Exciting Opportunity: Head of Engineering – Drive the Future of Technology (Tech Poland Division)

Location: Kraków, Tech Poland
Type: Full-Time

We are seeking a visionary Head of Engineering to spearhead the technical direction and innovation within our CTO’s Engineering practice. This pivotal role involves leading the design and development of state-of-the-art software and applications, ensuring excellence in quality, scalability, and security.

As a key leader, you’ll work closely with product owners, architects, and engineering leaders to align technology strategies with ambitious business objectives.

Your Role:

  • Directly report to the CTO Head of Engineering & Platform Enablement, championing technology solutions that propel business success.
  • You’ll manage a team and budget of approximately 50+ resources, ensuring the banks technology solutions are world-class.
  • You will support strategic initiatives for Speed, Scale, & Resilience, while fostering a world-class CTO capability.
  • Lead by example, overseeing best practices in software development, from coding standards to testing methodologies.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to craft a cohesive technology strategy that mirrors the bank’s goals.
  • Stay ahead of the curve by integrating the latest technologies, developing vendor relationships, and driving innovation.

What You Bring:

  • Proven experience leading an Engineering team in a banking or financial services context or any other industry, with a deep understanding of technology, strategy, and business planning.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills, capable of motivating diverse teams to exceed their goals.
  • Strong communication skills to bridge technical and non-technical worlds, with a knack for solving complex problems.
  • A global mindset, with experience in managing cross-cultural teams and operations in a matrix organization.

Leadership and Strategy:

  • Navigate through automation and efficient resource use to optimize costs.
  • Standardize technologies and align them with customer needs, promoting sustainability and global consistency.
  • Develop strategic plans with CTO business leaders, fostering innovation within a dynamic software development landscape.

Talent Management:

  • Craft a forward-looking workforce strategy, ensuring a pool of talented professionals ready to meet future challenges.
  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating a culture of learning, collaboration, and innovation.
  • Partner with CTO HR to create learning and development opportunities aligned to the organisation’s skill and capability needs, and to provide rewarding career paths for software Enablement staff.

Teamwork Excellence:

  • Foster a collaborative environment, guiding IT managers and nurturing partnerships with key vendors for strategic advantages.
  • Strong people leadership, teamwork, gathering information and analysing, judgment and decision making, communication competencies.
  • Implement a comprehensive colleague development framework, focusing on diversity, coaching, and career progression.

Skills & Experience:

  • Expertise in technology trends, stakeholder management, and significant expenditure planning.
  • Excellent technical skills, with expertise in one or more programming languages, frameworks, and technologies and DevOps, with a history of delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and software development processes.
  • Ability to influence teams to think “outside” the box and look at solutions / approaches outside traditional comfort zones.

What They Offer:

  • A competitive salary package with performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, life insurance, and financial support for training and education.
  • Flexible working hours, corporate events, and a dynamic work environment focused on innovation and growth.

Join us in shaping the future of technology, delivering exceptional solutions that enable business success and growth. Apply now to be at the forefront of technological innovation and leadership.

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