Director Of Engineering

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Type: Permanent

Salary: €100.000,00


Ingenio is delighted to be working with a SaaS giant who dominates the online form marketplace. Our client has a team of nearly 300 people representing over 30 countries and is backed by fantastic investors.

About the Role

As the Director of Engineering focussed specifically on Partnerships & Core Services you will develop, manage, and empower a product development team of around 20 engineers based both in Barcelona and San Francisco.

What you will do:

  • Our client has many global Agency Partnerships in place which drive a significant & growing revenue stream – you’ll work with these partners to develop a scalable architecture to support growth in new clients & areas – video is big right now
  • You’ll own responsibility for Core Services
  • Manage and grow the assigned teams focusing on their development and growth so that everyone can make their biggest impact while thriving on their day to day job.
  • Coach Team Leads and Engineering Managers in your space
  • Actively participate in the hiring process, ensuring that only the best talent (attitude + tech skills) join your teams.
  • Deliver a revised architectural roadmap within your owned services that unlocks future product value, addresses mid-term scale risks, and improves our security.
  • Lead key engineering department initiatives outside of your space
  • Improve our visibility of key platform issues, by driving consistent methods of measuring our top 3 issues across all services (logging, performance, uptime).
  • Deploy engineering best practices through the SDLC to ensure engineering output is top quality and your services technical debt is kept to a minimum.
  • Improve predictability and pace of delivery by implementing a consistent method of continuous improvement across delivery teams on a continuous basis.
  • Reduce degradation or interruption of service.
  • Honor our defect, fix internal SLA through all your teams.
  • Identify, every quarter, the 3 top quality improvement initiatives and implement one.
  • Co-create (with POps/CPeO) a fair and sustainable and fair talent assessment method.


  • Have a strong understanding and track record of how to drive a thriving Engineering culture, with a proven experience having successfully managed and scaled teams from tens to 100+ engineers.
  • Have outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills, especially with respect to clearly communicating complex data-driven topics, and are able to keep the leadership informed, connected and engaged with Engineering priorities and challenges.
  • Are able to drive sustainable growth within the Engineering organization, finding, retaining and developing top talent.
  • Have experience managing engineering teams across multiple geographies, and with agencies/outsourced teams.
  • Master the implementation of evaluation criteria and career planning for engineers and managers which address a healthy mix of technical & leadership skills.
  • Are able to balance bottom-up contributions to architectural improvement with the practical needs of a rapidly scaling business.
  • Are able to build a justifiable resourcing plan based on product and architecture roadmaps.
  • Possess practical experience and tools to drive accountability and predictability for the business in roadmaps.
  • Have experience partnering with Product Management to break down large, complex projects into multiple teams with rapid iterative milestones and clear outcomes, to produce a predictable product and engineering roadmaps.
  • Excel at ensuring the correct software development process is in place and followed according to industry best practice and the needs of our organization.
  • Use a data-driven approach to decision making.
  • Have cloud-native experience and have developed products directly for the cloud, staying updated about the latest technologies and trends.
  • Have broad hands-on experience Frontend/Javascript and backend (Golang or related) technologies is a plus.
  • Have a strong business understanding of how tech companies work, ideally SaaS ones.
  • Have an advanced degree (Master’s, Ph.D.) in Computer Science or similar.


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Posted on May 18, 2020

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