Director/Head of Software Engineering

Dr Smile

Berlin, Germany

Full-Time

Submitted on 2021-11-02

Summary

Berlin-based Dr Smile is looking for a Director/Head of Software Engineering who will lead the entire engineering team and work closely with the Director of Product. Job responsibilities include managing a distributed engineering team in Germany and Russia, developing a technical strategy and road map and implementing features aligned with OKR. Ideal candidate has led in the past 3-5 cross-functional engineering teams or engineering organizations of 20+ people, delivered large and company-wide projects with strategic business impact, maintained and approved budgets.

Contact Person:
Ivan Gammel
Job Type:
Full-Time
Responsibilities

As a Head of Software Engineering, you will report directly to the CEO and work closely with the Director of Product and other stakeholders on the following objectives:

  • Enable further growth and improvements in customer experience and operational efficiency of the company by delivering software solutions aligned with company OKRs
  • Lead and expand the distributed software engineering team in Germany and Russia in a cost-efficient manner, hiring and retaining the best talent, and maintaining good working relationships with outsourcing partners.
  • Develop and implement the technical strategy and roadmap, that will shape the company's future and build up the competitive advantage.
  • Ensure that the team operates according to modern best practices and engineering standards at every stage of the software engineering life cycle, from product discovery and project planning to development, testing and launch.
Technical Knowledge

Good understanding of several modern technology stacks and platforms: you drive technical strategy and help the team to develop best practices, seeking for technological excellence and best-in-class solutions.

Qualifications
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills: you listen to people, speak their language and find the best ways to develop talent.
  • Confidence and understanding of business needs: you make bold decisions and maintain the balance between short-term goals and long-term strategy.
  • Excellent knowledge of software development lifecycle and agile methodologies: you bring more structure and continuously search for efficiency and quality improvements.
Required Experience

Substantial management experience: you led in the past 3-5 cross-functional engineering teams or engineering organizations of 20+ people, delivered large and company-wide projects with strategic business impact, maintained and approved budgets.

More Details

Looking for Head/Director of Software Engineering who will lead the entire engineering team and work closely with Director of Product

Benefits and Compensation
  • Your smile with DrSmile: You get your Aligner treatment for only 300€ and we also have special conditions for Family & Friends
  • Your feel good package: In addition to a great team, office dogs and a community room, healthy snacks, drinks and an Urban Sports membership are waiting for you
  • Your appreciation: Besides weekly Q&A sessions with our management and our Friday Pizza&Beer, we always celebrate our successes together
  • We say thank you: After 3 years, a world trip awaits you with our Around-the-World ticket with an additional month of paid holiday