$4,000 referral reward – Back from vacation – great new VP of Engineering role – full relocation to Chicago, IL

Back from vacation and have been engaged by a VERY COOL company in Chicago. This client will allow a candidate here in Boston to commute home on weekends for the first few months, before commiting their family to the move to IL (fully paid for). Just a fantastic opportunity.

Vice President – Software Engineering


Our client, a 15+ year old, wildly profitable, privately-held software company, growing 40% YOY for the past 3 years, has engaged us to locate a VP of Software Engineering, reporting to the CEO.


Our client’s products help their customers improve their business through quantitative marketing. This hire will lead a team of 10-12 developers to improve and extend their industry leading suite of web-based marketing planning and analysis tools.


Client is located in the greater Chicago area (Evanston, IL –waterfront offices), and will offer both a full relocation package (moving, temporary housing) as well as a period of telecommute/executive apartment from your non-local Chicago location to ensure a quality long-term fit.


Team is filled with advanced degrees from blue-chip schools – looking for someone who has the experience to lead a data-intensive, high-end engineering team.


Salary/bonus package to $205k (to 175k base, 20% bonus)



  • Lead a team of 10-12 creative developers to improve and extend our industry leading suite of web-based marketing planning and analysis tools
  • Lead performance tuning and usability refinement of our existing tools
  • Lead the architecting, design, detailed specification, and implementation of future analytic applications for our clients
  • Lead the establishment of industry best practices in web development for an organization that has for most of its history invested mostly in analytics


  • BS or preferably MS / PhD in Computer Science or related field from a tier one university (e.g. Ivy League, CMU, Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, academic Big Ten, etc)
  • Track record leading successful development of high performance .NET and SQL Server systems
  • Experience and skill hiring, managing, and leading web developers, SQL Server developers, and QA analysts
  • Strong technical knowledge of .NET web applications and SQL Server systems
  • Experience implementing effective QA strategies, practices, and processes
  • Experience with real-time data systems and/or systems that have an analytic component a big plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and strategic thinker



  • 100% paid medical, life, disability, and dental insurance
  • Three weeks vacation
  • SIMPLE IRA plan


Qualified applicants should send their resume to:


scott@biviumgroup.com – subject line “Chicago VP search”


Keywords: VP, Vice President, VP Software Engineering, VP Software Development, .NET, C#, scott dunlop, the Bivium group



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