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Job Summary

Develop, manage, and empower 5 to 8 engineers, creating a productive, thriving, fast-paced + high-quality delivery, engineering culture.

  • Minimum Qualification:MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Things you will do:

Develop, manage, and empower 5 to 8 engineers, creating a productive, thriving, fast-paced + high-quality delivery, engineering culture, focusing on:

  • People:
    • Build a development plan for each of the team members
    • Identify and lead activities to ensure the individuals are engaged and motivated.
    • Attract, retain and develop talent.
    • Prove yourself as an inclusive and effective communicator.
  • Delivery:
    • Build up predictability and pace of delivery by implementing a consistent method of continuous improvement.
    • Active participations in discussions with Product Managers to refine and gather requirements
    • Transforming requirements into plans that may have a need for coordination with other disciplines and teams.
  • Quality:
    • Design and build solutions that are scalable, resilient and easy to maintain, reusing existing solutions where possible.
    • Identify and continuously improve the metrics that are impacting the team, internal and external customers.
    • Track progress and performance based on data
  • Best practices:
    • Proficient within your discipline and ability to teach others
    • Actively communicate technical aspects to different audiences
    • Anticipate risks, technical gaps and look around the corners
    • Some teams will also have the need for deep understanding of the domain.


What you already bring to the table:

  • A strong understanding of how to drive a thriving Engineering culture, with a track record of managing at 1-2 teams of 5-8 engineers each or 1 cross-domain team of the same size.
  • Broad hands-on experience with front-end and backend technologies.
  • Proven track record of working with long-lived cloud-based products where effective management of legacy code was also required.
  • Experience managing engineering teams across multiple geographies.
  • Experience in coaching and developing teams career wise.
  • Able to balance bottom-up contributions to architectural improvement with the practical needs of a rapidly scaling business.
  • Able to build a justifiable resourcing plan based on product and architecture roadmaps.
  • Possesses practical experience and tools to drive accountability and predictability for the business in roadmaps.
  • Able to partner with Product Management to break down large, complex projects into multiple teams with rapid iterative milestones and clear outcomes, to produce a predictable product and engineering roadmaps.
  • Demonstrates to proactively manage projects from start to finish.
  • Able to ensure the correct software development process is in place and followed according to industry best practice and the needs of our organization.
  • Has broad best-practices experience (process methodologies, disciplines, visualization techniques etc) and demonstrates to adapt as the industry evolves.
  • Data driven approach to decision making.
  • Have a strong business understanding of how tech companies work, ideally SaaS ones.
  • Mastery of the English language.
  • Have outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills, especially with respect to clearly communicating complex data-driven topics.
  • Able to keep the Director of Engineering and executive team informed, connected and engaged with Engineering priorities and challenges.
  • Able to drive sustainable growth of the Engineering organization, finding, retaining and developing top talent.
  • Able to implement evaluation criteria and career planning for engineers which address a healthy mix of technical & leadership skills.
  • Can represent Typeform and build trusting relationships where needed with customers, partners, vendors and the technical community.

Extra awesome:

  • Experience with any of Go, React, NodeJS, Python and with both relational and NoSQL Databases.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Has gone through the migration of a monolithic application to a microservice based architecture. Can effectively compare and contrast these different approaches.
  • Experience with different organization and team topologies, from startups to bigger organizations. Proven track record of being an active agent in scaling an organization.
  • Entrepreneurial and/or innovation driven experience.
  • Have an advanced degree (Master’s, Ph.D.) in Computer Science or similar.

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