CTO / VP of Engineering

Bethlehem, PA, United States Full-time

Job Description

Orbytel Group is seeking an experienced software engineering manager and leader to lead our growing team of software engineers in our Bethlehem, PA office. This position leverages your successful track record of leading and delivering complex software projects through the entire software solution development life-cycle.  

Who We Are

We are a mission-driven solutions and services company exclusively focused on the biopharmaceutical industry.

We have translated our 30+ years of experience working with the top global pharma companies into sophisticated proprietary technologies, streamlined processes, and carefully crafted professional services that help companies get work done better and faster.

Our expertise lies in organizational design, corporate development, portfolio decision analysis, product planning, and medical strategy. We specialize in nearly all facets of strategy and planning for assets between Pre-Clinical and Phase 3A.

If the prospect of tackling tough problems, working with smart people, constantly learning, and having fun while doing so appeals to you, our firm may be a good fit for you!


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and/or refine technical strategy for product development

  • Collaborate and communicate with team on design, architecture and modeling

  • Lead all aspects of software development from vision to production

  • Manage and develop engineering team on a day-to-day basis

  • Develop and implement quality assurance best practices

  • Oversee and assist with recruitment efforts for engineering team

  • Support sales and marketing efforts through subject-matter expertise 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will successfully demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Proven track record of exceptional leadership and management

  • History of exceptional achievement

  • Expertise in both front- and back-end development

  • Passion for quality and design

  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • High level of proficiency in project management

  • Strong time management skills


Key qualifications include:

  • 7 to 10  years of professional software engineering experience in an enterprise environment

  • 2+ years as a leader of a professional software engineering team

  • Bachelor's and/or advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or similar discipline

  • Expert in PHP and MVC frameworks

  • Strong knowledge of AJAX, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery

  • Expertise with MySQL, understanding of other databases and when to use them

  • Strong knowledge of cloud-based infrastructure development and administration


In addition to these qualifications, we also value the following attributes:

  • Exceptional intellectual curiosity

  • An effective, honest, and clear communication style

  • A high degree of interest and capacity to learn new technologies and environments

  • A good sense of humor

  • An excellent work ethic

  • High flexibility and resilience

  • Enjoys working with people


  1. Please submit a resume and cover letter

  2. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial phone screen

  3. Subsequent steps will include phone and live interviews for potential hires

Additional Information

Orbytel Group is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision, bonus, and a paid time-off policy.