Chapter Lead

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Responsibilities

  • You'll be a line manager, responsible for leading, developing and managing a team of engineers.
  • Working closely with the squads, product owners, product managers, product analysts, scrum masters, and other stakeholders, you'll help ensure the teams are performing well and delivering world-class products.
  • Leading by example, you'll ensure chapter members adhere to the standards of professional and ethical behavior expected of them.
  • You will provide structure, direction, and purpose to your chapter.
  • You will facilitate effective communication and engagement within your team and with others, and engage with other line managers across the organization.
  • You will manage, evaluate and report on the performance of your chapter and its members.
  • You will work with your line manager and the HR team to attract, recruit and hire talent, provide training and support to new hires, help retain staff, assist in capacity and succession planning, and manage the handover and exit of leavers.
  • You will manage attendance, conduct, discipline, and complaints.
  • You will promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • You will be a servant leader, responsible for developing people, ensuring that the members of your chapter are growing as engineers, doing valuable work, and generally finding enjoyment in what they do.
  • If it's needed, we'll trust you to provide advice and support on features being developed in other squads.
  • Keeping an eye on what your peers are doing day-to-day, you'll maintain visibility into a number of squads, to identify short or long-term skillset needs and facilitate movement of chapter members between squads.
  • You will advocate, propose and advance our use of appropriate new technologies, frameworks, libraries and tools, and help develop and evangelize great engineering practices across the organization.
  • You will grow the technical expertise of your chapter, getting together regularly to exchange ideas, get help on challenges, discuss new technologies, and agree on progressive standards and practices to which you will all adhere.
  • You will participate in and contribute to discussions around software and systems architecture.

Required experience

  • You are experienced in leading, coaching and mentoring technical people or whole teams and delivering working software together with them.
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software engineering and are technically proficient in the relevant competency area.
  • You love developing and growing people.
  • You have solid experience of working in an agile development environment.

Compensation

  • You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package.
  • We do everything in our power to promote a healthy lifestyle: You'll benefit from sporting and medical benefits, counselling when you need it, a masseur in the office, healthy snacks in the kitchen, and regular health check-ups.
  • We're proud of the fun, friendly, and comfortable work environment we've created. We celebrate work anniversaries and birthdays, have a recreation room, and arrange many great team events.
  • Your perks will also include Estonian language courses, extra vacation days for special life events, and parking discounts.

Job description

People within our IT engineering function are organized into squads—autonomous, cross-functional teams composed of around six to eight individuals with full responsibility for a particular business subdomain or set of related features, formed to fulfill a particular mission or set of objectives. We're now looking for technical managers to lead chapters within this function. Excited? So are we! Send us your application and let's get to know each other!
Meanwhile, you can read more about us on the Jobbatical blog: bit.ly/2prowe8

The company

The Location

Tallinn, Estonia

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Chapter Lead