Job DescriptionRoleTradeshift is looking for an experienced Director of Engineering, to lead a few teams spread across a few locations building software to solve big problems and designing solutions with cutting edge technology.
You will facilitate their process, create commitment with the teams on deliverables and ensure our services work efficiently on production and deliverables have desired quality.
What a day is like : You will report to the VP of Engineering - Platform Services and be a part of the Tradeshift Engineering leadership.
Your reports will be Engineering Managers who help teams to deliver, likely you will have a few engineers reporting directly to you.
You are a part of a global organization - Tradeshift is a multicultural company with 30+ nationalities spread across offices in several time zones.
Travel will be required and sometimes on a short notice.You will be empowering teams to grow product & platform solutions, from prototyping and high-
level system design to application development.You will also : Be responsible for the technical quality of solutions your teams produceTrack key performance metrics of Transaction cluster to ensure we’re doing wellWork closely with Product and Project Managers, help teams to prioritize work and push back when neededMake and implement technology decisions that align with the strategiesWorking with customers both to scope new implementation projects and in escalations of issues with existing accountsEvangelizing Tradeshift’s Platform both internally and with customers, talk on conferencesQualificationsYou’re perfect for this role if you : Have been involved in building software products for significant period of time (2+ years each) at a management position (leading 20+ engineers) in an organization of a similar scaleHave a strong technical background coming from backend engineer experience, preferably Java worldHave a need to find the right solution but don't get bogged down looking for technical perfectionAre experienced enough to quickly estimate the level of work required for a system change or projectEnjoy talking to customers to understand their needsYou can translate sales pitches to system implementations and vice versaMust be comfortable in a fast-
paced, sometimes unpredictable startup culture and environmentYou also have : 10+ years of industry experience with large scale & complexity, highly automated cloud-
based systemsSuccessful record of improving resilience of a complicated codebase over a long period of timeRelevant people leadership experience in a growing technology companyAbility to influence, lead others and promote necessary changesStrong verbal and written communication skills and technical aptitude : to be successful you’ll need to work together with many engineers across teams and officesStrong learner : You will need to pick up on how the platform works fast, encompassing many technologies and business areas, from the front-
end to the back-endExcellent organizational, project management, and time management skillsSelf-starter with the ability to aggressively pursue the goals of TradeshiftProven ability to drive and manage multiple, competing priorities with urgency in a fast-
paced environmentMotivated by ambitious goals and know what is needed to accomplish themFluent in EnglishAdditional InformationLocationOur Bucharest office is full of rebels -
people who like to challenge the status quo. We’re a fun group always looking for ways to make an impact and we enjoy the freedom and autonomy we are allowed in our jobs.
CultureOur culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, and guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world.
We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride and passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong match in the middle of the work day, and then you’ll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock.
TradeShifters come from various backgrounds and nations, and we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, and welcoming teammates from all walks of life.
We value diversity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Why you might like working here : You love autonomy and the freedom to get your work done how you wantYou like sharing your opinions and feeling like they matterYou want to work for a company that requires you to bring your whole self to work every day : brains, heart, and guts.
Ambitious international startup, and agile environment in Bucharest, RomaniaCompetitive compensation packageCareer and professional development opportunities (workshops, trainings etc.
Trips to design-camps for working with and learning from professionals in other countriesFlexible work hoursCompany laptop providedMedical SubscriptionMeal tickets of 15 lei value for each working dayFree drinks & snacks daily, fresh fruits every Monday and WednesdaySafe outdoor bike parking spotAccess to BooksterFriendly and relaxed working atmosphereRelaxing spots, games -
ping pong, board gamesFun team-bonding events such as Team Camps, Hack-a-thons, Game & Field DaysWelcome Breakfast, Happy Hours, Birthdays Celebrations and more!