Engineering Director for Global Tech Hub (m/f)

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Engineering Director for Global Tech Hub who wants to make a difference.

Lisbon, Portugal


Online since Feb 15, 2017

OLX Group is part of Naspers, a global internet and entertainment group. In Portugal, we have our Lisbon Tech Hub creating classified products for the globe: many countries in Europe, Asia, Latam, etc.

In Portugal, OLX is the second Portuguese website with the most visits, every day! Our team is also responsible for other major Internet Portals in Portugal, nº 1 in each sector, Standvirtual and Imovirtual.

Due to our international growth, we are looking for an Engineering Director for our Global Tech Hub in Portugal. OLX Group

At OLX we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?

Why OLX Group?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9 billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 3000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.

What responsibilities will you get when working with us?

Reporting directly to our Global VP Engineering:

  • Build and develop a team of 40/60, including tech leaders
  • Create the team’s engineering plans, building good products
  • Assure the deadlines and high standards of quality
  • Evangelize and assure the best practices
  • Along with the team build and scale a fast realise environment, development model and culture
  • Contribute to scaling our platform to the next level of modularity & shareability

What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • 6+ years experience in engineering management role
  • Excel at planning, creating teams and overseeing execution to meet commitments and deliver with predictability.
  • Demonstrate a track record of managing a team including hiring, onboarding, and professional development. You inspire your team to reach higher
  • People management experience
  • Experience implementing tools, processes, internal instrumentation, methodologies and resolving blockages
  • Comfortable managing projects with tight deadlines and short release cycles
  • Track record of implementing automatic testing and delivering exceptional quality in a high reliability environment
  • Passionate about developing, coaching and mentoring your team
  • Strong technical skills and critical thinking, and ability to communicate vision to diverse technical audiences
  • Experience with agile development practices (Kanban, Scrum, TDD)
  • Experience with version tools such as GIT or Git-flow approach
  • Be able to communicate in English (oral and written)
  • Good team player, however also be able to work independently
  • Entrepreneur mentality


What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • Unique opportunity to become a part of an international team of top engineers learning from one another and contributing to the global Naspers Classifieds success, based in Lisbon
  • Working with and impacting all Classifieds websites in Europe and around the world
  • Great place to learn and develop within fast growing, global classifieds leader which opens further career opportunities in diverse world of OLX and Naspers
  • Fun and informal environment where getting stuff done and enjoying the ride is far more important than rules and hierarchies
  • We offer a fixed salary plus other benefits like health insurance, company self-service, food supply, bonus system for good performance, and others


Inspired and interested in the job?

If you value/identify yourself with autonomy, innovation and our corporate values, send your application – we need you!

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  • Be Open!
  • Be Curious!
  • Build on each other!
  • Be Empowered!
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