Vice President, Life Sciences Engineering at Model N
San Mateo, CA, US

Model N is hiring a Vice President, Engineering for our Life Sciences business to help manage enhancements to existing revenue management and analytics products and lead the innovation and creation of new products. The Vice President, Engineering will report to the Chief Product Officer and be based out of our San Mateo, CA headquarters. We are seeking a visionary technical leader who is seasoned in driving the transformation of product engineering organizations, building capability, and acting as a pivotal leader leading a team of 100+ through their transformation journey.   

This position will play a critical leadership role in running the Engineering team for our Life Sciences product portfolio in the Global Product organization.  The leader will build, develop, and manage a distributed team of employees across the globe, including architects, software engineers and developers, QA and Dev Ops. Focus areas will include service-oriented architecture, engineering operations, security, networking and performance.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Create a strategic plan and engineering vision for the team, architecture, and development practices that delivers on the product roadmap.
  • Set up best practices for product development and champion their adoption.
  • Oversee Architecture design of technically robust flexible and scalable cloud solutions.
  • Define release schedules for the portfolio of products and internal systems, accounting for various constraints (technical debt, development bottlenecks, cost optimization, and quality goals) as necessary.
  • Work closely with Engineering leaders to develop the best technical design and approach for product development and implementation and deliver best possible solutions to customers.
  • Ensure on time product releases by managing design, development and integration efforts according to a well-defined project plan.
  • Drive the creation of next generation data systems, engineering processes, security protocols, and tools to support continuous scaling and platform expansion.
  • Drive adoption of next-gen cloud technologies for delivering scalable and cost-effective solutions to the market. Leverage data assets to drive intelligence into the product set.
  • Establish team metrics for measurement of engineering and operational excellence.
  • Build an efficient and productive engineering organization based on agile development practices, continuously ensuring that execution and quality are high. Establish baseline productivity and quality metrics and drive improvements over time.
  • Collaborate with internal business stakeholders on product direction and prioritization of features.
  • Partner with Product Management to define aggressive, but achievable product roadmaps, with commitment to delivery.
  • Anticipate and react to major technology changes to ensure Product leadership in the competitive landscape.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement with a focus on being a best in class product delivery organization. Be accountable for delivering on-time, on-scope, on-budget, and on-quality.
  • Work closely with the product and field teams to drive customer satisfaction and deliver outstanding products and services to the market.
  • Create an engineering culture that supports innovation and creativity while delivering the volume of product in a predictable and reliable way.
  • Attract and develop top talent across all levels and build a world-class engineering organization across multiple locations.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, advanced degree preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 15+ years of progressively responsible and successful product engineering leadership experience with a large, global technology company, together with one or more smaller/more entrepreneurial company experiences.
  • A minimum of 5+ years in leadership positions and demonstrated skill in leading and developing a large, geographically distributed engineering organization (200+ employees).
  • A proven track record of success defining and bringing SaaS based enterprise application solutions to market from feasibility to commercial launch using appropriate development checkpoints and change control methods.
  • Experience in developing applications for the Life Sciences or Healthcare industries would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the architecture, development and delivery of a cloud-based platform & services ecosystem within a high growth, global, matrixed environment.
  • Strong technical acumen in engineering, architecture and product development.
  • Experience leading teams utilizing Agile development methodologies.
  • Proven success in establishing key performance indicators, metrics, and focus to drive software development best practices.
  • Experience in leading development of Micro services and containerized application (Docker/ Kubernetes). Expertise with SOA, design patterns, scalable cloud technologies, APIs/Micro APIs.
  • Passion for data systems, cloud service development, deployment and delivery.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills as well as strong executive presence and influencing skills.
  • A compelling leadership style that includes exceptional people management skills, program management, business and technology expertise with a style that inspires confidence.


About Model N 

Model N is a leading provider of cloud revenue management solutions for life sciences and high tech companies. Driving mission-critical business processes such as pricing, quoting, contracting, regulatory compliance, rebates and incentives, our software helps companies know and grow their true top line and maximize every revenue moment at speed and scale. With deep industry expertise, Model N supports the complex business needs of the world’s leading brands in pharmaceutical, medical technology, semiconductor, and high-tech manufacturing across more than 100 countries, including Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Microchip Technology and ON Semiconductor. For more information, visit Model N® is the registered trademark of Model N, Inc. Any other company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.