Engineering Lead at Showpad
At Showpad, personalities and cultures connect across oceans to create something extraordinary. As a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5,000 Europe list, Showpad is changing the game when it comes to sales enablement. Our employees create the engagement and impact that drives our success as we expand globally.
In the morning, we’re drinking San Francisco cold brew coffee with a side of Portland doughnuts – English scones for afternoon tea, and in the evening we’re toasting success with Belgian tripel Westmalle to a Chicago house tune.
About the position
An Engineering Lead has overall ownership on the performance of multiple engineering teams. He/she will focus on improving team and individual performance.
Being an engineer lead is a lot like being Captain Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Kirk isn’t the smartest person on his team (e.g. Spock). He’s also not the most experienced. Sulu, Scotty, and Bones are all more specialized in certain domains than he is. It works the same way for the teams you lead. You’re not the team’s RxJS expert or go-to for complex MySQL queries, but it’s not your job or Captain Kirk’s to be the best at everything. It’s your job to tackle challenges by thoughtfully leading collaborative efforts based on everyone’s strengths, describing the roadmap and driving the objectives of your teams.
Key responsibilities as an Engineering Lead at Showpad
- Lead your teams in the delivery of great products. Engineering leads are the first and the last person responsible for on-time delivery of products, with the greatest quality.
- Facilitates the self-assessment process in the context of building individual growth paths for each of the engineering team members
- Setting team objectives together with the teams
- Performance management of the engineering team members
- Ensures product metrics are in place to measure the success of the teams
- Point of escalation for the team coaches
- Ambassador of our values and the Showpad engineering culture.
Skills and Qualifications we are looking for
- Leadership experience
The candidate has at least 5 years experience in leading software engineering teams.
- Project/process Management
The candidate has a proven record of managing multiple critical software projects. You live the process. Let’s face it, delivering software in teams is though job. You know that you can’t be successful without bringing order to chaos. Kanban, issue tracking, continuous integration are all second nature to you.
- Problem Solving/Analysis
The candidate is able to distill the key success criteria for project and programs by challenging the stakeholders. He/she approaches all negotiations with an open and collaborative mind.
- Technical Capacity
You have strong computer science fundamentals. You are an expert, in multiple technologies. Your expertise will need to overlap with our technology stack, at least partially (PHP, Angular and more).
- Communication Proficiency
The candidate is an excellent communicator. He/she can effectively work with engineers but at the same time collaborate with product managers and salespeople.
What you can expect from Showpad
Focus on Impact and Growth
We are building the future in sales and marketing where every sales person is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment, and focus on impact and growth.