Head of Engineering, OLX Europe (f/m)

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Head of Engineering, OLX Europe (f/m) who wants to make a difference.

Berlin, Germany

Engineering

Online since Dec 6, 2017

Your opportunity..

We are looking for a talented and experienced Head of Engineering who will further professionalize, scale and sustain the growth of OLX’s Core experience technical platform. The Head of Engineering will be responsible for establishing the Core experience technical vision and leading all aspects of the software development and technical infrastructure.

 

...at OLX

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?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, storia, stradia, 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 1.9billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 4000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic planning: identifying and prioritizing technological & development initiatives and setting timeframes for execution and deployment.
  • Review current best practices for the product’s architecture framework and evolve it according to business needs.
  • Ensure the correct monitoring of the platform traffic & usage.  
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies and software development best practices.
  • Ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization.  
  • Develop, track, and control department’s budget
  • Oversee recruitment, training & retention of key talent.

 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Significant experience in a leading role having managed large development teams. Internet / AI/ML experience a plus.
  • Master's Degree in the field of Computer Science or related technical field from a leading university; MBA a plus
  • Understands lean principles and agile development practices and embraces them fully
  • Articulate, clear thinking, excellent verbal and writing communication skills in English
  • Humble, flexible personality
  • Extensive experience in software development projects in internet companies
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential problems; comfortable working in changing environments
  • Team player, committed to a culture of collaboration, performance, transparency and integrity
  • Result-oriented that fosters reward as well as accountability


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

  • Contributing to the global OLX Group
  • International career and travel opportunities
  • Work with an international team of top engineers learning from one another
  • A budget for conference and education
  • Competitive salary and great benefits
  • High-end computer-gear (MacBook Pro Retina or modern Thinkpads)

 

Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!

It’s great that you want to apply for this role! Thank you for taking the time. Below, you will find our standard application form that we would like you to use. Once you hit the submit button, your application will be stored in our talent database. Once we’ve taken a look, we will get back to you. You can expect our feedback within the next one to two weeks. Sometimes it can take a bit longer but you can be assured that we will get back to you no matter what.

 

Questions?

If you have any further questions with regards this career opportunity, please feel free to contact us through the contact form.

 

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