Vice President of Engineering

We are looking for an accomplished engineering leader with experience managing and scaling teams focused on delivering business value in a fast-paced innovative environment. Successful candidates will be confident and adept with technical engineering management and have a demonstrated ability to build, develop, and manage teams. You can communicate effectively with key stakeholders across the organization and work with Product teams to shape ideas.


What You’ll Accomplish:

-Leading the team through management and mentorship.

-Developing the team to ensure quality end products.

-Design, implement and monitor all operations and key performance metrics/operational efficiency for the engineering team.

-Develop procedures to ensure quality standards are met and maintained.

-Know how to recruit and develop top engineering talent.

-Build, develop, and manage the engineering team capable of carrying out initiatives.

-Recommending technological developments and improvements inefficiency.

-Understand and collaborate on the complete product lifecycle from concept to execution.

-Recommends new technology and ideas to improve productivity and efficiency.

-Preparing and optimizing budgets.

Physical Requirements

No description provided.

Working Environment


-You have a “green heart” for the cannabis industry.

-You thrive in fast-paced, high-growth, rapidly changing start-up environments.

-You are results-oriented and go the extra mile in all situations.

-You have a competitive nature and strive for excellence at all times.

-You are highly collaborative and work extremely well with teams.

-You have a strong desire to continuously educate and develop your trade skills regularly.

-You are adept at handling multiple competing priorities and duties in a fast-paced, results-driven, time- critical, rapidly changing environment with minimal daily oversight.

-You are able to balance the ability to be bold and think about innovative solutions.

-You learn proactively, always seeking to improve yourself and your knowledge base.

-You demonstrate a strong drive for results and success; convey a sense of urgency to achieve outcomes and exceed expectations; persist despite obstacles, setbacks, and competing influences.

-Highly professional, personable, action-oriented, and hard-working.


-Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment.

-A resilient and entrepreneurial spirit with a growth mindset.

-A true team player willing to roll up your sleeves and do what needs to be done to succeed.

-Ability to work autonomously and take ownership.

-Able to create, maintain and build professional relationships and rapport.

-Have a strong desire to grow professionally and personally.

-Have a sound knowledge of market trends.

-Flexibility - this role will be ever-changing.

-A communication rockstar.



-Engineering or similar degree, or related experience.

-Strong organizational leadership skills.

-Experience in recruiting engineers and contributors.

-Previous working experience in software design and developing customer-orientated platforms.

-Must be knowledgeable about industry trends, best practices, and change management.

-Experience in working with, establishing best practices

-Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills with the ability to explain approaches to all levels in the organization including key stakeholders.

What Will Make You Stand Out:

-Able to think strategically and see the big picture.

-Scaling a previous team

-Experience managing a distributed team.

-Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with uncertainty.

-Experience and background in the hiring platform domain are a huge plus!


Bachelor’s Degree in a relative field of study, Master’s degree highly desirable.

About Vangst

Vangst is the cannabis industry’s hiring platform. Vangst helps cannabis companies find the talent they need to grow their business. From on-demand gig workers to trained & credential full-time employees, Vangst has built the industry’s go-to talent marketplace for all cannabis hiring. Vangst is proud to work with 1,200+ of the cannabis industry’s leading businesses.

Since raising their seed round in 2018, Vangst has become one of the fastest growing companies in the cannabis industry and was recognized as one of Fast Companies most innovative companies.

Today, over 300,000 people have full-time jobs in the cannabis industry and this number is expected to triple over the next five years. Vangst is on a mission to fill every job in the cannabis industry.

Vangst’s headquarters is in Denver, CO. Vangst is a Series B company and backed by Lerer Hippeau, Colle Capital, Level One Fund, Snoop Dog’s Casa Verde Capital, and others.

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