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Head of Platform Engineering

Remote, Hybrid
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Turku, Finland
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Rome, Italy
  • Warsaw, Poland
+6 more

Job description

We are looking for an inspiring and effective Head of Platform Engineering to join Sympower's Engineering Leadership Team, leading our efforts in architecting, building, and scaling our platform to ensure reliability, scalability, and an exceptional developer experience. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the technical direction of our company, driving technical innovation, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and efficiency.

You will oversee three talented teams within Platform Engineering, Developer Experience and Engineering Support/Operations guiding them in designing, implementing, and optimising the systems and tools that power our platform. Additionally, you will champion cross-department initiatives to enhance developer experience, ensuring that our engineering teams can innovate rapidly and deliver high-quality solutions efficiently.

What is in it for you

We are committed to creating an inclusive and values based culture where everyone feels that they belong, and where everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work.

We offer a market competitive compensation package, including but not limited to:

  • 30 Days Paid Holiday Leave

  • 1 Day Paid Wellness Leave

  • 1 Day Paid Birthday Leave

  • Paid Maternity and Partner Leave

  • Pawternity Leave

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

  • Remote Office Budget

  • Internet Allowance

  • Development Plan & Budget

  • Stock Appreciation Rights

  • 2 Days Paid Volunteer Leave

Learn about all of our benefits on our careers page.

What you will do

  • You will lead and mentor our platform teams (with three direct team leads in reference), fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning.

  • You will define and execute the technical vision and roadmap for our platform infrastructure together with our Technical Prodcut Manager , aligning it with business objectives and growth plans.

  • You will architect and implement scalable, reliable, and secure systems to support our growing customer base and evolving product offerings.

  • You will establish and enforce best practices for platform engineering, including automation, monitoring, alerting, and incident response.

  • You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Product Management, to ensure seamless integration of platform services.

  • You will drive initiatives to optimise developer experience, streamlining development workflows, and reducing time-to-market for new features and enhancements.

  • You will report directly to the CTO.

Job requirements

What you will need

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in a leadership role within Platform Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering, or a related discipline, preferably with experience in transitioning an Engineering Platform from a startup to a scale-up phase.

  • Experience in managing international and distributed engineering teams

  • Deep understanding of cloud technologies, preferably AWS, along with expertise in infrastructure as code (we use Terraform).

  • Strong background in designing and operating highly available, distributed systems, with a focus on scalability, performance, and security.

  • Proficiency in containerization and orchestration technologies, such as Docker, Kubernetes, or similar.

  • Experience with monitoring and observability tools and incident management practices (e.g. PagerDuty).

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams towards achieving ambitious goals.

  • A passion for innovation and continuous improvement, coupled with a pragmatic approach to solving complex technical challenges.

  • Fluent in English.

Who we are

Sympower is accelerating the global transition towards ‘net-zero’ by helping to build smarter, cleaner renewable energy systems. Using our proprietary software platform, we help balance the supply and demand of electricity across international energy networks.

We help businesses, grid operators, asset owners and other energy stakeholders around the world reduce their carbon emissions, integrate more distributed renewable energy resources, and generate new revenue streams by participating in demand-side response services.

Learn more about us in this video.

In 2022, Sympower became a certified B Corp, which shows the company is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency across 5 impact areas: governance, workers, community, environment, and customers.

Sympower is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage a diverse workforce and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.

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