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Engineering Manager

Klarrio is a project agency specialized in building data platforms for customers to enable them to analyze and process the data.

We have been working on a wide range of projects in various domains such as Telecom, Smart Cities, Transport & Logistics, Innovative Technology Solution Providers, Public Infrastructure, … Check out some of our past and current projects and customers.

You will be part of the R&D team that delivers data platforms tailored to the needs of the customer in an agile manner. The development of these platforms requires a multidisciplinary team consisting of developers who are not afraid to take initiative and have an eye for quality. We believe in our in-house synergies between team members to create the best possible solution for our customers. Therefore we always work on a project basis and don’t do body shopping.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager!

Are you passionate about leading (multiple) engineering teams working with cloud, big data, distributed systems and looking for new opportunities in the dynamic world of data engineering?
Do you want to join a fast-growing international company with big aspirations?

We, at Klarrio, are looking for a manager to grow and lead our teams to take a crucial role in creating reliable production platforms.

We are looking for technical professionals with a drive for getting things done with a willingness to help others be successful in their job and a knack for always being a step ahead, driven by a focus on continuous personal development, which we actively support from within Klarrio.

Your challenges and responsibilities:

  • Foster an open and honest working environment.
  • Perform performance reviews and goal setting (optionally with the assistance of senior team leads).
  • Continuous skill development, staying current with industry best practices, and fostering a collaborative and innovative team environment that encourages creativity and problem-solving.
  • Lead and manage a team of engineers, including recruitment, onboarding, and performance management.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to team members to support their professional growth and development.
  • Oversee one or more projects and ensure they are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Develop project plans, allocate resources, and monitor progress to meet project objectives.
  • Identify and mitigate risks to project success, and implement contingency plans as needed.
  • Collaborate with upper management to define the long-term technical strategy and roadmap for the engineering team.
  • Align team goals and initiatives with the overall objectives of the organization.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and industry trends to inform decision-making and drive innovation.
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, customers, and other stakeholders to define requirements and priorities.

Ideally, you possess the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent practical experience, in Computer Science or a related technical field involving software/systems engineering
  • Experience leading and managing software development teams in a management role.
  • Proven track record of achieving organizational goals, delivering complex software projects on time and within budget.
  • Leadership in implementing best coding practices and development standards.
  • Ability to empower and motivate teams to achieve high performance.
  • Skill in identifying and recruiting top-tier technical talent.
  • Strong leadership and management skills to inspire and empower team members, set clear expectations, and provide guidance and support.
  • Proficient in project management methodologies, tools, and techniques to plan, execute, and monitor software development projects effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to communicate project status, engage with stakeholders, and build relationships across the organization.
  • Ability to identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, ensuring project delivery and quality are not compromised.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills to address issues and challenges within the team or with stakeholders, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Motivation to help cultivate and maintain a respectful, inclusive working environment for colleagues, potential colleagues, and customers regardless of background.
  • Affinity with, and interest in open source software and development.

Extra assets are:

  • Advanced leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Strategic thinking and planning capabilities.
  • Ability to align team goals and initiatives with the broader strategic objectives of the organization and make data-driven decisions to drive business outcomes.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills enabling team collaboration.
  • Basic project management skills.
  • Successfully selecting and managing external vendors, technology partners and customers.
  • Ability to identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, ensuring project delivery and quality are not compromised.

We don’t expect you to check all the boxes. An eagerness to learn with practical experience and a “can do”- attitude goes a long way. The team synergies we build will help you share your knowledge and learn from each other.

Compensation and benefits:

We offer a compensation package that contains a competitive salary, expense allowance, a phone with unlimited subscription, performance bonuses, health insurance, dental plan, retirement planning, meal- and eco vouchers, additional holidays, and a Mobility Package.

You’ll be supplied with a high-quality laptop, dual-screen setup, and mobile phone. Our offices are located in the center of Antwerp (a 5-minute walk from the central station) and equipped with standing/sitting desks, ergonomic office chairs, and free beverages/refreshments.

You’ll be working in a technologically advanced environment with a broad variety of opportunities to improve your skills (courses, certifications, regular and on-the-job training). And perhaps the most important of all, you’ll be able to do this with a bunch of like-minded individuals while enjoying one of our multiple yearly events.