The roles of CTO and VP of Engineering (VPE) are often used interchangeably. While title shouldn’t matter, there are meaningful differences in the responsibilities and functional expertise needed to perform these two essential roles in a company. Which is a better fit for you?
Choosing the right technical leadership at your company will be one of the most important decisions and hires you make. Answer these key questions to help understand the profile for which you should be searching.
At Jellyfish, we’re fortunate to work with many industry-leading engineering leaders and their teams, so we’ve turned to them for some advice. We asked them about the changes they’ve faced and how they faced them.
One of the most common questions we field from Directors of Engineering to CTOs, especially when they’re in a new role is: what should we expect and plan for at the different stages and sizes of the engineering team; what are some of the common challenges that you see at our stage?