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Engineering Director

Amsterdam - Products

Engineering Director

As Engineering Director, you are responsible for the effective operation of the value stream with regards to people and team management including broader HR topics like motivation, personal growth, purpose, values and productivity, organisational setup, delivery management and engineering processes. An analogy: The role can be seen as the ‘mini-CTO’ of the value stream where the Product Director is the ‘mini-CEO’. The role is part of the value stream leadership and therefore also responsible to drive the overall strategy of the value stream in line with the company vision and strategy.

What you'll do

Your value stream's mission is Developer Enablement. This means both the needs of customers developing on our platform and Backbase engineers are important. They do this by curating best practices and developing libraries and tools that will accelerate any developer to build bank grade production ready software and improve the speed of innovation.

Open by Design, is their mantra. Our goal is to combine the best from open source with our expertise so that our Developer Platform is best on industry standards and easy to use thus not proprietary. Producing the Developer Platform is not enough, to ensure successful adoption your team is required to build a community that embraces the talents of developers Backbase wide with a feedback loop to continually improve.

Who you are

In this role, you are responsible for creating the conditions in which development teams are set up for high performance and can deliver features that meet the high expectations of developers while taking all of the non-functions like security, maintainability, and reliability into account. You work with the Engineering Managers to spot anti-pattern or dysfunction that impacts the team’s performance and help the teams work towards solving those. On a day-to-day basis you work closely with your product counterparts to surface best practices, engineering vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve the Developer Platform and its adoption across the company.

The engineering strategies and processes you develop should aid in meeting business objectives and operational needs in terms of quality, delivery targets, as well as enable the company to function and compete effectively in the market.

You have exceptional communication and leadership skills to inspire and motivate others. You easily navigate stakeholders across Backbase, from 1-to-1s with your team members to working directly with senior leadership.

Together with our Operations Managers and Recruiters, you will collaborate on defining processes and setting priorities in regards to recruitment forecasting with the aim of ensuring your teams have the capacity to meet the demand of our customer engagements.


Our Perks

Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.


Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.


Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.


Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

Training budget

Specific budget for your personal development.


You can wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

High spec equipment

We provide all employees with high-spec Macs and tech set up.

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