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VP, Software Engineering


Princeton, NJ, US, 08540

Systech, a solutions division of Markem-Imaje, provides digital product authentication and traceability solutions to combat counterfeiting, prevent diversion and meet regulatory compliance. Built on decades of experience as the leader in pharmaceutical serialization, our comprehensive brand protection suite delivers the real-time insight, actionable product data, digital connectivity and consumer engagement functionality needed to fight supply chain threats. Global brands across industries rely on us to keep their products authentic, safe and connected— from manufacturing to the consumer’s hands. Together we are revolutionizing brand protection! 

Systech International is looking for a Vice President of Software Engineering responsible for a distributed Engineering team focused on building industry leading cloud based SaaS applications and on-prem solutions. This leader will be working with cross functional teams and executives to develop product strategy & innovative solutions. In this role you will lead teams in the design, development, production deployment and maintenance of the solutions. This role requires both strategic thinking & tactical execution to build scalable solutions. This role will report directly to Vice President, Digital Products.


To be successful in this position you should have exceptional foresight, great communication skills, working knowledge of different engineering disciplines and how they relate to one another, and an aptitude for managing risk. Prior experience communicating the vision and strategy in bold, persuasive terms gaining buy-in within the organization and from external stakeholders. You will be accessible, yet an independent thinker, embracing and synthesizing disparate views. You should be comfortable managing "what if" scenarios and manage a high degree of ambiguity well.

Creativity in problem identification and resolution and a relentless drive to carry out company goals and objectives. A can-do attitude is a must. Data-driven decision making; however, you will have the experience and skill-set to leverage intuition to make decisions in uncertain times or ambiguous situations

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Global Engineering for Systech product portfolio  and teams across Geos.
  • Responsible for Technical/engineering organization strategy, product architecture, design, development, Quality, Devops, post production enhancement & maintenance functions.
  • Lead the teams that deliver on-premise solutions as well a Cloud based SaaS solutions. Hands-on leader who can roll up the sleeves as necessary to ensure product design, release quality and key objectives, goals are being met.
  • Will assist in developing the vision and roadmaps to execute current and future company goals and objectives to provide the best technology in market segments and effectively consolidate technology products acquired through M&A activities
  • Serves as liaison with Product Management
  • Leads strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for evaluation, development, and deployment
  • Selects and manages company staff, onshore and offshore contractors, and outsourced vendors
  • Oversees R&D work to attain maximum efficiency in the design and production of technology products
  • Directs activities so that products are developed on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives and meet market demands
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices
  • Ensures that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization
  • Sets the engineering teams objectives, goals and OKRs. Measures the KPIs for organization, product health monitoring and continuous improvements.
  • Prepare and present status reports to stakeholders, executives
  • Establish development, deployment best practices, document and communicate.
  • Engage with senior leadership to build relationships, provide executive presence and presentations.
  • Talent management is critical part of the role.
  • Tenacity in achieving success goals. Holding your team, yourself and other stakeholders to account in delivery to commitments.
  • Be player-coach and provide hands-on leadership to the team & elevate the team efficiency.



  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, or equivalent .
  • 15+ years in the Software industry experience and experienced through product development, architecture and senior management experience.
    • At least 5 years of Cloud based SaaS leadership experience with Software development teams
    • Atleast 8 years of hands-on Software development & architecture experience
  • Proven experience with
    • product strategy and communication to business executives and technical audience
    • leading architects, development teams with agile development methodologies & automated testing, deployment technologies.
    • ATTP Engineering
  • Personnel and project management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cloud based product development experience.  AWS preferred.
  • Solid understanding of software engineering fundamentals (high-level understanding of OO concepts, data modeling, design patterns, Ux design, cloud/edge architecture, APIs, etc.).
  • Deep experience working with one or more of the following technologies: C++, Java, Java script, REST API/GraphQL, Docker, CI/CD tools, SQL/NoSQL databases.
  • Hardware/image processing based knowledge or experience is a plus
  • Pharma industry experience is plus
  • Strong experience with technical project management
  • Strong critical/analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo), passion, and the innate ability to inspire others.
  • Experience working with offshore teams. Ability to work across cultures and time zones with constructive and effective communication.
  • Effective conflict and impediments management, with ability to build trust and align stakeholders and multi-functional teams.
  • A clear, direct, and simple communication style in both verbal and written form that eliminates the potential for ambiguity.
  • You have a superior ability to break things down to their essence and instill that focus into your teams and your customer engagement
  • A desire and ability to get deeply into the details, in order to provide effective coaching to lift individual and team performance
  • Situational Awareness - Must possess a high degree of emotional intelligence. Understand and adapt to the audience with whom you are interacting, including your team, customers, and executives.
  • Persuasive - Bring others to their point of view using logic, data, and emotion. Have a formal process and framework by which to make qualitative and quantitative points, not just using emotional appeals.
  • Collaborative - A keen ability to support cross-functional projects and decisions. Gets energized from working within a team and cross-functionally to achieve the company's goals


Work Arrangement : Hybrid  

Salary Range : $240,000.00   - $275,000.00  

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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Job Function : Software Development; Information Technology


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Cloud, Test Engineer, R&D Engineer, Testing, Software Engineer, Technology, Engineering

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