We are looking for a Head of Engineering to build, lead, mentor and grow a team of Software Engineers based in Romania in order to deliver the best product on the market.
You will work closely with the Product Director and the Tech Leads to ensure the perfect alignment.
You will also have a central role in the delivery and will have to work successfully with multiple teams within the organization.
You will be the best advocate of our feedback culture, using every insight of your team to improve the way we work and how we build our product.
What Shippeo does
Our product is composed of a mission critical SaaS web platform, with high traffic inbound / outbound integrations. Our mission is to anticipate problems and proactively alert end-customers so they can efficiently manage exceptions.
We achieve this by collecting and matching millions of theoretical and real data from different stakeholders.
Shippeo gives visibility to shippers, carriers and customers by answering the following questions :
where is the truck, and are there any foreseeable delays?
what has actually been loaded and / or delivered, and are there any discrepancies?
what are the levers for improvement for the transport operations?
The technical team is structured in three Tribes, each split into multiple feature teams :
1. Connect & Go Live : quickly connect shippers & carriers to have the project live’
2. Track to React : make our product as sticky as possible for daily users
3. Analyze & Predict : leverage our data to build data products (extraction, analytics, decision support tools, algorithms)
What you will do
Build, lead, mentor and grow a team of Software Engineers
Work closely with VP Engineering, Product Directors and the Tech Leads
Facilitate the work of every member of the team and anticipate any roadblocks that could derail the execution of the sprints
Owner at a quarter level of our OKR framework and ensure that all the product initiatives planned are doable
Responsible for the execution of the sprint : ensure that everything we need to deliver is understood, estimated and prioritized according to the quarterly objectives
Follow the delivery and report with a KPI-oriented mindset (handling the capacity, measuring the velocity, highlight the achievements)
Work closely with other Engineering Managers, to identify and unblock dependencies, and to share the more complete and transparent progress
Owner of the project deadlines
Push for quality and for the best engineering practices to ensure the delivery of scalable, resilient, and high performing developments
Bring your best management practices (regular 1 : 1, team retrospective, goal setting) to create an effective feedback loop
Hire, manage and retain talent across the whole organization
What we offer :
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Technology
Experience of minimum 5 years in building and working in fast-paced, high-performing agile teams
Experience of at least 2 years building, mentoring and leading fast-paced, high-performing engineering teams in an International Company
Experience of any object-oriented language (preferably PHP) and / or a scripting language
You have performed in complex technical ecosystems, ideally event-driven
You have already handled large scale projects with multiple cross-team dependencies and various stakeholders
Experience with Kanban management solutions (JIRA, Zenhub)
Familiarity with Git, CI / CD, observability tools (Grafana, Kibana)
Ability to collaborate with many teams across the organization
Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on decision-making, conflict management and team building
Able to motivate a team, recognize good talent and bring out the best out of each individual
Able to communicate with all levels of management and peers within the organization
Excellent proficiency in English