Head of Development (Luxembourg) at Docler Holding (Berlin, Germany)

 Stack Overflow ·  08.07.2019

The job location is Luxembourg

Docler Holding is a multinational IT and Media Company. The driving force behind all our actions are creativity and innovation. Founded in 2001 in Hungary, the company now has approximately 1,000 employees and more than 35 million visitors per day to our leading websites.

This position reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Luxembourg and is responsible for the management and coordination of the team in Luxembourg. This is a crucial role not just within the Development Team, but within the wider business and therefore you require excellent communication and management skills. If technical improvements, personal development, and the opportunity to grow with a fast-moving company inspires you, then you are the profile we would like to meet.

What you will be doing:

Collaborate with the CTO and Chief Product Owner to ensure that all systems satisfy organisational quality standards

Prepare technical roadmaps and implement these within the team

Manage a team of technical managers in Luxembourg

Lead, manage and grow the team and improve their performance and technical competencies

You will ensure that your team works diligently and consistently, through constant communication with the lead developers and Engineering Managers

Manage, optimise and report on the company's technical requirements

Continuously develop, maintain and update the company's technical rules, guidelines and processes

Coordinate the on-call duty system

Any other tasks assigned by the CEO


Work and educational experience

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent

10+ years’ experience in software development and delivery of high availability and traffic services

5+ years of software technical management, managing a minimum of 50 staff

Experience with Live Streaming, Live Cam or Social Media platform

Experience with Mobile Website and Native Mobile App development

Personal competences, language skills

Previous success in managing, building and developing high performing teams

Strong organisational skills and ability to analyse various inputs to help prioritise work

Strong communication skills in English, being able to collaborate with remote teams

Significant knowledge of client/server and internet systems architectures

Long life-cycle application development (evolution of applications)

Technical skills

Understanding software design, OOP principles (Design patterns, SOLID, DRY, Yagni)

Understanding architectural patterns, event-based architectures

Experience with backend technologies, such as: PHP, Node.JS, MySQL, MSSQL, MongoDB, Memcache, Redis, RabbitMQ, FMS, other distributed and in-house built systems

Experience with frontend technologies, such as: HTML5, CSS3, ReactJS, SPA development, WebSocket

Experience with live streaming, such as: HLS, Media Source Extension, Wowza, Adobe Media Servers

Experience with iOS and/or Android development

Experience with responsive design, multi-platform technologies (PC/mobile/table/TV)

Experience with CI/CD pipelines

Working with high-availability, high-performance, scalable systems

Experience with high traffic systems (35 million daily visitors), multi DC, distributed systems

What we offer

Salary and benefits

Competitive salary

Relocation package and moving assistance from HR if relevant

Meal vouchers

Private health insurance

Additional holiday entitlement based on length of service with the company

Free gym membership

Sympass discount card

Company culture

Dynamic and friendly atmosphere

A multi-cultural environment made of 30 different nationalities, with English as the official language

Daily breakfast in the office

Free coffee, tea, and fresh fruit every day

Fantastic events, including Christmas Parties, Family Days, Hackathons and other surprises

Chill rooms, creative areas, and LAN parties

Company branded merchandise (goodies)

High quality of life offered by Luxembourg

Professional growth

Opportunity to attend conferences, certifications, technical workshops, trainings, and meetups

Free language courses in the office

Enthusiastic professionals to learn from

Possibility to advance in the company

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