engineering manager | budapest

randstad hungary
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randstad hungary
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Cégleírás / Organisation/Department

Our client is a USA-based start-up. They are focusing on short-term, premium apartment rental. These apartments are located in the USA and have exceptional equipment with IoT devices. Their Product team - located in Budapest - is growing with experienced software engineers.

Pozíció leírása / Job description

  • The position is full-time and remote. You'll be an employee of their Hungarian subsidiary along with 20+ local teammates.
  • Although this is a 100% management role, they count on your past hands-on technical experience to leverage as you take part in architectural planning and decision making.
  • As a startup, they are building for the future and looking for key members of their growing business. In this role, you can have a real impact by embracing true ownership.

What You'll do

  • Lead a team, which uses Node.js and Vue.js to -for example- develop the companies:
    • User facing, heavily scalable website, that provides the property booking journey
    • Progressive web application for their guests to manage their booking
    • Robust booking engine, that keeps them ticking under the hood
  • Mentor, coach, help your engineers grow and set them up for success
  • Work closely with a Product Manager and your team's Technical Lead(s) every day
  • Collaborate with managers and other team representatives across the organization
  • Hold regular 1:1s with all members of your team, give regular, clear, and fearless feedback about individual performance, manage performance cycles
  • Run and facilitate agile software development processes and events, unblock team members and mitigate risks
  • Manage project goals and contribute to product strategy
  • Identify missing process gaps, enhance the way they work, ensure high quality and well-tested output, increase engineering productivity and effectiveness
  • Contribute to roadmap creation and architecture design
  • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Conduct hiring manager interviews, actively help to hire beyond your team needs
  • Maintain positive culture, including empathy and inclusion by exemplifying their core values

Elvárások / Requirements

  • 5+ years of hands-on software engineering experience, with at least 2+ years in a lead role
  • Proven track record of leading talent as a People Manager
  • Experience leading medium-sized engineering teams (5-8 people)
  • Worked in an agile environment collaborating with tech, product, QA, and design as a leader
  • You know how to customize and operate a SCRUM based methodology to best serve your team
  • Helping with ticket creation and tidying things up is in your blood
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and spoken, ability to facilitate consensus
  • Confidently use English as a professional working language in a geo-distributed setup
  • Experience with large-scale, distributed systems design and development with a strong understanding of scaling and performance
  • Understand the philosophy of systems thinking
  • Ability to tolerate, overcome and mitigate changes, facilitate change management
  • You are able and excited to travel once a year to the United States

Plus if...

  • Travel is part of your DNA and you have a passion for the real estate, tech, and hospitality industry
  • You understand why user-facing applications are different compared to traditional development
  • You've worked in a high-growth startup environment
  • You're at least partially familiar with their javascript tech-stack
  • You've existing knowledge of Cloud Computing (AWS) and CI/CD pipelines
  • You've experience in a remote environment with distributed teams

Amit kínálunk / Offer

  • Remote Work: With flexibility as a core value, and over three-quarters of the team working remotely, employees are able to work from anywhere!
  • Travel Credit: Our partner loves to travel! Employees get an allowance of free stays with them in any of their locations, plus a 50% discount on any nights for friends and family.
  • Generous Stock Option Plan: Our partner believes the success of their business should be shared with their team. As you grow with them, they increase the opportunities for you to become part-owners of their company.
  • Competitive Salary: They offer base salaries above market rates plus additional earning opportunities based on the position.
  • Flexible PTO: Full-time exempt employees are encouraged to take time off as they need and see fit, ensuring that it's not disruptive to their work.
  • Home office upgrade budget: They provide you with a one-time budget to upgrade your home office equipment after you join.
  • Health insurance: All Hungarian employees receive a Medicover package.
  • Family-friendly: Our partner provides an additional 15 days of paid leave for secondary caregivers. Flexible working hours enable you to design work-life harmony on your own terms.

Kapcsolattartó / Information

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