Head of Engineering (m/f/d)

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This isn’t your run-of-the-mill job (posting). What we really want is someone who wakes up every morning passionate about what they do and is brimming with new ideas. You’re driven by curiosity and don’t flinch at the thought of experimenting - even if the test fails. Ideally, we want someone who has no desire to go along with the status quo and, instead, improving themselves and others to challenge, reimagine, optimize and innovate.

Who Are We?

Doodle is the leading enterprise scheduling technology helping the world's largest brands instantly set meetings with clients, colleagues and teams. Tapping into the unique nature of smart scheduling with AI and chatbots, Doodle simplifies the planning of 1:1 and group meetings for busy professionals. As the world's most trusted online scheduling platform, Doodle attracts more than 30 million monthly active users.

Now’s your chance to join 100+ ambitious engineers, designers, product managers, marketers and salespeople on a mission to make great meetings happen. Be a part of a global team headquartered in Zurich, with offices in Atlanta, Belgrade and Berlin.

Who We’re Looking For

We're looking a motivated and experienced Head of Engineering (f/m/d) who will who will help us shape our engineering team, drive the company to the next level, and have the most direct influence on our success.

You will be leading the cross-functional teams working on our scheduling solutions and growth. As the Head of Engineering you are the sparring partner for the Director of Product Management - Scheduling. You make sure we have the systems, processes, and frameworks to execute consistently at scale. You will be reporting directly to the CTO.

Ideally you have

  • 4+ years of experience in managing technical teams and additionally a background of 6+ years in a tech role (engineering, data science, system architecture, DevOps, etc.).
  • You have a passion for SaaS products with a great user experience.
  • You have led product development of scalable B2B tools with millions of users.
  • You have a data driven and growth mindset.
  • You enjoy supporting people and find satisfaction in facilitating the success of teams and individuals.
  • You have worked for several years with any of the common agile practices and understand the complexity of this endeavour.
  • You manage highly stressful work situations and do not allow your stress to bleed out to your team.
  • You are a team player, full of empathy and intuition.
  • You have a deep knowledge of the latest web technologies and APIs.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent English is mandatory.

What the role involves

  • You are accountable for setting-up teams for success. You shape the structure around teams and individuals. You hire the right people to make teams and the organization more successful. You manage the budget, controlling and strategic planning of hiring. You care about tools or even the office environment, when necessary. You are hands-on removing all impediments in the organization to make our teams successful.
  • You can lead the decision-making process, weighing up the pros and cons, of adopting new technologies to solve novel problems
  • You manage dependencies of your teams with all stakeholders, including product managers, third parties, vendors and suppliers.
  • You are responsible for the individual mastery and enable your people to grow and foster their mastery skills and career. You identify improvement areas in their functional, non-functional or soft skills by supporting them in their professional development.
  • You live a transparent feedback culture and are eager to lead by example. You reflect and continuously improve yourself and everything around you.
  • You translate business requirements and process plans into technical specifications for software development.
  • You provide hands-on technical guidance, including system designs, leading proof of concepts and technology evaluations.
  • You can advise the team members in slicing piece of work based on user value.
  • You can successfully communicate and build awareness and general agreement for significant changes that impact the entirety of the technology team.
  • You help your team find the correct balance between the 'quality first' and 'ship it' mentality and ensure code can be supported long term.
  • You can analyze and identify sources of conflict, facilitate discussions, help the teams find solutions, and work on them in order to eliminate the source of disagreement. You can identify early signs of conflict or toxicity and properly step into mediation.

What’s Awesome About Working at Doodle?

  • Top talent deserves a competitive salary.
  • It’s the kind of family-oriented culture you’d write about in a letter to your mother.
  • Your personal development matters. No, we really mean it - every Doodler gets a yearly budget to use for anything that promotes your continuous learning (be it an industry conference, language classes, leadership training, or anything else).
  • Your well-being matters to us. Access thousands of beneficial meditation tools with your free Headspace account.
  • Get together with the entire team of Doodlers (from all offices) to connect, bond, play games and unwind at the annual international retreat.
  • Travel to (and spend time with other Doodlers) in some of our lovely offices worldwide.
  • Take advantage of our flexible working policies (i.e. remote work).
  • Enjoy complimentary Doodle Premium memberships for you, your friends and your family.

So, Get in Touch!

At Doodle, we’re committed to providing an environment of mutual trust and respect, where equal employment opportunities (EEO) are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, disability, religion, gender and sexual orientation. Diversity and inclusion are of utmost importance to us. We’re committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work and our products will be. We want to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to apply!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Perks & Benefits

Like what you've been reading so far? Here's a little peak at some of the extras...

  • Personal development

    Commitment (and budget) for further education and development. We want to make sure you're always learning something new.

  • Office life

    Friendly, talented coworkers and a fun office environment. Weekly game nights and plenty of time to hang out together. Just ask us!

  • Travel

    Exciting interoffice travel possibilities (Berlin, Zurich, Belgrade, and the USA). Visiting other Doodlers is encouraged. Even without a specific reason :)

  • Fuel

    Mate, soda, coffee, and fresh fruit. All the good things that keep a tech company running full steam.

Team & Culture

We're a tight-knit team of 100+(or so) spread out over four different countries. We’ve got our home-base in Zurich and awesome offices in Berlin, Belgrade, Atlanta, and NYC. 

We’re not a huge company so our team structure enables us to quickly implement new ideas before they get stale on the corporate ladder. Everyone here is encouraged to contribute or experiment, and if we’re in agreement about a new decision we go for it.

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