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VP Engineering, Strategic Initiatives

Santa Ana, California

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Job ID R040218 Date posted May. 24, 2023 Category Information Technology Employment Type Regular

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for eight consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

Job Summary

We are looking for a VP of Engineering, Strategic Initiatives to lead the way as we accelerate our transformation. We are looking for a strong technical leader with a high EQ to drive change through the organization. You will report directly to the CTO and be a part of the leadership team shaping product and engineering strategy at First American. This role will primarily be responsible for driving strategic efforts across the entire organization from an engineering perspective.

The Opportunity

  • You will drive strategic initiatives at the company level from an Engineering perspective

  • You will influence the overall Technology strategy and roadmaps.

  • Collaborate with the executive leadership team on strategic decision-making.

  • Help define and drive world-class standards of software development, quality, testing, deployment, and infrastructure.

  • Curation of a world-class developer experience and engineering infrastructure.

  • Lead a diverse team including architects and engineers.

  • Be committed to building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive engineering team.

What You'll Bring

  • 10+ years of experience building large-scale software applications with high volume transactions.

  • Successful in building inspired engineering teams that build and run high-performance modern web apps, microservices, and performant data pipelines that use AWS technologies.

  • Experience with modern engineering practices.

  • Experience modernizing monolithic stack to modern microservices architecture is a big plus.

  • Experience scaling engineering teams and hiring strong engineers.

  • Deep understanding of modern cloud development, monolithic and services-based architectures, CI / CD, monitoring and testing.

  • Experience building a high-velocity, metrics-driven engineering organization that is closely aligned with business goals.

  • Experience building out new teams as our organization scales including QA, DevOps / SRE, and others.

  • Commitment to fair hiring and building a diverse, inclusive team.

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field or Master's Degree preferred but not required


Salary range: $140,400-$343,600 (annually)

This hiring range is a reasonable estimate of the base pay range for this position at the time of posting.  Pay is based on a number of factors which may include job-related knowledge, skills, experience, business requirements and geographic location. 

First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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