Head of Software Engineering

Job description

Snappet is looking for a Head of Software Engineering. Will you join our team?

Help improve the learning results of children: that’s what we aim for at Snappet. We develop smart software that enables teachers and children to get the best results. On a daily basis our software is used in over 3500 schools across Europe and USA and used by more than 300.000 students. We strive to deliver continuous improvement of our products to support all these schools and students. Only the best people can help us with that.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Head of Software Engineering to join Snappet’s growing development community. You will lead our group of exceptional developers across 8 agile DevOps teams and work with them to seek excellence in all engineering practices and solutions.

In this role, you will be instrumental in growing the software engineering Chapter and helping the department to successfully scale. By effectively delegating (parts of) your leadership responsibilities to your team members you will ensure that every software engineer gets the attention they need. In collaboration with Product Owners, Scrum Masters and other Chapter Leads you will support the teams to maximize the impact they can make on Snappet’s mission: to help improve the learning results of children.

You are a true people manager, capable of motivating and coaching people, so they can develop themselves and feel empowered of their own personal growth and ways to maximize their contributions to Snappet. You recruit, grow and train talent within the teams, improving Snappet technology within a high performance and fun workplace.


The ideal candidate:

  • Has a proven track record in leading and scaling software engineering in Agile environments.
  • Experienced with building, leading and motivating engineering teams responsible for delivering and running high quality, customer-facing products.
  • Creates a high performance culture within a dynamic and international environment with 30-50 software engineers.
  • Is an inspirational leader for software engineers and knows how to build trust.
  • Has a track record of hands-on technical leadership.
  • Is highly disciplined and result-oriented.
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about best practices around designing, scaling and monitoring distributed systems. Such as collective code ownership, clean code, domain-driven design, modular service-oriented / API-first architectures, etc.
  • Relevant higher education or university degree.

What we offer:

  • Excellent employment terms.
  • Working with experienced and driven colleagues.
  • Working in a dynamic and international environment.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Office right next to Utrecht Central Station.
  • Regular activities to share knowledge and connect with other colleagues.
  • The possibility to contribute to better learning results for children!

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please email to: HR@snappet.org