Vice President, Engineering & Technology


This key executive position reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for technology strategy, corporate IT, and a series of development teams which span across the Forian data factory, proprietary and partnership data relationships, onboarding, transformation, and optimization, SaaS and DaaS services, and DevOps engineering. The successful candidate will be comfortable with the pace and ambiguity of a startup environment but will continually seek to build a predictable Agile development process.


  • Provide leadership and direction for the software engineering teams developing and enhancing Forian’s industry leading BioTrack point of sale and state traceability Cannabis solutions, while leading the development of new cloud-based SaaS solutions for customers
  • Lead the big data software development team building out Forian’s groundbreaking life sciences and patient data allowing clinicians and researcher to conduct studies across hundreds of millions of life sciences and Cannabis records
  • Provide leadership and direction for internal IT and DevOps teams including responsibility for traditional (but as a service) security, email, office productivity, ERP and HRIS systems
  • Be a “player-coach,” leader who is also hands-on and able to simplify complex problems
  • Set architecture, design and development guiding principles
  • Work closely with Product Managers to translate requirements into clear technical design and architecture
  • Track development process and assume full ownership and accountability
  • Manage system, data, and software operations, with commitment to meet documented service level agreements (SLAs) via accompanied anomaly tracking and mitigation
  • Manage the complete and timely annual SOC1-SOC2 security audits
  • Institute a quality mindset with a focus on automated code review and test automation, with emphasis on releasing code with zero defects as supported by after action reviews (AARs) as necessary


  • Bachelor of Science degree in math, computer science, systems engineering or a similar
    technical field. Masters preferred
  • At least 15 years of experience leading software development teams at a technology company developing enterprise products
  • Experience managing the architecture, design, delivery and implementation of enterprise information products, SaaS and DaaS product solutions
  • Experience in managing AWS, Snowflake, and related data platform design, implementation, and operations for timely and quality product and service delivery
  • Prior leadership of the development process for external-facing scalable software products
  • Strong expertise in managing complex API data exchanges across external partners
  • Proven leadership skills with ability to motivate and engage technical talent to see beyond their day-to-day tasks and connect the work to a larger success of the company
  • Experience in setting, disseminating, and managing departmental and individual objectives aligned with the overall direction of the company
  • Strong expertise in collaborating to determine best fit technologies to support the business, negotiating scope and associated costs
  • Experience in defining, communicating, and managing technology project, operating status and associated data and service quality metrics, with commitment to continuous process improvement
  • Experience working within an agile development and planning environment including working directly with product managers & owners to elaborate stories through architectural design, task creation, scheduling and delivery
  • Leadership experience building scalable big data products in the cloud
  • At least 8 years leading development and CI/CD workflows
  • A level of professional maturity appropriate to presenting and negotiating with customer and partners
  • Experience in managing technology compliance and security audits
  • Experience in managing development and operations resources outside the US
  • Extensive experience in hiring and developing high-performing engineering teams

Forian Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Categories: Engineering
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Remote in US

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