertise, proven techniques and extensible suite of data tools. Led by proven founders of high-growth industry leading companies, our clients range from some of the most recognized Fortune 500 companies to growth-stage and private-equity backed organizations where we aim to “change the relationship” each has with their data.

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