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Head of Engineering

  • Gent, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

Job description

Hi there 👋! We are Bizzy, but we'll talk about us later! Right now it's all about you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic technology leader with the drive to realize innovative technical solutions to join our team.

As the Head of Engineering at Bizzy, you are responsible for leading and shaping our technological vision. You have the opportunity to lead a talented team of engineers and define the technological roadmap for our company.

This role reports directly to the CEO and is located in Ghent, with flexibility for working from home half of your time.

We believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for business success so feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement the technical strategy and vision, driving technical projects from concept to delivery.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and professional development for the technical team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and emphasizing growth and collaboration.
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies and innovative solutions. 
  • Manage technical debt, security risk and other dependencies. 
  • Facilitate effective collaboration between the engineering teams and other departments, ensuring seamless communication and coordination across projects and initiatives.
  • Ensure quality assurance and compliance with technical standards.
  • Uphold and drive technical excellence within the teams, ensuring adherence to industry best practices, security standards, and Bizzy’s quality benchmarks.
  • Manage the technical budget.

Job requirements

To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in technical leadership, with a track record in various engineering positions. 
  • Passion for Technology: Vision and strategic thinking to achieve technological goals. You've been there. You've written every piece of code possible and you know your way around our stack (Typescript, Next.js, Node.js, GraphQL & Python). You are a technical leader and you can guide a team of motivated engineers in best practices. You've set up cloud scaling, E2E testing and top-level code review practices in the past. 
  • Passion for people: You are a natural leader, enjoying interactions with your team and uplifting them to their full potential. You have the ability to coach peers and help them to mature. 
  • Entrepreneurial and Results-Driven Mindset: You have an entrepreneurial spirit and are driven to achieve results. Your keen attention to detail will be crucial in ensuring the delivery of a high-quality product and driving our team to excel. You align the goals of your teams towards the company goals. 
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical skills, and business acumen, with the ability to translate insights into actionable plans.
  • Social and Communicative: Strong communication and leadership skills. You have a proven track record of working with a product department in an agile framework. You know how to balance technical debt vs. features. 
  • Flexible mindset: You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy the typical start-up challenges. If you know, you know.
  • Fluency in English: You are fluent in both English, both spoken and written.

Why should you join us?

At Bizzy, we are on a mission to help our customers in sales, marketing, recruitment and investments focus on the human side of doing business. Bizzy is the B2B intelligence platform helping businesses discover high-quality, ready-to-buy leads through a unique blend of public and trade registers, dynamic intent data, and AI-powered insights. We are the go-to-source for comprehensive, local B2B data.

Joining Bizzy is contributing to bringing our innovative solutions to the European market. If you're ready to achieve challenging goals and be part of a dynamic team, apply now and help drive Bizzy's success!

On top of a competitive salary, we offer the following benefits:

  • 🛠️ The right tools to do your job without headaches and drama;
    • 💻 Macbook Air
    • 📱iPhone 15 (with subscription)
  • 🏥 Healthcare benefits plan (incl Alan daily care)
  • 🥪 Meal vouchers
  • ⚖️ A Flex Income Plan through Payflip
  • 🕛 Flexible working hours and locations, although we love to connect in person at least once a week.
  • 🍏 Fresh fruit in the office (and cookies as well 🤫)
  • 🧑‍🎓 Dedicated budget to support your growth and development
  • 🎁 Awesome Bizzy merchandise
  • 🍺 🎉 🏂 Team drinks and events

Diverse teams build better products - an asterisk you'll want to read

We know for a fact that women, people of color, and minorities in general, are not likely to apply for a job they only feel 70% qualified for. We're here to tell you that you are, in fact, enough, and strongly encourage you to be confident and to submit your application either way. You've got this! We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting amazing candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to meet you!