Head Of Development / Head Of Engineering // Pixsy

Pixsy | Berlin, Germany

Date listed

3 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Pixsy is looking for a Head of Development to join our team in Berlin, Germany. In the last 6 years, we’ve built the most popular software service for finding and fighting image theft online with our unique matching software and expert copyright legal services. We’ve helped 85,000+ photographers, brands, agencies, and media companies uncover over 300 million uses of their photos online. Each day we monitor over 100 million images for matches on the public internet and handle legal claims in over 20 countries. As a Head of Development, you love learning, teaching, sharing, being challenged, working on cutting-edge cool technologies, and solving deep problems developing customer-facing solutions. You will be managing our day-to-day development/engineering operations, planning future tech/solutions, and working hands-on for your own projects and topics (50% developing/coding, 50% managing). You should be excited to build the market-leading lead-tech solution with the goal of managing 1 billion photos and handing legal claims worldwide. This role has the potential to grow into the CTO role or for an experienced candidate from the outset. As Head of Development at Pixsy, you will:

  • Lead and manage our front-end and back-end development team working on our universal JavaScript stacks (team of 6)
  • Drive best practices in the areas of code review, release management, continuous integration, quality assurance, and documentation
  • Ensure end-to-end development lifecycle
  • Grow, manage and maintain a large distributed serverless infrastructure
  • Guide the evolution of our Salesforce powered operational IT
  • Review our current tech solutions and stack, and develop plans to improve or rebuild
  • Plan and execute tech associated projects
  • Attract, hire, and retain talent
  • Build an engineering culture where developers enjoy their work and keep learning
  • Report directly to CEO and work closely to aligning product roadmap and IT strategy
Note: Due to COVID-19 this position is available to 'work from home' on a full-time basis. We will reopen our office when the situation changes. Requirements:
  • +3 years of experience managing tech (agile) teams and projects (5-10+ people)
  • Experience guiding React / Redux stacks and familiar with MongoDB and NodeJS
  • Experience with AWS and 100% cloud-based environment
  • Experience developing highly performant & scalable applications with focus on security, testing, continuous integration
  • Experience in analyzing and planning tech architecture & strategy to deliver
  • Experience in managing remote team members, freelancers, or outsourced providers
  • Experience in working with Salesforce or willingness to learn
  • Solid business acumen, strong communication skills, and experience in a senior management team
  • Native-level English (written and spoken)
  • Extra points (if you have):
  • Passion for photography (creative at heart)
  • Experience in Product Management and/or Business Analysis
  • Experience in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, or related topics
  • Making a difference: Help creatives earn the compensation they deserve and impact the way lawyers conduct their day-to-day business
  • Competitive compensation
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Work in a young, collaborative, and fast-paced environment

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