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VP of Engineering

Location: Waltham, MA
Department: Engineering
Employment Duration: Full time


What we seek

Evolv’s software-enabled, cloud-connected, hardware sensing platform is expanding beyond our initial product development efforts and we need a Vice President of Engineering who can manage our hardware and software development teams. Like a conductor leading a technical orchestra, our VP of Engineering will seamlessly lead a team of outstanding engineers to deliver new product capabilities to the unrelenting beat of a drum. By building an outstanding team, managing people, developing processes, instilling best practices, supporting manufacturing operations, and shipping quality designs and code, the VP of Engineering will serve as a key member of Evolv’s management team. The person we hire will develop a deep understanding of Evolv’s strategic goals, and will align our engineering efforts to achieve those goals. The VP of Engineering will be responsible for formulating long-term objectives and standards of performance for our engineering team, as well as assuring that project deliverables are completed within budget and timeframe.

Who we are

Based in the greater Boston area, Evolv is a venture backed technology startup with a mission to keep people safe around the world. Our investors, which  include Bill Gates, General Catalyst Partners and Lux Capital, have redefined multiple industries and we’re working with them to do the same thing in the physical security space. 

Our products combine leading edge sensors, deep learning AI, and cloud computing to detect physical security threats. Our initial focus is on detecting people who are carrying concealed threats that can be used in mass casualty events. These products can be used at public events and in many places including stadiums, train stations, airports, office buildings and hotels. Our systems are modular and quick and easy to deploy. Whether temporary or permanently installed, our products lower risk and create a safer environment without disrupting the normal flow of people.

What you bring

You are a technically strong, delivery-oriented manager, with a solid understanding of modern, complex cloud-enabled hardware and software systems. You are adept at managing deliverables across multiple functions and, through your experience and depth of technical understanding, you are able to provide clear visibility into risks, schedules, and cross-functional dependencies. You are a student of current industry trends, and enjoy implementing new leadership best practices. You have successfully shipped products, and you enjoy delivering a final product that not only meets but exceeds customer requirements. To be considered, candidates should have a BSEE, as well as at least ten years of industry engineering experience, with at least five years in a management position. In addition, candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A history of successful new product developments and market introductions
  • Subject matter expertise in several of the following: physical sensors, deep learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, cloud architectures
  • Ability to recruit, hire and direct a staff of high performance, experienced engineers
  • Experience and successful results using goal driven methodologies (OKR, MBO, etc.)
  • Deep experience with the full product development cycle, both hardware and software
  • Experience with cross functional team collaboration
  • M.S./Ph.D. strongly preferred

Start date

As soon as possible. Let’s get started!





Evolv Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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