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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

The RnD organisation is divided into multiple value streams focussing on different value propositions. In this case presentation we focus on the Flow value stream.

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 our customers while taking all of the non-functions like security, maintainability, and reliability into account. On a day-to-day basis you work closely with your managers to surface any anti-pattern or dysfunction that impacts the team’s performance and ensure the team works towards solving those.

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.

You work closely with the Academy to define Training Catalogs and Learning Plans to provide our customers, partners and people with the best learning experience possible.

You create and implement best practices, engineering vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve the business performance. 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.

Together with your leads you take the initiative to explore, evangelize, and implement innovative technologies within the business in order to improve the platform as well as the developers' and customers' experience. You provide support and leadership to the Business Development Centers, facilitating continuous evolution within all the development teams.

Who you are

● 5+ years of experience in an Engineering Leadership role.
● Master's degree within the engineering field;
● Experienced in managing managers;
● Deep understanding of Agile Software Engineering principles, practices, patterns, and techniques;
● Proven track record in cross team and value stream improvements and optimisations;
● English language, written and spoken.


Join our team at Backbase, one of the LinkedIn Top Companies of 2023 in the Netherlands! We're known for our great work environment and providing opportunities for career growth. We’re also committed to fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and growth. As a member of our team, you'll have the chance to work with some of the brightest and most talented people in the industry, as well as help shape the future of digital banking. Come join us and be part of something special.

Culture

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.

Lunch

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

Social

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

Health

Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

Training budget

Specific budget for your personal development.

Clothing

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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