Head of Development / CTO

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Head of Development / CTO

FULL-TIME · AMSTERDAM

To be able to achieve our ambitions for the coming years, we are working to improve the online platform and expand our organization. In order to greatly improve the iBOOD webshop we are pursuing state-of-the-art technological solutions, that can handle our increasingly high traffic.

The role

We are looking for a Technology leader with experience in managing and improving teams in a high demanding and agile delivery environment, who also will be a driver in completing our technical vision and strategy following our company strategy.

The Chief Technology Officer’s role is to assure the successful execution of the company’s business mission through development and deployment of the company’s online presence and associated backoffice applications. This requires envisioning the company’s service offerings as a web-based business, leading implementation of online applications, and planning for risk and growth.

Responsibilities

In this role, as a member of the Management team and representing the Engineering team of 14 fte, you will have the following responsibilities within iBOOD:

  • Overseeing the daily operations of our engineering and operational tech teams
  • Define and implement development methodologies and our software / systems architecture
  • Lead different teams in all the domains like, website & mobile customer facing applications, CRM, ERP and financials systems
  • Own and drive development projects and products together with our product owners
  • Negotiate and manage vendor/outsourcing contracts and service agreements
  • Manage engineering-related budgeting and finance
  • Manage the developers and development teams in a quickly growing organization
  • Establish standards of performance and monitor conformance for staff (through performance review) and vendors (through service level agreements)
  • Actively recruit for the engineering teams and ensure new hires have a soft landing within the company
  • Foster an engineering culture that excites and challenges our people
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences and reading widely.

Besides the responsibilities we are looking for a CTO who is smart, pragmatic, communicative, responsible, flexible, and stress-resistant. 

We prefer you to have 10+ years of experience within development organizations / roles with a master's degree in computer science or equivalent experience. Further qualifications:

  • 3+ years of leadership experience as Director of Engineering, VP of Engineering, or CTO
  • 3+ years of experience interacting with marketing, sales, and support
  • a preference for simplicity over complexity, averseness to over-engineering
  • Strong communication skills, both technical and non-technical


What do we offer

We offer you a seat in iBOOD’s management team in which you shape the company’s future. Besides that we offer you a 

  • a highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • a team of young, smart and driven colleagues
  • company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • an open, informal and international company culture.

You will fit in well at iBOOD if you enjoy the challenge of working in a fast growing organization with motivated and smart colleagues. You are someone who thinks ahead, likes to find creative solutions, and does not follow a fixed pattern. You can handle pressure and find it rewarding to make the impossible possible. In short, flexible, inventive and a go-getter!

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