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SVP, Engineering



Remote · United States
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2023

Brightcove is the industry leader in the video streaming space, empowering our customers to deliver top-notch media experiences to audiences wherever they want it, whenever they want it.

Cultivating an Engineering culture of innovation, collaboration, connection, inclusion, and purpose is what the SVP of Engineering will do while creating strong bonds and alignment with our Product, Customer Success, Product Marketing and Sales teams. Bringing a heightened sense of urgency (without emergency) and thought leadership in how we build, execute, and operate our collective vision. Delivering video and audio to hundreds of millions of users globally is no small feat, and we’re looking for a leader to help grow that by an order of magnitude.

The SVP of Engineering will set the strategy for the modernization and leadership of the entire technical infrastructure, continue to drive Brightcove at the forefront of the media ecosystem, foster engineering excellence, and innovate on new technologies and capabilities. The SVP will nurture and grow a world class team, manage priorities and projects, and set the architectural vision for the company based upon business objectives, product vision and roadmap. The role is a leader in defining the overall business strategy as well, as engineering is one corner of our foundation.

This role will lead a global Engineering team of 150+ and will work to scale, grow, improve, and evolve Brightcove’s platform development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead, inspire, motivate and energize global software engineering teams, leading innovative, market-responsive and competitive product development for Brightcove’s world-class video platform and portfolio of services.
  • Strategically guide the implementation of Brightcove’s vision, design and strategy with high influence across all areas of the business; Partnering and collaborating closely with Product, Customer Success (Tech Support & Professional Services), Sales and Product Marketing teams.
  • Provide expertise and insight on engineering best practices, development operations mindsets, coding, data management, multi-cloud architectures, security by design and default, infrastructure, roadmap development, project management, team development, privacy and engineering innovation.
  • Partner with Product Management to ensure engineering's vision for success is aligned with product messaging, releases, and strategy.
  • Define the vision of success for the engineering organization to achieve Brightcove’s strategic goals, empower the engineering organization to achieve that success and hold them accountable for the outcomes.
  • Establish a world class culture, continuous improvement, innovation, accountability, efficiency and sense of urgency, with a relentless focus on delivering excellence to our customers.
  • Build for quality - by being the most trusted solution in streaming. Applying best-in-class technology skills to help Engineering teams unblock and execute with quality and care.
  • Establish and implement processes for change management, disaster recovery, business continuity, and (internal) customer usage/access.
  • Formulate and execute process and organizational improvement direction and programs which enhance overall effectiveness; proactively seeks ways to improve employee experience.


  • Engineering degree or equivalent with 15+ years of experience in the software product industry with at least 9+ in a Senior Leadership role
  • Experience managing global teams of 150+ engineers, including engineering leadership
  • B2B engineering experience within a SaaS software environment is strongly preferred
  • Expertise in the Media Ecosystem
  • Experience building exceptional engineering organizations with a track record of teams delivering high quality and on-time complex software products to production
  • Collaborative with a “one team” mindset; focus on building trust and respect with a positive attitude and growth mindset
  • Well versed in modern engineering best practices and Agile development methodologies
  • Passion for delighting customers and stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to influence, educate and inspire others
  • Comfortable with managing many work streams, and coordinating resources and prioritizing work across teams
  • Ability to review code to determine quality and areas for improvement
  • Ability and willingness to drive the day to day operations of an engineering organization
  • Experience fostering an environment of innovation and promoting healthy habits across teams with a high bar for engineering and development efforts and behavior
  • Ability to engage on architectural discussions and determine tradeoffs and drive discussion towards decisions

About Brightcove

Brightcove is a diverse, global team of smart, passionate people who are revolutionizing the way organizations deliver video. We’re hyped up about storytelling, and about helping organizations reach their audiences in bold and innovative ways. When video is done right, it can have a powerful and lasting effect. Hearts open. Minds change.

Since 2004, Brightcove has been supporting customers that are some of the largest media companies, enterprises, events, and non-profit organizations in the world. There are over 600 Brightcovers globally, each of us representing our unique talents and we have built a culture that values authenticity, individual empowerment, excellence and collaboration. This culture enables us to harness the incredible power of video and create an environment where you will want to grow, stay and thrive. Bottom line: We take our video seriously, and we take great pride in doing it as #oneteam.


We strive to provide our employees with an environment where they can do their best work and be their best selves. This includes a focus on our employees’ work experience, actively creating a culture where inclusion and growth are at the center, and hiring, recognizing, promoting employees who are committed to living and breathing these same ideals.

While remote work arrangements are available for most positions we also offer hybrid or on-site working options in our Boston office, located in beautiful Fort Point harbor. Employees enjoy access to fully-stocked kitchens and social activities including: happy hours, trivia, ping pong tournaments, and events and celebrations of all kinds. You will have plenty of opportunities to meet your colleagues around the globe as we also celebrate a variety of personal interests with organized groups and clubs including an Employee Action Committee, Women of Brightcove, Pride of Brightcove, Parents of Brightcove … and more!

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The base salary range listed is across locations in the US. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to an applicant's experience, specialized skills, internal alignment and an applicant's work location.

At Brightcove, we believe that providing comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits packages across the globe are essential to our employees. Base salary is just one component of Brightcove’s total rewards program. We offer a wide range of benefits and perks that may include bonus or commission, Brightcove stock, unlimited paid time off, 401(K) matching, generous employer Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions, tuition reimbursement, 100% paid parental leave and more.

USA Brightcove Base Salary Range
$260,000$360,000 USD