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Head of Software Engineering

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, RotterdamIT

Job description

Are you passionate about bringing business and Tech together by transforming an Agile organization and accelerate the delivery of Tech solutions? Great! You will play a key role in reaching our goal to be the digital holiday expert!

Your impact

  • Lead and develop our Scrum teams (25-30 FTEs) and their tech leads using your coaching skills and empowering self-organized teams 
  • Drive our Agile and Lean transformation to improve efficiency in the delivery of Tech solutions
  • Improve guidelines and principles for the Sunweb Group DevOps and agile way of working and promote these in your delivery teams.
  • Ensure the IT solutions provided are up to date, in line with the business strategy and well-measured
  • Strengthen the software delivery life cycle management and professionalize all processes 
  • Your day-to-day focus is team effectiveness, recruiting & development, agile way of working and capabilities needed
  • Implement our tech strategy to accomplish strategic ambition, together with our international peers and outsourcing partners
  • Set up the Service Desk unit from a structure, tooling and personnel point of view 


What about the teams and goals?

As a Head of Software Engineering, you are part of the leadership team and co-responsible for the delivery teams based in NL, as well as the Service Desk. You lead a team of ~20-35 people plus external consultants. You work closely with the other leaders, product owners, architects, scrum masters and stakeholders to deliver the agile portfolio for our customers. You make our high performing teams more effective and increase employee engagement. We are a consumer product-oriented organization working with partners to implement our updated strategy and architectural blueprint.

Job requirements

What skills will bring you to the top?

  • Experience managing and developing Tech teams (around 20-35 FTE) and growing organizations
  • Highly developed interpersonal, advisory and communication skills to be able to work effectively with individuals and a range of stakeholders to promote change and build bridges
  • In-depth knowledge of the agile framework & DevOps
  • Able to operate at a very senior level with authority, credibility and confidence
  • Know how to transform strategy, ideas and plans into reality
  • Proactive and creative problem-solving skills
  • Resilient and able to deal with ambiguity, as change is our constant factor

Why join our journey?

  • Working for an international, ambitious, and dynamic organization
  • A great place to work and to develop yourself in an international, collaborative setting.
  • You can enjoy 25 holiday days plus 6 ATV days (based on full-time employment)
  • Our office is in Rotterdam; we are flexible in working from home or in the office.
  • We are an international company and for this position you need to be able to go to one of our offices in Antwerp, Paris, Girona, or Copenhagen.

Let us introduce Sunweb Group

Sunweb Group is a fast-growing online travel company that aims to become the leading digital holiday expert. Our colleagues, in different hubs around Europe, are self-driven and entrepreneurial people who strive for the best customer experience while having fun.

Is this your next challenge?

Click on “Apply for this job” and send us your resume. Questions? Feel free to contact Carla via carla.garciafont@sunwebgroup.com or + 31 625 63 05 50.

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Sunweb Group is an equal opportunity employer, which means we do not discriminate in any way. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for all employees.

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