Software Development Manager

Rotterdam, NL

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Do you have demonstrable experience in leading and coaching multiple development teams in an organization that is growing fast? Do you believe in the Agile software development approach and in collaboration, empowerment, and continuous improvement?

We know that to continuously improve our App Platform and to keep amazing our global user base, we need the best product development team around. We are now looking for a Software Development Manager who will report to our CTO and will be based at our office in Rotterdam.

Your main challenges:

  • Lead a super-efficient and result-oriented software development organization that rapidly builds Mendix product releases
  • Maintain a fun, Agile, and technology-oriented environment that continues the tradition of Mendix employing the best and brightest engineers
  • Be responsible for the deliverables of multiple Scrum teams (being knowledgeable on different technical topics is important)

Your responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other departments to further extend the Agile process outside of R&D
  • Drive the complete Agile product delivery process across the organization
  • Improve all processes within Mendix R&D - we are not dogmatic, we want to stay adaptive and eager to learn
  • Coach team leads and teams in working in a disciplined process
  • Act as a personnel manager for teams that do not yet have a dedicated team lead
  • Be responsible for HR, culture, and employee happiness - along with other R&D leaders, you need to make sure Mendix R&D is a great place to work

Desired skills and experience:

  • Not a "high-level spreadsheet manager" but a hands-on and pragmatic part of the team, a natural leader
  • Experienced Agile coach
  • Ability to lead team retrospectives that put any issue (at any level) on the table to improve the team culture and working processes
  • Experience in keeping teams focused while also handling defects
  • Enjoys rhythm/cadence and has the enduring discipline to create that
  • Great time-management skills, a "get things done" approach, and immunity to stress
  • Proven ability to develop your own thinking (and that of others) around Agile software development (for example, thought leadership via blogs or social media)
  • Experience with developing cloud-based software for the enterprise
  • Skills and creativity to create (and maintain) a great place to work for highly skilled professionals

About Mendix

We are Mendix, one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. We have won multiple awards, amongst them the Gartner Cool Vendor designation. With our app platform we enable companies to build, integrate, and deploy web and mobile applications more quickly and with better results. With Mendix, you can drive ROI in days, not months. Our customers include leading brands such as ING, KLM, ABN Amro, TNT, New Balance, and Harvard University.

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