Software Development Director - Big Data Platform

About the role

Would you like to be part of Adform Development Leadership team and supervise the delivery of the Big Data Platform roadmap?

We offer you an amazing opportunity to build Development & IT strategy and participate in shaping the direction of our services. You will also act as one of the voices of our leadership team responsible for cascading the agreed strategy and executing it in the Big Data Platform group in collaboration with your local Team Leaders.

With millions of transactions per second and petabytes of historical records, the Big Data Platform is a unique place where we are experts of high load systems, scalability and low latencies. We make sure data is ingested, processed, enriched, aggregated, stored, cubed, and delivered to other services and end-users. These are the key activities at the heart of Adform platform and you will make sure they run smoothly according to agreed SLAs.

You will also be responsible for following the agreed roadmap priorities of new services and features the are required to be developed by the Big Data Platform Teams. As the platform evolves you will participate in the dialog with the architects and engineers optimizing the development processes, performance of owned services, managing technical debt and product lifecycle.

About Us

In Adform, the most precious asset are our people and each of our employees is of central focus for us. You will engage with your teams to facilitate professional growth of each and every team member. You will motivate, inspire and be yourself a role model. We believe that innovation is a key differentiation in the market. We expect from you that you will encourage and empower engineers to come up with new ideas, evaluate their performance and provide means for both personal and professional growth.

Main responsibilities:

  • Building, communicating and implementing a global development strategy and vision aligned with company strategy with collaboration with Adform Leadership team
  • Driving people performance and development to deliver business results and ensure their successful professional growth in the company. 
  • Setting, communicating and monitoring clear and ambitious objectives and targets for the Big Data Platform Group
  • Driving global solutions and scalability at group level
  • Ensuring execution of the product roadmap is happening in accordance to the established development and quality standards
  • Enabling, supporting and monitoring continuous Team's performance and growth to deliver business results
  • Finding synergies and driving collaboration across development teams and groups.
  • Ensuring the technical integrity and quality of the solutions
  • Facilitating technology and methodology decisions made in teams and across the entire Development & IT organization
  • Coordinating implementation of agreed processes across all company and ensuring their smooth performance

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or computer related field required
  • 3+ practical experience in leading technical teams and managing leaders
  • Practical people management experience: (setting clear expectations, supporting growth, motivating, engaging, delegating)
  • Deep knowledge of the software development processes, tools & techniques. 
  • Successful experience with agile development and continuous integration processes. 
  • Strong technical background or software development past. 
  • Experience of working in an international company in similar position. 
  • Ability to influence others internally and externally, including senior division executives and vendors. 
  • Ability to drive changes of own area and/or division and advocate organizational changes. 
  • Hands on experience designing, creating architecture for high load, scalable distributed systems
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We offer:

  • A highly autonomous team structure with a lot of freedom and ownership
  • Friendly and dynamic work environment 
  • Enjoy your work with leaders, senior engineers, scientists that understand the value of technology
  • Attractive private medical insurance
  • Multisport Card or My Benefit cafeteria
  • Yoga classes in the office
  • Perfect office location (by metro Politechnika station)